Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 350 - $ 400
Olat Tamid. Novellae on Tractate Tamid by Rabbi Moshe of Chust. Budapest, [1943]. Signature of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich of Simlau. First edition. 10, 118, 14, [5] pages. 27 cm. Printed at the height of the Holocaust. Including the leaves with the names of the subscribers, and the last leaf that was printed on different paper - apparently after the printing was completed - which is not found in all copies. Owner signature on title page of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich [1863-1944], rabbi of Simlau and prominent rabbi of Hungary-Transylvania before the Holocaust. He authored many books. He had the opportunity to escape the Holocaust but wanted to die in sanctification of G-d's name and didn't want to abandon his community. He died in Sivan, 1944. This book features a memorial to a person who died in Adar, 1943, so that this owner signature was signed during the last year of his life. Very fine condition, other than the blemished binding.
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