Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $700
Estimate $1,000 - $1,200
Sold for $1,935
Including buyer's premium

Letter signed by Rabbi Shmuel Salant sent to Montefiore's secretary and right-hand man, Rabbi Dr. Eliezer HaLevi. Its margins bear a special note with greetings for Montefiore and inquiries about his health. Jerusalem, [1868].

The letter is signed twice by Rabbi Salant, with a few stamps with his name.

Thanks for the donation from R' Shmuel Deutsch of Dublin, given to the Rosh Yeshiva of Etz Chaim, Rabbi Moshe Nechemiah Kahanov, who had just recently returned from his travels to those countries.

Rabbi Shmuel Salant (1816-1909) was the rabbi of Jerusalem for about 70 years. He was a renowned halachic adjudicator, noted for his remarkable memory and quick-witted intelligence. His writings were published in three volumes by his progeny, the Tikuchinsky family of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva.

[1] leaf, paper. 21x13 cm. Blue paper. Very rare.

Fine condition. Blemish with loss to the corner of the leaf, not affecting text.

Sir Moses Montefiore