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Bidding Information
Lot #    20409
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Beit Asher
Title (Hebrew)    áéú àùø
Author    R. Asher Zelig ben Jacob Zevi Schwartz
City    Mukacevo
Publisher    Graphia
Publication Date    1936
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First complete edition. [4], 132 [2] ff. octavo 235:185 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed and taped. Unrecorded in CD-EPI.
          
Detailed
Description
   Rare first complete edition of these homilies on Bereshit and Shemot by R. Asher Zelig ben Jacob Zevi Schwartz. Beit Asher has two title pages, the first, briefly stating the name and subject of the book within a pillared frame, the title in red ink, followed, on the verso, by verse in two columns in which the initial letters of both columns is an acrostic of the author’s name. The second, more detailed title page, describes Beit Asher, beginning “I have surely built a house” (I Kings 8:13) and continuing describing it as buds and flowers of peshat (literal meanings) and remez (allusions) via discourses. The verso of this title page has the names of the financiers who assisted in publication, followed by R. Schwartz’s introduction and then the text, all in two columns. At the end are R. Schwartz’s commentary on Megillat Esther, and a second individuals whose assistance made publication possible, and errata. The first edition of Beit Asher (Kleinwardein, 1927) was, as described by the Jewish National and University Library as consisting of 86 ff.
          
Reference
Description
   Kohen, Sages of Hungary, p. 514.
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica