Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 350 - $ 400
Sold for $ 671
Including buyer's premium

"A river of tears that fell from our eyes upon the death of the great Rabbi, the genius, light of Torah, candle of mitzvah, the holy and honored Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin," by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Katzenelboigen of Vilna, author of Netivot Olam

Specifications: [2], 24 leaves. 17 cm. Only, rare edition. Otzar Sifrei HaGRA 1498.

Background: In his eulogy, the author appeals to the residents of Vilna to elevate and support the yeshiva in Volozhin, now headed by the renowned son, Yitzchak, who was appointed by his departed father (during his lifetime) to run the yeshiva.

Content: Bound with: Dikduk Eliyahu of the Vilna Gaon, first edition. Vilna Grodno 1833, without the first and last two leaves. Megillat Sefer upon the death of Rabbi Chaim Farchi, by the above mentioned Rabbi Zvi Hirsch, Vilna Grodno, 1825. Toldot Adam, about Rabbi Zalman of Volozhin, Danzig edition 1845.

Condition: Very fine. Slightly cropped on the bottom, affecting the letter marking the start of the next page. 

Books By The Vilna Gaon & His Disciples