Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Sold for $ 439
Including buyer's premium

Novellae on the entire Bava Metzia by Rabbi Yosef Chazan.

Specifications: [3] 157 [should say: 155] leaves. 27 cm. First edition. 

Unique features: Signatures and notations in sephardic handwriting on the title page and leaf 1a, and two glosses in sephardic handwriting. One signature reads: אי"ש צעיר. This possibly refers to Rabbi Eliyahu Yisrael, Av Beit Din of Alexandria, author of Shu"t Kol Eliyahu and Kisei Eliyahu.

Content: Foreword by his son, Rabbi Chaim Chazan, author of Shenot Chaim, and his grandson, Rabbi Dovid Chazan, author of Chozeh David. The author was a disciple of the Mahari"t and a patriarch of the Chazan dynasty.

Condition: Very fine. Reinforcements to the title page and following leaf. Aging stains. 

Books printed in Constantinople and Izmir