Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $400
Estimate $600 - $700
Sold for $671
Including buyer's premium

* Seder Zemanim. A work about the time bound laws and commandments, by Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac [Chaver] from Tykocin, with additions from his son Rabbi Yosef. Warsaw, 1844.

Specifications: 36 leaves, 19 cm. First edition.

Background: The author Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Chaver, a disciple of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov, the disciple of the Vilna Gaon. He quotes the Vilna Gaon extensively in this work, referring to him as "Rabbenu HaGadol," and discusses his teachings. He served as rabbi of several congregations in Lithuania, and wrote the books Beit Yitzchak, Yad Mitzrayim, the responsa Binyan Olam and more.

* Sha'ar Yosef. Homilies on prayer and more, by Rabbi Yosef son of Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac [Chaver], [Johannesburg], 1852.

Specifications: 66 leaves, 21 cm.

Unique Features: Only edition. Two parts, a title page for each part. With the second part, Matteh Yosef - Chotam Tochnit, sermons for the festivals.

Background: The author is the son of Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac of Tykocin, he served as rabbi of several congregations and was a famous preacher. He also wrote Zeroa Netuya on the Pesach Haggadah and other books.

Condition: Very fine, minimal aging stains. Both books are not bound.

Books By The Vilna Gaon & His Disciples