Auction 104 Fine Judaica: Rare Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Arts

By Kestenbaum & Company

Jan 11, 2024
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States

Auction of Fine Judaica. 

Opening highlights stem from venerated Chassidic and Rabbinic leaders, including the Chofetz Chaim, the Satmar Rebbe and the Vishnitzer Rebbe (Lots 1-5).

Among Autograph Letters are those written in Russian by the Lubavitcher Rebbetzin, including inscribed, personal photographs captured shortly before her marriage to the Rebbe (Lots 12-16).

The auction includes a number of rare books that stem from the library of a distinguished European scholar; as well as further offerings that stem from the library of the late Haham Solomon Gaon (1912-94). 

Judaic books and manuscripts (non-Hebraic) range from  Antisemitica to Zionism, and includes Community Pinkas records, Sephardic and Children's Literature, as well as livres d'artistes.

Utilize the Search-bar to locate books that are of regional interest, including: Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Majorca, Poland, Russia, and elsewhere.

The auction includes a further offering of Americana from a distinguished Private Collection. Focusing on Jews in the American Civil War, featuring photographs, autograph letters and printed books (Lots 117-164).

The penultimate portion of the auction features Fine & Graphic Art (Lots 170-188), including canvases by Israeli artists: Moshe Gershuni, Yosl Bergner and Reuven Rubin. Of particular note, is a large, vibrant oil painting by the celebrated Russian-American Chassidic artist Zalman Kleinman, dated 1973 (see lot 179).

An exceptionally rare drawing by the Anglo-Jewish female artist Kate Salaman, c. 1840's, is Lot 176. 

The final 20 lots of the sale are 20th-century ceremonial objects including by Agam, Bier, Sugarman and Wolpert and a number of Bezalel-era items (Lots 189-208).

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