AUCTION 43 | Thursday, April 02nd, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 285


Tichlal [Prayer-Book] with commentary of R. Yachya Tzalach, Etz Chaim. Volume I: Tikun Chatzoth, Four Fasts, Kinoth (Ninth of Av), Selichoth (Month of Elul), New Year and Day of Atonement. * Volume II: Three Festivals of Pasover, Pentecost and Tabernacles (includes Passover Hagadah) Vol. I: ff. (193). Vol. II: ff. (131). Black and red ink on coarse paper. Stains. Uniform modern vellum. Volume numbers on spines reversed. 4to. Ex-library

San'a (Yemen): 1825-6

Est: $800 - $1,200
R. Yachya Tzalach (Maharitz) (1715-1805), Chief Rabbi of San'a, was the acknowledged halachic authority of Yemenite Jewry and to this day, his influence is felt within that community. A prolific author, he is most famous for his work of responsa, Pe'ulath Tzadik (3 vols., 1946-65), and Etz Chaim, his commentary to the Tichla (1894-98). See EJ, Vol. XIV, cols. 683-4; Vol. XVI, col. 746