Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Piskei Halachot Recanati – Bologna, 1538 – First Edition

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Piskei Halachot by the kabbalist R. Menachem Recanati. Bologna: Silk Weavers' Guild, [1538]. First edition.
The author, R. Menachem son of Binyamin Recanati (1250-1310), was an early Italian kabbalist. The present work, comprising his halachic rulings, served as an important source for halachic authorities of subsequent generations, and is quoted by poskim such as the Beit Yosef, the Shach and the Magen Avraham.
Brief handwritten gloss on p. 21b, containing emendation.

[12], 62 leaves. Approx. 18 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Worming to final leaf, slightly affecting text. Minor marginal open tears to final two leaves. Censorship expurgations (scraped off) on several leaves. Stamps (scraped off). New binding. Book plate of the Toaff family.

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