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  1. Original manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 22 lines, in Hebrew script, scroll housed in an elaborately decorated, silver filigree case (unstamped). Scroll height 9 cm. Case height 26 cm.

    £12,500
  2. Original manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 13 lines, in Hebrew Sephardic script, housed in an elaborately engraved and mounted silver case (unstamped), depicting a scene from the Megilah: Esther kneeling in front of King Ahasuerus, begging him to have mercy on her people; Mordechai and a guard can be seen behind a curtain. A small dove tops the scroll case. The scene accompanied by an engraved Hebrew explanation. Scroll height 7.5 cm. Case height 24 cm.

    £12,500
  3. First edition; 4to, (290 x 200 mm); an uncut copy. Title within historiated woodcut border surmounted by coronet. Illustration of hand (relating to calendar) on l. 14v, illustration of cow's lung (relating to dietary laws) on l. 92v. Signature of Samson Cohen Modon of Mantua to title page. Old Latin signatures to last leaf. Opening three and last four leaves trace wormed and stained, upper portion of title-page remargined. Modern blind-tooled maroon morocco, gilt English title to spine; housed in custom slip-case. [128 ll.]

    £6,750
  4. First edition; 8vo (270 x 195 mm); inscription in Hebrew in old purple ink to margin of one leaf, minor warming and small marginal tears to some leaves, faded stamp and ink stains to title. 20th-century vellum-backed parchment binding, housed in a morocco backed slip case, with a red cloth chemise. 40 ll.

    £35,000
  5. Number 75 of 125 copies signed by Szyk and Roth; large 4to., (28.8 x 25 cm), text in Hebrew and English, printed on vellum on one side only, in variously coloured inks; 14 full-page and numerous smaller colour halftone reproductions of Szyk's drawings including decorative initials, vignettes and border decorations; original blue levant crushed morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, covers elaborately tooled with image of a Hebrew prophet after Szyk, spine gilt in seven compartments, turn-ins gilt, silk doublures printed with a monochromatic illustration of Moses supporting the Ten Commandments; original three-quarter morocco solander box, slightly faded and with some minor wear to case).

    £35,000
  6. Original manuscript on vellum, text arranged in lines from 16 to 21 in each panel, in Hebrew Sephardic script, hand-coloured decorative borders and floral ornament at the beginning of the manuscript (partially water-stained), housed in an elaborately decorated silver case (unstamped). Scroll height 9.2 cm. Case height 27 cm.

    £12,500
  7. Original manuscript on parchment, text arranged in 16 lines, in Hebrew script, housed in an elaborately decorated silver case made by Yemini for the Bezalel School. The decorations include three filigree tiers and two bands mounted with ruby coloured stones surrounding elaborate scenes from the Megilah, depicting Mordechai riding on a horse led by Haman, the king Ahasuerus and others. Scroll height 9.5 cm. Case height 22 cm.

    £9,500
  8. First edition. Two volumes in one. 4to, (24 x 19.5 cm). Contemporary calf boards with gilt borders, spine with raised bands, leather label, joints and spine cracked. Text in Hebrew.

    £2,250
  9. First edition, 8vo, (17.5 x 11 cm); [1], 213, [16] pp. Text in Hebrew and English, worm marks and small marginal tears to a few pages, contemporary brown calf, light wear, edges rubbed. A very good copy.

    £12,500
  10. First edition; 4to (20.5 x 13.5 cm); 114 leaves; pagination in Hebrew; leaves browned, wear and occasional small tears to margins of leaves. Half cloth marbled boards, hinges and corners restored.

    £3,500
 

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