Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $750
Estimate $1,000 - $1,200
Sold for $1,116
Including buyer's premium

Beit Elokim, matters of faith and mussar by Rabbi Moshe son of Yosef di Trani [the Mabi"t] with an elucidation of Perek Shirah. Venice, [1576] First edition.

Three sections: Shaar HaTefillah, Shaar HaTeshuvah and Shaar HaIkrim. The last pagination features the Perek Shirah with the author's elucidation. This was the first printed elucidation on Perek Shirah.

Rabbi Moshe bar Yosef di Trani - the Mabi"t [1505-1585] was a prominent Safed sage during the city's golden era. He received rabbinic ordination from the Rabbi Yaakov Bi Rav together with Rabbi Yosef Karo. He served as dayan in Safed for 54 years, and was very involved in halachic issues together with Rabbi Yosef Karo.

120, [6], 10 leaves. 28 cm. Moderate condition. Restored blemishes to the margins of the title page. Stains. Minimal worming holes. Minimal adhesions and reinforcements. New binding.

Early Prints