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21.12.2016 - Auction No. 12

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LOT: 051

Likkutei HaGr”a—Warsaw 1889.

Book on the kabbalah by the Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna, with exegesis Be’er Yitzhak by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Hever. At the end are exegeses of the Gr”a as well as chiddushim. Cover page and additional pages are disconnected, moth damage, generally ok condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 052

Lot of 4 books of history on the Gaon of Vilna and his students.

1. Chazon Zion, Shklov and Jerusalem. Histories of the immigration of the students of the Gr”a and their activity in founding the Yishuv in the Land of Israel. With dedication “to Mr. Pesach Bernstein the head of the Zionist Histadrut. In recognition H. Rivlin [the editor].” Printed by Moses Tel Aviv 1947. Good condition. 2. Booklet Rabbeinu Eliyahu HaGaon of Vilna and his Period, by Rav Dr. Yitzhak Ona. Published by Reuven Mass, Jerusalem 1947. 36 pages, moth damage, generally good condition. 3. Booklet of the Gr”a from Vilna. Upon completion of 150 years since his death, by Mordechai Gimpel Barg. Published by Spera 1948. 36 pages, binding is a little defective. Stains, signature of ownership: Bernstein, Sharbuti. Blue ink on the cover. Generally good condition. 4. Even Shlomo Tosafa. Exegeses on the writings of the Vilna Gaon by Rabbi Shmuel Meltzan. Vilna 1927. Dedication. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 053

Brit Yitzhak, only edition, Warsaw 1888.

An exegesis on the kabbalah by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Hever (1789-1853), a posek and kabbalist from Lithuania, student of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov [student of the Vilna Gaon]. Not bound, moth damage and light tears on the cover page. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 054

Lot of 3 books of the Vilna Gaon.

1. Gr”a siddur, first edition—Jerusalem 1895. Prayer book “contains within it two sections, the revealed section and the mystical section,” published by the first Ashkenazi rav of Yafo, Rabbi Naftali Hertz HALevi (1853-1902), the first cover page is missing. 2. Megillat Shir HaShirim with commentary of the Gr”a and an index of kavaot on Shir HaShirim, Warsaw 1887. 3. Divrei Eliyahu, collections from the theology of the Gr”a—Jerusalem 1948. Various conditions.
Starting at $100
LOT: 055

Lot of 5 books from the stencil edition of the “Ba’al HaSulam”—first edition.

Books by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag, the Ba’al HaSulam, as he prepared for a section of his students and those close to him with an experimental edition before giving them for printing. The books have a printed cover and an inside made by stenciling. 1-2. Talmud Asher HaSfirot, two volumes, lessons 1-13, with introduction and endorsements by Rav Kook, HaRikh Zonenfeld, Rabbi Haim Shaul HaKohen Davich, and additional kabbalists. Jerusalem 1937. 3. Talmud Asher HaSfirot, lesson 16, second printing—1939. 4. Petichah LeKhochmat HaKabbalah, accompanied at the end by HaIlan HaKadosh. Only edition, according to Winegrad “in replication, never appeared again.” Jerusalem 1943. 5. Beit Sha’ar, kavanot of the Arizal with a simple exegesis of the Ba’al HaSulam, section 1—Jerusalem 1941. Various conditions, worn binding and disconnected. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 056

Ilan HaGadol—Warsaw 1893

Book on the kabbalah of the Arizal, by the Kabbalist who promoted the theology of the Arizal and the Maharhav—Rabbi Meir Poprash ben Yehuda Leib HaKohen (1624-1662). The copy before us was printed only on one side of each page. It is 12 pages other than the 3 pages of introduction. 40.5cm. Light moth damage, tears on the sides of the pages. The pages and binding are all disconnected. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 057

Atzei Levona—Lviv [Lemberg] 1874

On the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah by Rabbi Nissan ben Rabbi Aharon, moreh tzedek of the Dovna rabbinical community. The author is also called the Ma’ayan Ganim. Printed by Yaakov Meshulam Nik in Lviv. Signatures of ownership, including “Nachum Bimmel.” Moth damage, stains, and wear over time. Binding is disconnected and worn, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 058

Lot of 4 books of kabbalah from Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv, the “Lashem”

1. Introductions and covers, one branch of the book “Lashem” by the kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv, Pietrekov 1909. 2. Lashem Shebo v’Achlama, one section of the droshim, in two parts called “Sefer HaDe’ah”. Pietrekov 1911. 3. Lashem Shebo v’Achlama, third section, called “Sefer HaKlalim,” Jerusalem 1924. 4. Lashem Shebo v’Achlama, exegesis section, second section. Commentary and exegesis on the book Etz Haim by the Arizal. Jerusalem 1948. Moth damage, various bits of wear, various conditions, generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 059

Lot of 4 books of Rav Refael Emmanuel Hai Riki.

1. Yosher Levav, commentary on kabbalah. Krakow 1890. 2. Mishnat Chassidim, commentary on the Kabbalah, Lviv [Lemberg] 1858. 3. Mishnat Chassidim, Amsterdam 1742. 4. Choshev Machshavot on issues of nida and mikvahs. Munkatch 1896. Various conditions, bindings are missing.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $150
LOT: 060

Sfat Emet (Rabbi Eliyahu Mishaan)—Jerusalem 1904/Alei NAhar—Jerusalem 1903.

Chiddushim of kabbalah from the kabbalist Rabbi Eliyahu Mishaan, known as Zagir, a sage of Aleppo. Bound together with the book Alei NAhar, an exegesis on the book Nahar Shalom by Rabbi Nissim Harari—Raful. Moth damage, water stains, pages disconnected, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 061

Three books of kabbalah bound in one volume.

1. Ma’ayan HaKhochma, kabbalah, printed in Chernowitz, 1864. 2. Ma’ayan HaKhochma, writings of the Arizal, Tfat 1875. 3. Kanfei Yonah, by the Rama of Pano, kabbalah, the copy of the kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander, Lviv [Lemberg] 1884. A bit of moth damage, stains, generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 062

Three books of kabbalah, first printings, in one volume—Amsterdam/Livorno printings.

1. Safra d’Tzniuta d’Yaakov, a work of kabbalah by Rabbi Yaakov ben Eliezer Temirlash, printed in Amsterdam 1669. 2. Igrot HaRemez, answers on the kabbalah by Rabbi Moshe Zechut. Printed in Livorno 1780. 3. VeShav HaKohen, kabbalistic work by Rabbi Avraham ben Yehiel Michal Katz of Lask [Poland]. Printed in Livorno in 1788. Stamp and signature of ownership on the cover. Pages disconnected, moth damage, stains from water and signs of wear, not bound, generally good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 063

Lot of 5 works of kabbalah.

1. Baneihu ben Yehoyeda, tikkunim according to the writings of the Arizal, by Rabbi Haim Shaul HaKohen Davich, Jerusalem 1911. 2. Karnayim, by Rabbi Aharon HaZaken of Kardina, with commentary of the kabbalist Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropol. Satmar 1905. 3. Mesilot Khochma, 32 klalim by Rabbi Meir Poprish, advocate of the theology of the Arizal and the Maharhav, with exegesis Mincheh LaHashem. Jerusalem 1914. 4. Sar Shalom, kavanot of the Ari with the Pesach Haggadah, by Rabbi Haim Shaul HaKohen Davich, Jerusalem 1912. 5. Naggid u’Metzaveh, practices according to the kabbalah by the kabbalist Rabbi Yaakov Tzemach. Lublin 1901. Various conditions.
Starting at $100
LOT: 064

Lot of three books of ancient kabbalah.

1. Hakana Al HaMitzvot, an ancient work of Kabbalah on the 613 mitzvot “and the name of the author is already known throughout the globe..” Krakow 1894 Binding is disconnected, stains from wax and a few tears on the cover page. Moth marks, generally good condition. 2. HaTmunah. A work of kabbalah associated with Rabbi Nechunya ben HaKana and Rav Yishmael Kohen Gadol, “with commentary from the great Kabbalist written adjacent to him.” Lviv [Lemberg] 1892. Not bound. Moth damage and stains from time. Last page is torn in the margins but no text is missing. Generally good to very good condition. 3. HaPliya on parshat Bereishit. Associated with Rabbi Avigdor Kara of Prague. Printed in Premsylan, 1883. Stains from time, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 065

To’amiya Haim Zachu—Jerusalem 1924-7.

Commentary using the kabbalah on the book Etz Haim by Rabbi Haim Vittel; written by Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Maharil (?-1939), a rabbi and kabbalist who moved to Jerusalem from Zagar in Lithuania, a student and friend of the “Lashem Shebo v’Achlama”—Rav Shlomo Elyashiv, whom he is buried next to on the Mt of Olives. Three sections in three volumes. The first has two covers and a stamp of Rabbi Yehoshua Alter Weidelman, Av Beit Din of Kansikvalya [Poland], author of: Binyan Yehoshua, Emek Yehoshua, and more. Various conditions, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 066

Lot of 5 books bound together

1. Hevel Nevi’im—commentary on songs of Shabbat by the Ari, issues of Shabbat and an article by the Rama of Pano, commentary of the Ari on Masechet Avot. Warsaw 1883. 2. Beit HaMelachot—commentary on Megillat Ruth by Rabbi Yeshaya Yaakov HaLevi, Av Beit Din of Alesk. Krakow 1891. 3. Sha’ar HaShirim, piyyutim for Shabbat by Rabbi Moshe Shlomo of Tolozhin, student of the Vilna Gaon. Warsaw 1889. 4. Shirah LeChaim on the reasons behind the 613 mitzvot according to the Gr”a by Haim ben Zevulun, Av Beit Din of Staroflaya. Berdichov 1908. 5. Pamphlet, “Leshon Tzaddik,”—by the Gaon Rabbi Shlomo Kluger. 4 pages. No cover. Moth damage, pages torn and taped in Chevel Nevi’im, covers and pages disconnected. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 067

Or HaChama, 4 sections—Premyslan 1896-7

The book is itself the second section of the book Kiryat Arba. Commentary on the Zohar by Rabbi Avraham Azoulay, the Chesed L’Avraham. Complete set. 1. Genesis, 2. Exodus, 3. Leviticus, 4. Numbers and Deuteronomy. Various conditions, original bindings are worn and disconnected, the cover page of section 2 is disconnected. Moth damage, stains, generally good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $200
LOT: 068

Lot of books of kabbalah bound in one volume

1. Mayan HaKhochma, Kabbalah of the Arizal, bound and printed together with Shever Yosef by Rabbi Yisrael Sarog. Printed in Koritz 1784-5. [1], 38 page. 20cm. 2. Shomer Emunim and Mevo Petachim, introduction to kabbalah by Rabbi Yosef Irges, printed in Zwolka 1766. Separate cover for table of contents. Tears and tape, moth damage, stains and wear, generally ok to good condition, binding renewed. The item was brought to sale from a private collection.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 069

Seder Adra Raba, miniature, Jerusalem 1910.

“organized for the night of Shavuot,” printed by Moriya in Jerusalem in 1910. Miniature, 8cm, missing pages 13-17. Signatures of ownership, generally very good condition. Original binding with gilded dedication “Yaakov Moshe.”
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 070

Panim Yafot (Hafla’ah), one volume with two sections, Ostraha 1851

Chiddushim on the Torah “third section from the book Hafla’ah,” 2 volumes bound together (section 1 on Genesis and Exodus, Section 2 on Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). Ostraha (Lemberg). Second edition, first printing as a book on its own without the chumash. Book by Rabbi Pinchas HaLevi Ish Horowitz (1731-1805), the “Hafla’ah,” brother of Rabbi Shmuel Shmelka Horowitz from Niklasburg, student of Rabbi Dov be’er, the Maggid of Maastricht, and rabbi of Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Hatam Sofer. First cover, first two pages, and last page are all missing and taped in, signatures and stamps of ownership. Binding disconnected and defective. Moth marks and light moisture stains. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 071

Petachi She’arim, only edition—Warsaw 1888

Exegesis on the kabbalah by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Hever (1789-1853), a posek halacha and kabbalist from Lithuania, a student of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov, [student of the Vilna Gaon]. Signature of ownership of the kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander. Moth marks, the cover and additional pages are disconnected. Worn binding. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 072

Lot of 3 books from the library of Rabbi Yosef Klein, Ra’avad of Serdahely

1. Zivchei Ratzon, on halachot of shechita by Rabbi Shraga Feivish Frankel, Krakow 1882. Stamp of ownership of Rabbi Yosef Klein, known as “Rabbi Yosef Chaba,” stains, generally good condition. 2. Beit Ephraim, drashot and eulogies by Rabbi Naftali Sofer. Printed in Pressburg 1872. Stamp of ownership of Rabbi Yosef Klein, known as “Rabbi Yosef Chaba,” stains, generally good condition. 3. Ahavat Zion, chiddushim on masechet ketubot by Rabbi Yosef Klein. Printed in Krakow 1892. Cover defective a little. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 073

Arugat HaBosem, 2 sections, Khost, 1913. First edition.

Chiddushei Agadah on the Five Books of Torah by Rabbi Moshe bar Amram Greenwald. Written “Mogah” on the cover. (4) 252, 263-274, (8) 184 page. 24cm. Binding and first pages are disconnected partially. The last introductory page and last page of the book are taped to the book, tear on the last page, moth marks, stains from moisture, generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 074

Lot of 3 books from Livorno.

1-2. HaLula Raba, tikkunim for Lag B’Omer, second edition printed in Livorno in 1847. Printed and bound together with the book Yeshu’ot Yaakov, chiddushim and pilpul on articles of chazal by Rabbi Yaakov ben Yosef Anhori, with a separate cover. Minimal moth damage, generally very good condition. 3. Shulchan Katan, laws from Shulchan Aruch Orech Haim, “first printed by Rav Shmuel Yehuda Ashkenazi,” here printed by Rabbi Eliyahu ben Amozg in Livorno in 1871. Signature on the cover “David Ashkenazi [?]” perhaps related to the first printer. Stains and a little moth damage, generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 075

Booklet of tunes for Purim. Paraur, India. 1949.

5 pages, stencil printing, tunes for after the megillah on Pruim. Pages are disconnected. Light tears and folding. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120