MANUSCRIPT—SEFIRAT HA'OMER. Manuscript in Hebrew, Sefirat Ha'Omer (codex),
Lot 145
MANUSCRIPT—SEFIRAT HA'OMER.
Manuscript in Hebrew, Sefirat Ha'Omer (codex),
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
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Fine Judaica
New York
10 Dec 2013 13:00 EST

Auction 21388
Lot Details
MANUSCRIPT—SEFIRAT HA'OMER.
Manuscript in Hebrew, Sefirat Ha'Omer (codex), 28 leaves, 90 x 65 mm, Italian, [1797], with decorative title-page. Bound in period red morocco gilt with flowers, acorns and oak leaf stamps, initials "SMP" with interpuncts between each letter. Boards slightly bowed, light wear, very good.

In a rare example of an illuminated manuscript showing the counting of the Omer, the title page shows an attention to floral elements which is not common. The book further functioned as a travel book so that one could count the days of Omer leading up to Shavuoth since that was the time during which business commenced after Passover. EJ Vol XII, 436-437.
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