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LOT 061:ChayeiOdom:

Zhitomir 1847
חיי אדם. זיטומיר תר”ז (1847)

Sold for: $300
Start price:
$ 250
Auction house commission: 20%
VAT: On commission only
06/03/2018 at Legacy Judaica

The Sefer Chayei Odom was authored R. Avraham Danzig of Vilna to serve a basic work of Halocha for both scholars and laymen. Following its first publication in 1810 it became enormously popular and was reprinted tens of times. In many communities there were “Chevras” that met daily for the study of Chayei Odom.
R. Avraham Danzig (1748-1820) studied under R. Yechezkel Landau (Noda B’Yehuda) in Prague and was then offered the position to be Rav of Vilna. He declined, and instead earned his livelihood as a merchant. Only in his later years did he agree to accept the position of Dayan in Vilna. His most famous works are Chayei Odom on Orach Chaim and Chochmas Odom on Yoreh De’ah. He was a Mechutan of the Vilna Gaon.
On the back page, there is an inscription stating that the sefer belongs to the Sadigura Kloiz.
Vinograd Zhitomir 16. Schapiro press. 264 pages. 16 cm. Overall good condition. Some worming throughout. Antique binding.
Opening bid $250