53 62 MEIR SIMCH A H H A KOHEN OF DVINSK . Ohr Same’ach. FIRST EDITION. Complete in four volumes. pp. 183; 247; 245; 252. Browned. Modern boards. Sm. folio. Warsaw - Riga, 1902-27. $ 1000 - $1500 ❧ R. Meir Simcha of Dvinsk (1843-1926) was one of the foremost Rabbinic leaders of the pre-War generation. Known as the “Ohr Same’ach” after this, his magnum opus, a penetrating study on the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides. According to the note on the verso of the title of the final volume, it was published posthumously from the estate of the author by R. Menachem Mendel Zak of Riga. It remains a well-studied classic. 63 (MIDR A SH). Midrash Tehilim [Midrashic commentary to the Book of Psalms]. FIRST EDITION. Complete with rare two-word title-page: “Midrash Tilim” (without the letter “Hei”). ff. 52. Small portion along lower margin of opening five leaves soiled, subsequently expertly repaired with loss of a few letters. Bound in Valmadonna-custom blind-tooled maroon crushed morocco, spine in compartments and titled in gilt. Folio. [Vinograd, Const. 36; Mehlman 173; St. Cat. Bodl. col. 595, no. 3788 “Ed Rara.”] Constantinople, (Nahmias?),1512. $10,000 - $15,000 ❧ A FINE, WIDE-MARGINED COPY. The Midrash Tehilim, also known as Midrash Shocher-Tov due to its opening verse, is one of the most beautiful in Midrashic literature. Its’ exalted language covers many variegated themes and contains colorful stories and parables.