Piskei MaHaRaSHDa”M Part I [responsa]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 173

Piskei MaHaRaSHDa”M Part I [responsa]

FIRST EDITION. Printed without a title-page. Wide-margined copy. The Mayer Sulzberger copy ff. 257. Stained and damp-soiled in places, few marginal paper repairs. Early 20th-century morocco, rubbed. Folio Vinograd, Salonika 114; Mehlman 755; not in Adams

Salonika: David ben Abraham Azubib 1585

Est: $800 - $1,200
De Medina (1506-89) was the premier Halachic authority for generations of Jews throughout the Ottoman Empire. “For historians his responsa constitute a most important source for the period in all its aspects, and his decisions are often quoted in modern times by judges in Israel in support of their decisions. “ Joseph Hacker, EJ Vol. XI col. 1213. David Azubib’s Hebrew press was active from 1578-1588, he purchased his typographical material from Joseph Ya’abetz. The second part of these responsa appeared in 1587