Teshuvoth Shailoth [responsa]

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 234

Teshuvoth Shailoth [responsa]

FIRST EDITION ff.158 (of 160), lacking as usual ff.109-10, browned and stained in places, some worming, final 5 ff. with some loss though text supplied in recent hand, marginalia, modern cloth, folio Vinograd, Constantinople 217; Yaari, Constantinople 161; Mehlman 758; Adams M-1516

Constantinople: Solomon Ya’avetz 1560

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Elijah Mizrachi (c.1450-1526) was one of the most outstanding Rabbinic authorities of the Ottoman Empire. His responsa are of great historic interest, written amidst the turbulence of the Spanish Inquisition and concerning the Jewish exiles who arrived in Turkey. Only two copies are extant complete with ff.109-10, these pages were cancelled as they contain the author’s denial that his son converted to Islam