Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 1,200
Estimate $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
Sold for $ 1,708
Including buyer's premium

Sermons, ethical rebuke and aggadot of Chazal by Rabbi Mordechai son of Yisrael Isser of Deretchin, posek of the Chayei Adam chevra kadisha in Ostryna.

Specifications: 36 leaves. 20x13 cm.

Unique features: Fine hand, nice and organized. Very impressive illustrated architectural title page at the start of the manuscript colored in subdued shades. Index for the sermons at the conclusion. Leaves 30-33, short compilations.

Background: We have no information about the author. Ostryna was a prominent community near Vilna. Prominent personalities served as rabbis in this suburb,  such as Rabbi Yaakov Zvi Shapiro, author of the Tiferet Yaakov, Beit Yaakov and Teharat HaShulchan; and Rabbi Avigdor Katz, author of Torat Avigdor and others.

Condition: Very fine. Minimal aging stains. New, red, cloth binding. 

Manuscripts from Ashkennaz