(“The Tosfos Yom-Tov.”) Megilath Eivah.

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 162

(“The Tosfos Yom-Tov.”) Megilath Eivah.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Text in Hebrew and German. pp. xii, 46. Ex-library, light wear, few neat repairs to corners. Contemporary boards, spine taped, lower cover detached. 8vo.


Est: $1,200 - $1,800
An account of the tribulations the author endured a result of his imprisonment under suspicion of slander of Christianity and treason against Ferdinand II; followed by his legal ordeal, incarceration and ultimately, justice and freedom. Upon eventual release and reappointment as Rabbi of Cracow, R. Heller established an annual celebration on the anniversary on which he won back his freedom. Centuries later, his numerous descendants still commemorate Rosh Chodesh Adar as per their ancestor’s instructions. See C. U. Lipschitz & N. Rosenstein, The Feast and the Fast (Brooklyn,1984).