Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 175:

Be'er Rehovot - Sulzbach, 1730 - Handwritten Additions

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Be'er Rehovot, exegesis on Rashi's grammatical commentaries on the Torah. Sulzbach, 1730. First edition.
In 1762, a second edition of this book was published in Fürth [after the death of the author, Isaac Auerbach in 1748]. This edition was printed page per page according to the first edition except for changes in the ornaments and with the addition of 15 pages containing additions and further commentary on the megillot.
This is the first edition of the book, with the addition of 30 pages handwritten in cursive Ashkenazi script - additions and commentary on the megillot. The order of the additions differs from the printed version, indicating that the handwritten pages were definitely not copied from the printed version, but were written in the period of time between the two editions, sometime during 1730-1762. Possibly they was written by the author himself.
59 leaves. With the addition of 16 handwritten leaves [30 written pages]. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition, minor dampstains and slight worming to last leaves. Manuscript is in very good condition. Old worn cardboard binding.
Enclosed: Photocopies from the second edition (Fürth 1762) for comparison with the manuscript.

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