(RaSHB”A). Shailoth Uteshuvoth [responsa]

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
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Lot 128

(RaSHB”A). Shailoth Uteshuvoth [responsa]

Second edition. Present with indices (missing from many copies). Initial word within decorated woodcut cartouche. ff. (16), 216. Title-page supplied from another copy, f. 2 with strip from upper blank margin removed, few sporadic stains. Modern boards, Folio. Vinograd, Bologna 14; Mehlman 693 (incomplete).

Bologna: The Company of Silk-Weavers 1539

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
The author was the foremost Spanish rabbi of the late 13th- early 14th-centuries whose works loom large on the horizon of Halacha. As a respondent, the RaShB”A answers inquiries directly, without unnecessarily lengthy scholastic discussion. The number of his responsa reaches well over three thousand, with inquiries addressed from all parts of the Jewish world, and touching upon all phases of law - religious, family and civil, as well as theological concerns. See M. Waxman, History of Jewish Literature (1933) Vol. II, pp. 165-67.