Masecheth Avoth

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 106

Masecheth Avoth

[commentary to Ethics of the Fathers and other minor Tractates]. ff. 82. [Vinograd, Shklov, 132; Vinograd, Gr”a 318]. Shklov, 1804. << * Bound with:>> Abraham Eliezer Lipmann. Amudei Shamayim [on the Thirteen Principles of Faith, with a section of halachic matter]. <<FIRST EDITION.>> ff. (8), 59 (of 60, lacking final leaf). [Vinograd, Warsaw 24; Liberman, Ohel Rochel Vol. III, pp. 517-19]. Warsaw, 1802.Two works bound in one volume. Both <<FIRST EDITION.>> Couple of marginal tears. Contemporary boards. 4to.

v.p.: v.d

Est: $500 - $700
The first title is an early work of the Gaon published by his children and his disciple R. Menachem Mendel of Shklov who records in the introduction the Gaon’s criticism of Aristotle. With an interesting inscription on the title-page: “I purchased this [book] from my sister…the widow…who received it as payment for her Kethubah.”