Warsaw : Sh. Sovlaski. 1884. Item #20637
(FT) 8vo. 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Responsa -- 1040-1600. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ of Leeds, Brandeis, JTSA, Ohio State Univ) . Alfasi was the eleventh century “author of the most important code prior to the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides. In a sense, Alfasi brought the geonic period to a close. The last of the Babylonian geonim, Hai Gaon, died when Alfasi was 25 years old. Alfasi himself was called "gaon" by several early halakhic authorities. Judah b. Barzillai al-Bargeloni sometimes refers to him simply as "the Gaon. " Alfasi was a native of Qal'at Hammad near Constantine, in Algeria, and is therefore sometimes called "ha-Kala'i. " According to Abraham ibn David, Alfasi studied in Kairouan under both Nissim ben Jacob and Hananel b. Hushi'el, but nowhere does Alfasi mention them as his teachers. ” (EJ, 2007) Solomon Grayzel's copy with his bookplate. Pages tanned, dent in fore edge. Otherwise very good condition. (RAB-20-14).