Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

Defense of the Talmud, rebuttal to the libels of the Netivot Olam, by Christian Alexander McCall (London, 1839), by Naftali Hertz Bornstein. Published by S.Y. Abramowitz (Shalom Yaakov Abramowitz = Mendele Mocher Seforim).

Specifications: [7], 59 pages. 20 cm. First edition.

Unique features: Title page in Hebrew and Russian. Preface by Mendele Mocher Seforim with a short review of the books published to refute the Netivot Olam. The book was written by the author, a London resident, soon after the Netivot Olam was published.

Content: Bound with: Sefer HaChozeh by Yaakov Zvi Sobel, Odessa, 1872. Sobel (1831-1913) uses epic poetry to critique the lifestyle of Russian Jewry (refer to Kressel, Lexicon, p. 476).

Condition: Very fine. Simple, blemished binding. 


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