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Lot 113: Judaica | Chavot Yair. First Edition. Frankfurt A.M. 1699. Pedigreed Copy. Inscribed by the Author!

Rare Books, Manuscripts, Documents and Jewish arts.

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions

December 7, 2009

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Chavot Yair. Responsa of Rabbi Chaim Yair Bacharach, Rabbi of Worms (1638-1702). In his introduction, the author explains why he titled the book Chavot Yair: in tribute to his grandmother Chava, the mother of his father Rabbi Shimshon...who was unique in her generation in Torah, she had a Medrash Raba without commentary that she studied...and made a commentary...and some of her words I wrote in the volumes with her name. [A grandmother Torah scholar!]. Frankfurt A.M. 1699.[4], 276 leaves. 20 cm. Original, leather binding. (Rubbed spine).The author was a prominent Ashkenazic Rabbi and posek. He issued the final verdicts on all communal matters. >> Unique, pedigreed copy: The flyleaf features a lengthy, four-lined inscription from the author to his mechuten:>> יום ד' יוד אדר שני תנ"ט [1699] לפ"ק, פה ק"ק ורנקפורט. מנחה קטנה, גדולה בתורה, שלוחה ממני, יאיר חיים מחבר הספר, למחותני האלוף המרומם החריף ובקי כהר"ר קאפיל בן הראש והקצין, הנדיב המפורסם המושלם פ"ו כהר"ר אהרן סג"ל.

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