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Lot #    15378
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 10:09:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Takkanot of the Ashkenaz community
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Customs - Community]
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Abraham Athias
Publication Date    1737
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3], 1-33 ff., octavo, 155:100 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in later contemporary full leather boards. Not listed in CD-EPI.
   Enactments and regulations of the Ashkenaz community of Amsterdam. The title page has an ornamental border comprised of several rows of florets. The text states that it is the Takkanot of the Ashkenaz community, printed for the alufim, parnasim, kazinim, and gabbai zedakah (heads, officers, executives, and charity collectors), in order that, you shall bless the people of Israel (Numbers 6:23). It is dated, For you shall go out (497=1737) with joy, and be led forth with peace (Isaiah 55:12). On the verso of the title page is a Proposal in Hebrew and below it the same text with the heading Announcement in Yiddish. The text of Takkanot is in Yiddish, set in Vaybertaytsh, a type generally, but not exclusively reserved for Yiddish books. Headings and initial words are in square Hebrew letters. There are one hundred two entries, concluding on 26a. The following pages (26b-27a) lists the names of the parnasim.The volume concludes with an listing (contents) of all the takkanot in the volume.
   Vinograd, Amsterdam 1478
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Customs:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica