Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 12:

Ledger of Income and Expenditures and Community Notes - Debno (Neudamm), Prussia, 19th Century

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$ 1,200
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Thick handwritten ledger, recording income, expenditures and community matters, of the Debno (Neudamm) community, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Prussia (today in Poland), 1819-1840. Yiddish, with some Hebrew and German.
The ledger contains precise records of income and expenditures of the Jewish community of Debno (Neudamm). An exact documentation of donations, funds collected at funerals, sale of matzot, etc; and documentation of various expenditures: for "an ill woman", a ill needy person, for guests and emissaries, for traveling expenses, salary for the person responsible for "extinguishing the candles" and for "preparing the candles" [in the synagogue], for candlewax, for repairing a window, for a woman who gave birth, for a person to lead the prayers, for Shabbat, to fix a fence, etc.
Several leaves are dedicated to inscriptions of births, deaths and burial dates of community members, primarily from the 1820s and 30s.
Some community members are mentioned with their full names. The Meyer, Lowenberg, Heiman and Freidlander families are mentioned among others.
Approximately [170] written pages + approximately [170] blank leaves, volume 20.5 cm. Overall good condition. Two detached leaves. Stains. Dark stain to upper margins of some leaves. Minor creases to leaf corners. Contemporary binding, with leather spine and corners. Slightly worn.