Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $750
Estimate $1,300 - $1,600

A compilation of saying of the sages from the Talmud and the Midrash on the Mishnayot of the order of Taharot - a quasi Talmud on the order of Taharot, with a long commentary and a short one - quasi Rashi and Tosefot, and Ein Mishpat and Ner Mitzva, in the exact format of the Talmud, by Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Henich of Radzin. 

Specification: Two large volumes. 36 cm in new identical bindings. 

Unique Features: At the end of part one is a map of the borders of the Land of Israel and the travels of the Jewish people with the author's original stamp - this map is very rare. Many of the generation's great Rabbis expressed their amazement of this original and innovative work of a Talmud on the order of Taharot, but there were great Rabbis, primarily Rabbi Bezalel HaCohen of Vilna, who were not in favor of the idea, mainly out of a fear  people would later think that it is part of the Talmud. Due to this, the second part, which was printed thirty years later, has "Compiled from the Tanaic and Amoraic sages" printed in the margins of each leaf.  

Content: Part one is on the whole tractate of Keilim. Part two is on tractate Ohalot. 

Condition: Part two is in very fine condition. The title page of part one is detached with slight blemishes. Slight tears with no lack in the first leaves. Tears with lack on the map. Part of the title pages are in red ink. Brittle paper. 

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