Peleitath Beith Yehudah [responsa].

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 214

Peleitath Beith Yehudah [responsa].

<<First Edition.>> Title within woodcut border. Markings and stamps of previous owners on title, including the celebrated collector and scholar R. Mordechai Friedman of Mezhritch (nr. Brisk) and R. Shlomo Zalman ben Itzik of Posen (see Otzar HaRabbonim no. 18730). ff. 80, (2). Stained, dampwrinkled previous owner’s marks. Later sheep, worn. 8vo. Vinograd, Venice 1274.

Venice: Antonio Calleoni for Bragadini 1647

Est: $300 - $500
The 17th-century personality R. Judah Lerma served as the rabbi of Belgrade. This work was collected from his writings and published by his student, R. Simcha Ephraim Cohen following his death. The title ‘Remnant of the House of Judah’ was chosen by Cohen to allude to the fact that this was all that remained of Lerma’s impressive mind and towering stature - especially after a fire destroyed the majority of Lerma’s literary legacy before it could all be published.