85 152 LURIA, SOLOMON (MaHaRSHa”L). Shailoth U’Teshuvoth [responsa] Second edition. Title within architectural arch. ff. 72 (i.e. ff. 70 - mispaginated). Browned and stained, title repaired. Modern blind-tooled calf. Folio. [Vinograd, Lublin 76.] Lublin, Kalonymus ben Mordechai Jaffe, 1599. $800-1200 ❧ R. Solomon Luria (1510-73) was arguably the greatest Polish rabbi of his day. He displayed surprising assertiveness and independence in his Halachic rulings, often castigating his rabbinical opponents. A purist, he was often unhappy with the state of rabbinic leadership in his time, noting that although many were ordained, few rabbis were knowledgeable enough to perform their duties appropriately. The present responsa are historically important for the cultural life of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania - and include many examples of colloquial Old Yiddish. 153 LURIA, SOLOMON (MaHaRSHa”L). Atereth Shlomo [novellae to Isaac Dueren’s Sha’arei Dura] FIRST EDITION. Signatures on title including Asher Luria. ff. 99. Trimmed, browned, f. 54 repaired. Modern blind-tooled morocco. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Basle 194; Prijs, Basle 164.] Basle, Konrad Waldkirch, 1599. $500-700 154 LUSITANO, SAMUEL HACOHEN OF PISA. Tzaphnath Pane’ach [commentary to the Books of Ecclesiastes and Job] FIRST EDITION. Title within typographical border, woodcut device on title (Ya’ari, Printers’ Marks no. 59). ff.(2), 33 (i.e. 31). Dampstained, small tear to margin of f.3. Modern calf. Sm. 4to. [Vinograd, Venice 1324.] Venice, Giovanni Martinelli for Vendramin, (1640?/1656?) $300-500 153 Lot 155 Lot 154 Lot 153 Lot 152