Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Mishnat Chachamim – By Rabbi Meshulam Feivish of Kremenets, Father-in-Law of Rabbi Avraham the Malach, and Great-Grandfather of Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin – First Edition, Ostroh, 1796

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Mishnat Chachamim, novellae on the Six Orders of the Mishnah, Parts I-VI, by R. Meshulam Feivish HaLevi Horowitz of Kremenets. Ostroh, [1796]. First edition. Separate title pages for Moed and Nashim.
Approbations by the Noda BiYehuda, the Haflaa and many other leading rabbis of the generation.
The author, R. Meshulam Feivish HaLevi Horowitz (ca. 1710 – Kislev, between 1785 and 1790) was born in Kremenets (Eastern Galicia), and lived there his entire life teaching Torah. He was known from a young age for his holiness, as R. Eliezer Kalir attests in his approbation, where he also praises him for his exceptional good name and Torah study. The Noda BiYehuda in his approbation uncharacteristically extols his virtues, comparing him to the Torah scholars of early generations.
Ownership inscriptions of R. Baruch Hirsh Teitelmon of Warsaw and signature of "Shalom… Zilber of Kutno".
[3], 33; [1], 15; [1], 22; 20; 24; 46 leaves. 21 cm. Good condition. Stains and wear. Tears to several leaves, not affecting text. Tear to leaf 6 of Order Taharot, slightly affecting text, repaired. Inscriptions. Stamps. New binding.
There are various variants of this book, which differ in the amount of title pages. The present copy comprises three title pages: the main title page, and divisional title pages for Orders Moed and Nashim.

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