Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $298
Including buyer's premium

Anthology of books by author Rabbi Yosef Katz, bound together in a pleasant gilt binding, as a wedding present. With a long dedication and poem handwritten by the author in honor of the young couple. The poem includes the names of his books. London, 1894.

The author hints at these works in the poem:

1. Ohr Chadash, London, 1881, 49 pages.

2. HaTorah V'HaMitzvah, London, 1884, 112 pages.

3. Mussar Haskel, London, 1878, 120 pages.

4. Elef Alfin, London, 1890, 6 pages.

5. Sefat Emet, London, 1890, 64 pages.

6. Ohalei Shem, London, 1883, 112 pages.

Rabbi Yosef Cohen Tzedek was born in Lvov and recognized as a child prodigy. As an adult, he immigrated to London. There he served as a preacher, composed many articles, and dealt extensively with the study of recent Jewish history. He bound the book before us, taking a selection here and there from his works, as a wedding present.

Bound in the original binding with gilt imprint of the names of the books on the spine, very fine condition.

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