Auction No. 096

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

November 29, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday November 24, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, November 27, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday November 28, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $300
Estimate $500 - $600
Sold for $732
Including buyer's premium

Chiddushei HaRim on Choshen Mishpat, by Rabbi Yitzchak Meir of Gur. Two sections. Warsaw, 1886.
290,[2], 262 pages. 33 cm. Two title pages. Title page bears the stamp of Admor Meir Yechiel Halstock of Ostrowiec. 
Rabbi Meir Yechiel Halstock (1851-1928) studied by Admor Elimelech of Grodzisk and Admor Yehoshua of Kutna. In 1880, when he was 28, he was appointed rabbi of Sakranovitch. In 1889, he became rabbi of Ostrowiec and maintained this position for 40 years. He was known for his righteousness and asceticism. It is told that he fasted for forty years, eating only a light meal late at night.
Simple binding. Minimal aging stains. Tears and reinforcements to the last leaf. Fine condition.

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