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21.12.2016 - Auction No. 12

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LOT: 001

Shnei Luchot HaBrit, 2 sections. Zhitomir 1856

By Yeshaya HaLevi Horwitz, printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of Rav of Slavita, (393-236 64 page), 21cm. New binding with a page. Restoration of the cover of section 1, on section 2 there is moth damage, generally good condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $300
LOT: 002

“Hovat HaLevavot,” Zhitomir 1850

First section by Rabbi Bechai HaDayan HaSefardi, with commentary ‘Merapeh LaNefesh” copied into the local language but using Hebrew lettering, as was the custom of the time, printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the Slavita Rav. Cover with red ink, 21cm size. Reinforcements on the cover, new binding. Light moth damage, generally good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $100
LOT: 003

Chumash Vayikra—Shapira printing, Zhitomir 1856.

Third section from the Five Books of Moses, printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, in Zhitomir. Chumash with Unkelos translation, Rashi’s commentary, and “Ivrei Teitsch”—translation into Yiddish, at the end is also Shir Hashirim, the siddur for Shabbat Shacharit and mussaf (Sefardi nusach)—some pages are missing from the siddur—and a table of amulets and zodiac signs for 5 and twenty years. Two covers, various signatures of ownership. Binding is worn and missing, wear from time and light damage, mainly at the end of the book. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $100
LOT: 004

Be’er Mayim Haim, first and second sections, Zhitomir 1860.

Section 1 on Genesis and section 2 on Exodus-Deuteronomy, chiddushim on the Torah using chassidut, by Rabbi Haim Tirer of Chernowitz, printed by Rabbi Hanina Lifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Rav of Slavita. 294 pages, 23cm. First section without binding, not cover page. First pages missing, moth damage and tape on pages, generally ok condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $150
LOT: 005

Machzor Zhitomir, Ashkenaz nusach, first section—1850.

For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, first section—from the first editions of the printings of the Shapira brothers in Zhitomir. “According to the minhag in Russia and Lithuania, Poland, with commentary of Hebrew and Yiddish,” printed by Rabbi Hanina Lifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rav, in Zhitomir. 164 leafs [332 pages] 25cm, moth damage, not bound. Taping, stains, and damage from moths.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $150
LOT: 006

Korban Minchah with Psalms and Ma’amadot—Zhitomir 1851—partially missing.

With translation to Yiddish, at the end are the Psalms with a special cover. Pritned by Rav Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Rav of Slavita, in Zhitomir 1851. First cover is missing. First and last pages are missing. Moth damage, torn pages.
Item sold at $1600 Starting at $500
LOT: 007

Lot of chumashim from Zhitomir, partially missing, and the Maggid on Melachim and Divrei HaYamim.

1. Cover defective and a small number of pages from Genesis, first section from the Five Books of Torah. Printed by grandsons printed by grandsons of the Rav of Slavita, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira in Zhitomir, in 1856. 2. Copy to fill in missing sections, Exodus, second section from the Five Books of Torah, printed by grandsons of the Rav of Slavita, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira in Zhitomir, in 1856. 3. Copy to fill in missing sections, Numbers, fourth section from the Five Books of Torah, printed by grandsons of the Rav of Slavita, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira in Zhitomir, in 1855. 4. HaMaggid, second section from the First Prophets, Kings together with Divrei HaYamim, with translation into Yiddish, printed by grandsons of the Rav of Slavita, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira in Zhitomir, in 1865. Cover with red letters. Complete copy. Various conditions, moth damage, pages missing.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 008

Lot of five books from Zhitomir, copies to complete missing sections.

1. Or Zaru’ah, piskei halacha from Rabbeinu Yitzhak ben Moshe of Vienna. Sections 1 and 2, printed by grandsons of the Rav of Slavita, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira in Zhitomir, in 1862, first edition printed. “This is the first publication from the printing house, found from an old parchment manuscript from a few hundred years earlier.” A separate cover for each section, red letters on the cover page. Moth damage, generally ok to good condition, complete copy. 2. Milin D’Rabanan by Rabbi Yisrael Mash Manash. Zhitomir 1854. Copy is partially missing without a cover page. 3. Midrash Talpiot, Zhitomir 1860. Partially missing, without cover page. 4-5. Two copies of the Shla, partially missing. Zhitomir 1856. Various conditions, bindings missing, moth damage, stains, tears in the pages. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 009

Zohar, Zhitomir 1863/Zohar Brody 1873

1. Zohar on the Torah, by the Tana Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Leviticus/Numbers/Deuteronomy printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbis Hanina Lipa and Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. The cover of Leviticus is missing. Attached are tikkunei Zohar without a cover and some pages are missing. Moth damage, no binding, pages torn and taped, pages disconnected. Generally ok condition. 2. Zohar on the Torah, Leviticus and Numbers/Deuteronomy. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Leib Hermelin in Brody. First cover has red lettering, a separate cover for Numbers/Deuteronomy. 309 pages. Doesn’t include the indices, 11 page. Not bound, table of contents disconnected. Moth damage, stains and wear. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $150
LOT: 010

Lot of 4 books from the Shapira printing house. Zhitomir 1861-5

1. Talmud Yerushalmi, Seder Mo’ed. Zhitomir 1862. Printed by the grandsons of the Rav of Slavita. New binding. Light moth damage. Good to very good condition. 2. Talmud Yerushalmi, Seder Nezikin, 1865. Not bound. Moth damage. Stains from moisture. Bad condition. 3. Masechet Nida, 1861. Without binding, 1861. First cover is torn. Generally good condition. 4. Ein Yaakov, 3rd section. 1865. Stains from wear and water. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $120
LOT: 011

Mishnayot Seder Zra’im and Mo’ed, Zhitomir 1862.

With commentary of Rabbeinu Ovadia of Bartenura. Printed by Rav Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Slavita Rav. Zra’im the beginning and end pages are missing, no cover page. Mo’ed with notes. Stamps and signatures of ownership: “Meir David Satland from Jerusalem.” Two volumes have moth damage, pages disconnected, stains and wear over time. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 012

Lot of 5 books Ein Yaakov printed in Zhitomir—some partially missing.

. Second section, printed by grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, 1850. 2. Third section, printed by grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, 1850. Partially missing. 3. Second section, printed by grandson of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, 1863. Two covers. 4. Second section, printed by grandson of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, 1863. One cover of the two is missing. Last page missing. 5. Third section, printed by grandson of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, 1864. Two covers. Without binding, moth damage, wear from time, generally ok condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $180
LOT: 013

Lot of 4 books from the Shapira printing house, Zhitomir 1859-1862.

1. Talmud Bavli Masechet Baba Metziya, two covers with red ink, covers and pages are restored. 2. Talmud Bavli Masechet Yevamot and Sota, 1862. Separate cover for each masechet. Moth damage and taping on the cover. 3. Meginei Eretz, Shulchan Aruch Orech Hayyim, 1861. 4. Ein Yaakov, first section, printed by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, 1862. Two covers with red ink.
Starting at $300
LOT: 014

Meginei HaAretz Orech Hayyim, Zhitomir 1861.

Printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav. 1861. Original binding with inscription “gift from Rabbi Zalman to his grandson Menachem Mendel,” with light restoration to the cover. Light stains, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 015

Ein Yaakov Slavita, complete set, 1834-5

On agadot of the Shas, three sections from Masechet Brachot until Masechet Nidah, printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira of Slavita. 3 volumes: [6], 260 page; 298 page; 300 page. 23cm. Light blue and white paper. Much moth damage, pages disconnected, stains and much wear from time. Worn bindings, missing and disconnected. Generally bad to ok condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 016

Tikkunei HaZohar—Slavita 1821

Composed by the Tana Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, first edition printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavita. Cover page has red lettering; light blue paper, the two copies complement to get to a complete copy of this book, many repeated pages. Moth damage, tears in some of the pages. The condition of the pages varies, generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $1100 Starting at $800
LOT: 017

Tiferet Yisrael, Slavita 1793.

By the Maharal of Prague, his thoughts on philosophers. 96 pages. Missing the cover and first page. Last page is torn with damage to the text. Without binding. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 018

Lot of 2 booklets of Tekanot. Jerusalem 1897-1904.

1. Second edition Sefer Takanot, by Or Torah Mishmorim. Jerusalem 1904 [on the cover: 5607]. On the last page there are signatures of the members of the company approving the addition of a new member. According to A.M. Luntz: “Beit HaMidrash Menachem Zion, according to many the ‘Old Beit HaMidrash,’ stands at the northern edge of the Hurva courtyard. This beit midrash is small but it is filled with sanctity for the old. There is a big library in it. There many people learn all day in groups and as individuals. The Mishmorim group “Or Torah” has its members learn there, half the night one group, half the night another, in shifts. Founded in 1837 when the opportunity fell to the Ashkenazim to redeem the courtyard from the Arabs who had held onto it since 1721, by the order of Ali Pasha in Egypt (when Israel was under his control).” [2], 17, [1] page, 18cm. Generally very good condition, a few tears. 2. Sefer Takanot, from Sha’arei Chesed Gemilut chassidim Haklali, Hebrew and Yiddish facing one another. Printed by Fromkin, Jerusalem 1897. 12, [1] page. 21cm. A few tears, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 019

Lot of 5 books of kabbalah printed in Jerusalem.

1. Sha’ar HaHakdamot by Rabbi Haim Vittel, Jerusalem 1909. 2. Sha’ar Ma’amarei Rashbi and Ma’amarei Razal by Rabbi Haim Vittel, Jerusalem 1898. 3. The fourth cover of Sha’ar HaPsukim, Rabbi Haim Vittel, Jerusalem 1912. 4. Sha’ar HaKavanot, Rabbi Haim Vittel, Jerusalem 1902. 5. Yefeh Sha’ah, droshim on mitzvoth and holidays through kabbalah, by the kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo ben Yehuda HaKohen of Salonika, Jerusalem 1902. The first is one volume, the rest are bound together. Various conditions, the bindings are partially missing and disconnected, moth damage, moisture stains and wear from time. Generally good condition
Starting at $130
LOT: 020

HaTchuna—Jerusalem 1866.

By Rabbi Haim Vittel, with introduction by Rabbi Yedidya Refael Hai Abulafya (HiRa). Exegeses on issues of techuna and the language of Chazal and the Rambam on hilchot Kiddush HaChodesh. Moth damage, pages cut, generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 021

Da’at u’Tnuva—Jerusalem 1911.

Key and introduction to the wisdom of the kabbalah by Rabbi Yosef Haim the Ben Ish Hai. Printed by Levi and partners in Jerusalem in 1911 with the introduction of Rabbi Yaakov, the son of the Ben Ish Hai. Generally good condition, moth marks and light wear, binding is disconnected.
Starting at $120
LOT: 022

Darchei Tzedek—Jerusalem 1903.

And Darchei Yesharim by Rabbi Zecharya Mendel Miroslav, a student of his uncle Rabbi Shmelke and Rabbi Pinchas Horwitz the Hafla’ah, student of Rabbi Elimelech of Luzhansk, who published his rabbi’s book No’am Elimelech together with his son, Rabbi Elazer of Luzhansk.
Starting at $120
LOT: 023

Lot of 3 books Sha’arei Rahamim.

1. Questions and answers on the siddur of the Rashash and additional works of kabbalah, by Rabbi Rachamim David Sharim (1869-1934), a Gaon and kabbalist who moved to Jerusalem from Aleppo. Printed by Zuckerman in Jerusalem 1926. 2. Same as above, section 2, with endorsements of Rabbi Yosef Haim Zonenfeld—rabbi of Jerusalem, rabbi of the author Rabbi Haim Shaul Davich and more. On the first page is something written by an unknown hand. Printed by Zuckerman in Jerusalem 1928. 3. Sha’arei Derech HaChaim, third section of the same book. Signature by hand on the cover, by Rav David Sharam. Printed by Zuckerman 1931. Light moth damage, bindings are missing. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 024

Lot of 5 sections of the book Shemen Sasson, with dedications in the handwriting of the author.

On the kabbalah and manuscripts of the Arizal and Maharhav, by the sage Sasson Becher Moshe (1825-1903), known as Parsiado (“Dear” in Ladino), a rabbi and Kabbalist in Jerusalem from Bosnia, a leader of the community and the kabbalist yeshiva Beit El in Jerusalem. 1. First section, signature of ownership on the cover, printed by Yisrael Bak in Jerusalem 1869. 2. Third section, Jerusalem 1885. 3. Fourth section [Petach Einayim] Jerusalem 1889. 4. Fourth section [different from the previous text which is also labelled fourth section], with dedication of the author including his signature and stamp. Jerusalem 1890. 5. Fifth section, Jerusalem 1896. Various conditions, bindings and pages disconnected, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $800
LOT: 025

.Torat Khacham, first edition, Salonika 1848. important Copy

One of the foundational texts of kabbalah of the Rashash. Composition by the Israeli kabbalist Rabbi Haim di la Rosa (1786 – ?), a student of the head of the Beit El yeshiva, Rabbi Shalom Sharabi. Cover page is disconnected, with signature of ownership: “Masoud hacohen El-Hadad.”. Rabbi Masoud Hacohen Elchadad (sometimes abbreviated Rmh"h;) 1820 - was a great commentator on the Talmud Kabbalist. Head of Beit El Synagogue. At the beginning of the 20th century. Stains, light wearing over time. Original binding is a little worn and disconnected. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150