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Lot #    14932
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 10:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    A wife's letter of love and gratitude
Title (Hebrew)    כתב אשה
Author    [Ms. - Women]
City    Marienbad (Mariánské Lázne)
Publication Date    1878
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2] pp., 227:140 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, beautiful Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   In a stunningly beautiful handwriting and eloquent text, a women writes her husband, Abraham, of her love for him and her son. Apparently gravely ill, the wife, Sara, travelled to Marienbad for spa treatments and medical cure. She describes the surroundings in a fluent, rich, eloquent Hebrew and express her hope to return home healthy. Marienbad is a spa town in the Carlsbad Region of the Czech Republic. The town, surrounded by green mountains, is an exquisite mosaic of parks and noble houses. Most of its buildings come from the town's Golden Era in the second half of the 19th century, when many celebrities and top European rulers came to enjoy the curative carbon dioxide springs. Sara describes the natural settings, the sunrise and sunset over the mountains, the air - a description that leaves the reader wanting to be there!
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Czechoslovakia
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica