23 June 1999
TORAT GOYIM ARAYOT (treatise on the religious ceremonies and feast days, etc., of Malabar). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER
[Malabar (India), before 1768]
8o (195 x 125 mm). [1 blank] + 61 + [1 blank] leaves. Brown ink. Oriental semi-cursive script. (Some minor staining, otherwise excellent condition.) Modern blind and gold-tooled black morocco, two modern paper flyleaves at back and front.
The calendar covers the years 5528-5555 (= 1768-1795).
REFERENCES: Neubauer, no. 53, p. 21; Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jerusalem, F 4723; [exhibited] Catalogue of Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, 1887. Royal Albert Hall (London 1887) no. 940, p. 47.
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