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

Sefer HaTishbi – Horodna, 1805 – Signature of Rabbi Yissachar Ber of Vilna, Author of Maaseh Rav

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Sold for: $625
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Sefer HaTishbi, lexicon of Hebrew words, by R. Eliyahu Bachur. Horodna: Yechezkel son of Moshe, Simcha Simmel son of Menachem Nachum and Simcha Simmel son of Yechezkel, 1805.
On the title page, signature of R. Yissachar Ber, posek in Vilna, disciple of the Gaon of Vilna and author of Maaseh Rav. Ownership inscription of R. Yissachar Ber on the back endpaper. On the front endpaper, signature and ownership inscription of his son, R. Eliyahu Peretz, posek in Vilna, and German ownership inscription of R. Yissachar Ber.
Two glosses, possibly handwritten by R. Yissachar Ber.
R. Yissachar Ber (1779-1855), posek in Vilna alongside R. Avraham Abele Posweller, R. Shaul Katzenellenbogen and the Chayei Adam. He studied in the Kloiz of the Gaon of Vilna, where he merited to receive Torah from him. He is particularly renowned for the book Maaseh Rav, in which he records the practices of his teacher the Gaon of Vilna. His son R. Eliyahu Peretz (1806-1867) succeeded him as posek in Vilna.
4, [1], 7-10, 10-62, [1], 63-66 leaves. Approx. 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains and wear. Inscriptions. Censorship signature and stamp on title page. Original binding, damaged.

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The Gaon of Vilna and his Disciples
The Gaon of Vilna and his Disciples