Avraham ben HaGr’a. Rav Pe’alim.

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

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Lot 17

Avraham ben HaGr’a. Rav Pe’alim.

Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Aschkenazic hand on paper. ff. 105 (incomplete), margins frayed and crudely taped on blank verso, some loss. Modern calf. 4to.

Vilna: 18th century

Est: $6,000 - $9,000
<<AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of an original work by R. Avraham, son of the Vilna Gaon.>> In this work the author records and expounds over all known and unknown midrashic materials. Tthe first bibliographical work of its type, it was first published by Shimon Chones in Warsaw 1894 from this very manuscript. Indeed this volume includes an introduction by Chones and his notes throughout. R. Abraham (1750-1808) son of R. Elijah, Gaon of Vilna (1720-97), besides preserving teachings heard from his father, was a distinguished scholar in his own right. Recently come to light are his glosses to the Babylonian Talmud. See S. Gottesman, “Hagahoth u-bi’urim la-Shas le-R. Avraham ben ha-GRA” in: Yeshurun, Vol. IV (1998) pp. 124-221; and see JE, Vol. I, pp. 106-7.