Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Sold for $ 366
Including buyer's premium

Hagahot Rabbi Akiva Eiger on the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah and Orach Chaim. Two sections. Berlin, 1862. Handwritten glosses.

Two editions of Hagahot Rabbi Akiva Eiger were printed on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim in 1862. This edition was printed in Berlin by his grandson, Rabbi Avraham, as an independent work. The other edition was published by his son, Rabbi Itzik Leib, on the sheets of the Shulchan Aruch printed in Johannesburg. Both of these editions are the foundation for all later editions of this work. The Johannesburg edition was copied by Rabbi Itzik, son of Rabbi Akiva Eiger, from the pages of his father's Shulchan Aruch. The Berlin edition was a more precise work, as described by his great-grandson in the foreword to this work: After Rabbi Avraham prepared the ledger of the work he sent it back to Rabbi Akiva Eiger for his examination. Rabbi Akiva Eiger revised, removed and added sections. Only after his corrections was the manuscript returned to his grandson, who then printed them in Berlin.

In Orach Chaim, Hilchot Rosh Hashanah, there are two handwritten scholarly glosses.

At the end of Yoreh Deah, Kitavim, there are two handwritten scholarly glosses.

Orach Chaim: [2], 65 leaves. Includes the biography of Rabbeinu Akiva Eiger. 20.5 cm.

Yoreh Deah: [2], VIII, 64 leaves, includes the biography of Rabbeinu Akiva Eiger. Missing the last two leaves; leaf 64 is blemished. 20.5 cm.

Bound with Chidushei HaMeir on Tractate Beitzah. Berlin, 1859. Lacking title page.

Fine condition. Stains. Title page has been restored.

Rabbi Akiva Eiger and Disciples