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Bidding Information
Lot #    12543
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:38:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Be-Yesha Elyon
Title (Hebrew)    בישע עליון!
Author    [Avot - Unrecorded] R. S. Gutmann
City    Jassy
Publication Date    [1911?]
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 155:140 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Presentation piece of paper which was inserted along with a book seeking a book-fee for the enclosed book. This bookplate was made to accompany R. Matityahu Yehezkel Gutman's book Bikkurei Yehezkel, a commentary on the tractate Avot, (first published in 1911 [and reissued in 1954 in a new edition]).The books were sent out in the hope that the recipients would respond with a donation "according to the goodness of his heart."

R. Gutman was born in Jassy in 1891, immigrated to Israel in 1948 and died in Jaffa, Israel in 1972. He was a prolific author whose works include: Agadot Talmud Yerushalmi, Sefer Imre Yehezkel Hahadash, Bet Yisrael, Belz , Divre Yehezkel, and many others totaling over 20 books including many biographies of famous Rabbis. On the bookplate the signatory name is spelled S. Gutmann. It is possible that this is R. Matityahu Yehezkel's father, since his father's name was Shalom.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica