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Lot #    6457
Auction End Date    1/13/2004 2:08:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Gevurat Anashim, גבורת אנשים
Title (Hebrew)    The R. Nahum Dov Baer Friedman of Sadgora Copy
Author    [Chassidim] R. Shabbetai ben Meir ha-Kohen (Shak)
City    Sudylkow
Publisher    Alexander Sender b. Solomon
Publication Date    1819
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 34 ff., quarto, 202:165 mm., light staining, on blue paper, stamps on title and several ff. A good copy bound in later full leather boards, rubbed.
   Halakhic work on chapter 154 of the Shulhan Arukh, Even ha-Ezer by R. Shabbetai ben Meir ha-Kohen (Shak, 1621–1662), with ten responsa written by his father appended to the end of the volume. An attractive edition printed on blue paper. An important feature of this edition is two stamps in red on the title page indicating that this copy belonged to R. Nahum Dov Baer Friedman of Sadgora. One stamp has the name, Nahum Dov Baer Friedman in Hebrew letters and the name Freidman in Latin letters with a lion in the center. The second stamp says “kinyan seforim.”

The Ruhyzn-Sadgora was famous for its library. R. Nahum, son of R. Israel, the founder of the dynasty, was a bibliophile and when Hasidim would come to his father they would bring the rebbe, and often R. Nahum, books, both new and rare editions. He thus accumulated one of the largest private libraries in Eastern Europe. These books were stamped with the R. Nahum’s stamp, indicating that they were part of his library and how they came into his possession, whether as an acquisition, inheritance, or gift. At one point the library totaled more than 4,000 volumes, often beautifully bound and fully catalogued. Eventually a quarter of the library was sold to the Jewish library of Vienna, those books being described in the catalog Minhat Shelomoh (Venice, 1912). Other books were sold at auction in London. From the two stamps on the title page it is clear that Gevurat Anashim belonged to R. Nahum and that it came into the collection by purchase.

Paragraph 2    ... הובא לבית הדפוס [על-ידי]... מו' אלכסנדר סענדר במה' שלמה... (דפוס מרדכי בן שמואל סגל הורוויץ מקאפושט),

הסכמות: ר' חיים כ"ץ, פינסק, כז תשרי תקע"ט; ר' שמואל חונה בק"ק קארלין.

   Vinograd, Sudylkow 24; CD-EPI 0141582
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica