Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Mar 12, 2019 (Your local time)
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16 Volumes of Babylonian Talmud - Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main - Talmud Owned by R. Nechemia Reischer Rabbi of ...

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16 Volumes of Babylonian Talmud - Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main - Talmud Owned by R. Nechemia Reischer Rabbi of Lothringen and Metz - An Alsatian Rabbi of the Mid-18th Century
Babylonian Talmud, set composed of the Amsterdam 1715-1717 edition and the Frankfurt am Main 1720-1721 edition, (incomplete). Talmud previously owned by R. Nechemia Reischer dayan in Metz and rabbi of the Lothringen (Lorraine) region in ca. 1737-1765. The volumes of this set of Talmud bear his signatures and other ownership inscriptions (many written by his son R. Yaakov Reischer). On the title pages of Tractates Yevamot and Rosh Hashanah, signature of "Nechemia son of the great R. Sh…". On the title page of Tractate Bava Kama: "Nechemia son of R. Sh.". On the endpapers of Tractate Bava Metzia, signatures: "Yaakov Reischer of Metz", "This Gemara belongs to my father R… Nechemia… 1749, Yaakov Reischer of Metz" (the inscription was deleted). On the title page of Tractate Chullin: "This Gemara belongs to my father, the prominent, renowned and outstanding R. Nechemia, today, Sunday [--] 1777" and other inscriptions. The set includes 16 volumes, assembled from two editions - Amsterdam and Frankfurt, and bound in identical bindings, with the initials of R. Nechemia Reischer embossed on the spines: "N. B. M. Sh." (Hebrew letters - Nechemia ben Morenu Shimon), "N. S. R." (Nechemia Simon Reischer). The volumes contain: 1. Tractate Shabbat. Amsterdam, [1715]. 2. Tractates Rosh Hashanah, Taanit, Megillah, Chagigah, Shekalim. Amsterdam, [1716-1717]. 3. Tractate Yevamot. Amsterdam, [1717]. 4. Tractates Ketubot. Amsterdam, [1716]. 5. Tractates Nedarim, Nazir, Sotah. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 6. Tractates Gittin, Kiddushin. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 7. Tractate Bava Kama. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 8. Tractate Bava Metzia. Frankfurt am Main [1720]. 9. Tractate Bava Batra. Frankfurt am Main. [1720]. 10. Tractates Sanhedrin, Makkot, Avot, Minor Tractates. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 11. Tractate Shevuot, Avodah Zarah, Horayot, Eduyot. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 12. Tractate Zevachim. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. Lacking leaf [2] at the beginning, with "texts and corrections from accurate books". 13. Tractates Menachot, Bechorot. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 14. Tractate Chullin. Frankfurt am Main, [1721]. 15. Tractates Arachin, Temurah, Keritot, Me'ilah, Kinnim, Tamid, Middot. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. 16. Tractate Niddah, Order Taharot. Frankfurt am Main, [1720]. R. Nechemia Reischer, grandson of R. Yaakov Reischer author of Shevut Yaakov. His father, R. Shimon (son of the Shevut Yaakov), passed away at a young age, and R. Nechemia was raised by his illustrious grandfather, who entrusted his manuscripts with him, so that he could select which to publish. R. Nechemia was first appointed as posek and dayan in the Beit Din of his grandfather in Metz. In this position, he served alongside the Pnei Yehoshua, who was the rabbi of Metz after the passing of the Shevut Yaakov. In 1737, R. Nechemia was also appointed as first rabbi of the Duchy of Lothringen (Lorraine), a position he held for almost 30 years. He was a relative of R. Yehonatan Eybeschutz, at first being fond of him and supporting his candidacy as rabbi of Metz, yet later becoming one of his primary opponents, together with R. Yaakov Emden, in the polemic accusing R. Yehonatan Eybeschutz of Sabbateanism. 16 volumes. Approx. 36 cm. Overall good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Tears in several places. Detached leaves. Original leather bindings, with gilt embossed ornaments (faded) to spine, damage and wear to bindings.

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