Auction 129 Shavuot sale. Chabad, Belongings of Tzaddikim, Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters and Rare books
May 11, 2021
Israel
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem
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LOT 15:

Shem HaGedolim. Livorno, 1798. Edition with Supplements Printed by the Chid"a in his Lifetime

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Shem HaGedolim. Livorno, 1798. Edition with Supplements Printed by the Chid"a in his Lifetime


Shem HaGedolim - bibliographic and most renowned work by the Chid"a, with many new supplements. This is the revised edition edited and arranged by the Chid"a himself and printed by him as well. Books printed by the Chid"a in his lifetime are in demand.


The book includes three parts: Shem HaGedolim Part I with supplements containing an alphabetic list of Jewish sages; Va'ad L'Chachamim Part II - printed here for the first time, with a list of books by rabbinic leaders, also in alphabetic order, and the book Chasdei Avot - Rashei Avot on Tractate Avot, also a revised version, with the Rashei Avot commentary printed here for the first time. The Chid"a added a hand-shaped mark before each of the supplements, which, as mentioned, appear here for the first time.


[2] 144 leaves, 19 cm. High-quality paper. Benayahu, Reshimat Sifrei HaChid"a 30.

Fine condition: Aging stains. Professionally restored worming perforations. Slight restoration to the corner of the title page, far from the text. Elegant new semi-leather binding and marbleized paper.



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