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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

(549 Lots)

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions


549 lots | 546 with images

January 15, 2013

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Tikunei HaZohar. Constantinople, [1740].

Lot 302: Tikunei HaZohar. Constantinople, [1740].

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Description: Tikunei HaZohar. Seventy tikunim, commentaries and secrets on the word 'Bereishit'. Constantinople, [1740].[4], 160 leaves. 21 cm. Approbations by the Constantinople Rabbis. Published according to the edition of [1719] which was edited by Rabbi Chaim Alfandariand published according to a copy of the Tikunei HaZohar from the Arizal's manuscript. With comment by Rabbi Chaim and Shmuel Vital with the annotations of Rabbi Yaakov Tzemach.With eleven tikunim from the 'Zohar Chadash' and 'a few rules from the kabalistic wisdom of the Arizal'. The approbations are also from the aforementioned edition. Aging stains. Small worming marks - some in the letters. Leaf 122 has a tear without loss. Rebound. Sources, other versions and short comments on the sides of the page. The Constantinople edition is prominent. Overall nice copy.

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Sha'arei Rachamim. Jerusalem, [1881]. Pedigreed Copy.

Lot 303: Sha'arei Rachamim. Jerusalem, [1881]. Pedigreed Copy.

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Description: Sha'arei Rachamim. Responsa on the four turim by Rabbi Rachamim Yosef Franco, Rabbi of Hebron. Jerusalem, [1881].[3], 25; 34; 45, [2], 46-50; 87 leaves. 32 cm. With indexes summarizing each response. List of donors on the last page according to their communities and names, in Tunisia and Algeria.Owner stamp on title page: רב יוסף ארוואץ, Rabbi of the Sephardic community of Jaffe from [1903]. Approbations of Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazi ztz"l - previous Rishon L'Tzion. Rabbi Shmuel Salant, Rabbi Refael Meir Panigel - the present Rishon L'Tzion, and Rabbi Refael Yitzchak Yisrael Morodos, the author's father-in-law. [Sh. Halevi.]

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Yismach Lev. Jerusalem, [1878].

Lot 304: Yismach Lev. Jerusalem, [1878].

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Description: Yismach Lev. Responsa on all four sections of the Shulchan Aruch by Rabbi Shalom Mosh Chai b"r Chaim Avraham Gegin. Jerusalem, [1878]Includes ten of his father's responsa. Approbation from the Rishon L'Tzion Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazi. Poem in honor of Moses Montefiore upon his visit to Jerusalem in [1875]. Responsa from sages of the time, specifically the Rishon L'Tzion, the aforementioned Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazi.In the section on Choshen Mishpat leaves 38-50, the author critiques the Pnei Yitzchak work of the Rabbi of Damascus, Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia. Rabbi Abulafia then responded to the critique in his Lev Nishbar, Izmir 1878.[2], 18; 43; 46; 24, 26-98 leaves. 12, [28] pages. 35 cm. Aging stains. Solitary worming marks. Rebound.Regarding the polemic refer to Harel, 'The influence of the books Pnei Yitzchak, Yismach Lev, Lev Nishbar and the battle surrounding the Damascus Rabbinate'. Asufot, 11, 1998, p. 223-229.

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Ba Yeshua V'Nechama. Wilhermsdorf. [c. 1738.

Lot 305: Ba Yeshua V'Nechama. Wilhermsdorf. [c. 1738.

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Description: Ba Yeshua V'Nechama'. Commentaries on the Chamisha Chumshei Torah by Rabbi Yeshaya b"r Tzvi Hirsh Segal Halevi of Wallin. [Wilhermsdorf] at the press of Tzvi Hersh ben Chaim of Furth. [c. 1738].[1], 19 leaves. 32 cm. Aging and usage marks. Worming marks to solitary words. Title page in a decorative border.Very rare book. The author traveled to Wilhermsdorf with his novella and important approbations to print his work, but died before it was printed. His manuscripts and the approbations were lost. The printer managed to find some of the manuscripts from which he printed a few copies without approbations or any information about the author. The printer writes in the preface that he printed the work for the merit of the author's soul, apparently without payment. Only 19 leaves were printed. The book is completely unknown. Its title refers to the tragedy.

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Meir Nativ. Basle, [1581].

Lot 306: Meir Nativ. Basle, [1581].

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Description: Meir Nativ. Hebrew concordance in alphabetical order, according to the word roots and their source in Tanach. By Rabbi Yitzchak ben Klonymous Nosson. Basle, [1581].[400] leaves. 37 cm. Revised edition. The names of the parshiot and the numbering of the verses have been revised, and a number of verses were added or omitted, many words were added and the sources were corrected. Printer Froben's printers device on the title page. 4 columns to a page.The last 8 leaves bear worming marks in the blank margins. Very small worming marks scattered in the book. On the last leaf, in the author's conclusion and colophon, light blemishes to a number of words, including the date when the printing finished.

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Arba Turim. Berlin, [1702]. Many Glosses.

Lot 307: Arba Turim. Berlin, [1702]. Many Glosses.

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Description: Arba Turim' with the Beit Yosef of Rabbi Yosef Karo and the Darchei Moshe of Rabbi Moshe Isserless, on all four 'Turim'. Four sections. Berlin, [1702].38 cm. Seven approbations, including one from Rabbi Avraham Broyde, Rabbi Dovid Oppenheim, Rabbi Naftali HaKohen Katz. Many important handwritten comments.Generally fine condition. Solitary leaves bear blemishes of varying significance. All sections have a few usage and time stains. Very important edition of the Arba Turim.

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Ma'ase Rokeach. Venice, [1742-3].

Lot 308: Ma'ase Rokeach. Venice, [1742-3].

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Description: Ma'ase Rokeach. Commentary on the Mishna Torah L'Ramabam. First section. Mada, Ahava, Zemanim, by Rabbi Massoud Chai Rokeach, prominent Tripoli sage. Printed in Venice, [1742-3].[8], 286 leaves. 30.6 cm. Approbations from Venetian Rabbis: Rabbi Yitzchak Pacifico .Rabbi Shlomo Mintz, Rabbi Shlomo Altaras, Rabbi Nissim Dovid HaKohen, and others. Leaves 3-8: Novella on the Rambam from his son Avraham and 'a compilation of novella on the Rambam' from early gaonim, primarily regarding Shabbat. All novella from manuscripts. The author of the compilation was a disciple of the Rambam, Rabbi Yaakov Amashti.Refer to Y Ta-Shma, Shnaton HaMishpat HaIvri, 14-15, 1988-1989, p. 300-301.Only section one from the four that were published. This is the only one printed in Venice. The other three were printed in other locations. A few worming marks, primarily in the blank page. Leaf 23 bears a small hole, blemishing a few words. Artistic title page border. Owner signature on title page and last leaf.

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Knesset HaGedola. Izmir, [1731]. Handwritten Glosses.

Lot 309: Knesset HaGedola. Izmir, [1731]. Handwritten Glosses.

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Description: Knesset HaGedola. Even HaEzer by Rabbi Chaim Benveniste [Constantinople- Izmir 1603-1673]. Izmir, [1731].[2], 220 leaves. 32 cm. Section five of six sections. This book features the responses of the Rishonim and Achronim, including some from manuscript, the author analyzes their words.Many worming marks, mostly on blank spaces, a minority within the words. The book itself is impressive and in fine condition. Rebound.>> 14 handwritten comments throughout the book.

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Ateret Eliyahu. Furth, [1776].

Lot 310: Ateret Eliyahu. Furth, [1776].

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Description: Ateret Eliyahu. Elucidations and novella on tractates Zevachim, Minachot and Temura and on the Tosefta on tractate Zevachim by Eliyahu z"k. Shidlow. Furth, 1776.48 leaves. 20 cm. Ten approbations, including one from Rabbi Yosef of Steinhardt, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Auerbach of Broyde, Worms and more. A few aging and usage marks. Nice copy. Only edition.

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Ohel Moed. Venice, [1548].

Lot 311: Ohel Moed. Venice, [1548].

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Description: Ohel Moed. Study on synonyms etc. Arranged in alphabetical order according to the primary word. With sources from Biblical verses. Index at the conclusion. By Shlomo ben Avraham of Ovino. Venice, [1548].[2], 218 leaf. 17 cm. Aging stains on a few leaves.

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Yad Rama. Salonica. [1798].

Lot 312: Yad Rama. Salonica. [1798].

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Description: Yad Rama, novella on tractate Sanhedrin by Rabbi Meir HaLevi Abulafia, published by Yechiel Yaakov Elyakim. Salonica, [1798].[2], 110 leaves. 29 cm. The editor, Rabbi Yechial Yaakov Elyakim printed his own comments and critique in the margins. Many small worming marks, blemishing the text. Leaf 30 bears a small tear in the text. Rebound. Generally, nice condition. First edition.The author, Rabbi Meir Abulafia lived around 1170-1244. He was a prominent Spanish sage. He died and was buried in Toledo.

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Shayarei Knesset HaGedola. Izmir, [1671].

Lot 313: Shayarei Knesset HaGedola. Izmir, [1671].

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Description: Shayarei Knesset HaGedola. Section Orach Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Benveniste, as a supplement to his six sectioned work, Knesset HaGedola, that was published between [1657-1734], with a collection of much halacha from works by rishonim and achronim, on all sections of the Shulchan Aruch and more. Izmir, [1671].[2], 156 leaves. 29 cm. Approbations from Rabbi Avrohom de Boton [Lechem Mishna] and others. From leaf 139 through 156: 'sugyot in the Talmud, terminology of Rashi, Tosfot and Rambam, rules of the Talmud, terminology of Rashi, Ramban and more.Other sections were printed many years later in different cities. Many small worming marks, affecting the text. Aging and usage stains. Nine handwritten comments in various places throughout the book.

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Machzik Beracha. Leghorn, [1785].

Lot 314: Machzik Beracha. Leghorn, [1785].

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Description: Machzik Beracha on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim and Yoreh Deah. With gaonic novella from manuscripts. By Rabbi Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai [Chida] and a short supplement to his Rosh Dovid work. Leghorn, [1785].This book adds novella to his noted works, Birchei Yosef and Shiuri Beracha. First edition. [1], 136, 114 leaves. 18 cm. Two sections, complete. Aging and usage stains. Rebound.

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Mareh Kohen. Frankfurt A.M. [1776].

Lot 315: Mareh Kohen. Frankfurt A.M. [1776].

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Description: Mareh Kohen. Elucidations and novella on tractate Zevachim, elucidating the rulings of the Rambam and a discussion of his commentators, by Rabbi Yehuda Cohen of Lissa. Frankfurt A.M., [1776].[4], 81 leaves. 21.2 cm. Nine approbations including: Rabbi Shaul [Levenstam], Rabbi of the Ashkenazic community of Amsterdam; Rabbi Shlomo Shalem, Rabbi of the Sephardic community of Amsterdam and Rabbi Yosef Teumim of Lemberg (noted author of Pri Megadim). The approbation notes that the author is a descendant of Rabbi Yonah Nachum Katz, brother of the Shach, author of the Sifsei Kohen on Shulchan Aruch. Six handwritten glosses in the book.Right hand binding is loose. Small worming blemishes to a few leaves, affecting words. Only edition.

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Bigdei Aharon. Frankfurt A.M., [1710].

Lot 316: Bigdei Aharon. Frankfurt A.M., [1710].

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Description: Bigdei Aharon. Homilies on the Chamisha Chumshei Torah 'by Rabbi Ahron Teumim hy"d, whose Torah light lit Worms, and Krakow, son of Rabbi Moshe Teumim ztz"l'. Printed by Rabbi Aryeh Yehuda Leib Teumim, the author's son, judge in Frankfurt A.M, with his own novella. The title page notes 'section one', however no other sections were printed. Frankfurt A.M., [1710]. Only edition.[2], 40; 21 [should say:19]; 20; 15; 11 [should say 18] leaves. 30.5 cm. Colophon: Finished on the eve of Yom Kippur, [1710]. Approbation from Rabbi Naftali HaKohen Katz of Frankfurt A.M., Rabbi Dovid Oppenheim of Prague and others. Worming marks, primarily in blank spaces. Tears in solitary leaves, without loss. A few aging and usage stains. Three decorations to the first two leaves. Rebound.The author was killed in sanctification of Hashem's name during the Chelminiski Massacre in [1690].The title page is noted for its rich illustrations. All woodcut engravings with the artist's initials.

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Commentary on Sefer Mitzvot Hagadol. Venice (1605). Approbation from Rabbi Shmuel Edeles - the MaHaRSHA!

Lot 317: Commentary on Sefer Mitzvot Hagadol. Venice (1605). Approbation from Rabbi Shmuel Edeles - the MaHaRSHA!

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Description: Commentary on 'mitzvot lo taaseeh' [negative commandments] in the book 'Mitzvot Hagadol.' By Rabbi Yosef, son of the holy Rabbi Moshe Kremenets. Venice (1605).76 pages 18 cm. Slight stains on the first few pages. Antique binding with simple reinforcements on the spine.A rare approbation at the beginning of the book signed by leading rabbis. The most famous among them, Rabbi Mordechai Yafe, 'Ba'al Halevoshim', and Rabbi Shmuel Edeles, the 'MaHaRSHA.' In his introduction, the author states that he did not write anything original, rather he wrote what he acquired in his youth from his great teachers, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen, Rabbi Yisrael son of Shachna from Lublin, Rabbi Moshe Isserles, the Rama, and a small amount of explanations from his teacher, Rabbi Mordush (nickname for Mordechai), whom he learned under in Austria. Antique owner's signature at the head of the title-page:

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Reishit Daat. Vienna (1583)

Lot 318: Reishit Daat. Vienna (1583)

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Description: Discourses on method of investigation, matters of belief, sayings of Chazal, midrashic explanations. By Rabbi Moshe Albelda, from the scholars of Salonika. Vienna (1583). Single edition.243 pages 19.6 cm excellent condition, elegant binding.Rare copy, introduction from the printer, Porintz, on the other side of the title-page, including words of blessing to his child's in-law, the clever Rabbi Gintel son of Shabtai Meazza, who assisted with the printing. In most of the known copies, no such words of blessing are found in the introduction. In the center of the title-page and on page 230 is an elegant sketch of three crowns. These crowns are the symbol of the famous printer, Bragadin.The author passed away at a young age [1520], during his tenure as rabbi of important communities in Turkey. His son published four of his books posthumously. This book is the first of them.

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Ben Shmuel. Mantova (1622)

Lot 319: Ben Shmuel. Mantova (1622)

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Description: Thirty discourses for special Shabbatot, holidays and times of rejoicing. By Rabbi Shmuel Di Medina 'Maharashdam.' Mantova (1522) Single printing.2, 125 pages. 19 cm. There is an index for Psalms on the last page, which the author explained in his discourses. Minor moth signs and water stains, new semi-leather binding with an elegant spine.The author Rabbi Shmuel Di Medina (1506-1589) from the great scholars of Salonika, a contemporary of Rabbi Yosef Cairo, a student of Rabbi Yosef Taitaczak and Rabbi Levi Ben-Haviv, 'MaHaralbach.'He's known to the world by the name of his responsa that were published as "Shut Maharashdam,' on the four sections of the 'Tur.' This book of discourses is rare.

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Toldot Yitchak. Cracow (1583)

Lot 320: Toldot Yitchak. Cracow (1583)

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Description: Commentary on entire Chumash. By Rabbi Yitzchak Caro. Cracow (1583). By the famous publisher Rabbi Yitzchak of Prostiz. First edition.[1], 80, [1] leaves 27 cm, new semi-leather binding. Title-page with decorated border interlaced with human faces on all sides of the border. Drawing of akeidat Yitzchak on top part of page (a hint to the author's name). Damage to the margins, expertly restored, as well as damage on some of the last pages. Ancient owner's signature on the title-page and last page.There is disagreement concerning the familial connection between the author and Rabbi Yosef Caro. The title-page bears the inscription, "Grandfather of the complete scholar and pious Rabbi Yosef Cairo from Sefad in the Upper Galilee," but there are those who claim he was his uncle.The author served as a Rabbi in Toledo in Spain and Lisbon in Portugal during the generation of the expulsion. Afterward, he lived in Turkey and from there left for Damascus with the intention of settling in Israel. It is unclear whether he was laid to rest in Damascus or Sefad.

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Mekor Chaim. Mantova (1559)

Lot 321: Mekor Chaim. Mantova (1559)

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Description: Commentary on Torah on study methods. With many explanations on the commentary of Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra, on the Torah. The author deals with the reasoning behind mitzvot, as explained by the Rambam in his book, The Guide for the Perplexed. By Rabbi Shmuel Tzartza, nicknamed Ibn Sina. Mantova 1559. First edition.130 pages 27 cm. New binding. Moth holes, mostly in the margins. On the title-page verso, a father writes about his son's birth in the year 1625 in Ashkenazi script. Dedication on pages 6-7 in Spanish script: "קודש למדרשו של שם, חיים עד העולם..." and it is not known to which Rabbi the author is hinting with the word 'Chaim.' On the title page, additional ancient owner signatures. In the introduction a censorship alteration was make and there are differences between various copies.The author was of the scholars of Valencia, Spain at the end of the 14th -beginning of the 15th century.

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Leil Rosh Hashanah.

Lot 322: Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Leil Rosh Hashanah.

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Description: Aristocratic copy. Admors of the Kosov dynasty.Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Leil Rosh Hashanah in large beautiful letters. Chernovitz (1850). 192 leaves. 21 cm. Moth signs and a few stickers. The following stamps on the title page,1. Moshe Hager from Seret. Image of a lion in the center of the stamp. Additional stamp משה בהרב הצדיק מק"ק סעריד. Rabbi Moshe Hager of Seret was the son of the Admor Rabbi Simcha, head of the rabbinical court of Radovitch, brother of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vizhnitz, son of Rabbi Chaim of Kosov, who was the son of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kosov.He was born c. 1840. From 1873 he was the Rabbi and Chassidic Rebbe in Radovitch, in 1897 he moved to Israel, settled in Haifa, and then settled in Sefad where he remained until his passing on Rosh Chodesh Kislev 1901. He was buried not far from the gravesite of the Ari. His Torah is found in the book, "Vayikach Moshe" (Munkacs 1906).2. Yisrael Hager, son of the abovementioned Admor, Rabbi Moshe Hager. Was part of the Radovitch community. This stamp appears as well on pages: 32, 75, 132, 150, 184, 192. He filled his father's position as Rebbe of Radovitch and as Admor there. He was born in 1876, and filled his father's position. In 1913, he emigrated to the United States, and established his Beit Midrash there. He passed away in 1940.

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Eshel Avraham. Butshatsh, 1906. Critique by Rabbi Meir Arik.

Lot 323: Eshel Avraham. Butshatsh, 1906. Critique by Rabbi Meir Arik.

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Description: Halachic rulings on the laws of Orach Chaim by Rabbi Avraham Dovid Warman, av"d of Butshatsh. Butshatsh.-1906. Second, expanded edition. [2], 96 leaves. 25 cm. Fine condition. Owner stamp. Approbation of Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Schwardron and Rabbi Meir Arik. Concludes with: Ha'arot [critique] by Rabbi Meir Arik who served as Rabbi of Yazlawitz at the time. 'Eshel Avraham is a fundamental work of halachic literature. Only edition

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Shvilei Dovid V'Yehuda. Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak, [1865].

Lot 324: Shvilei Dovid V'Yehuda. Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak, [1865].

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Description: Shvilei Dovid on Shulchan Aruch - Choshen Mishpat. By Rabbi Dovid Yehuda Zilberstein of Banyhad (1820-1884). Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak press. 1863.Authored by a prominent Hungarian Rabbi, disciple of the Chatam Sofer. who moved to Eretz Yisrael and lived there for a few years.31 cm. [1], [100] leaves. Very fine condition. Original, colored binding. Owner notations. Sh. Halevi 116.

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Limud Aruch. On Tractates Berachot, Shabbat, Rosh Hashana. 1868-1890.

Lot 325: Limud Aruch. On Tractates Berachot, Shabbat, Rosh Hashana. 1868-1890.

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Description: Limud Aruch. Compilation of commentaries from the Sefer HaAruch of Rabbi Nosson of Rome, in the order of Talmudic tractates. Many approbations from prominent Torah scholars including Rabbi Yosef Shaul Notenhausen, Rabbi Yaakov Ettlinger and others.Rabbi Shlomo Bamberger, son of Rabbi Yitzchak Dov of Wurzburg made this arrangement according to the tractates. Here are:Tractate Berachot: Frankfurt A.M., 1872. 7 pages, 36 leaves.Tractate Shabbat: Furth, 1868. 4, 138, [2] leaves.Tractate Rosh Hashana. Magentza [Mainz], 1890. [4], 90, [2] pages. 20 cm. 3 volumes bound together. Excellent condition. Only edition.

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Shoresh Yosef. Amsterdam,1730.

Lot 326: Shoresh Yosef. Amsterdam,1730.

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Description: Shoresh Yosef. Unique work dealing with the Talmudic concept 'Migu. Authored by Rabbi Yosef Moshe Breslau (1691-1752) who served as av"d in Krefeld, Germany. He was the son-in-law of Rabbi Avraham Broyde of Frankfurt. Amsterdam, 1730. Only edition.[2],32 leaves.22 cm. Very fine condition. Unbound. Antique owner signatures, all from one family. At the top of the title page: ע"פ הגרול לחלק ירושה של אבינו ז"ל, הקטן משה בן הרב חיים ממאסבאך. Followed by שייך ל...חיים ב"כ אליעזר כאן מאסבאך.

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Rishon L'Tzion. Rabbi Chaim ben Attar. Polonnoye, [1804].

Lot 327: Rishon L'Tzion. Rabbi Chaim ben Attar. Polonnoye, [1804].

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Description: Work of Rabbi Chaim ben Atar, the Ohr HaChaim, on the books of Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Isaiah, and proverbs. Polonnoye,[1804]. Printed in two sections; one section with above books of prophets, and the second section with a commentary on Proverbs with its own title page. Prominent Chassidic approbations of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov and Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach of Polonnoye from [1809]!37-41, 19-34, 13-18, 11 leaves. This was one of the last approbations written by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak.Tear in the bottom corner margin of leaf 9, without loss of text. Wide margins. Old pencil scribbles. Rebound in a beautiful colored, marbled paper binding.

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Bnei Naftali. Books by Rabbi Naftali Sofer. Pressburg, 1867-1876.

Lot 328: Bnei Naftali. Books by Rabbi Naftali Sofer. Pressburg, 1867-1876.

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Description: Books by Rabbi Naftali Sofer (1819-1899). He was born in Pressburg and circumcised by the Chatam Sofer. He later served as Rabbi in Patsi Neiudarf. He authored many books of homiletics. He printed his books without title pages, only with paper jackets. Therefore this volume features only the title page of 'Bnei Naftali'.1.'Bnei Naftali'. Pressburg,1866. Approbation from Rabbi Chaim of Sanz. Stamps of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Friedman and Rabbi Yitzchak Kunstat.2. 'Bnei Naftali'- Beit Efraim'. Pressburg,1872. 3. Gvul Bnei Naftali. Munkacs,1876.Three books bound together. 25cm. Three important books of homiletics from a prominent disciple of the Chatam Sofer. Refer to Kinstlicher, ' Hachatam Sofer V'Talmidav' p. 382-384.

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Ginzei Yosef. Deva 1930.

Lot 329: Ginzei Yosef. Deva 1930.

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Description: Ginzei Yosef. Responsa and pilpulim of Rabbi Yosef Shwartz (1875-1944), Rabbi Grosswardein. Rabbi Schwartz wrote and edited many books on various subjects. This book features the responsa of his father, Rabbi Naftali Schwarts; his father-in-law, Rabbi Eliezer Deutch; and his teacher, Rabbi Yaakov Tenenbaum. He added his comments to the responsa. Deva, 1930.[16],344 pages. 23cm. Preserved well. The book was owned by Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Friednan, author of Otzar HaRabbanim. Only edition. Very rare.All books printed in Deva are very rare. Only 24 books were printed there in the years prior to the Second World War.

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Beit HaBechira on the laws of Ritual Slaughter. Przemysl, 1906. With the Approbation of the Maharsham of Berzhan. Unknown.

Lot 330: Beit HaBechira on the laws of Ritual Slaughter. Przemysl, 1906. With the Approbation of the Maharsham of Berzhan. Unknown.

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Description: Printed according to the Instructions of the Admor of Belz .Beit HaBechira al Hilchot Shechita. Rabbi Efraim Loewe, the author, introduced the necessity of checking all possible treifot when slaughtering a sick animal(usually only the lungs are inspected). Approbation from Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Schwadron (Maharsham) of Berzhan on the title page verso. In his approbation, the Maharsham writes that 'it is necessary to be careful and check...also the windpipe, intestines and kidneys... when an animal is ill'. The author writes that he printed this book as per the instructions of Admor Rabbi Yissacher Dov of Belz. Przemysl, [1906]. 16 leaves. Fine condition. >>This copy features a unique addition. One year after the book was printed, the Maharsham added another letter. 'since it was said... that I wrote only in regards to a strict measure...it is not so... it is incumbent on every slaughterer to follow this matter'. This leaf was printed about a year later, and is not included in other known copies, Not listed by the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project. [Bound with:Igra D'shmatata on the Talmud. Munkacs, 1906. 44 leaves. Preserved well. Dismantling binding.]

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Eitz Pri. Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spector. Vilna, [1881].

Lot 331: Eitz Pri. Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spector. Vilna, [1881].

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Description: Appeal from two prominent Rabbis, Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanon Spector famed Rabbi of Konovo and Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. Call to support Torah scholars by Rabbi Yisrael. Lengthy article from the Chofetz Chaim shlit"a. Iggerert HaMussar of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter shlit"a. Along with the Eitz Pri essay by Rabbi Yitzchac Elchanon Spector Shlit"a. Printed in Vilna, [1881].>> According to tradition, this was edited by Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the Alter of Slobodka. Very fine condition. A number of title pages. Very important work. First edition.

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Torat HaRe

Lot 332: Torat HaRe"m ; Shu"t HaRe"m. Lemberg, 1897.

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Description: Homilies on the Torah, novella on the Talmud and Halachic teshuvot, by Rabbi Alexander Sender Margoliot, chief justice in Satinev. Lemberg , 1897-1898. [4], 80 leaves. 25 cm. Very fine condition. Title pages within a unique border. Individual title page, as above, for the response section. Approbation from Rabbi Sholomo Halberstam of Bobov, Rabbi Yisrael Hager of Vizhnitz, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Shapiro of Munkacs and the Admo"rs of the Rozhin dynasty.

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Ezrach Ra'anan. Prague, [1862]. First Study of Maimonides and His Works.

Lot 333: Ezrach Ra'anan. Prague, [1862]. First Study of Maimonides and His Works.

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Description: Ezrach Ra'anan. First study about Maimonides, his biography, works and activities. By Yisrael Isserel Tauber. Prague, [1862].20 cm. [6], 38, [1] leaf. Thin, clean worming marks. Reinforcements to the margins of the title page, last pages and binding. Original, brown binding. Fine condition. Owner signature.Interesting approbations from the Rabbi of Vienna, Rabbi Eliezer HaLevi Horowitz and Rabbi Ezriel Hildesheimer. Especially rare.

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Otzar Lashon Hakodesh, Biblical Concordance'. By Yosef ben Yaakov Alsari, Julius Furst. Leipzig, 1840.

Lot 334: Otzar Lashon Hakodesh, Biblical Concordance'. By Yosef ben Yaakov Alsari, Julius Furst. Leipzig, 1840.

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Description: Monumental work of the researcher and linguist of Hebrew and Aramaic, and the contrast between Hebrew and other early languages. The first work of its kind by by a Jewish researcher. The author, whose Jewish name was Yosef ben Yaakov Alsari [?], was born in [1805] in Poland to a Torah scholar who served as community preacher.In his youth, he moved to Berlin where he became an expert on the Hebrew language and other topics relating to Jewish history. He authored many studies and produced much research materials. He was a professor in the Leipzig University for Hebrew and other Semitic languages. In the academic world he was known as 'Julius Furst'. Refer to his entry in the Hebrew Encyclopedia for a long list of his noted works. However, this giant Hebrew work was apparently unknown to the editor and it is not listed there. This is the first work of its kind in the world of academia. Especially rare. In this linguistic discipline, the works of Mendelkern and others are known, but this prior work is not. Apparently only a few copies of this giant work were printed.Hebrew title page. Additional Latin title page. Includes 12 introductury pages in Latin. The book includes 1428 pages of Hebrew text with references and explanations in Latin. [Latin was then used as the language of the academia]. Bound in two thick volumes. 35:26 cm. Quality paper. Entirely complete. Original bindings [?], but rubbed. The book itself is complete and nice. A few aging stains. This is the complete, only edition. [Reprinted in the 20th century without any of the supplements included here.]

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Yalkut Yehudah. Bereishit. Dvinsk, 1931.

Lot 335: Yalkut Yehudah. Bereishit. Dvinsk, 1931.

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Description: Yalkut Yehuda on Bereishit. Discourses regarding mussar and Jewish justice authored by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ginzburg. Dvinsk, 1931. Right after printing his work he escaped to Russia and eventually reached America. His book was therefore not distributed and very rare.He served as Rabbi in Russia and later in Denver, Colorado. In his preface he notes the religious persecution in Russia. He believed that the Rabbis did not explain Judaism to the masses, and therefore his work deals with mussar and Jewish justice. [1], pages, 82 leaves. 25 cm. Nice, new binding. Preserved well.

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Ma'ayan HaChachma. Rodelheim, 1804.

Lot 336: Ma'ayan HaChachma. Rodelheim, 1804.

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Description: 613 mitzvot written in poem surrounded by an expansive commentary. The poem and surrounding commentary were authored by Rabbi Noach Chaim Tzvi Berlin, Rabbi of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsback. Printed in Rodelheim, [1804]. Scholarly comments by his disciple Rabbi Wolf Heidenheim, First edition.[4], 142 leaves. 24 cm. Very fine condition. Solitary, small worming marks not affecting text. Original, half leather binding, with four original laces. Antiquated owner signatures on the flyleaf. Important approbations.>> Regarding the author: Refer to the weighty question that Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin sent to him [Shu"t Hameshulash, question 10]. This was soon after the death of his rebbe, the GRA, and Rabbi Chaim writes to the author that know he does not have anyone other than this author to answer his questions.

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Beit Aharon. Novella on Tractates of the Talmud. Warsaw, 1886.

Lot 337: Beit Aharon. Novella on Tractates of the Talmud. Warsaw, 1886.

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Description: Beit Aharon. Novella on Talmudical tractates by Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Zalman Klepfish, Rabbi of Gubarev. Includes approbations of Rabbi Yosef Chaver, son of the gaon and Kabalist, disciple of the GR"A, Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Chaver. Warsaw , 1886.27, 81, 116 pages. 31 cm. Antiquated binding loose spine. Preserved well. Fragile paper. Rare. Only edition.

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Bikurei Yaakov on Hilchot Sukka and Lulav. Altona, 1858. First Edition with a Letters from Rabbi Akiva Eiger.

Lot 338: Bikurei Yaakov on Hilchot Sukka and Lulav. Altona, 1858. First Edition with a Letters from Rabbi Akiva Eiger.

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Description: Bikurei Yaakov on hilchot Sukka and Lulav. Novella of Rabbi Yaakov Yukav Ettlinger [1798-1871], Rabbi of Altona. His work was first printed in 1836, and was enthusiastically received by the Torah community.This second edition was printed by the author in 1858, with the Tosefet Bikurim booklet featuring letters and critique by prominent Torah Scholars. >> From Rabbi Akiva Eiger and Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger, Rabbi of Wurzburg. With his response to their critique. Altona, 1858.[1], 54 leaves. 29 cm. Preserved well.

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Torat Moshe. Fourth Edition. Chatam Sofer on the Torah. Budapest, 1928.

Lot 339: Torat Moshe. Fourth Edition. Chatam Sofer on the Torah. Budapest, 1928.

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Description: Torat Moshe, 'Mehadura Raviai'. Novella of the Chatam Sofer on the Torah, copied from his manuscript. Published by his grandson, Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Erloi. Budapest, 1928. Only edition.[1], 136 pages. 28 cm. Stamp of רב משה יוסף שווארץ, אב"ד פרישטאט (refer to : HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav,p. 653).Rare

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Akev Anva. Izmir, [1881].

Lot 340: Akev Anva. Izmir, [1881].

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Description: Akev Anva. On the Torah , Prophets and Writings, with drush at the end, and for writing a Torah scroll. By Rabbi Rachamim Nissim Yeuda ben Yehoshua Refael Pinchas di Shigura. Izmir, [1881].[1], 140 leaves. 28.2 cm. The upper section of leaf 16 is torn, without loss. [Not detached]. A line or two at the bottoms of leaves 139-140 were cropped by the original printer! Aging and usage stains. Rebound. Only, very rare edition.

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Masechet Halacha L'Moshe M'Sinai. Amsterdam, [1734].

Lot 341: Masechet Halacha L'Moshe M'Sinai. Amsterdam, [1734].

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Description: Masechet Halacha L'Moshe M'Sinai. Treatise regarding halacha l'moshe mi'sinai. Authored by the Rosh Yeshiva and Torah disseminator, Rabbi Shlomo Refael Yehuda Leon Templo. Amsterdam, [1734]. Only edition.[3], 20 leaves. 14.6 cm. With approbations of the Sephardic and Ashkenazic Rabbis of Amsterdam: Rabbi Dovid Yisrael Attias, Rabbi Yitzchak Chaim ben Dana di Brito, and Ashkenazic Rabbis. On leaves 18-20: kuntress featuring the abridged laws of Passover in rhyme.

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Sefer HaTzava. Sklow, [1803].

Lot 342: Sefer HaTzava. Sklow, [1803].

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Description: Sefer HaTzava by Rabbi Zerachyia b"r Yitzchak Halevi of Gerona , Spain (1115-1186), the 'Baal HaMeor'. Along with the elucidations of the Ramban, the '13 middos sheHatorah Nidreshet Bahem'. With the 32 middos of R' Yossi HaGlili, that were printed in the Talmud after tractate Berachos, edited by the GRA, Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna from his manuscript. With the 'Sugyat Aruga' elucidation [tractate Kilaim, perek 3, mishna 1] by the GR"A of Vilna. Sklow, [1803].12 leaves. 22 cm. Copied and published by disciples of the GRA or their families. The approbatory Rabbis were all Rabbis of Sklow.Leaf 11-12, elucidation by Rabbi Moshe b"r Yehoshua Tzeitlesh of Sklow, on the Biur HaGRA, Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim siman 631. Not bound. Excellent condition. First edition. Very rare.

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Darchei HaGemara. Mantua, [1593].

Lot 343: Darchei HaGemara. Mantua, [1593].

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Description: Darchei HaGemara, to teach students how to learn gemara and its commentators by Rabbi Yitzchak Canpanton. Mantua, [1593] . 12 leaves. 19 cm. at the start, later 20 cm. The margins widen.On the title page: נדפס בשם האחים יצחק ושלמה בני רבי שמואל מנורצי - other copies feature different names. Worming marks on the title page - on blank paper. A few usage stains. Detached binding. Fine condition.

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Chiddushei Dinim MeiHilchot Pesach. Mezyrow [1703].

Lot 344: Chiddushei Dinim MeiHilchot Pesach. Mezyrow [1703].

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Description: Laws of Pesach and customs form Jerusalem regarding Pesach night, in alphabetical order, authored by Jerusalem gaonim and copied with supplements and brought to our country. By the dayan..Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Refael ben Yehuda. Mezyrow, [1703].[2], 24 leaves. 15.7 cm. Page headers: חידושי דינים מירושלים תוב"א. Not bound. Bluish paper. Fine condition. Especially rare.

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Chai Ben MaKitz. Lemberg, 1848.

Lot 345: Chai Ben MaKitz. Lemberg, 1848.

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Description: Chai Ben MaKitz, mussar work in riddle. Attributed to Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra. Lemberg, 1848.[6] leaves. 14.1 cm. Discusses creation and the world of angels, the Garden of Eden, hell, and more related to mussar, with poetic phrases and rhyme.First printed in a few copies of Rabbi Mattithiah ben Solomon Delacrut 'sTzel Olam, Amsterdam [1733].There is no definitive source for this work. Refer to the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, under Tzel Olam, Amsterdam [1733], for references to various studies. Also Refer to David Kaufmenan, Chai Ben MaKitz, Kovetz Al Yad, b, 1886, pages IV-II.Exceptionally rare. Not listed by the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, not in the National Library.

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Iggeret HaRav R' Moshe b

Lot 346: Iggeret HaRav R' Moshe b"r Nachman, Vilna. [1821].

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Description: Iggeret haRamban. Rabbi Moshe b"r Nachman. Nachmanides' view of the 'Guide for the Perplexed' and 'HaMada' - the first section of the Yad Hachazaka, the two most noted works of Maimonides. This letter was sent by the Ramban to the Baalei HaTosfot in Ahskenaz. It was printed once in the 'Talmuot Chachma' of Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Rofei Delmedigo of Candia, in 1629. Here it was printed separately for the first time. Vilna, [1821].[8] leaves. 16 cm. Page header - Iggeret HaRamban. Rhyme. This letter was written during the long debate regarding Maimonide's philosophical works that involved the Rabbis of Spain, Provenance and France for a hundred years.Owner stamp on the title and last page. On leaves [2-8], solitary, small worming marks. Especially rare.

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Sefer HaCheshek. Lemberg, 1865.

Lot 347: Sefer HaCheshek. Lemberg, 1865.

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Description: Sefer HaCheshek. Numerology and other secrets from the writings of the Arizal. Published for the first time from an ancient manuscript, with comments and corrections ..Yitzchak Meir... Epstein of Jerusalem. Lemberg, 1865. First edition.[3], 9 leaves. 17.2 cm. Hebrew date in the approbation. Page headers - עי"ן שמות של מט"ט. With two approbations from Rabbi Yosef Shaul HaLevi Notenhausen, Lemberg and the Galilee, Parshat Vayeshiva, 1865. In his first approbation, he discusses the subject of the book. Aging and usage stains.

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Keter Torah 'Taj', Jerusalem, [1894-1901.

Lot 348: Keter Torah 'Taj', Jerusalem, [1894-1901.

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Description: Keter Torah', known earlier as the 'Taj' - the chamisha chumshei Torah with targum Onkelos and Targum Rabbeinu Sa'adya Gaon. In Arabic [in Hebrew letters], copied from precise Yemenite manuscripts. With Onkelos and Yonantan ben Uziel. Important supplements by Rabbi Yechya Tzalach, rav"d Sa'ana. Copied from various manuscripts, published for the first time. All sections. Jerusalem, [1894-1901].32 cm. The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book notes a number of opinions regarding the sources for the commentaries of the 'Taj'.The 'proofreaders', Shalom ben Yosef Iraqi Katz, Avraham Nadaf, Shalom Kasar and Yechya ben Shlomo Iraqi Katz.Printed from [1894] through [1901]. Approbation of the Rishon L'Tzion Rabbi Yaakov Shaul Elisher, dated [1895]. On the title page verso, 'prayer for the children prior to learning'.Used condition with various blemishes. Inspection recommended. A complete set is very rare.

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Tehilim. Koenigberg. [1860].

Lot 349: Tehilim. Koenigberg. [1860].

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Description: Tehilim with the Arugot HaBosem U'B'e'er Mayim' commentary by Rabbi Shmaya Rosenthal from Samplana, outskirts of Warsaw. Koenigsberg [1860].With thirteen Hebrew approbations, including Rabbi Eliyahu [Gutmacher] of Griditz, Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenburg av"d Koenigsburg, Rabbi Gedalya Tiktin of Breslau, Rabbi Meir Lehman of Mainz, and others. The front of the Tehilim changes on page 97.XVI, 352 pages. 19.7 cm. Poem in honor of the author by Gavriel Falk. Unique prayers. 9 blank pages at the conclusion for personal notes, 4 of which bear handwritten notations in German. Rare.

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Tzel HaMa'a lot. Baghdad, [1892)

Lot 350: Tzel HaMa'a lot. Baghdad, [1892)

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Description: Tzel HaMa'a lot, [365] wise and ethical idioms, in rhyme, in alphabetical order, by Rabbi Yehuda b"r Mordechai Halevi Horowitz. Baghdad, [1892]. 18 leaves. 18.7 cm. Printed by Shlomo Bechor Chutzin of Baghdad. On the title page verso: the author's preface. However, this is not the author's preface but rather the title page text of the first Prague edition. On leaf 18: anecdote quoted in the book of anecdotes that was printed in Baghdad at the same press in 1892 - the same year this book was printed. Line in Judeo-Arabic in the margins of the title page. Refer to Yaari - Baghdad.

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Books from Manuscripts.

Lot 351: Books from Manuscripts.

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Description: 1. Shirat Yisrael of Rabbi Moshe ben Yaakov Ibn Ezra. [1055-1135]. Translated into Hebrew with a preface and comments by Ben Tzion Helfer of Philadelphia. Printed in Leipzig [1924]. 213, [1] page. 22 cm, this is not poems, but rather an expansive analysis of Jewish song from the Middle Ages with contrast and comparison to Arabic songs. 2. Ibn Ezra. From Rabbi Avraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra, prominent Sephardic Sage. Vienna, 1926. According to three manuscripts. With 'Takant Ezra' comments and a preface with the history of Torah commentaries. Mishna L'Ezra commentary. XXXIX, 325, 7, [1] page. 22.1 cm. This is the abridged commentary of Ibn Ezra on the Torah, first printed in Prague, 1740. This book is bound together with the previous one. Original, half-leather binding, slightly rubbed. Owner stamp. 3. Gnizei Shechter. Book 1, passages of medrash and Haggada from the Cairo Geniza. And an article regarding 'Hayilimdeinu' by Levi Ginzburg. New York, 1928. 8, [2], 529, XVII pages. 23.7 cm. English preface and introduction. With a commentary on Genesis by Rabbi Saadya Gaon. And a response from Rabbi Shmuel ben Chafni. Excellent condition

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