Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $800
Estimate $1,200 - $1,400
Sold for $1,340
Including buyer's premium

Shu"t Devar Shmuel by Rabbi Shmuel Abuhav, with the signature of Rabbi Yaakov Poppers, Av Beit Din of Frankfurt and author of Shev Yaakov.

Rabbi Yaakov Poppers Katz was born in Prague. At a very young age he was appointed an individual adjudicator for arbitration in Prague. At 27 years old, he was appointed Av Beit Din in Koblenz. In [1718], he was appointed Rabbi of Frankfurt as well as head of the yeshivah. This yeshivah was famed for the great scholars who learned there, including Rabbi Yosef Steinhart, Rabbi David Tevele, Rabbi Elchanan Ashkenazi (author of the Sidrei Taharah commentary on Shulchan Aruch, hilchot niddah) and many other Torah leaders. As the Ramcha"l wrote in his letter: "It is a yeshivah of 300 great Torah scholars, with generous hearts that can understand and learn." He passed away in [1742].

[6] 104 leaves, 30 cm. The signature of the Shev Yaakov is slightly covered by Rabbi Chaim Heller's stamp.

Condition: Moderate. Stains, wear and tear. Minimal worming holes. Old cardboard binding.

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