Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 100
Estimate $ 120 - $ 150
Work by Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Shaki. Jerusalem [1907-1908] Two sections. Only edition. Section one: [4] leaves, [3]-172 pages. Section two: [1] IV leaves, 294 pages, 22 cm. Ladino. Comprehensive commentary on tractate Avot. The title page of section one notes that it was printed in Cairo, however it was actually printed in Jerusalem by Ezriel press. Refer to A. Yaari's list of Ladino works, 91, which notes that the place of printing was changed due to Turkish censorship. The second section was printed a year later, after the Turkish Revolution, so Jerusalem is listed. Simple, blemished binding. Detached binding. A number of loose leaves. Minimal stains. Fine condition. The first section is bound after the second.