Auction No. 093

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

April 5, 2016

Auction: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 17:00.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday 31 March 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday, April 3, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Monday April 4, 2016, from 12:00 to 20:00

Opening $ 350
Estimate $ 500 - $ 600

[4] Notebooks of libraries and notebooks of the borrowers of the books from the Etz Chaim Yeshiva library, which is well known in Jerusalem.
Four notebooks in varying sizes, varying handwriting, and varying amounts of pages, according to the need of each library.
The most interesting of them is the notebook of the borrowers, which is organized in the order of the regular borrowers of books.
The list of borrowers is large and varied, and contains dozens of the great personalities of Jerusalem, amongst the leaders of the generation of that period, and amongst them: Rabbi Gershon Lapidot, Rabbi David Jungreis, Rabbi Pinchas Epstein, Rabbi Yeshaya Winograd, Rabbi Shmuel Hominer, Rabbi Shmuel Tfilinski, Rabbi Aryeh Levin, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Fischer, Rabbi Yoel Kluft, Rabbi Yaakov Meir Shechter, Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik, and many more. Occasionally their signature also appears, which testifies to borrowing the book, or returning it.
It is clear that from this ledger we can learn about the types of books which were borrowed from the library, and it gives us a glimpse into the spiritual world of the borrowers, and which topics occupied them in their youth and in their old age.
Varying conditions. General fine condition. 

Ashkenazic Manuscripts