Tehilath Yitzchak [commentary to the Book of Psalms]

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

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Lot 13

Tehilath Yitzchak [commentary to the Book of Psalms]

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. From the library of <<RABBI NACHUM DOV BER FRIEDMAN OF SADIGURA>> , signed on pink opening blank and with his two alternating stamps on title-page, a symbol of a lion surrounded by his name in both Hebrew and Latin letters and “Kinyan Kaspi.” Title-page within attractive border, last page with dramatic end-piece. ff. [1], 54, [3]. Contemporary diced calf. 4to.

Czernowitz: 1838

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
The title of the manuscript was provided by the copyist, Pesach ben Shalom of Czernowitz. It was originally published by Chaim Yoseph Brookstein under the erroneous title Nishmath Chaim, only in 1947 was it printed correctly under the title Yitzchak Chayuth. R. Yitzchak ben Yaakov Chayuth (1640-1726) was a descendant of R. Menachem Manish Chayuth of Vilna and R. Yitzchak Chayuth of Cracow (author of Apei Ravrevi).