Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 400
Estimate $ 500 - $ 600

Responsa, decisions and elucidations, Maamar Yesod HaShtarot and other compilations on a wide range of subjects, by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Bresla, Av Beit Din Emden and Rotterdam.

Specifications: [3], 106 leaves. 30 cm.

Unique features: Impressive copy, thick white paper, wide margins. One of the most fascinating responses, siman 41, relates to a donor named Chaim from Philadelphia, in the United States, who acquiesced to the author's request and sent a donation to a needy person. In the meantime, the poor person became wealthy and no longer needs the donation. At the start of his response, the author praises the American philanthropist's generous heart. 

Background: The author held halachic correspondence with the sages of his generation: Rabbi Pinchas HaLevi Horowitz, the Baal Hafla'a; Rabbi Yeshaya Pick Berlin; Rabbi Dovid Tevle, Av Beit Din of Lissa; and Rabbi Meir Posner, author of Beit Meir.

Condition: Very fine-excellent. Old, rubbed leather binding. Minimal aging stains.