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"Mikveh Yisrael". Chicago, [1898]. The first halachic work printed in America?

Mikveh Yisrael. Laws of mikva'ot by Rabbi Zvi Grodzinsky, Rabbi of Omaha [United States]. One of the first halachic works printed in the United States.

Specifications: [3] [!] XIIII, 18 [4] pages. 31 cm. Goldman, 580.

Unique features: Includes all the laws written in the Shulchan Aruch and its commentaries, with all the laws dispersed throughout the later responsa that were accepted as halacha. With two elucidations: Mikveh Mayim and Mekor Mayim Chaim. Approbation from Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spector of Kovno that was sent to America.
Uncommon work. Possibly the first halachic work printed in America.

Background: The author was born in [1857] and studied with his relative, Rabbi Dovid Shlomo Grodzinsky of Iwye, in Kovno and the Volozhin Yeshiva. In 1891, he immigrated to the United States where he served as rabbi of Omaha, Nebraska. After publishing this work, he authored other books and published many articles. He passed away in [1947].

Condition: Excellent. New binding.