Iyun Mishpat [commentary on the laws of Choshen Mishpat).

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 10

Iyun Mishpat [commentary on the laws of Choshen Mishpat).

Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. ff. [3] 43, 2-575. Few leaves loose and tipped in, browned, margins frayed in places, occasional oxidization yet legible. Contemporary boards, rubbed. Thick 4to.

Prague: 18th century

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
<<UNPUBLISHED, LIKELY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A COMMENTARY ON PORTION OF CHOSHEN MISHPAT >> (monetary laws). In the introduction, the author bemoans the fact that he was unable to find a suitable partner with which to study. There are glosses throughout the manuscript, indicating that the author reviewed the content ex post facto and subsequently supplied further notes and corrections. The first section of the work contains an abridged version of the halachic conclusions of the Shach (Sifthei Kohen) entitled “Kitzur Piskei HaShach” (ff. 43). The second section is a comprehensive commentary to section four (Choshen Mishpat) of Shulchan Aruch. Several leaves tipped in, consisting of novellae on Bava Kama (unclear who authored these). Abraham Bondi (1708-87) was a scholar resident in Prague. His printed work, Zera Avraham (Prague, 1808) on Even Ha’ezer merited approbations from the leading rabbis of Prague at the time who extol his virtues and his complete immersion in the study of Torah.