Auction 106: Rare Hebrew Books
By Kestenbaum & Company
Jun 27, 2024
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
The Marx Library (Part II).
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LOT 8:


Shailoth U’Teshuvoth [responsa]. ...

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Shailoth U’Teshuvoth [responsa].


Printer’s device on last leaf (Yaari, 20). Scattered marginalia.

ff. 199, (1). Title neatly remargined, light stains, trace wormed, previous owners’ marks (including R. Baruch Friedenberg of Bialystok). Later patterned boards, worn. 4to.

Vinograd, Sabbioneta 25.

Sabbionetta, Corneilio Adelkind for Tobias Foa, 1554.

The Spanish-born author (1466–1542) served as rabbi in Egypt and later settled in Jerusalem. His expert Halachic opinions were held in high esteem throughout the Levant.

This classical work of responsa includes unusual socio-historical concerns, e.g (case no. 1): Whether a young woman who converted during the Inquisition is later permitted to wed a Kohen as she is deemed to have experienced improper sexual relations.

Appended are a number of scarce liturgical and penitential poems. The final prayer (p. 198b) refers to the Author’s expulsion from Spain and his travails in North Africa when he was saved from the “depths of the sea” and rescued from the “prisoners pit” whilst in captivity.

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