Wandsbek: Be-vet ha-madpis Yisra'el bar Avraham, 1732/3. Hardbound. Squarish octavo, brown leather with wear to the spine at the ends and with lesser wear to the boards primarily at the edges, 59 leaves (118 pp), 138 leaves (276 pp.), foxing throughout. Good. Item #83560
Texts are in Hebrew/ The second work is also from the same place, publisher and year (roughly) as the first. The first of the two works is an ethical study. The second is responsa. Wandsbek, now a borough of Hamburg was in Hagiz's time one of the three small cities that comprised the "Drei Gemeinde," a union of small Jewish communities of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek. Hagiz became the official censor for Hebrew books in 1726. Between two and three dozen Hebrew books were published in the short period when he served as censor. Many were Hagiz's. Though a scholar of accomplishment, Hagiz is best known for his continuing battle with the Sabbatean heresy in the Land of Israel and Amsterdam as well as elsewhere.