Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 300 - $ 350

Responsa, analyses and novellae, concluding with sermons by Rabbi Avraham Yisrael Ze'evi of Hebron.

Specifications: [4], 106, 109-128 [should say: 125]; 38 [should say: 40], [7] leaves. 31 cm.

Content: Various subjects concluding with the Ohr La'Yisharim sermons. Authored by Rabbi Avraham Yisrael Ze'evi, who was among the Rabbis of Hebron for more than thirty years. He was the grandson of Rabbi Avraham Azulai, author of Chessed L'Avraham "and his sanctity was renowned among the Jews and his name great in Yisrael" (praise written by his relative, the Chida, in his Shem HaGedolim). There is a separate, different title page for some of the sermons, as they were printed at a different press in Izmir.

Unique features: Rare. The title page bears a slightly-cropped inscription, "Kodesh L'Medrash Yifa'er Anavim B'Yeshua," which was one of the prominent yeshivot in Jerusalem at the time (refer to end of HaMaalot L'Shlomo). Per the notations on the title page, this inscription was written by the author's son, the publisher of this work, Rabbi Yitzachak Ze'evi, Hebron fundraiser and son-in-law of the Rishon L'Tzion, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchaki, author of Zera Avraham. [Binayhu, Chida, p. 277; Shiluchei Eretz Yisrael, p. 584, 586]. Nice margins.

Condition: Very fine. Light reinforcements in the title page margins. Solitary marginal worming hole.

Books printed in Constantinople and Izmir