Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 17:

Elaborate Ornamented Letter, With Shiviti - Paris, 1856

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Large-format letter, in ornamented calligraphic writing, by R. Lipman Eliezer ben Aharon HaCohen Sofer of Amsterdam, and a letter by Shlomo Zalman Ullman, chief rabbi of France - to R. Michael Eliezer HaCohen Rabbi of Marseilles. Paris, [1856].
Curly calligraphic Ashkenazi script, with titles and emphasized words in square letters. Written on large-format leaves. At the beginning of the first leaf is an arched title: "Shiviti Hashem L'negdi Tamid". The content of the letter: request for an approbation for the book Orchot Yashar by the writer, who writes at length with abundant flowery expressions. On margins of the second leaf are several handwritten lines - a letter of recommendation signed by R. Shlomo Zalman Ullman [Chief Rabbi of France].
The writer, R. Lipman Eliezer Sofer of Amsterdam authored and published the book Gan Raveh, an anthology for students on Torah and mitzvoth in French (Paris, 1850). Apparently, the book discussed in the letter was never printed.
The recipient is R. Michael Eliezer HaCohen, Rabbi of Marseilles, author of the book Sechiyot HaChemda (Mainz, 1877).
[2] leaves (3 written pages). 38 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Folding creases. Tears, most restored with Sellotape. Bound.
Provenance: Sassoon family collection. Ohel David, p. 404, no. 764c.

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