Auction No. 094

Rare Books & Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters, Zionism, Erez Israel, Judiaca objects & art, numismatics & archeology

July 19, 2016
Opening $ 5,000
Estimate $ 6,000 - $ 8,000

Psalms with the Be'er Avraham commentary by Rabbi Avraham of Vilna, the son of the Gra. Warsaw, 1877. The title page bears the signature of Rabbi Eliyahu Dushnitzer.
Rabbi Avraham quotes the Torah of his father, the Gra. 
Rabbi Eliyahu Dushnitzer was born in 1876, learned in the yeshivot of Telshe and Slobodka, and merited a close relationship with the Chafetz Chaim. He served as mashgiach in the Radin yeshiva and then in Lomza in Petach Tikva. He passed away in 1949. His lectures were printed in Nachlat Eliyahu that was arranged by his disciples, including Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky who studied under him in Lomza. When Rabbi Dushnitzer passed away, the Chazon Ish said that he was one of the 36 hidden righteous people in the world.
Some copies have additional leaves at the conclusion. Vinograd, Sifrei HaGra 1371.
Elegant leather binding in matching slipcase. Usage marks. Aging stains. Minimal tears. Blemish to the last leaf. A number of leaves at the conclusion were misbound. Moderate condition.

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