66 153 (HELLER, YOM TOV LIPMAN) (“The Tosfoth Yom-Tov.”) Tzadik Venisgav [biography based upon Megillath Eivah]. Translated into Judeo-Arabic. pp. 107. Original printed wrappers. Small taped repair to upper cover, opening signature detached. 12mo. [Yaari, Calcutta 78.] Calcutta, (Shlomo ben Abed Twena), 1892. $500 - $700 ❧ Scarce edition. An account of the tribulations the author endured a result of his imprisonment under suspicion of heresy and treason against Ferdinand II; followed by his legal ordeal, incarceration and ultimately, justice and freedom. Lot 154 154 (ISRAEL, LAND OF). Gagin, Chaim Abraham. Sepher HaTakanoth VeHaskamoth. FIRST EDITION. Title within decorative architectural frame. Additional letterpress title after introduction. This copy with the scarce additional page of approbations at end. Marginal notations. ff. (16), 13-72, (4). Lightly stained in places, previous owner’s marks, minimal worming repaired. Later boards, gutter split. 12mo. [Vinograd, Jerusalem 14; Halevy 3.] Jerusalem, Israel Bak, 1842. $3000 - $5000 ❧ Compendium of rites and customs as practiced in the City of Jerusalem. R. Gagin (1787-1848) was Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, and the first to carry the official title of Haham Bashi. He was the son-in-law of the Kabbalist Shalom Sharabi. The author was instrumental in the publication of manuscripts by other major Rabbinical scholars and kabbalists; for example, Kedushath Yom Tov by the Mahrit Algazi. See also the introduction by Gagin to his father in-law’s work, Divrei Shalom where he defends his use of the title Haham Bashi. Shoshana Halevy saw only two copies of this work, of which only one had the final leaf of approbations. The approbations contain valuable information concerning the founding of Bak’s printing press and the economic boon it would bring to Jerusalem.” Lot 153