Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $500
Estimate $700 - $800
Sold for $793
Including buyer's premium

Api Ravrevi. Shulchan Aruch, Even HaEzer with the Beit Shmuel and Chelkat Michokek with Biur HaGra. Vilna and Grodno. [1819].

Specifications: [4] pages, 5-61; [188] leaves. 33 cm. Part of it is printed on blue paper.

Background: The Biur HaGra on Shulchan Aruch, Even HaEzer was first printed seven years before this work. However, only a small section was printed, through siman 25, and it was printed without the other commentaries. Printing was terminated because of the Napoleonic Wars. When the printing was restarted, the Biur HaGra was printed with additional commentaries, from the beginning of Shulchan Aruch through the end. It was printed in a format that allowed those who owned what was previously printed to complete the work. There are variants of this edition. This copy is the third type, listed in Otzar Sifrei HaGra by Yeshayahu Vinograd, 755. Refer to: Ch. Leiberman, Ohel Rach"l, New York, 1981. p. 389-400.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Minimal holes in the white margins. Old faded binding.

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