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 $130
Estimate $300 - $350
Sold for $488
Including buyer's premium

Pri Megadim section I. Commentary on the Ta"Z's book on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim. By Rabbi Yosef Teomim, Av Beit Din of Frankfurt am Oder. Two title pages. Extremely rare book.

The book before us is one of the most important books of halachah of all time; most of its halachic rulings were adopted by the Mishnah Berurah.

Rabbi Yosef Teomim [1727-1852], rabbi and Av Beit Din of Frankfurt am Oder, was one of the major commentators of the Shulchan Aruch, known by the name of this work, Pri Megadim. His is known mainly for this work, which became one of the most important commentaries on the Shulchan Aruch. Many books and abbreviated versions have been written on it. Many Later Authorities, such as the Mishnah Berurah, very much rely on it. It is told that he learned Tractate Chulin for twenty years straight before beginning to write his novellae on it, and only after he reviewed it 101 times and he was fluent in its content and commentaries did he write his Pri Megadim commentary on the Yoreh Deah section of the Shulchan Aruch. This book was written by him a number of times, each time writing the content anew. For this reason, there are often references to what he wrote in a different place, yet they are not available. Over the years, many works have been written with the goal of compiling and elucidating the Pri Megadim's words in his books.

[1], 174 leaves. 33 cm. Cropped margins. Rabbinical owners' notations and two handwritten glosses from the time of printing. 

Fine condition. Few worming perforations. Aging stains. Reinforcing stickers on the first title page with light damage to margins. New binding. 


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