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Auction No. 15 - 04.09.2017

 

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LOT: 001

Machzor for the Three Pilgrimage Festivals – Slavita, 1823

Machzor - Part II, for all three pilgrimage festivals. Nusach Ashkenaz. “With an interpretation in the holy tongue and the Ashkenaz tongue (Yiddish)”. Part of the wording on the cover is printed in red ink. The whole of the book is printed on paper with a bluish hue. In the print of Rabbi Moshe Shapira (whom Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi describes as: “The great, famous and pious Rabbi and Torah scholar) – Rabbi of Slavita and son of the Holy Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz, for the books that were printed in the template of Slavita, are known to be of unique holiness, the printing tool and letters were soaked in the mikve before the printing begun. It is well known that possessing a book printed in the print of Slavita brings about virtues of success and protection of the home. 24 “cm. Binding is half leather. Stickers reinforce the cover and several pages. Minor moth holes. The book is complete in its entirety. Overall condition: Good-Very Good.
Item sold at $1300 Starting at $100
LOT: 002

Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim. Rabbi Shmuel Salant. Slavita, 1820

Shulchan Aruchpart Orech Chaim. Print of Our Master, Teacher and Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavita. With approval from the owner of ‘Ohev Yisrael’. With a copy of a ‘bill of sale’ which was given to Rabbi Moshe Shapira by the printer from Sudilkov. The copy, which belonged to Rabbi Shmuel Salant was in his possession for most of his life and from it, taught Halachot to his disciples. Ownership inscriptions and signature. The Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Salant(1816-1909), The acclaimed Rabbi of Jerusalem for over 70 years, and the leader of all Ashkenazi sects in Israel. Became a famous Gaon and prodigy, already in his youth, At the age of bar mitzva he received a letter from his rabbi Aveli concerning a complicated divorce matter; it is evident that his rabbi trusted him as an outstanding Torah scholar even then.He Studied in the town of Salant with his friend the Gaon Rabbi Israel Salant. He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1841, to serve as teacher and rabbi of the "Prushim", disciples of Hagra, who lived in Jerusalem. Founded education and charity institutes in the city, founded a Beit Din and strengthened the Ashkenazi congregation. Known for his genial intelligence. The cover page is printed in red and black ink. Pages have a bluish hue. Moth holes. Wihtout a binding. (4) 192; 106 pages. (last page is missing). 22 “cm. Overall condition: fair-good
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $1300
LOT: 003

Halachot Rabbi Alphas, Section 4, Slavita 1819

Halachot Rabbi Alphas, Halachot of Rambam and , Section 4. Includes tractates: Baba Kama, Baba Metzia, Baba Bathra. Printed by Rabi Moshe Shpira of Slavita. Slavita – 1819. 34 “cm. Paper has a bluish hue. New binding, the back of the cover and the last page are glued. The cover is slightly lacking, moth holes, moisture stains, overall good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 004

Vol. of a Babylonian Talmud, Slavita 1818

Vol. of a Babylonian Talmud, Tractates: Nedarim, Nazir, Sote. Every Tractate has a separate title page. Printed by Rabi Moshe Shapira of Slavita. Slavita – 1818. Paper has a bluish hue. 35 “cm. Nedarim Tractate is missing the title page and the first leaf, owners’ notes and signatures. The Gemaras are bound together with old leather binding, slightly damaged in the margin, moth holes, moisture and other stains. Overall good – fair condition.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $100
LOT: 005

Vol. of Babylonian Talmud, Slavita 1820-1821

Vol. of a Babylonian Talmud, Tractates: Makot, Horayott, Eduyot and small halachot. Every Tractate has a separate title page. Printed by Rabi Moshe Shapira of Slavita. Slavita, 1820-1821. Paper has a bluish, greenish hue. Sized 34 “cm. Ownership inscriptions. At the end of the Vol. there are duplicate pages from 8 sections of LeHarambam, as well as small halachot in a different format. The Gmaras are bound together with leather binding, margins are damaged and the spine is somewhat lacking. The cover and a few pages are detached, moth holes, overall fair condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $100
LOT: 006

Gmara Tractate Yevamot, Slavita 1810

Gmara Tractate Yavamot from a Babylonian Talmud. Printed by Rabi Moshe Dov Baer Segen. Slavita 1810. The cover is slightly damaged in the series, moth holes with minor damage to the text, moisture stains, overall fair condition.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $200
LOT: 007

Gemara Masechet Avoda Zara, Slavita 1820

Gemara Masechat Avoda Zara from the Babylonian Talmud. Printed by Rabi Moshe Shapira. Slavita, 1820. 32 “cm. The paper has a bluish hue. The binding is glued to a piece of cloth on the cover page and back page with minor damage to the back page, moth holes with slight damage to the text, stains, overall fair condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $300
LOT: 008

Sha’ar Lemasechet Gitin, Slavita 1819

Sha’ar Lemasechet Gitin, a Talmudic learned and rare Tractate. Printed by Rabi Moshe Shapira, Slavita 1819. The front cover has an unprofessionally restored margin with slight damage to the text in its lower section. Tears, minor moth holes. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 009

Vol. of a Babylonian Talmud – Zhitomir. The copy having belonged to the Holy Rabbi Yisrael Aharon of Peshischa.

Nida Tractate – From a Babylonian Talmud. Zhitomir, 1861. With the ownership stamp of “The Holy Yisrael Aharon Padwa of Peshischa. Bound with an original leather binding and adorned with gold minting. Two covers printed with black and red ink. At the end of the Vol. there is ‘Meir Nativ’ for Rabi Shabtai HaCohen. It is known that the ‘ChazonIsh’ was fond of the use of Mehadrot Shas Zhitomir, because of the composition ‘Meir Nativ’ which does not appear in other Mehadrot. Rabbi Yisrael Aharon Padwa of Peshischa descended from the dynasty of nishchis. And was the son-in-law of Rabi Yerachmiel Yehuda Meir of Peshischa, son-in-law of Rabi Ya’akov David of Amshinov. He took the place of his son-in-law in Peschischa, after taking his place in Opotoshana. Died of injuries sustained during the pogroms of 1914. The books printed in Slavita and Zhitomir print, are known to possess a unique holiness, the tool and letters used to print the books were soaked in the mikve before printing begun. It is said that possessing a book in the print of Slavita or Zhitomir brings about virtues of success and protection of the home. 39 “cm. Ownership inscriptions. Overall very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 010

Lot of 14 Babylonian Talmud tractates – Zhitomir. 1858-1862

Volumes of ‘Shas Zhitomir’ (Tractates: Berachot, Shavu’ot, Yevamot, Ketubot, Makot Menachot, Bechorot, Temura, Arachin, Kritut, Me’ilah, Hulin, Oz, Horayot and Masechot Ketanot). (1) Additional volume of Berachot tractate, of which only the cover is printed by Zhitomir, the Gmara itself is of a different print. An important and highly demanded edition of the Shas. Bound in original and magnificent binding. With ownership signatures. Of the Shapira family of Slavita printing house, which closed as a result of a complaint and reopened anew in the city of Zhitomir in 1847 by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira and was in business until 1864. In this printing house, editions of Shas were printed for the third time, including Rabeinu Asher, Moreinu Harav Rabi Shmuel Eideless, Rabbi Yitzhak Alphasi, commentary by Haran and many other additions.At the start of every Vol. there are two cover page, part of them, prtinted in red ink. There are also cover pages at the start of every tractate. The style of the page is of the most magnificent that could be seen until that time period. At the end of the Shas Vol. the composition ‘Meir Nativ’ for Rabi ShabtaiHa Cohen was added to some of the tractates. It is well known that the ‘ChazanIsh’ was particularly fond of using editions of Shas Zhitomir, because of the composition ‘Meir Nativ’, which does not appear in the other tractates. The books printed in Slavita and Zhitomir print, are known to possess a unique holiness, the tool and letters used to print the books were soaked in the mikve before printing begun. It is said that possessing a book in the print of Slavita or Zhitomir brings about virtues of success and protection of the home. 39 “cm. Stains of wear and moisture with no damage to the text. Moth holes. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 011

Babylonian and Jerusalemite Talmud – Zhitomir 1858-1863

Vol. of ‘Shas Zhitomir’ (Tractates: Berachot – Veseder (12) Zraim, Iruvin, Gitin, Kidoshin, Ketubot, Baba Metziya, Avoda Zara, Sanhedrin, Makot, Horayot, Eduyot, MaschatotKetanot, Shavu’ot, Oz, Berachot, Arachin, Tamid, Temura, Kinim, Kritot, Midot, Me’ilah, NedaVeSederTaharut) (1) Jerusalemite Vol. second version (Tractates: Yoma, Suka, Shekalim, Rosh HaShana, Beitza, Ta’anit, Megila, Chagiga and MoedKatan). Important and highly demanded edition of the Shas. Bound with original and magnificent leather bindings, part of which are stamped. The volumes were well preserved. With ownership signatures and dedications. Most of the signatures belong to Simcha BonamNovovlesky of the founders of the city of Bat-Yam. Also, there appears a signature and stamp of Abraham Taprovitch Matikotzio and Beit Knesset Valnoar Lodge. And more. Of the Shapira family of Slavita printing house, which closed as a result of a complaint and reopened anew in the city of Zhitomir in 1847 by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira and was in business until 1864. In this printing house, editions of Shas were printed for the third time, including Rabeinu Asher, Moreinu Harav Rabi Shmuel Eideless, Rabbi Yitzhak Alphasi, commentary by Haran and many other additions.At the start of every Vol. there are two cover page, part of them, prtinted in red ink. There are also cover pages at the start of every tractate. The style of the page is of the most magnificent that could be seen until that time period. At the end of the Shas Vol. the composition ‘Meir Nativ’ for Rabi ShabtaiHaCohen was added to some of the tractates. It is well known that the ‘ChazanIsh’ was particularly fond of using editions of Shas Zhitomir, because of the composition ‘Meir Nativ’, which does not appear in the other tractates. The books printed in Slavita and Zhitomir print, are known to possess a unique holiness, the tool and letters used to print the books were soaked in the mikve before printing begun. It is said that possessing a book in the print of Slavita or Zhitomir brings about virtues of success and protection of the home.39 “cm. Stains of wear and tear and moisture without damage to the text. Moth holes. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $1100 Starting at $700
LOT: 012

Hilchot Bechorot and Challa, Zhitomir 1860, Copy is incomplete

Hilchot Bechorot and ChallaL eHarav, Rabeynu Moshe Bar Nachman, may his memory be a blessing. Zhitomir 1860. Missing pages 1- 75. Stamped on the front cover with “Signs Beis Hamikdash Hasidim Leibovitch of Vilna”. Bound together with Tractates Bechorot, Arachin, (with no title page), Temura, Kritot (without a cover page), Me’liah Vilna – 1853. Moisture and other stains. Over good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 013

Tur Orach Chaim, 2 sections, Zhitomir – 1859

Tur Orach Chaim for Rabi Ya’akov son of Rabi Asher, 2 sections in one binding, every Vol. has a separate title page. Printed by the grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, Zhitomir – 1859. Moisture and other stains. Several pages in the middle of the book are slightly damaged and are unprofessionally restored with slight damage to the text. Some mold marks on the back cover. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 014

Tur ChoshenMishpat, Zhitomir – 1858

Tur Choshen Mishpat for Rabi Ya’akov son of Rabi Asher.Printed by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, Zhitomir – 1858. In the book, there is a hand written dedication to the synagogue in Moscow. Also, there are handwritten comments. 128 pages (The page numbers are slightly out of order). 2 cover pages. Leather binding that is slightly damaged. Minor moth holes. Moisture and other stains. Overall condition very good
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 015

Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim Section 1, Zhitomir – 1855

MiGaney Aretz, Shulchan Aruch, Orech Chaim Section 1, printed by the Shapira Brothers grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. 2 cover pages. The first cover page is printed with red ink. Zhitomir – 1855, 222 pages. 36 “cm. The cover page is slightly damaged at the margin. The first front cover is missing a small portion of the top section near the margin. Damaged margins with no damage to the text. Moth holes and stains. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 016

Shulchan Aruch Arav Orech Chaim, Section 3, Zhitomir – 1859

Shulchan Aruch, Leharav from Liady, Orach Chaim section 3, Halachot Passover and Yom Tov. printed by the Shapira Brothers grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. 2 cover pages. The first cover page is printed with red ink. Zhitomir – 1859. Minor moth holes, stains, Overall good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $100
LOT: 017

Shulchan Aruch Arav Orech Chaim, Section 3, Zhitomir – 1855

Shulchan Aruch, Leharav from Liady, Orach Chaim section 3, Halachot Passover and Yom Tov. printed by the Shapira Brothers grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. 2 cover pages. The first cover page is printed with red ink. Zhitomir – 1855. Signed by the owner. Old leather binding, slightly damaged. The first cover page is detached. Moth holes primarily on the cover. Moisture and other stains. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 018

Shulchan Aruch Arav Orech Chaim, Section 2, Zhitomir – 1855

Shulchan Aruch, Leharav from Liady, Orach Chaim section 2, Hilchot Shabbos and Eruvin. printed by the Shapira Brothers grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. 2 cover pages. The first cover page is printed with red ink. Zhitomir – 1855. The first cover page is partially detached. Moth holes with slight damage to the text. Stains. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $100
LOT: 019

SeferOr Zarua 2 sections, Zhitomir – 1862

Sefer Or Zarua 2 sections. Contains judicial laws and questions and answered by Isaac ben Moses of Vienna. Zhitomir – 1862. ח״א:2 232:4. 184 words. An additional cover page for the second section. The name of the book is printed in red ink on both covers. The author, among the first of the Great Rabbis, Rabbi of Rabbi Meir of Rotenberg. The manuscript of the book was owned by Rabbi Tzviwho inherited it from Aharon of Amsterdam, who originally inherited it from a fisherman in Paris. According to legend, the fisherman was found on the shore after the ship in which the manuscript was held, sunk in the deep sea. With agreements by the owner of Chidushey Harim and more.. Moth holes. No binding. Condition: Fair.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 020

Sefer Hak Le Yisrael Shemot Zhitomir – 1855

Sefer Hak LeYisrael on the book of Exodus section 2 with Yosef David Azulai Zhitomir, Printed by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi ChaninaLipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira,. Cover page printed in red ink – 1855. New binding. Minor moth holes, moisture and other stains. Overall very good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 021

Sefer Hak LeYisrael Shemot Zhitomir – 1857

Sefer Hak Le Yisrael on the book of ‘Exodus’ section 2 with Yosef David Azulai Zhitomir, Printed by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira ,Cover page printed in red ink – 1857. Two cover pages and two first pages are unprofessionally restored, moth holes with slight damage to the text in certain places. Moisture and other stains. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 022

Sefer Hak Le Yisrael Bamidbar Zhitomir – 1865

Sefer Hak Le Yisrael on the book of ‘Numbers’ section 4 with Yosef David Azulai Zhitomir, Printed by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, Cover page printed in red ink – 1856. Binding is almost entirely detached, the coer page is unprofessionally restored, with no damage to the text. The first two pages are slightly torn and partially detached. Binding string holes across the width of the book. Moth holes, moisture stains, overall good – fair condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 023

Sefer Hak Le Yisrael Vayikra Zhitomir – 1865

Sefer Hak Le Yisrael on the book of ‘Leviticus’ section 3 with Yosef David Azulai Zhitomir, Printed by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. Two cover pages, the first cover page is printed with red ink – 1865. The front binding is partially detached. The first cover page is missing the top half. Moth holes and moisture stains. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 024

Sefer Brit Avraham Zhitomir 1848

Sefer Brit Avraham to Rabbi Avraham son of Rabbi Shabtai Horowitz and grandson of Shelahhaq Qaddosh. Covers Teshuva commandments and Vidui, Printed in Zhitomir in the print of the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi. 1848. Owner signatures. Stains. Moth holes. New Binding. 42 Pages. 15.5 “cm. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $500
LOT: 025

Set of two sections of Menorat HaMaor Zhitomir – 1852

Book of Menorat HaMaor, of Rabbi Isaac Aboab, with NefeshYehuda commentary and Yiddish translation. Printed by the brothers, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Ariyeh Liv Yehuda Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. Two cover pages, each with a new intricate leather binding which include stamps. Pages have gold trim. Ownership inscriptions and signatures. 24 “cm. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $300