Auction 87 HEBREW & JUDAIC PRINTED BOOKS
Jan 16, 2020
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(AMERICAN JUDAICA).
Eliyahu Schick. Derech Avoth [commentary to Pirkei Avoth].
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(AMERICAN JUDAICA).
Eliyahu Schick. Derech Avoth [commentary to Pirkei Avoth].



Second edition with new American approbations.
ff. (2), 3-46, pp. (4). Ex-library, ink scribble on some leaves. Contemporary boards with printed title on upper cover, worn. 8vo. Goldman 698; Rabotheinu ShebaGolah Vol. I pp. 37-43; S. D. Meirowitz, Zemiroth David (Vilna, 1879) pp. 63-7.
Philadelphia: Aaron Levin 1895
With the rare, historically important four-page list of subscribers (Prenumeranten) at end - not seen by Goldman and not in the copy housed in the library of Agudath Chassidei Chabad. Goldman only writes that “according” to Deinard in Koheleth America, the extra four pages contain a list of subscribers. Published by the author’s grandson who emigrated to Philadelphia. The author was acknowledged as one of the greatest Rabbis of his generation, even challenging R. Israel Salanter at a Rabbinical congress. He served as Rabbi in many cities including a twenty year stint in Lida (after which he was affectionately nicknamed “R. Eliankeh Lider”). In his younger years, he was hired by the father-in-law of of the young R. Yitzchak Elchanan Spector (who had just gotten married in Volkovisk at the age of thirteen) to teach his precocious son-in-law (see Y. Lipschitz, Toldoth Yitzchak (Warsaw, 1896) p. 5 and idem, Gaon Yitzchak (Vilna, 1912) p. 14. In the approbations to this American edition, R. Jacob Joseph, Chief Rabbi of New York entitles the author “Raban shel kol Bnei HaGolah” and R. Dov Aryeh Levinthal of Philadelphia calls him “Raban shel Yisrael…accepted by all of the greatest scholars of his generation.” Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Erschler, also of Philadelphia, states “for the benefit of our American brethren I will describe his greatness and scholarship which shone as a sun in Russia.” The four page list of subscribers records many prominent Rabbis in America. The Philadelphia section has approximately 125 names of individuals, synagogues and societies plus an unusual sub-section of eleven names entitled “Yerushalayim asher Be’Philadelphia.” Many individuals are listed by their city of origin in Russia or Lithuania as well as their profession (Rabbi, Shochet, Mohel in maternity home, owner of dairy-store, etc).
With the rare, historically important four-page list of subscribers (Prenumeranten) at end - not seen by Goldman and not in the copy housed in the library of Agudath Chassidei Chabad. Goldman only writes that “according” to Deinard in Koheleth America, the extra four pages contain a list of subscribers. Published by the author’s grandson who emigrated to Philadelphia. The author was acknowledged as one of the greatest Rabbis of his generation, even challenging R. Israel Salanter at a Rabbinical congress. He served as Rabbi in many cities including a twenty year stint in Lida (after which he was affectionately nicknamed “R. Eliankeh Lider”). In his younger years, he was hired by the father-in-law of of the young R. Yitzchak Elchanan Spector (who had just gotten married in Volkovisk at the age of thirteen) to teach his precocious son-in-law (see Y. Lipschitz, Toldoth Yitzchak (Warsaw, 1896) p. 5 and idem, Gaon Yitzchak (Vilna, 1912) p. 14. In the approbations to this American edition, R. Jacob Joseph, Chief Rabbi of New York entitles the author “Raban shel kol Bnei HaGolah” and R. Dov Aryeh Levinthal of Philadelphia calls him “Raban shel Yisrael…accepted by all of the greatest scholars of his generation.” Rabbi Abraham Tzvi Erschler, also of Philadelphia, states “for the benefit of our American brethren I will describe his greatness and scholarship which shone as a sun in Russia.” The four page list of subscribers records many prominent Rabbis in America. The Philadelphia section has approximately 125 names of individuals, synagogues and societies plus an unusual sub-section of eleven names entitled “Yerushalayim asher Be’Philadelphia.” Many individuals are listed by their city of origin in Russia or Lithuania as well as their profession (Rabbi, Shochet, Mohel in maternity home, owner of dairy-store, etc).

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