23 June 1999
MARGOLIOTH, Jacob (end of 15th century). Sefer Margaliyot or Seder Gittin ve-Chalitsah (an abridgement of the author's Yam shel Shelomo). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Central or Eastern Europe, second half 17th century]
2o (320 x 185 mm).  + 35 leaves. Brown ink. Ashkenazic semi-cursive script. (Some stains, slightly cropped with loss of one heading, generally good condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled morocco, two paper flyleaves at back and front, one additional older flyleaf at the back.
Fols. rv: blank; r: attractive multicolored architectural title-page, executed in water colors, depicting Moses and Aaron, topped by a baroque shield; v: blank; 1r-35v: text.
A treatise on the ceremonies of divorce and levirate by this late fifteenth-century Rabbi of Regensburg. This is one of three manuscripts used in the edition printed in Seder ha-Get, edited by Y. Satz (Jerusalem 1983), as described in the introduction, p. 11.
On fol. 15v a formulary of the Get (deed of divorce) has been pasted into the manuscript: Wednesday 24 Kislev 5200, Nuremberg; David Sheftel ben Moses and Sarah bat Hayyim, witnesses: Abraham ben Terah, Mordecai ben Yair. Other formularies are found in the body of the text on fols. 17r (Augsburg 5196), 25r (Wrzburg 5209).
1. Judah Loeb Levi sent and presented the manuscript to Daniel Itzig of Berlin, as indicated on the title-page in a later cursive Ashkenazic hand.
2. Daniel Itzig (stamped).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 29, p. 12; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4693.
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