Auction 103 Fine Judaica.
By Kestenbaum & Company
Sep 20, 2023
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States

Auction of Judaica. Including a large offering of Americana from a distinguished Private Collection. Focusing on Jews in the American Civil War, featuring photographs, autograph letters and printed books.

Judaica books and manuscripts (non-Hebraic) are offered next.

This includes two important letters from the United States regarding Edgardo Mortara (Lot 31); an exceptionally rare E.M. Lilien livre-de-artiste (Lot 150); an impressive 18th-century plate-book featuring the Holy Land (Lot 156); a recently discovered illustrated letter by Arthur Szyk (Lot 199).

Utilize the Search-bar to locate books that are of regional interest, including: Austria, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Spain.

The final portion of the auction includes a wide selection of Jewish Graphic Arts, many formerly in the collection of the late Peter Ehrenthal; and Ceremonial Objects from a distinguished four-generation collection.

For any and all inquiries please contact Shaya Kestenbaum:

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LOT 21:


Start price:
$ 500
Estimated price :
$600 - $900
Buyer's Premium: 25%
sales tax: 8.875% On the full lot's price and commission



Signed below: “Respectfully, S. Wolff.”

Wolf (1845-1905) was a surgeon in the 165th and 181st Ohio Infantry, and the 7th Kentucky Cavalry.

“According to an Adjutant General's report, the soldier was a Contract Surgeon, also known as an Acting Assistant Surgeon, for the US Army during his second US Army enlistment. This report shows his contract being terminated in June 1864, and him re-enlisting on the 165th OH, but his Union Staff Officer cards show him continuing at his post in Knoxville, TN through September 1864. It is unclear whether the soldier re-enlisted in OH, then returned to his post in Knoxville, or if he was kept on the rolls at the post beyond the end of his contract in error.”