Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 250 - $ 300
Sold for $ 244
Including buyer's premium

Responsa on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch and novellae on the Bei'urei HaRe"em of the SM"G. By Rabbi Yonah Navon.

Specifications: [1], 180, [7] leaves. 32 cm. Thick, quality paper.

Unique features: This was apparently the first of the Chida's novellae to be printed. Includes a foreword from the Chida, written in his youth for his teacher's work. Nice copy.

Background: The author, Rabbi Yonah Navon, was a prominent Jerusalem dayan and sage. His dedicated disciple, the Chida, wrote in Shem HaGedolim, "He was a leading rabbi of the generation, he was a chassid and kabbalist, and he passed away at the age of 47 on the 17th of Shevat 1770." Choshen Mishpat, siman 4, features a response written by the Chida, per his teacher's instructions, when he was only 16. 

Condition: Very fine. Light tears, without loss. Aging stains in the blank margins.

Books printed in Constantinople and Izmir