Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Responsa Divrei Chaim (Sanz) – Two Parts – Lviv, 1875 – First Edition

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Responsa Divrei Chaim, responsa on the four parts of Shulchan Aruch, by Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, rabbi of Sanz. Lviv, 1875. First edition. Two volumes.
Many of the responsa printed in Responsa Divrei Chaim pertain to questions of agunot. It is reported about the Divrei Chaim that "when he needed to sign a responsum regarding an agunah… he practiced much asceticism and immersions before affixing his signature to the permit". This was his practice when writing responsa to questions he received, and also in his final years, when he began arranging his responsa for print.
The title page of vol. I bears a long ownership inscription from 1889 by R. Mordechai David Shiawitz of Rakhiv (Rachov). His signature also appears on the title page of vol. II.
Two volumes. Vol. I: [2], 134 leaves. Vol. II: [4], 120 leaves. Approx. 36 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Open marginal tears in vol. I, including an open tear to the title page, repaired with paper. Small open tears affecting text of three leaves of vol. II. Minor worming. Paper reinforcements to title page of vol. I. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New leather bindings.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 118.

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