Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $600
Estimate $800 - $1,000

Responsa and novellae on Talmudic tractates by Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt. Three volumes. 1715-1738. First edition.

First edition of the renowned work which the author printed in his lifetime. The author, Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt - Mahara"m A"sh [1670-1744] was among the rabbinic leaders of his generation. He is known by the name of his book; as the author of Panim Meirot. He was related to the Sha"ch. In his youth he studied under the author of Magen Avraham. He was rabbi in a number of prominent communities, and in 1717 he was appointed rabbi of Eisenstadt and "The Seven Communities." There he established an advanced yeshivah whose students came from near and far. His primary disciple was Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeschütz, who was an orphan, and he raised him as a son and as a disciple.

In the first part, there are handwritten corrections, possibly in the hand of the author. In the second part, there are two owners' stamps and a handwritten scholarly gloss. The third part contains rabbinic owners' signatures.

Part I: Responsa and novellae: [4], 96; [1], 35 leaves with a special title page.

Part II: Responsa, novellae and elucidations. [1], 113 leaves.

Part III: Responsa, novellae and elucidations. [2], 61 leaves.

Overall fine condition.


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