Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 230 - $ 250
Sold for $ 244
Including buyer's premium

Responsa, research, novellae by Rabbi Bezalel HaKohen of Vilna.

Specifications: [4], 164 pages. Nice copy in excellent condition.

Unique features: Opens with an added, pink dedication leaf printed in 1871, with the name of the person who received the book handwritten by the author. 

Background: Rabbi Bezalel HaKohen of Vilna (1820-1878) was among the Vilna geniuses. As a child, he was already noted for his sharp mind. His brother, Rabbi Shlomo HaKohen of Vilna, testified that when he was only eleven years old, he was already an  expert in Seder Moed and Nashimin, in-depth. In the year 1843, he took up the position as Rabbi in Vilna and served there for thirty five years. He received questions and requests for approbations from throughout the Diaspora. His comments on the Talmud were printed in the Vilna Talmud.

Condition: Very fine. Simple binding. Colored edges.

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