Wednesday, July 19, 2006

For all you 'aleph-bet/ 'aliph-ba' lovers out there

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Here's something nice. Its described here as
MANUSCRIPT, Hebrew & Arabic. Miscellany of Hebrew and Arabic stories and poetry from North Africa, 18th - 19th centuries. • C. 145 fols, 206 x 148 mm in various mashait and cursive hands: first 2 (?) leaves missing. With ownership entry in French of Salomon Cabessa, Oran, dated 1851. A well-preserved manuscript, rebound in an 18th century blind-stamped leather over wood binding (spine and corners repaired), possibly of local origin.
Unfortunately it is sold. :(

As you can see, it is written in a beautiful Hebrew Sephardic (so-called Rashi) cursive script that to me resembles Arabic.

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