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LOT: 017

“Darchei Ish” with “Ish Tz’air,” the first book printed by Nissan Bak in Jerusalem, 1875—with royal stamp of the Rishon LeZiyyon, Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazi. Rare.

Drashot for the holidays, special times, and eulogies, by Rav Nissim Shmuel Yehuda Arwitz, with “Ish Tza’ir,” drashot by Rav Yosef Refael Uziel, father of the Rishon LeZiyyon, Ben Ziyyon Hai Uziel. The well-known printer Rav Yisrael Bak died in the middle of printing this book, in the introduction his son, Rav Nissan Bak writes of his father’s passing and his printing house (an interesting and historical introduction). The book was printed with the support of Moshe Montefiore and his wife, Yehudit. (2) 118, (1) 29 page. At the start of the book is the endorsement of the Rishon LeZiyyon Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazi (he and the compiler were sons-in-law of the Maggid HaYerushalmi HaZaken, Rabbi Yitzhak Prachi). Signed with the personal stamp of the Rishon LeZiyyon, written in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. Generally good condition, moth damage, original binding. (S. HaLevi 230). Important and rare book.
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