Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 250
Estimate $ 350 - $ 400

Responsa on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch by Rabbi Yosef Almosnino , Av Beit Din and lecturer in Belgrade, with prominent signatures.

Specifications: [4], 2-116, [2]: [2], 118 leaves. 30 cm. First edition.

Unique features: Complete copies are very rare. Section one features wide margins and white paper. The second volume was printed more than twenty years after the first. The title page of section one bears the signature of Rabbi Yehuda Sid, Rabbi of Sofia, Bulgaria. He authored Ner Mitzvah (Salonica 1810, 1818) and Ot Emet (Salonica, 1799). He immigrated to Eretz Yisrael at the end of his life and settled in Safed, where he passed away in 1815.
The title page of section two bears the signature of Rabbi Eliezer de Toledo, author of Sug Chomer Sefer Mishnat D'Rabbi Eliezer (Salonica - Izmir 1853-1873). He was a prominent Torah disseminator in Constantinople and many sages of the city were his disciples. He passed away in 1848 and was eulogized by Rabbi Chaim Palagi. Comment, apparently in his handwriting, on leaf 113b.

Condition: Very fine. Original rubbed leather binding on section one. 

Books printed in Constantinople and Izmir