Berlin: Mekize Nirdamim, 1912. First edition. Softcover. 8vo. 320 pp. Original wrappers expertly bound with binder's tape in boards. The author of the original text of which this is a first, critical edition thereof, Eliezer ben Yoel ha-Levi (d. 1225) was a noted rabbi and Talmudic scholar. This work, commonly known as “Sefer Rabiah” (due to an acronym of his name), was originally titled “Sefer Avi Ezri”. He was a very influential Talmudist, being one of the authors of the Tosafot commentary. Text and critical notes are in Hebrew. Vol. 1 of 2. Age wear to wrappers. Many pages unopened. Book is in good condition. g. Item #20509
Victor Aptowitzer was a late 19th and early 20th century eastern European Talmudic scholar. He taught at the Israelite Theologischen Lehrenstalt before emigrating to Palestine right before the start of World War II.