071. A RARE AND IMPORTANT TORAH BINDING

A RARE AND IMPORTANT TORAH BINDING. Italy, 1697. Decorated with colored thread and organic designs. Embroidered in Hebrew to read: “BLESSED IS G-D THE ONE G-D, DONATED BY THE OLD WOMAN THE HAND WORK OF ESTHER THE TEACHER, DAUGHTER OF THE PHILANTHROPIST AND SCHOLAR REB MORDECHAU TOLYNTYNO. I GIVE THIS COVER AS A FULL GIFT OF CHARITY. LET IT BE THY WILL BEFORE YOU, MY G-D AND THE G-D OF MY FATHERS THAT YOU SHOULD ACCEPT MY SOUL WITH COMPASSION WHEN YOU WILL TAKE IT TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN BENEATH YOUR HONORABLE THRONE THE COVER SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS KADISH BARUCH HASHEM YISBARACH VEYISHTABACH BARUCH HU ON THE DAY OF ROSH HASHANAH 5458 (1697).” 125” x 7.5”

Estimate $12,000 – 15,000