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Auction Description for Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions: Rare books, Manuscripts, Documents & Jewish Arts
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Rare books, Manuscripts, Documents & Jewish Arts

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions


549 lots | 546 with images

January 15, 2013

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Panoramic Map of Jerusalem. Probst, Georg Balthasar, Augsburg, ca. 1780.

Lot 252: Panoramic Map of Jerusalem. Probst, Georg Balthasar, Augsburg, ca. 1780.

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Description: "Jerusalema Hodierna." A panoramic map of modern Jerusalem. East-West orientation. Copper engraving. B&W by Georg Balthasar Probst.Most of the roofs of the houses are rounded, i.e., domed. In the right upper corner are two angels riding a cloud holding a flowery frame. Buildings are marked. In the lower margin is an index. Latin. 38 cm x 102 cm (total dimensions 44 cm x 109.5 cm). Very good condition. Thick, high quality paper. Paper worn on the back. Tears with loss on the lower left corner and right upper corner in the white margin, without any damage to the text. Probst, Georg Balthasar (1673-1748). German engraver and publisher. Laor 1110. Rubin, pp. 46.

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Report of the Tachkemoni School in Jaffa. Jaffa, [c. 1909].

Lot 253: Report of the Tachkemoni School in Jaffa. Jaffa, [c. 1909].

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Description: Report from the Tachkemoni School, from its establishment through [1909]. Income and expenses. The school was founded in Jaffe in [1905] by the Religious 'Agudat Achva' society. The book consists primarily of lists; students' fathers' names (occasionally their mothers too), staff members, some disciples, donors - some from outside of Jaffa, like Jerusalem (a few noted personalities). Tuition amount and donations. Supportive letter at start from Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, Rabbi of Jaffa, and more.55, [2] pages. 22.3 cm. On pages 51-55, [1]: reason for its establishment, its goals, purpose and its difficult financial situation. Very rare. Not in the National Library, though they do have later reports from this school. This booklet may be the earliest of these reports.

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Raccolta Morpurgo. Catalogue of the Morpurgo Collection. Padua, 1924.

Lot 254: Raccolta Morpurgo. Catalogue of the Morpurgo Collection. Padua, 1924.

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Description: Collection of the Morpurgo family. Collection of books regarding Semitic nations collected by the Jewish Morpurgo family and donated to the Library of the Padua University. General catalogue. Written by Edgardo Morpurgo. Preface regarding the history of the printing of Arabic-Syrian and Hebrew books in Italy. Padua, 1924.XXIV, 241 pages. [4] facsimiles. 27.8 cm. The entire book in Italian. Divided into 4 sections: 1> Books in Hebrew and Aramaic. 2> Books in Assyrian and Babylonian, books in Hebrew, primarily Tanach and Talmud, and a few books in foreign languages regarding the Talmud and Kabala. 3> Books about Jews and Judaism, primarily in Hebrew, including history, Jewish institutions worldwide, customs, religious festivals, history of medicine, polemic literature supporting or opposing the Jews (p. 55-238). 4> Books about t the Phoenicians. Original, loose binding. Rare and significant work.

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Tzion L'Nefesh Yikara. Eulogy for Rabbi Eliezer Lipman z

Lot 255: Tzion L'Nefesh Yikara. Eulogy for Rabbi Eliezer Lipman z"l. Vilna, [1893].

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Description: Eulogy for Rabbi Eliezer Lipman z"l, Rabbi of Kozieniceby his brother-in-law Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Sapir. At the conclusion: Hadran for Mishnayot, discourses for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Vilna, [1893].16.5 cm. 24 pages. Complete. Fine condition. Eulogy in script letters, hadran and discourses in Rashi letters. Only edition.

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Panim Meirot. Discourse in Honor of Rabbi Sachs of Berlin. Frankfurt A.M. [1851].

Lot 256: Panim Meirot. Discourse in Honor of Rabbi Sachs of Berlin. Frankfurt A.M. [1851].

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Description: Discourse welcoming Rabbi Yechiel Michel Sachs of Berlin as Rabbi of the Frankfurt community. By Rabbi Meir Rosenthal of Berlin. Printed in Frankfurt A.M [1851]. Handwritten supplement by the author on page 8.16 pages. 21 cm. Fine condition. Aging stains.In Kislev 1850, Rabbi Yechiel Michel Sachs was offered the position of community Rabbi in Frankfurt. This booklet was printed in honor of his coronation. Opens with a poem that spells his name in acrostics. The author hints that both he and the new Rabbi were from Berlin and had a shared relationship with Rabbi Yaakov Ettlinger, and Rabbi Dr. Munk of Paris (!).>> At the end, Rabbi Saks did not receive the position of Rabbi, Rabbi Samson Refael Hirsch arrived in Frankfurt in his stead, and this booklet became irrelevant. Exceptionally rare.

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Models of the Tabernacle and the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Two Booklets. Jerusalem. 1917. 1934.

Lot 257: Models of the Tabernacle and the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Two Booklets. Jerusalem. 1917. 1934.

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Description: 1. Toldot HaMishkan U'Batei HaMikdash B'Yerushalayim, as described by architect Conrad Schick in his famed plans. The writer notes on page 18: 'On the 9th of December 1917, Jerusalem was captured by the British army...we hope to remain under their patronage'. The booklet was apparently printed soon after the British conquest in 1917.Edited by Eliyahu Meirs. It describes the Tabernacle and Solomon's Temple. Scale of 1:18 amot [1 ama = about 1 inch]. Black and white reproductions of Schick's models.Width larger than length: 16.5 cm. 7 picture plates on chrome paper, each photo on a complete page. In addition to a copy of 'Moses' Tent of the Meeting' according to Conrad Schick. By Studio Ganen of Jerusalem. [2], 18, [4] pages. [7] plates.Conrad Schick was a German architect who lived in Jerusalem in the 19th century. He studied by the Jews and learned about their customs. He was a noted cartographer and architect and one of the most prominent scholars of Jerusalem. He built a number of models of the Holy Temple, all in various museums today. 2. 'Skira Kitzara L'Tavnit HaMishkan V'Keilav' [A short review of the format of the Tabernacle and its vessels]. A different model of the Tabernacle by Yaakov Yehuda, architect from Safed. The booklet was printed in Jerusalem in Iyar [1934]. Photos of the model are printed on six attached postcards. Yaakov Yehuda was in close contact with Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer and Rabbi Kook. With an approbation from both rabbis.Width larger than length with illustrations, sketches and captions. This model was exhibited at the Levant Fair in 1934 in Tel Aviv. 11 cm. 16 pages. Original paper jacket. Excellent condition. The two booklets are exceptionally rare.[In the 30s, Yaakov Yehuda built a large model of Solomon's Temple, 3x3 meters. In [1939] the model was brought to New York and exhibited at an international art exhibit. Life Magazine, 21st of May 1939, featured a photo of the model with an expansive article. At the outbreak of the Second World War the artist left the United States and sold his model very cheaply. Over the years the model stayed on the 'East Side' of New York, and was later sold to African Americans. Through the 1960s Jewish people would go on occasion to visit the model. It is said that Jewish women came to recite Psalms at its side, paying for the privilege. Today, the fate of this model is unknown.]

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Kina L'Dovid. Upon the Death of Rabbi Dovid Luria [Radal]. Koenigsberg, [1856]

Lot 258: Kina L'Dovid. Upon the Death of Rabbi Dovid Luria [Radal]. Koenigsberg, [1856]

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Description: Kina L'Dovid. Mourning upon the death of the noted Rabbi Dovid Luria of Old Bykhov. By Rabbi Yechiel Heller Rabbi of Sovalk, author of Amudei Ohr, brother of Rabbi Yehoshua Heller author of Chosen Yehoshua and more. Koenigsberg, [1856].[1], 1, 8 leaves. The last leaf is the jacket. Printed border with unidentified, antiquated hand. Very fine condition. Published by Rabbi Shmuel Luria.Rabbi Dovid Luria was a second-generation disciple of the GRA. He was a big expert of the Torah of the GRA. His genius earned him the label 'Gaon MiVilna Zuta'. He and his friend, Rabbi Shemarya Zukerman of Jerusalem published the Torah of the GRA between [1867-1886]. Refer to his entry in Vinograd, Sifrei HaGR"A, Especially rare.

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Gedenk- Blatter

Lot 259: Gedenk- Blatter

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Description: Booklet tribute to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rabbi of the Orthodox community of Frankfurt A.M. German. Frankfurt A.M. 1889.40 p. 19 cm. Usage marks.Essays in honor of his memory and his biography. Portrait of Rabbi Hirsch and pictures of the community synagogue and school in Frankfurt. Some of the pictures are printed on folded leaves, on quality paper, different from the other leaves of the book, and printed on only the one side, making it possible to frame the pictures.

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Grayevsky, Pinchas Mordechai ben Zvi. 'Toldoteihem shel Anshei Yerushalayim. Jerusalem, 1932, 1953. [3].

Lot 260: Grayevsky, Pinchas Mordechai ben Zvi. 'Toldoteihem shel Anshei Yerushalayim. Jerusalem, 1932, 1953. [3].

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Description: 1. 'DiYunka D'Yerushalayim. [Portraits of Jerusalem; its old and young.] Photos of Jerusalem residents with a short caption. Most of the portraits are on entire pages. Jerusalem, 1953. 23, [1] page; [70] picture plates. One-side-only of the leaf. Quality paper. Very fine condition. Original, red cover. Slightly loose. Authored by Grayevsky.2. Collection of pictures of Palestine residents. Various communal workers. Section one. No other sections were printed. Jerusalem, 1932. 16x24.5 cm. 52 picture plates on [47] pages. One-side-only of the leaf. Quality paper. Very fine condition. Authored by Grayevsky.3. Souvenir Booklet from Yeshivat Torat Chaim Klalit in Jerusalem. 'A matanah fun Yerushalayim'. By Abba Tzvi Brezhin. The yeshiva's history. Original photographs, Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin, Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon and others, Jerusalem, [1933]. Yiddish. 33 cm. 32 pages. Excellent condition.

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Leflagos Reuven. [1924-1931]. Inscribed by the Author, Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis.

Lot 261: Leflagos Reuven. [1924-1931]. Inscribed by the Author, Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis.

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Description: Leflagos Reuven. Halachic and Aggadic pilpul connecting the end of each Bengis - Lithuanian gaon who later served as the head of the Beit Din of the Eidah Chareidis of Jerusalem in 1935-1953. He published five volumes of his work over many years and in various locations. Here are the fourth and fifth sections.Section four: 'Seder Kadshim and Masechet Niddah', Berlin [1924]. 283, [1] page.Section five: On Sisha Sidrei Mishna. Keidan, 1931. 24, 132 pages. 27.5 cm. Lengthy inscription by the author, with signature, on each section. Inscribed to his colleague, a Torah Scholar living in Manchester. Excellent condition. A prominent gaon of his era.

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Searat Eliyahu. Warsaw, 1877. First Edition.

Lot 262: Searat Eliyahu. Warsaw, 1877. First Edition.

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Description: Searat Eliyahu. Torah thoughts, anecdotes and biographical information about the Gaon of Vilna. First printed from the manuscript of Rabbi Avraham son of the GR"A, with comments by Rabbi Shmuel Yanuvin of Grodno. Includes a letter from Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Halevi Epstein of Warsaw with 'praise for the GRA' that he heard from Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin. First edition, by Rabbi Yisrael Dovid Miller of Grodno. Warsaw, 1877.28 leaves. 17.5 cm. Approbations from the Rabbis of Vilna. Original, used binding. Aging marks. Very fine condition. The work was written by Rabbi Avraham the son of the GRA in the 12 months following his father's death.

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Iyov with Commentary. Vilna, 1873. Only Edition.

Lot 263: Iyov with Commentary. Vilna, 1873. Only Edition.

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Description: The book of Job with the 'Moreh Chaim' commentary according to the Babylonian Talmud's view on Iyov's suffering, in addition to the 'Romemus Tzedek' commentary with the Yerushalmi Talmud's perspective. By Rabbi Chaim Elchanan b"r Yehuda Leib Tzedek [Tzadikov] of Romshisak. Vilna, 1873.[4], 108:168, [1] pages. 22.3 cm. Distinguished approbations from Lithuanian greats: Rabbi Shmuel Strashun, Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveichik of Brisk [Beis HaLevi], Rabbi Bezalel HaKohen of Vilna, Rabbi Dovid Friedman of Karlin, Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spector of Kovno, Rabbi Yehoshua Yehuda Leib Diskin and others. Reinforcing tape on page 4 and stain on the upper section. No loss. Owner stamp in the margins of page 162: צבי הירש לעווין, רב במאנשעסטער. Only edition.

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Be'er Heitev. Vilna, 1866. Disciple of Rabbi Menashe of Ilya

Lot 264: Be'er Heitev. Vilna, 1866. Disciple of Rabbi Menashe of Ilya

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Description: Be'er Heitev - first edition. Elucidations of verses of the Torah according to Talmudic discussions. Analyzes the Torah source for rabbinical laws. Many interesting novella. By Rabbi Aryeh ben Rabbi Yaakov [Rabinowitz], Rabbi in Fink. >> He was a disciple of Torah giants, Rabbi Menashe ben Parat of Ilya [noted disciple of the GRA] and of his disciple Aryeh Leib who served as av"d in Kalveir and Kovno. Only printed on Leviticus. Vilna, 1866. No other sections printed.[10], 372, [14] pages. 22 cm. A few aging stains. Faulty printing on page 307: the line endings were not printed on the bottom quarter of the page, they were instead printed on page 308. Otherwise excellent condition. Very rare. Only edition. Only printed on Leviticus.

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Reisha V'Seifa. Jerusalem, 1923. Rabbi Dovid Abuchatzeira.

Lot 265: Reisha V'Seifa. Jerusalem, 1923. Rabbi Dovid Abuchatzeira.

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Description: Reisha V'Seifa. Novella and elucidations on Genesis and Exodus connecting the first and last word of each parsha. Primarily kabalistic insights, by Rabbi Dovid b"r Massoud Abuchatzeira. Jerusalem, 1923. First edition.[16], 44 leaves. 22.3 cm. Preface by Rabbi Yitzchak Abuchatzeira, Rabbi Massoud b'r Eliyahu HaKohen and Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeira. Approbations from prominent Sephardic sages. Original, simple binding. Large illustration of the Western Wall on leaf [16,b]. Rare.

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Yad Avi Shalom. Offebach, 1720. Only Edition.

Lot 266: Yad Avi Shalom. Offebach, 1720. Only Edition.

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Description: Yad Avi Shalom. Torah novella and haftarot by Rabbi Yosef Shalom b"r Dovid. His son Rabbi Meir edited and supplemented his father's work. Offebach, at the press of Bonefanṭure de la Nai, [1720].[2], 78 leaves. 29.3 cm. 3 variant title page decorations. Printed at different presses; the first [2] leaves and leaves 19-78 were printed at one press, and pages 1-18 somewhere else! This observation is not mentioned bibliographically.Approbations from the Rabbis of Nikolsburg, including Rabbi Mordechai Bennet and others. Aging stains. Fine condition. Only edition. Rare. Previous owner inscriptions. Owner stamps.

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Darchei Noam. Warsaw, 1876. Only Edition.

Lot 267: Darchei Noam. Warsaw, 1876. Only Edition.

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Description: Darchei Noam with the 'Shoshanat Derachim' commentary. 26 homilies and halachic discussions by Rabbi Shalom Dov Harinson. Warsaw, 1876.[4], 152 pages. 32.3 cm. Aggada. Author titled each homily with 'derech', such as 'derech tzedaka', derech chessed', and therefore titled the complete work 'Darchei Noam'. Original binding, excellent condition. Very few aging stains. Owner stamp on title page. Only edition

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Binyan Tzion. Altona, 1868. First Edition.

Lot 268: Binyan Tzion. Altona, 1868. First Edition.

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Description: Binyan Tzion. Halachic responsa and unique analysis regarding Jewish laws applicable in the modern era such as a discussion regarding bringing sacrifices, by Rabbi Yaakov Ettlinger, the Aruch La'Ner, Rabbi of Altona. 1868.80 leaves. 29 cm. Torah novella by the author's father. Half-leather binding. Excellent condition. First edition, printed by the author himself. The author was a prominent Torah scholar. His halachic rulings serve as the bedrock for all halachic discussion.

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Mekor Baruch. Piotrkow, [1931]. Only Edition.

Lot 269: Mekor Baruch. Piotrkow, [1931]. Only Edition.

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Description: Mekor Baruch, halachic analysis and elucidations on Seder Kadshim by Rabbi Nachum Baruch Ginzburg, av"d in Yanova, Lithuania. Section two. Piotrkow, [1931]. [The first section was printed a few years earlier in Keidan.][2], 122, [1] page. 33 cm. Disconnected binding.Torah correspondence with Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Rabinowitz, Rabbi of Ponevezh; Rabbi Aryeh Leib Rubin, Rabbi of Wilkomir; Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron and others. Omissions on the last page. This leaf is very rare and included in only a few copies.

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Bnei Ahuva, Prague, 1819. First Edition. Copy from the Halberstam Family.

Lot 270: Bnei Ahuva, Prague, 1819. First Edition. Copy from the Halberstam Family.

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Description: Bnei Ahuva, elucidations on the Rambam, laws of marriage and divorce and prohibited relationships by Rabbi Yonantan Eibeschutz, Rabbi of Prague, Metz and Altona. Sections 1-3, Prague, 1819. Includes all sections. Individual title page for each section. [Title page notes 'section two' - referring to the second section of the Rambam's work - 'Nashim'. No other sections printed. Complete.][3], 82, [1], 25 leaves. 34.5 cm. Approbations from the Prague and Berlin beis dins. Lacking the leaf listed by the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project with two additional approbations. Light corrections to the title page. Very fine condition. First edition.Pedigreed copy: owner stamp of Rabbi Yaakov Biderman, Admo"r of Szydlow, from the Lelov dynasty, son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Halberstadt of Shinov, of the Sanzer dynasty. Additional, unidentified owner inscriptions.

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Aspaklaria HaMeira. Warsaw, 1897.

Lot 271: Aspaklaria HaMeira. Warsaw, 1897.

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Description: Aspakalaria HaMeira. Biographies of Jewish sages from the Second Temple through the end of the Talmudic era. By Rabbi Chaim Shalom Slivkin. [Section 1]. Warsaw, 1897.[3], 139, [1] pages. 21.5 cm. Hebrew title page on binding. Additional Russian title page in book.Friedberg 2432 notes that section two was also printed that year, however due to the rarity of the book we have not been able to verify this fact. Not in the National Library. Many approbations, some from noted personalities such as Rabbi Elyahu Chaim Meisel of Lodz and more.

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Birchat Avot. Leghorn, [1865].

Lot 272: Birchat Avot. Leghorn, [1865].

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Description: Birchat Avot. Tractate Avot with the Birchat Avot commentary according to pshat and remez by Rabbi Yosef Chaim br Eliyahu of Bagdad, the Ben Ish Chai. Leghorn, 1865.82 leaves. 18 cm. Owner inscription and stamp on title page. Owner notations at the beginning of chapter 4. Original, Oriental binding. Aging stains. Some leaves are not bound. Fine condition. First edition. The second of almost one hundred books that the author wrote. [His first book, Aderet Eliyahu, was printed in Leghorn, 1864.]His first books are very rare.

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Yachin U'Boaz. Leghorn, [1782]. First Edition.

Lot 273: Yachin U'Boaz. Leghorn, [1782]. First Edition.

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Description: Yachin U'Boaz. Responsa. Section 1-2. Section 1: Shu"t by Rabbi Tzemach. Section 2: Shu"t by Rabbi Shimon, brother of Rabbi Tzemach. The brothers were sons of Rabbi Shlomo Duran, son of the Rashbatz - Rabbi Shimon br Tzemach Duran, prominent early 'achron'. Both served as Rabbis in Algeria. With 'Zera Rav', homilies by Rabbi Massoud Ganon. Leghorn, [1782].[10], 133 leaves. 32 cm. Many approbations. Including one from the Chida [Rabbi Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai] and others. A number of interesting responsa opposing philosophy, regarding anusim and heretics, and the prohibition against using the secular court system. Very fine condition. Aging stains.

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Sha'ar Hakdamot. Jerusalem, [1865].

Lot 274: Sha'ar Hakdamot. Jerusalem, [1865].

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Description: Sha'ar Hakdamot. The first of 8 shearim composed by Rabbi Chaim Vital, located in manuscript by his son Rabbi Shmuel Vital. With his comments and supplements. The book was edited by Rabbi Yosef Vital and Rabbi Yitzchak Kalamaro, both prominent Jerusalem kabalists. With comments by Kabalist Rabbi Shalom Moshe Chaim Gegin. Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak press. [1865].[2], 78, [2] leaves. 35 cm. Refer to Sh. Halevi, 103. Rabbi Chaim Vital wrote in his introduction that he copied this work from the manuscript of the Arizal.The stamp of Yosef Yuda Chakim, Chacham Bashi of Safed appears many times in this copy. He served as Rabbi in the city in [1880]. Leaf 10,b bears a notation - almost certainly from him. Excellent condition, aging and usage stains.

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Chidushei HaRav HaMeiri. Leghorn, [1794]. Tractate Shabbos. First Edition.

Lot 275: Chidushei HaRav HaMeiri. Leghorn, [1794]. Tractate Shabbos. First Edition.

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Description: Chidushei HaRav HaMeiri on Tractate Shabbos by Rabbi Menachem HaMeiri, prominent Rishon. Published by Rabbi Shmuel Sangviniti of Jerusalem. Leghorn, [1794].[2], 104 leaves. 29.6 cm. Approbations from eight prominent Jerusalem Rabbis including Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi, and two Izmir Rabbis: R' Chaim Modai and R' Yitzchak Mayo. On the title page: Owner notation. Used binding. Worming marks barely affecting text. Aging stains.>> This copy matches that in the Petersburg library and listed by Rush, with the inclusion of the two rare leaves at the beginning of the book. [Refer to the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project].First edition of Chidushei HaMeiri on Tractate Shabbos.

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Hilchot HaYerushalmi L'Rabbeinu Moshe Ben Maimon, from his Manuscript. New York, [1948].

Lot 276: Hilchot HaYerushalmi L'Rabbeinu Moshe Ben Maimon, from his Manuscript. New York, [1948].

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Description: With preface, commentary and annotations by Saul Lieberman. New York, [1947], published by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.76, [1], [2] facsimiles. Giant format, 40.5 cm. Additional English title page. Moshe Lutzki, who helped Lieberman decipher the manuscript, details on page 69 the process through which they determined that the manuscript was written by the Rambam himself. Saul Lieberman, [1898-1983] was a leading researcher of manuscript and geniza and chassidut.

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Turei Even. Vilna, 1835.

Lot 277: Turei Even. Vilna, 1835.

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Description: Turei Even on tractates Rosh Hashana, Chagiga and Megila by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Ginzburg author of the Shaagat Aryeh.>> Supplements to this edition and a 'kuntress acharon' by Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Leib br Yehoshua of Vilna, with elucidations and analysis of the author's words. Vilna, 1835.[1], 114, 12 leaves. 34 cm. Many approbations from prominent Lithuanian sages, a few aging stains. Very fine condition. Unidentified stamp on the title page and owner notation. Rare.

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Ma'ase Ta'atuim. Budapest, [1922]. Rabbi Nosson Adler. 100 Exemplars.

Lot 278: Ma'ase Ta'atuim. Budapest, [1922]. Rabbi Nosson Adler. 100 Exemplars.

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Description: Ma'ase Tatutim'. Unique composition: Censure of noted tzaddik and kabalist Rabbi Nosson Adler of Frankfurt A.M. [1742-1800], rebbe of the Chatam Sofer. A few years later, when Rabbi Adler's righteousness became apparent, most copies of the book were destroyed. About 130 years later, a limited edition of about 100 copies were printed, for a very interesting purpose: to demonstrate to community leaders that one should not to refrain from battling about Jewish causes even if it meant opposing even the most elite Torah scholars. This small booklet proved that the leaders of the Frankfurt community dared oppose a Torah giant when they thought that his actions opposed the known Ashkenazic mesorah. Though of course, when it was proven that they were wrong they asked his forgiveness. The original work was written in Frankfurt A.M. in 1790.This is of the later limited edition, published with a preface and comments by the editor, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Greenwald. Budapest [1922].32 pages. 14.5 cm., 'Shistchin press' printed on the title page, apparently referent to Częstochowa where Yaakov Frank, head of the Frankists - a Sabbatean sect - was imprisoned. Only 100 copies were printed. Apparently most copies were destroyed for the same reason that the first edition was destroyed. Especially rare.

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Toldot Yitzchak [Rabbi Yitzchak Karo]. Amsterdam, [1708].

Lot 279: Toldot Yitzchak [Rabbi Yitzchak Karo]. Amsterdam, [1708].

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Description: Maggid Mesharim [Rabbi Yosef Karo]. Amsterdam [1708]. Excellent Condition.1. Toldot Yitzchak. Commentary on the Torah by Rabbi Yitzchak b.r. Yosef Karo, grandfather of Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch and Beit Yosef. Amsterdam, 1708. [2], 136 leaves. 20.5 cm. Approbations from the Amsterdam Rabbis: Rabbi Shlomo Di Olivera and Rabbi Shlomo Ailyion and others. Interesting preface, including the note that the author's family lived in Toledo, Spain, were expelled from Spain and then settled in Turkey.2. Maggid Mesharim. Words spoken by the Maggid - the heavenly angel that regularly revealed himself to Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch. According to the weekly Torah readings. Amsterdam, [1708]. [4], 69, 50-52 leaves. Edited by Shimon b"r Naftali Katz, trustee of the Askenazic community in Amsterdam who proofread the book with a staff of assistants. Approbation by R' Klonymous Jaffe, R' Yitzchak Binga and R' Shlomo Alkavetz. Ethical guidance.Two books bound together. Original, complete parchment binding. A few aging stains. Excellent condition. Two rare books - from the famed grandson and his grandfather.This was printed a few years after the Sabbatean movement stormed Amsterdam. Surprisingly, the community Rabbis permitted the printing of a book regarding heavenly revelations - apparently because of Rabbi Yosef Karo's unique reputation. It was recognized that it was his genius in Torah learning and righteous character that led to the Divine disclosures.

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Zekan Aharon. Krakow, 1930.

Lot 280: Zekan Aharon. Krakow, 1930.

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Description: Zekan Aharon. Novella and elucidations on the Torah by Rabbi Ahron Yosef Koretz of Zablotow, Galicia and New York. Printed in Krakow, 1930.[3], 142 leaves. 24 cm. Approbations from Admorim, Rabbi Meir Yehuda Shapiro of Piotrkow, the Admor of Vishnitz R' Yisrael b"r Baruch Hager of Grossweiden. Special leaf with the approbation of the Admor of Vishnitz. The C.D. of the Bibliogrpahic Project notes that most copies are missing this leaf. Disbound.

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Kreti u-Pleti with Critique by the 'Baruch Ta'am'. Lemberg, 1860. Pedigreed Copy.

Lot 281: Kreti u-Pleti with Critique by the 'Baruch Ta'am'. Lemberg, 1860. Pedigreed Copy.

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Description: Kereti u-Peleti. Profound, comprehensive commentary on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah simanim 1-111. By famed Gaon, Rabbi Yonatan Eibschutz, Rabbi of Altona and Hamburg. Lemberg, 1860.Published by Avraham Yehoshua Druker, who included his grandson's work, titled 'Tiferet Yisrael', on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah, simanim 183-195 on the laws of niddah. Also with the critique of Rabbi Baruch Frenkel-Teumim author of the Baruch Ta'am, which appear here for the first time from manuscript.[1], 90, 14, 9 leaves. 36.6 cm. separate title page for the Tiferet Yisrael.Title page bears the signature and stamp of Rabbi Yechezkel br Moshe Paneth, av"d and Admor in Dej [1870-1929], who writes that he received the book from this father.Leaf 34,1 bears a handwritten comment - perhaps from R' Moshe, father of R' Yechezkel.Blank paper pasted over the author's preface on the title page verso, apparently because it was reprinted on the following page. We have no other explanation for this. Original, simple binding. Aging stains.

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Shem HaGedolim. Leghorn, 1744.

Lot 282: Shem HaGedolim. Leghorn, 1744.

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Description: Shem HaGedolim. Author names, dates and locations, attributes and rabbinical positions in alphabetical order by Rabbi Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai [Chida]. First edition. First section only. Leghorn [1774].131, [1] leaves. 13.8 cm. On leaf 84-128: Chasdei Avot. Commentary on tractate Avot. First edition of this work. [Section two was published there in [1788]. And section three was published in Frankfurt A.M. in [1844].Modern binding. Thin worming marks. - some affecting solitary words.

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Zoharei Chama. Drohobych, [1896]. Pedigreed Copy.

Lot 283: Zoharei Chama. Drohobych, [1896]. Pedigreed Copy.

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Description: Zoharei Chama. Laws and custom of Kiddush HaChama [blessing of the sun] for the 5th of Nissan, [1897], with the blessing itself according to the Chida (Rabbi Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai); Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Chatam Sofer, and Rabbi Chaim HaKohen Rapaport. With 'Darchei Chaim' sources and the 'Sha'arei Binah' commentary with halachic responsa from Rishonim and Achronim and notes. All by Rabbi Yitzchak Singer, of Rava Ruska. Drohobych, [1896]. 32 pages. 18 cm. The title page claims that the customs and laws are printed in Yiddish, though in fact it is all in Hebrew. This copy does not match that which is listed in the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project, according to the copies in the National Library. This one concludes on page 30-[32]: a calculation of Moldot and Tekfuot. The end of the book has one page regarding the nature of various stars. Approbations from: Rabbi Aryeh Leibush Horwoitz of Stira and Rabbi Shalom Mordechai HaKohen of Berzan, Rabbi Yehoshau Pinchas Bambach of Drohobych and Rabbi Elimelech Ashkenazi of Hordonik. Pedigreed Copy: This book belonged to a number of Admo"s of the Paneth of Dej family and others. Admor Rabbi Moshe Paneth served as Admor in Dej from [1885-1903]. He was a grandson of Rabbi Yechezkel Paneth of Nikolsburg, founder of the Paneth dynasty. His penciled signature appears on the blank leaf before the title page. His shamash also wrote on a blank at the end of the book: שייך לאדמו"ר....למרן משה. נאום צבי בן ריבקה .The title page bears the stamp of Rabbi Chaim Yuda Bruin, on top of the stamp of his father-in-law. His father-in-law's stamp appears in the margins of page 30, with another stamp on the blank before the title page: אלימלך פענעט, נשיא הכולל זי"ב וסיולאדי באה"ק בהה"צ מוהרי"י (בן הרב הצדיק יצחק יחיאל, הנ"ל) חופ"ק דעעש", in addition to the stamp of the Menachem Tzion synagogue in Safed. Fine condition.

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Two Books by Rabbi Avraham ben Atar of Mogador, Morocco.[1958,1961].

Lot 284: Two Books by Rabbi Avraham ben Atar of Mogador, Morocco.[1958,1961].

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Description: Shnot Chaim, biography of Rabbi Chaim (br Shlomo) Pinto and his son Rabbi Yehuda Dahan, and his son Rabbi Chaim and his son Moshe (and his son) Chaim Shimon Pinto. Published by Moshe Pinto. Casablanca, 1958. [3] leaves, 24, [1] page, [2] portraits. 23.5 cm. On leaf [2], portrait of R' Chaim b"r Shlomo Pinto and on page 7, a portrait of Chaim Shimon ben Moshe (the publisher), stamp of Moshe Pinto on the title page verso. On page 8-9: '15 attributes of Tehilim'. Copied from the Chida. On page 13-14, regarding Rabbi Kalipha ben Malka. All in Hebrew. Judeo-Arabic in a number of places. From page 19: Section two, Miluim L'Chelka, with two Magen David's at the top of the title page.Derech Chaim. With the above Shnot Chaim translated into Judeo-Arabic, the supplement larger than the primary source, by Chaim Zafraini who added a Judeo-Arabic preface. Regarding mussar, fear of G-d, character, in Judeo-Arabic. Casablanca, at the press of Dovid A. Amar, [1961]. [2], 142 pages. 23.5 cm. 6 Hebrew pages. Pages 80-88 feature Hebrew poems by Rabbi Chaim Pinto. Pages 132-142 are also in Hebrew.

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Ethical Will of Rabbi Yuda Greenwald, S. Wahrl, 1920.

Lot 285: Ethical Will of Rabbi Yuda Greenwald, S. Wahrl, 1920.

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Description: Ethical will of Rabbi Yuda Greenwald, av"d Satmar. S. Wavrl, 1920. Only edition.7 leaves. 21 cm. Romanian censor stamp on title page. Unbound. Fine condition. His brother's son-in-law, Avraham Chanoch Friedman, compiled this ethical will from various sources. The author was Rabbi in Sovotich, Bonihad, Nadi, Suran and Satmar [1849-1920].Refer to : Yitzchak Yosef Kohen, Chachmei Translyania, Jerusalem, 1989, p. 46.

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Urim V'Tumim. Ostrog, 1834.

Lot 286: Urim V'Tumim. Ostrog, 1834.

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Description: Urim V'Tumim. Elucidations on the Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat. Simanim 1-152. By noted Gaon Rabbi Yonatan Eybeschutz, Rabbi of Prague, Metz, Altona and Hamburg. First and second section [he did not write this commentary on any other simanim]. Ostrog, 1835.Section one: [2], 51, 59-156, 169-206 leaves. Section two: [1], 209-242, 256-381, [5] leaves. Large format, 36 cm. With the text of the Shulchan Aruch. Approbations from Chassidic leaders: Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel, the Ohev Yisrael of Apte; Rabbi Efraim Wohl of Saidkolow, and Rabbi Chaim Yaakov (Ashkenazi) of Dubno. Worming marks in leaves 59-66, section 1. Aging marks. Partially on light-blue paper.

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Nishmat Chaim. Amsterdam. [1651].

Lot 287: Nishmat Chaim. Amsterdam. [1651].

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Description: Nishmat Chaim. Immortality of the soul, reincarnation, dybbukim and demons, by Rabbi Menashe ben Yisrael, leader of the Portuguese community. Amsterdam, [1651]. All in Hebrew. First edition.[8], 144, [2] leaves. 18.5 cm. Latin preface, including the author's dedication to King Ferdinand III [1637-1657]. Most copies lack these leaves.The author (1604-1657) was from a family of anusim. His father returned to Judaism and moved from Spain to Amsterdam. Menashe was a noted preacher and printer. He authored many books regarding Judaism in Hebrew, Spanish and Latin. His works were intended to strengthen the Jewish identity of the anusim, and were therefore written in their language.The author was celebrated amongst the gentiles as the greatest Jewish scholar of the time. Because of his great influence, he traveled to England to convince the monarchy to allow the Jews to return to the country after the expulsion of 1290. The book is divided into 'ma'amarim' and 100 chapters. Very fine condition.

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Tanach. Antwerp, [1565]. Miniature.

Lot 288: Tanach. Antwerp, [1565]. Miniature.

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Description: Tanach. Torah, Prophets and Writings. 4 miniature volumes, 11 cm. Antwerp, Christopher Plantin press. [1565].Volume [1]: Pentateuch, and five megillot. 411 [511], [64] leaves. Handwritten chapter and verse numbers. Light blemishes to the title page border.Volume [2]: Early Prophets. Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. [449] leaves. Handwritten title page inserted prior to Kings erroneously stating: Kings Isaiah. Leaves [325-441] small worming marks in blank paper. Many comments in a foreign language; small crowded, marginal and interlinear writing.Volume [3]: Late Prophets. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and The Twelve. [476] leaves. Small worming marks on the first two leaves with blemish to solitary words and the title page border. Leaves [193-253] bear worming marks at their edges. Aging stains.Volume [4]: Writings. Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah, Chronicles. [512] leaves. Individual title page for Proverbs since it was also printed there separately. Abridged title page for Job. Leaves [507 b - 511,a] 'Chart of Haftorot according to all customs'. Leaves [480-504] worming blemishes. All in nice, half-leather bindings within a nice wooden slipcase.

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Tanach, Geneva, [1616-1618]. Miniature. Copy of Shlomo Dubno and Avraham Luntshitz.

Lot 289: Tanach, Geneva, [1616-1618]. Miniature. Copy of Shlomo Dubno and Avraham Luntshitz.

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Description: Miniature Tanach. 10.6 cm. 4 volumes. Geneva, Kafa Ilan press, [1617-1618]. Not paginated. Most of the title pages are detailed [1617], however, Tehilim [Psalms] is dated [1616] and Genesis is dated [1618]. The colophon notes: 'the work was complete in [1618].Volume one: chamisha Chumshei Torah. Includes [513] leaves. Owner notations on the title page of each chumash: Shlomo of Dubno and Avraham Luntshitz. At the end of the volume is an owner signature - in English, dated 1835. He added a list of haftarot for Numbers-Deuteronomy and their location in the Tanach. In most of the book, there is handwritten chapter numbers in Roman numerals. >> Pedigreed Copy: The title page of each chumash bears an owner notation: Shlomo Duno, Avraham of Luntshitz. Shlomo Dubno was noted for his many works [1739-1813], including his eulogy for Rabbi Yaakov Emden, 'Evel Yachid', Berlin [1776]. Avraham Luntshitz was apparently the author of 'Klilat Yofi', Rodelheim [1813].The first volume, leaves [2-4] of Berishit, bear a tear with loss of one word on the bottom right. The books of the second volume were bound out of order. It has more leaves than that listed by the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book. Tear to the bottom of leaf [158], blemish to a section of the bottom 4 lines - which have been supplied by a reproduction. The leaves of Joshua-Judges are slightly rubbed on the bottom of the leaves.The third volume features the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and The Twelve [!]. Usage and aging marks at the beginning and end.Volume four features the books of Daniel, Ezra [and Nehemiah], Psalms [whose title page erroneously lists Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and song of Songs], Proverbs, five megillot, Job, and Chronicles. In Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah, many leaves were printed on an angl!. Daniel [leaves 7-9] are partially glued together. Aging and usage marks. Index of the chapters at the beginning of Psalms. Chronicles includes [155] leaves and not the [159] listed by the Bibliography - though, apparently nothing is missing. All the volumes are preserved within an impressive wood slipcase. Impressive copy.>> The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book and the National Library do not mention the date [1616] on Psalms, and therefore the Tanach is dated [1617-1618].

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Beit Avot. Berlin, [1889]. Family of the Gaon of Vilna.

Lot 290: Beit Avot. Berlin, [1889]. Family of the Gaon of Vilna.

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Description: Commentary on tractate Avot [with text] by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Herschman, av"d of Neustadt, grandson of Rabbi Avraham, brother of the GR"A of Vilna. Published by his son, Shmuel Yitzchak of Hamburg. Berlin, [1889]. XX pages, 156 leaves. 25 cm. Enthusiastic approbations from Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spector of Kovno and others.Interesting, historic preface; the publisher relates that Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, rosh yeshiva of Volozhin was his father's mesader kiddushin, and that Rabbi Chaim said that Rabbi Yaakov Lasdiner, the author's grandfather, was the founder and primary supporter of the Volozhin Yeshiva. Includes interesting letters. >>> Includes Divrei Torah heard from the GRA on Pirkei Avot and more that were passed down within the family for generations. Original, printed paper jacket. Without a hard cover. Only edition. Very rare.

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Zohar Yerushalayim. [1884]. Bereishit.

Lot 291: Zohar Yerushalayim. [1884]. Bereishit.

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Description: Sefer HaZohar on the Torah from Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. With the 'Dvash L'Fi' commentary of Rabbi Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai, the Chida. Section one. Genesis. Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak press, [1844].20 cm. [6], 252, 2-19 leaves. Approbations from Rabbi Avraham Chaim Gegin, the 'Rishon L'Tzion'. Two title pages. Here only Bereishis. From leaf 5,b, at the end, 'new articles not included in the Mantua print'. A few usage stains. Early owner writing on title page. The first title page mentions that the book was printed with funds from Moses and Judith [Montefiore].

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Chut HaMeshulash. Rabbi Yisrael Salanter and Family. Jerusalem, [1904].

Lot 292: Chut HaMeshulash. Rabbi Yisrael Salanter and Family. Jerusalem, [1904].

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Description: Chut HaMeshulash, Novella on sugyot and halacha, copied from manuscripts of noted gaon, Rabbi Yisrael Salanter, founder of the Mussar movement (1810-1883), and from that of his father Rabbi Zev Wolf av"d in Goldingen and Telz, and his son Rabbi Yitzchak av"d in Yanova, and Parshinitz. Copied by Rabbi Chaim Yehoshua Ben-Tzion Kosovsky. Jerusalem, [1904].22 cm. [3], 35 leaves. Approbations from Rabbi Eliyahu Dovid Rabinowitz-Teumim (Aderet) and Rabbi Shmuel Salant. With the text of the manuscript and the copier's commentary. Includes Rabbi Yisrael Salanter's preface to the HaTevuna journal that he published in [1862] and his and his family's Torah novella. Original, loose binding. Very rare.

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Hadrat Melech. Amsterdam, [1766].

Lot 293: Hadrat Melech. Amsterdam, [1766].

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Description: Hadrat Melech. Commentary on the book of Zohar. Primarily according to the words of Rabbi Chaim Vital in his Etz Chaim and according to other kabalists. By noted kabalist Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo Rabbi in London, [born in Morocco and died in London 1780]. Amsterdam, [1766]. [4], 116 leaves. 19 cm. The second section of this book was published in London [1773]. This first section was printed in Amsterdam. Approbations by Rabbi Shaul Levenstam, the 'Binyan Ariel' and his brother-in-law Rabbi Shaul [b"r Yitzchak] Halevi, both of Amsterda1m. Aging stains. Very fine condition.

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Sefer HaShlamot L'Sifrei Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo. London, [1770-1773].

Lot 294: Sefer HaShlamot L'Sifrei Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo. London, [1770-1773].

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Description: Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo was born in Marrakesh, Morocco and later moved to London where he passed away in [1780]. He was a prominent kabalist. He wrote commentaries and proofread the Zohar, Tikunei Zohar, Idra Raba Zuta and Safra D'Tzniuta. His works include, Mikdash Melech, Hadrat Melech and Kisei Melech [some are featured in this catalogue]. His books were printed in Amsterdam, between 1750 - 1769.In [1770] he moved to London, where he printed this book - primarily supplements to his previous works. They were apparently printed as separate booklets, some without title pages. Printed in London over a three year period [1770-1773].The pagination in these booklets, follow those of his works that were printed in Amsterdam. Found here:Leaves 138-157: continuation of Hadrat Melech. Printed without a title page. London, 1770, printed at the top of the title page.Leaves [1], 178 -206: titled 'Pnei Melech', separate title page. Commentary on the Idrot Zuta and Raba. London, 1773.Leaves 219-244: titled 'Kavod Melech'. Printed without a title page. These leaves feature a commentary on the Tikunei HaZohar, based on Rabbi Chaim Vital's, Eitz HaChaim.Leaves 127-132: supplements to 'Kisei Melech'. Printed without a title page.Leaves 158-160, printed without a title page: supplements and errata to the Zohar, Genesis-Leviticus.Leaf 161: index to essays in Hadrat Melech, Pnei Melech, and Kavod Melech.This book, printed as separate booklets, is very rare. According to the copy listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, this copy is missing leaves 158-177, 207-218, which are found in the listed copy.138-157, [1], 178-206, 219-244, 127-132, 158-161 leaves. 21 cm. Not bound. Very fine condition.

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Sefer HaTanya. Lubavitch. Tel Aviv, [1943]. The First Book of Tanya Printed in Eretz Yisrael.

Lot 295: Sefer HaTanya. Lubavitch. Tel Aviv, [1943]. The First Book of Tanya Printed in Eretz Yisrael.

Description: Likutei Amarim, with the Iggeret Teshuva and Iggeret HaKodesh. The Tanya, authored by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Printed in Tel Aviv, as printed in Vilna during the war. [1943].[2], 2-163. 16 cm. Fine condition. Original, slightly broken binding.The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book lists a copy from the library of R' Yehoshua Mondshine with additional words on the title page. This copy also features those extra words, like that variant copy.This was the first time in the history of chassidut that the Tanya was printed in Eretz Yisrael! Very rare in such complete condition.

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Ayelet HaShachar. Mantua, [1724].

Lot 296: Ayelet HaShachar. Mantua, [1724].

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Description: Ayelet HaShachar. Order of learning, prayers, kinot and slichot along with hymns authored by the Rabach - Rabbi Binymain HaKohen Vitale. Edited by Rabbi Mihalel ben Menachem Yitzchak Levi. Mantua, [1724].176, [1] leaves. 16.5 cm. year of print according to preface of printer, Refael Chaim of Italy. Preface by kabalist Rabbi Binyamin HaKohen, author of Eit HaZamir and his son-in-law Rabbi Yeshaya Bassan [famed rebbe of the Ramchal]. Most hymns and poems in book by Chananya Elyakim Rieti. A few usage marks. Very fine condition. Original, leather binding.

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Panim Masbirot, [Berlin?], [1715].

Lot 297: Panim Masbirot, [Berlin?], [1715].

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Description: Panim Masbirot. Admonition not to rule against the Shulchan Aruch, authored by Rabbi Yechzkiya Yehoshua Feivel Frankel - Teumim, av"d in Pramisla and the Galil. [Berlin?], [1715]. Primarily opposes the rulings of Gaon Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt, noted author of Panim Meirot, which was printed that year [1715] in Amsterdam.[8] leaves. 17.1 cm. Printed without title page. Author name and year of print from colophon. Leaves [7-8] are blemished, and have been supplied by reproduction. Letters at the end of other leaves[ 1-2 and 6] were also supplied by reproduction. Only edition. Especially rare.

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Alon Bachot. Eulogy for Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin. [1899].

Lot 298: Alon Bachot. Eulogy for Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin. [1899].

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Description: Alon Bachot. Eulogy for Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Leib Diskin [1816-1898], on his first yartzheit, by Rabbi Yaakov Orenstein. Jerusalem, [1899].24 leaves. 13.5 cm. Rabbi Diskin was one of the most prominent Torah personalities of his generation. He served as Rabbi in five communities, lastly in Brisk, and moved to Jerusalem in 1887. He sharply opposed any deviation from the path of traditional Judaism, loyal to Torah and yiras Shamayim. He was the leader of the yishuv hayashan in Jerusalem. The lifestyle that he led in Jerusalem directed the path of the 'yishuv hayashan' until today.He founded the famed Jerusalem orphanage that still operates today and other educational institutions. Unbound booklet. Very fine condition. Very rare.

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Oneg Shabbat. Kabala. Russia-Poland. C. 1800.

Lot 299: Oneg Shabbat. Kabala. Russia-Poland. C. 1800.

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Description: Primarily Kabalistic matters related to Shabbat. Shabbat laws and customs and elucidation of the Shabbat prayers, all according to kabala. [Russia-Poland], [c. 1800].[28] leaves. 16.5 cm. Unbound. Worming blemishes affecting letters. Light worming mark on leaf [5]. Very rare.

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Kisei Melech. Amsterdam, [1769].

Lot 300: Kisei Melech. Amsterdam, [1769].

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Description: Kisei Melech. Commentary on Tikunei HaZohar according to the Arizal and his disciple Rabbi Chaim Vital by Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo. Amsterdam, [1769]. Approbations from Rabbi Shaul [Levenstam] av"d of the Ashkenazic community in Amsterdam. Rabbi Yisrael Meshuelm Zalman [son of Rabbi Yaakov Emden], London and Rabbi Yissacher Abulafia, Tiberias. Many, brief handwritten comments in the book.[4], 128 leaves. 19.8 cm. The top section of leaf 94 is torn horizontally, upper section of leaf 96 is torn the torn piece is severed from the book - but is there. One line was cropped on leaf 127 (by the original printer).Owner stamp on the flyleaf. Leaf [4] at the beginning of the book features the printer's device of Leib Zusmansh. Aging stains.

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Magen David. Amsterdam, [1713].

Lot 301: Magen David. Amsterdam, [1713].

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Description: Magen David. Elucidation of the aleph-beit letters according to Kabala. By Rabbi Dovid Ibn Zimra [Radvaz]. Edited by Rabbi Moshe Chagiz with his preface. Amsterdam, [1713].[4], 52 leaves. 19.1 cm. Refer to Meir Binyahu, 'Books published by Rabbi Moshe Chagiz and books that he published', Alei Sefer, 2, 1976, p. 154-160 - regarding this work. Aging stains. Rebound. First edition.

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