Jerusalem: Makor Publishing, LTD, 1978. Reprint. Hardcover. 8vo. 10, 175 pp, 2 leaves of plates. Maroon cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. Lettering on front board in Hebrew, on back board in English. Book is a defense of the practices and customs of the ancient communities of Provence, France, opposing Spanish traditions introduced by the disciples of Nahmanides. Deals with various aspects of Halacha, customs and liturgy. Head of spine bumped, minor scuffing on boards. Title pages and foreword in English, Hebrew and German. Edited and citations by Isaac Last. Text in Hebrew. Binding in very good, interior near fine condition. vg. Item #22376
On Sefer Magen Avot (source: EJ).Menachem ben Shelomo Ha-Me'iri (1249-1316, France), the great rabbinic scholar, wrote this work in order to uphold the customs and practices of the community of Provence against those of Nahmanides'(1194-1270, Spain) disciples who came to Provence from Spain. The book has twenty-four chapters, each devoted to a different practice. The Meiri asserts the value of these local traditions as against the great authority of Nahmanides. This work, along with is other works, remained in manuscript probably due to their length. A small number of his books were published in the last half of the 18th century and the majority from beginning of the 20th century to the present day. This edition was edited by Isaac last and published in London 1909 . This is a facsimile of the London 1909 edition.