Berlin, Antwepen: Soncino, 1936. Limited Edition. Hardcover. This copy is inscribed by the author's son at free front endpaper (in Hebrew):
"Le-Shoshana Grayb. Le-Maskeret me-Avi Menakhem Menko Hirsch z"l. She-mimeno lamadnu yahad Torah ve-Kabbalah. Avraham. 11th Menakhem-Av 5711. New York."
[To Shoshana Grayb. In memory of my father Menakhem Menko Hirsch, of blessed memory. From him we learned Bible and Kabbalah. August 13th, 1951. New York.’
1/1000 copies printed for the members of the "Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des Jüdischen Buches" [Soncino-Society of the Friends of the Jewish Book].
4to. 365pp. Half cloth over gray paper covered boards with black lettering ["Responsen des Ez Chajim"] to spine. Fore- and bottom page edges untrimmed. German abstracts of 953 extant responsa ["she'elot u-teshuvoth in Hebrew, abbreviated shu"t]. Originally published in "Peri Eitz Chaim/ Peri Ez Hayyim" [Fruits of the Tree of Life] , the Hebrew periodical of Amsterdam's renowned Sephardic Yeshiva [Talmud Academy] "Ets Hayim", founded in 1616 as a center for all of Sephardic Jewry. The periodical was published between 1691-1807 and gives a detailed view on Jewish life in Amsterdam of the time. With a Hebrew and a German index. Some staining, scuffing to boards, with foxing to spine. In German, with some Hebrew references. In very good condition. vg. Item #17061