Philadelphia: The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. XXXIII, , 392, VI, 393-749, pp. Original blue cloth with gold lettering on spines. Printer's device on title-pages. Fascinating work in which the author has skillfully digested and translated almost 800 Responsa of the famed 13th century scholar and community leader, Meir of Rothenburg, after sifting through printed collections of Rabbi Meir's writings and one manuscript, a "Mordecai Hagadol". Rabbi Agus has enhanced the usefulness of his source book - arranged according to the four divisions of the Tur - by providing a detailed table of contents, indices, lists of the inquirers to whom many of the Responsa were sent, and of the Responsa summarized in his work. Minor soiling on binding. Head and tail of spine of first volume slightly chipped with gilt partly faded. Previous owner's signature on each free front endpaper. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g. Item #26466
Dr. Irving Agus was a historian of medieval Jewry who taught at Yeshiva University from 1944-77.