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Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Sefer ha-Manhig. Abraham ben Nathan, Aben ha-Yarhi.
Sefer ha-Manhig
Sefer ha-Manhig

Sefer ha-Manhig

Berlin: Kornek, 1855. Hardcover. 8vo. [2] + 238 + [8] pp. Blue cloth with decorative gold lettering in English on spine. The author, Abraham ben Nathan, (a.k.a the Rabn ha-Yarhi) was born in the second half of the 12th century. He began this work in 1204. The extreme importance of this work goes well beyond the limited influence it had on the history of Jewish legal codes, for it contains numerous literal quotations from the two Talmuds and most of the halakhic and haggadic Midrashim, as well as from certain collections of the Haggadot which have been wholly lost; so that the "Manhig" contributes considerably to the textual criticism of all of those works. Text in Hebrew. Pp. 1-18 are detached but present. Minor foxing and marginal pencil and pen marks and underlining throughout. Long inscription in pen on front endpaper with notes taken from the Jewish Encyclopedia entry regarding the author. Book is in overall good condition. g. Item #20487

Price: $250.00

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