Beith Halevi [Rabbinic law]

AUCTION 15 | Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 250

Beith Halevi [Rabbinic law]

FIRST EDITION. Title within woodcut architectural border ff. 120,(4). Dampstained, trace marginal worming, signed by censors on recto of final leaf. Later paper boards, titled in an old hand, rubbed. 4to Vinograd, Venice 1376

Venice: Bragadin 1666

Est: $400 - $600
The grandson of the great SHeLa”H Hakodosh, Isaiah ben Jacob (1633-98) was born in Cracow, where he received his early education, before studying at the Yeshivah of Brest-Litovsk and subsequently Vilna. He fled to Italy to escape the Chmielnicki massacres and variously lived in Ferrara, Mantua and Verona. This, his only published work, comprises novellae to Choshen Mishpat parts 69-149 as well as eighteen cases concerning the principles of the “migo” plea-bargain. The work was greatly prized by the Talmudists of the era. See EJ, VIII col. 994