Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Sefer Atse Almogim (Book of the Sandalwood Trees)

Sulzbach: Aharon ben Meshulam Zalman, [1779]. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 254, 4 (double-sided leaves). Rebound in brown buckram over decorative tan paper boards. Gilt lettering on the spine. Title page with decorative woodcut border. This work of Halacha (Jewish law) by German Rabbi Noah Hayyim Zevi Hirsch Berlin (1734-1802) interprets the talmudic laws concerning the washing of the hands, the laws of mixed eruvs ("Eruvei Hazerot"), and the prohibition on incest. One of the more prominent Talmudists of his era, Rabbi Berlin was considered an intelligent teacher and interpreter of the the oral law. Here he makes use of both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud as his sources. This is among his best known works. Decorative woodblock headpiece at the top of the first page, and a decorative floral woodblock tailpiece on the verso of leaf 254. The last four pages at the back contain an extensive index refering to the Shulhan Aruch, printed in three columns.

Text throughout Hebrew.

Binding with some minor bumping and scratches to the spine. Some minor bumping to extremities including the bottom right corner of the front cover and the side-edge of the back board. Title page with a period inscription in ink along the bottom margin, as well as a few light water stains. A few small wormholes start on the title page and run until p.25, one of which continues until p.130. Text almost entirely unaffected by the holes. Small orange sticker on the top on the interior front cover. Binding in very good+, interior in very good- condition overall. vg- to vg+. Item #48338

Hebrew Title: ... ספר עצי אלמוגים: והוא ביאור עמוק ורחב על כל דיני נטילת ידים והלכות עירובי חצירות ושניות לעריות
Author: נח חיים צבי ברלין
Alternate transliteration: Atzei Almogim, Aze Almogim

Bibliographic reference: Vinograd, p.299, Sulzbach, #363.

Price: $650.00

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