Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 1,000
Estimate $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
Sold for $ 6,710
Including buyer's premium

Comprehensive work on many sections of the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, arranged in alphabetical order, by an outstanding Sephardic sage.

Specifications: Ledger with a large, comprehensive work, autograph, [820] pages. 20x28 cm. Graph paper. Small handwriting.

Unique features: Very important work, which our research indicates has never been printed.

Content: Entry upon entry arranged in the order of the aleph-beit, such as the Sdei Chemed, indicating an outstanding proficiency. This is not a compilation; it is an independent study full of questions and clarifications, opinions regarding opposing poskim, practical halacha, reasons for customs and the like.

The ledger opens with a blank leaf, apparently for an introduction that was never written, other than the words "I called this work Minchat Kohen." In a number of locations, the author writes ולי איש צעיר or ואנכי אי"ש צעיר - apparently alluding to his first or surname.

Background: The author was an outstanding Sephardic rabbi. He is well-versed in all the works of the Sephardic sages and he quotes them with great familiarity.

Condition: Very fine. A few aging stains and ink smudges.

Sephardic manuscripts