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HaEmek She’elah, first edition, by the Natziv of Volozhin—Vilna 1861. Copy of Rabbi Yaakov Berlin, father of the author, signed by his holy hand.
She’iltot d’Rav Ahay Gaon Maor HaGola, first section—on Genesis and Exodus. With the commentary HaEmek She’elah, by the Natziv of Volozhin. First edition, Ram printing. Two covers and last page have the signature of the author’s father, Yaakov Berlin. First cover has a dedication. | Rabbi Yaakov Berlin (1794-1870), father of the Natziv, descended from Rabbi Elhanan of Berlin, one of the Tosafot. He was rich and a talmid chacham and a head of the Mir community. Moved to Jerusalem in 1852, was a head of the Ashkenazi community in Jerusalem, and one of the four gabbays of the Hurvat Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid. | Stamps of ownership, stains from moisture. | 7, 123 pages. Generally ok to good condition.
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