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Lot #    8707
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 1:31:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Poetry
Title (Hebrew)    τιεθιν
Author    [Ms. - Liturgy]
City    North Africa
Publication Date    18th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [23] ff., e staining, ink on paper, each page in frame, 20 lines per page, neat script, each page framed with double border, lacks initial and final few ff. Bound in contemporary full leather boards, tooled in blind, expertly restored.
   Collection of liturgical poetry recited in North African communities. Among the authors represented are: Fradji Shawat, famous Hebrew poet in Tunisia, who apparently lived in the 17th century. He came to Tunisia from Fez, Morocco, and composed a total of 900 poems which were largely religious in nature. The real name of the poet was Raphael Malah, who adopted the equivalent Arabic name Fradji Shawat;

Joseph b. Judah Zarko (Zarka, 14th–15th centuries), poet in Spain and Italy, Hebrew grammarian and poet in Spain and Italy. Zarko was one of the pupils of Profiat Duran. Apparently in consequence of the 1391 persecutions in Spain he wandered to various towns of Italy and in 1413 he lived in Pisa and subsequently in the towns of Modena, Ferrara, Cento, Ancona, and Mantua. He apparently died in Mantua;

Elijah Sitbon (18th cent.), and Sitrug.

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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    North Africa
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
Kind of Judaica