Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $293
Including buyer's premium

Responsa on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch by Rabbi Avraham Alkalai, author of Zechor L'Avraham.

Specifications: Section one: Orach Chaim Yoreh Deah: [2], 159 leaves. Section two: Even HaEzer Choshen Mishpat: [1], 193 leaves. 29 cm. First edition.

Background: Rabbi Avraham Alkalai was famed mainly for his popular Zechor L'Avraham, which was well accepted and printed a number of times. He served in the rabbinate in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria. In 1810, he immigrated to Eretz Yisrael and settled in Safed, where he passed away on the 6th of Adar, 1811.

Condition: Very fine. Section one has small marginal tears in the first ten leaves. Aging stains. Two volumes in new bindings.

Books printed in Salonica