Auction 72 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Holy Land Maps & Fine Art
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LOT 52:

Schiff, David Tevele. Leshon Zahav [novellae on ...

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Schiff, David Tevele. Leshon Zahav [novellae on Talmud, Mishnah, reponsa and Torah commentaries].

First edition. Two parts. E.N. Adler stamp on title-page. ff. (3), 32; (1), 44. Ex-library, some staining, title laid down, marginal repairs on opening leaves. Modern boards. Folio. Vinograd, Offenbach 195.

Abraham Spitz, Offenbach: 1823.

David Tevele Schiff (d. 1792), was Chief Rabbi of London's Great Synagogue for 27 years, from 1765 until his death. The present work was published by the author's nephew, R. Gabriel Adler, who added a final section (ff. 35-44) of novellae, entitled Kanfei Nesharim by various members of the Adler family. Rear endpaper contains in manuscript a transcription of R. Gabriel Adler's tombstone.

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