Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $250
Estimate $350 - $500

a. Responsa Chinuch Beit Yehuda. By Rabbi Chanoch Henich Av Beit Din of Sneituch, his father Rabbi Yehuda Leib, his grandfather Rabbi Chanoch Henich, a darshan in Pozna, and his great-grandfather Rabbi Yehuda Leib. Frankfurt A.M., 1708. Specifications: [2], 75 leaves. First edition. Condition: Slight tears and damage on the margins of the title page and the first leaves

b. Reishit Bikurim. Sermons and rebukes from the aforementioned author. Frankfurt A.M., 1708. First edition. Specifications: 68 leaves. Condition: Reinforcements in the margins of the last leaves.

c. Nachalat Shivah. Laws of writing contracts by Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi, Av Beit Din and Rabbi in Bomberg. Furth, 1724. Specifications: 126 leaves, 19 cm. Condition: Very fine.

The books are bound together. The binding is dismantled.  

Unique Features: On the title page of Nachalat Shivah is the signature of Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Yaffe of Berlin, one of the Dayanim of Hamburg.

Background: Rabbi Rafael HaCohen brought him with him from Berlin when he came to serve as Rabbi of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek. He was one of the Dayanim of Hamburg who encouraged the Rabbis to fight against the Temple in Hamburg, as described in the book Eleh Divrei HaBrit, died in 1823 (Refer to Chachmei Ah"u number 99).