Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Sold for $ 305
Including buyer's premium

Novellae on the weekly Torah readings and responsa by Rabbi Yehuda Divan, Jerusalem sage and fundraiser in the Diaspora. 

Specifications: 71, 31, [3] leaves, 31 cm. Only edition.

Unique features: The title page bears an inscription written in Sephardic rabbinic handwriting from the era: "Presented as a gift to the lofty sage, philanthropist, Meir Benveneste...and to his son Yosef Benveneste. May it be His will that that they study it, they and their progeny forever."
This inscription was apparently written by the author and presented to Rabbi Meir Benveneste, Jerusalem sage, dayan on the beit din of the author of Admat Kodesh, and clerk of the Sephardic kollels. Rabbi Meir signed along with the Jerusalem sages and the author on the letter officially sending Rabbi Y. Z. Azulai and Rabbi Avraham ben Asher in 1741 on a fundraising mission (Refer to Shlichuei Eretz Yisrael, p. 390).

Condition: Moderate-fine. Worming holes and aging stains. Blemished spine. 

Category
Books printed in Constantinople and Izmir