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Lot 391

Shaar HaTefillah – By the Be'er Mayim Chaim – Sudylkiv, 1825 – First Edition

Shaar HaTefillah, on prayer, by Rebbe Chaim Thirer Rabbi of Czernowitz (Chernivtsi), author of Be'er Mayim Chaim and Sidduro shel Shabbat. Sudylkiv: Eliezer son of Mordechai Bilitch, [1825]. First edition.
Printed here for the first time is the author's well known responsum regarding the recitation of "Leshem Yichud", in which he rebuts the opinion of the Noda BiYehuda, who criticized its recital.
On the verso of the final leaf, ownership inscription handwritten and signed by R. Naftali Menachem Herzog, rabbi of Vilkotsh (Galicia; d. ca. 1900s, son and successor of R. Mordechai Rabbi of Vilkotsh), attesting that the book belongs to his grandfather R. Shmuel Hertzog of Sanok.

10, 102, 113-115 leaves. 21.5 cm. Bluish paper. Fair-good condition. Stains. Extensive worming, affecting text, mostly repaired with paper. Open tears to title page, slightly affecting text, and tears to several other leaves, repaired with paper. Final leaf presumably supplied from a different copy (extensive worming and marginal open tears). New leather binding.