Sepher HaKuzari [philosophy]. With commentary Kol Yehudah by Judah Moscato

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 159

Sepher HaKuzari [philosophy]. With commentary Kol Yehudah by Judah Moscato

Third edition, first edition with commentary. Title within garlanded architectural arch. Signatures and stamps of previous owners including: <<R. NATHAN ADLER.>> Inscriptions on title include: "Shayach LehaTorani HaMuphlag Nathan ben M[oreinu] H[arav] Shimon Adler Katz zal" and “Ya’akov David [Biderman], Gaon, Av Beith-Din of Wyschogrod,” Ziskind Mintz of Tiktin, and others (see below). ff. 299. Few light stains. Contemporary vellum, worn. 4to. Vinograd, Venice 794.

Venice: Giovanni di Gara 1594

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
R. Nathan Hakohen Adler of Frankfurt am-Main (1741-1800), referred to as "HeChasid ShebiKehunah" was the teacher of R. Moshe Schreiber, the Chasam Sofer. Known as HaNesher HaGadol, "The Great Eagle" (Adler is German for eagle), R. Nathan Adler`s impact upon German-Jewry lasted for generations. R. Jacob David Biderman (1808-63) was a grandson of R. Ezekiel of Kozhnitz and a disciple of R. Menachem Mendel of Kotzk. Biderman’s grandson, R. Jacob Meir Biderman (1870-1941), married the daughter of R. Judah Aryeh Leib Alter of Gur, the Sefas Emes. See N.Z. Friedmann, Otzar Harabanim, p. 210, J-10036; Yitzchak Alfasi, HaChassiduth (1977) p. 233, no. 27.