Auction 40 - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

Nodah B'Yehuda, Tanina – Prague, 1811 – First Edition – Glosses by Rabbi Abraham Zvi Abeles, Disciple of the Chatam Sofer

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Nodah B'Yehuda, Mahadura Tanina, Parts 1-2. Prague, 1811. First edition of Mahadura Tanina printed by his son Rabbi Shmuel Landau soon after the death of the author.
Separate title page for Part 2.
Long scholarly marginalia. In one of them, the writer mentions his teacher, the Chatam Sofer. Most of the marginalia are signed with the initials: A.Z.A. [Abraham Zvi Abeles]. Rabbi Abraham Zvi Abeles (1819-1871, HaChatam Sofer U'Talmidav, pp. 22-23], disciple of the Chatam Sofer, son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchak Moshe Perls. From 1849, served as Av Beit Din of Sárbogárd until his untimely death. His friend Rabbi Eliezer Zusman Sofer (Av Beit Din of Paks) eulogized him: "The great, clever, wonderfully deep genius…died at the peak of his greatness… in his youth at the time he studied in the yeshiva of the Chatam Sofer he was already famous…and had he dwelled in one of the big cities the world would have resounded with his greatness".
Ownership inscription (later): "From the estate of…the author…". Stamps [Abraham -- Rabbi Dr].
Volume 1: 1811. [6], 2-161, 163-170 leaves. Volume 2: 1810. [1], 169, 150-159, [1] leaves. 32 cm. Good condition. Spotting, dark leaves. Wear to several leaves. Non-original binding.
Handwritten Glosses and Marginalia
Handwritten Glosses and Marginalia