Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

The text of Pirkei Avot is written in the center of the page, and the commentary surrounds it. The work's manuscript was prepared to be printed during the author's lifetime. It is mentioned in the introduction to the first edition of Nefesh HaChaim Vilna 1824, where the author's son and successor Rabbi Yitzchak of Volozhin wrote that the work on Pirkei Avot will be called Ruach Chaim. But his son Rabbi Yitzchak did not have the privilege of publishing it in his lifetime. The author's grandson, Rabbi Eliyahu Shlomo Zalman, Rabbi Yitzchak's son, together with Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Levine, published it. With an important introduction from Rabbi Avraham Simchah of Stanislaw, who was Rabbi Chaim's disciple and nephew. He was the editor and publisher of Biur HaGR"A for Safra D'Tzniuta and Nefesh HaChaim. There is also an approbation from Rabbi Yisrael of Salant, founder of the Mussar movement.

17, 41 leaves, 20 cm. Half-title page added. Winograd, Otzar Sifrei HaGR"A, 1458. Fine-very fine condition. Aging stains.

The Vilna Gaon and his Disciples