Toldoth Adam VeChavah. Sepher Meisharim [Rabbinic code]

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
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Lot 130

Toldoth Adam VeChavah. Sepher Meisharim [Rabbinic code]

<<FIRST EDITION>> . Two parts bound in one volume. Title within ornate woodcut; both title and colophon have printer’s mark of Judah Sasson, a lion facing left, with one paw uplifted (see Yaari, Hebrew Printers’ Marks 8). <<A Wide-Margined Copy.>> ff. 272, 14, 122, mispaginated but all complete, ff. 233-40 and 14 leaf index supplied from a shorter copy, some marginal dampstaining. later sheep, rebacked, worn, Thick folio. Vinograd, Const. 83; Yaari, Const. 50.

Constantinople: np 1516

Est: $6,000 - $9,000
<<AN IMPORTANT EARLY LEGAL CODEX, GREATLY RELIED UPON BY THE BEITH YOSEPH. >> A native of Provence, Rabbeinu Yerucham was exiled from France due to the Expulsion of 1306. He eventually settled in Toledo, where he studied under R. Asher ben Yechiel (RO”Sh). In his Code, Rabbeinu Yerucham quotes the opinions of French, Provencal and Spanish authorities, recording the customs of those communities for posterity. The first part of this work, entitled Adam V’Chavah, focuses upon life-cycles and ritual law; the second part, entitled Meisharim, deals with civil law. The legal decisions of Rabbeinu Yerucham continue to play a major part in the development of Halachah.