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Lot #    7371
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 12:34:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Meshmeres ha-Boker
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Community] Meshmeres ha-Boker ve-he-Erev Society
City    Mantua
Publication Date    1715
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Broadsheet, 425:305 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
   Metrical broadsheet celebrating the founding of the Meshmeres ha-Boker ve-ha-Erev Society. The heading states Shir la-Maa lot Meshmeres ha-Boker ve-ha-Erev Society Founded in the holy mountains (cf. Psalms 87:1) Rosh Hodesh Nissan " and today Rosh Hodesh Nissan " the date of the founding of the above society, The Jews had gladness and light (cf. Esther 8:16) this poem shall testify (Deuteronomy 31:21). The text of the broadsheet follows, within a decorative border there are also several ornamental pieces on the page beginning with a refrain that starts this day is a day of good news (II Kings 7:9) ten parts to its crown, a precious corner stone (Isaiah 28:16) the society, it is on its watch continuously, to wage the war of the mighty . . . There are nine stanzas, each followed by the word , indicating the refrain is to be repeated. The first stanza begins First is this day of (fatted oxen) also this the offering of the nobles . . .

Simonsohn dates Rosh Hodesh Nissan " and today Rosh Hodesh Nissan " as 1702 and 1715, which would be Sunday 3 April 1707 and Tuesday 9 April 1720, assuming the dates are " and not ", which would give dates of Thursday 30 March 1702 and 4 April 1715. He writes, concerning the Meshmeres ha-Boker ve-ha-Erev Society and this broadsheet, that A copy is in the National and University Library L 153. There are no details of this society, and its activities can only be imagined from its name.

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   Simonsohn, Mantua p. 559; CD-EPI 0145728
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18th Century:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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