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Auction No. 15 - 04.09.2017

 

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LOT: 026

Sefer HaZohar – Section 2 Zhitomir 1863

Sefer Ha Zohar, on Chumashim: Vayikra, Bamidbar, Devarim, with Tosafot and indexes. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. Wide margins. New binding. 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. Missing the cover page of Chumash Vayikra. The cover pages of Bamidbar and Devarim are partially restored. Last page is missing. 309 pages. 21 “cm. Overall fair condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 027

Sefer Hasidim Zhitomir – 1857

Sefer Hasidim to Rabbu Yehuda HaHasid. With the commentary of U’BritOlam for Yosef David Azulai. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. The book is attributed to Rabi Yehuda HaHasid, of the greatkabbalists of Ashkenaz, and known for his piousness, asceticism and also his testament – ‘testament of Rabi Yehuda HaHasid’ which contains many leaderships, whose origins don’t stem from the Talmud. Printed for the first time in Bologna in 1487. 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. A dual colored leather binding adorned with etchings of flowers and other shapes. The binding is detached. Wear and tear on the spine. Moth holes. Ownership inscriptions. 288 pages. 23 “cm. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $250
LOT: 028

Sefer ‘Derech Chaim’ (Habad) Zhiromir, 1863

Sefer Derech Chaim, Tochehet Musar Heskel, includes persuasive literature which is known to “captivate a person’s heart and draw him closer to the father in heaven in full repentance”. From Rabi Dov Ber Schneersohn (The “Middle” Rebbe”). Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. Rabi Dov Ber Schneersohn (1773-1827), The second Admor in the dynasty of Admori Habad, the successor of his father, the Admor Zaken. He succeeded his father in every field, cared for his brothers who suffered in Imperial Russia, and propagate the teachings of his father which he continues to expand, explain and commentate on. The second name of Hasidut Habad – Lubavitch, it is named after the town he has chosen as his place of residence, which was also the center of the Hassidic practice for over one hundred years. New leather binding. 111 pages. 21 “cm. Overall very good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 029

Sefer Tzava’ah, Zhitomir 1848.

Sefer Tzava’ah, from the owner of ‘Yesod VeShoresh HaAvodah’. Print of Shapira, the grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. Zhitomir – 1848. Page unit. 16 “cm. Stains. Detached pages. Damaged binding. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $3200 Starting at $500
LOT: 030

Siduro Shel Shabbat, Zhitomir 1849.

Sefer Siduro Shel Shabbat, includes two sections. Covers issues regarding the Kabbalistic and Hassidic thoughts on the holiness of Shabbat and a Halachicresponse. By Rabbi Chaim of Chernivtsi, author of ‘Be’er Mayim Chaim’. Printed by Rabbi ChaninaLipa and Rabbi YehoshuaHeschelShapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. Rabbi Chaim of Chernivtsi (1740-1817), of the great Admorim and the author of widely acclaimed Hassidic books. A disciple of Rabbi Michal Zlotshov. In the Hassidic community it is widely believed that every Sabbath his stature grew a head taller. His promise in the preface of ‘SiduroShel Shabbat’: All those who listen to my advice, can rest assured that he will behave according to ‘SiduroShel Shabbat’ as is commanded upon him in the composition ‘Halaz Yarutz El Hama’aracha’ and then their heart with trust in G-d that they will be given the privilege of the Shabbath in the enormity of its light and will enjoy in their souls the reciting of prayer.” 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. The first part does not have a cover page. Pages have colorful trim. New binding. Moth holes without damage to the text. Artistic restorations. 69; 44 pages. 21 “cm. Overall good – very good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $200
LOT: 031

Siddur ‘Or Le’Yesharim’, Zhitomir 1865. Copy is incomplete.

Siddur “Or Le’Yesharim”NosachSfarad, 2 sections, with the Hassidic commentary – Kabbalists “Keter Nehora” and with “Derech HaChaim”. Printed by the grandson of the Rabbi of Slavita, Rabbi ChaninaLipa and Rabbi Yehoshua HeschelShapira, Zhitomir – 1865. Copy is partially incomplete in the beginning and end. This copy begins with page 99 (the first page is missing a cover page), ends with page 650. The Siddur includes a hand written page with the prayer recited before Seudah Shlishit. Missing a binding, Moth holes, Stains, Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $200
LOT: 032

Siddur Korban Mincha–Nosach Ashkenaz., Zhitomir 1858. Copy is incomplete.

Siddur Korban Mincha – Prayers for the entire year (with Tehilim), Ma’amadot and Ivri-teitch, laws and customs in Yiddish. Printed by Rabbi Ariyeh Liv Shapira, grandson of the Slavita Rabbi. Doesn’t have a binding or cover pages. Psalms and Ma’amadot (missing pages 1-68). First pages 1-14 and last pages 112 onwards are missing and detached. Stains. Moth holes. 696 pages. 28 “cm. Overall condition: Poor.
Starting at $100
LOT: 033

Sefer “Tikun Lel Shavuot and Hosha’ana Rabba”. Zhitomir 1866

Sefer “Tikun Lel Shavuot and Hosha’ana Rabba” according to the order which appears in the book Shnei Luchot HaBrit, and kavanot of the Names by the Ari, may his memory carry into the next world, with a couple of Ma’alot and meticulous proofreading. Published by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi. 1866. 168 pages, 20 “cm. Two cover pages, Original binding. A minor professional restoration on the first cover page. Stains. Overall very good condition.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $300
LOT: 034

Sefer Zohar Section 1, Printed by Bak in Jerusalem – 1844.

Zohar Bereshit, of the pioneers inIvri printing in Jerusalem. The cover page has an image of the Mikdash and the western wall. The second page includes a Haskama of Rabi Avraham Chaim Gagin ‘Rishon LeZion’. Page 11 has a long dedication in Mizrachi handwriting. 252, 2-19 pages. 22 “cm. Stains. Minor signs of moth holes. Without binding. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 035

Sefer Zohar Section 1, Printed by Bak in Jerusalem – 1844.

Zohar Bereshit, of the pioneers in Ivri printing in Jerusalem. The cover page has an image of the Mikdash and the western wall. The second page includes a Haskama of Rabi Avraham Chaim Gagin ‘Rishon LeZion’. Page 11 has a long dedication in Mizrachi handwriting. 252, 2-19 pages. 22 “cm. Stains. Minor signs of moth holes. Without binding. Reinforced with tape. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 036

Sefer Tov Le Yisrael, Jerusalem, printed by Yisrael Bak, 1869

Sefer Tov LeYisrael, Exegesis and chiddusheidinim on ritual slaughter and treif, written by Maharash ben Samon, in a rhyming by Rabbi EliyahuChiyun , Jerusalem printed in YisraelBak. 1869. (3) 24, 2, 50, 23 pages. 31 “cm. (S. Halevi 145). New binding. Minor signs of moth holes. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 037

Lot of Two Books. Jerusalem 1902-1921

Poetry of Rabi Amnon with a Tafsir in Farsi and Tafsir Page 1 “VenatnaTokef”. With a dedication to a man by the name of Moshe Gergi who sent the Tafsir text. Printed by Lunz – Jerusalem (1902). 97 pages. 17 “cm. Ownership inscriptions. Without binding. 2. Book of ‘Haneshama and the Kadish’ from the Rabbi Aharon Menachem Mendel HaCohen, son of Rabbi Nathan, (1866-1928), Rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in Cairo. Printed by Levi – Jerusalem (1921). (1) 64 pages. 24 “cm. Leather binding adorned with stamps. Overall condition: very good.
Starting at $100
LOT: 038

Sefer Sha’arei Rahamim, Printed by Rabi Yitzhak Giustiniani, Jerusalem 1881

Sefer Sha’arei Rahamim, questions and ansers on the order of Arba’a Turim., from Rabbi Rachamim Yosef Franko, Rabbi of the city of Hebron. Jerusalem 1881, printed by Rabi Yitzhak Giustiniani. (3) pages 25, 34, 50, 87. (Page count is off). 34 “cm. Front binding is detached and slightly damaged, lacks a spine and a back cover. Several pages are partially detached, the margins of the first pages have a few defects, moth holes and stains, overall fair condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 039

Lot of Three Books Rabbi Chaim Vital, Jerusalem, Two of the books printed in Yisrael Bak

Sefer Sha’ar HaHakdamot for Rabbu Chaim Vital, Jerusalem printed by YisraelBak – 1865. (2) 78 (2) Page. 300. 5. 117. Sefer HaLikutim Or HaGanoz. (Sefer Sha’ar Hapsukim and Sefer Halikutim) for Rabbi Chaim Vital. Jerusalem printed by YisraelBak. – 1863. (4) 158 (2) Pages. A copy with a different cover page. Sefer Sha’arHa Kavanot for Rabbi Chaim Vital, Jerusalem – 1873. (1), 197 pages. All of the books described are bound together by an old leather binding, moth holes and stains. Overall good condition
Item sold at $350 Starting at $350
LOT: 040

Lot of Ten Books printed in Jerusalem, some of them are first editions and printed by Yisrael Bak

Sefer Shevet Musar, two sections, for Rabi Eliyahu HaCohen Izmir, 1. Section 1 two cover pages, separate cover page for section 2. Jerusalem 1864. 2. Sefer Kol Ariyeh for Rabi Ariyeh Lib Charif, printed by Yisrael Bak, Jerusalem – 1885. First Edition. 4. Petach Eliyahu Section 1 for Rabbi EliyahuYaluz, Jerualem – 1896. First Edition. 5. חד״ר נא on the Torah, Jerusalem – 1911. Sole Edition. 6. Sefer Kisse Eliyahu Saliman Mani, printed by YisraelBak, Jerusalem – 1865. 7. Minchat Eliezer, Jerusalem – 1910. 8. Prayer book for the sick, Jerusalem – 1900. 9. Eleh HaMasaot, Jerusalem – 1885. Bound together with Mevaseret Zion (several pages are damaged). 10. Sefer Me’arat Sde Hamachpelah, Jerusalem – 1910. Various sizes and conditions, Overall good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 041

Birkat HaChama. Jerusalem, 1897.

A lined piece of paper, printed with nosach Birkat HaChama. In the upper section there are two images, on the right – the Western Wall, on the left – an image of the Old City and underneath it the phrase ‘Midrash of Shlomo’. Birkat HaChama is one of the blessingsrecited upon witnessing a rare sight, recited when seeing the sun at the start of a 28 year cycle, in which, according to tradition, the sun returns to its original spot from the time the world was created, in the same hour and day of the week as in the creation of the world. Folding marks. Stains. Minor tears at the top white margins. 29x20 “cm. Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 042

Shmira LaBayit U’Layoledet. Jerusalem 1863

Shmira LaBayit U’Layaldut. Jerusalem (1863). Printed amulet, Shmira LaBayit U’Layaldut. In a flowery frame, names, Hashba’ot, incantations. Nosach ‘Shir Lama’a lot’, a square, and in it “Adam and Eve Abraham and Sarah…” And more. In the margins of the page is printed “Mincha…from Eti the rabbinical emissary… Abraham Charush… in honor of the Gvir… Abraham Edrai” (name of the Nadiv is hand written). 21x35 “cm. Stains. In fair-good condition. Rare. Overall condition: very good.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $400
LOT: 043

Amulet “Shmira LaYeled U’Layaldut”. Printed by Rabi Yitzhak Giustiniani and Co., Jerusalem, 19th Century, Rare

Amulet Shmira LaYeled U’Layoledet – Hashba’ot and incantations, from Chaim Yosef Cohen Azulai and the book ‘Avodat HaKodesh’. In the center of the page is a section of Tehilim, and around it are the incantations. At the bottom of the page there are images of the western wall and Har Zion. Printed by Rabi Yitzhak Giustinianiand Co. Publisher periodical ‘Sha’ar Zion’. 28 “cm. Folding marks. Tears with minor damage to the text. Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $200
LOT: 044

Five Books of the Torah Venice 1617

Five Books of the Torah with vowels and Mikrah tropes, Unkelos translation. Commentary by Rashi, Ba’al HaTurim and the Mesorah. At the head of the book there is an ornamented cover page: “By the decree of ministers Peitro and Lorinzo Bragdini… Shana Tova Leprat Katan”.At the beginning of every Chumash the first letter is ornamented. Printed by Bragadini, and sold in Kontresim for two weeks in order to cover the expenses of the printing (see Taklitor bibliography factory, listed 0182290). Ownership inscriptions on the cover and last page (228). Commentary in Rashi’s style of writing (the identity of writer is unknown). (6) 228 pages. 41 “cm. New binding. Stains. Restored tears. Moth holes. Overall fair-poor condition.
Item sold at $900 Starting at $180
LOT: 045

Sefer HaKetuvim, Venice, 1607. Copy is incomplete

Sefer HaKetuvim: Tehilim, Mishlei, Daniel, Ezra, Divrei Hayamim. Vince – 1607. Printed by Zuan Di Gara. Serveral handwritten remarks. 20 “cm. 455, 447 pages. The copy is missing the last four pages. (Page 443 was bound before page 442). New binding. Moth holes with slight damage to the text. Moisture stains. Minor defects on the last pages, Overall fair condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 046

Rambam – First Edition of “Hakesef Mishne’. Venice 1574

Mishne Torah Le’Harambam critiques by the Ra’avad commentary of ‘KesefMishne’, authored by Maran Rabi Yosef Karo. First edition of ‘Kesef Mishne’. This Vol. is especially thick (almost 1,000 pages) and includes 5 sections from the Rambam: Hafla’a, Zraim, Avoda, Korbanot and Tehara. Without cover pages. Bound with an impressive, original leather binding with stamps, that was preserved and preserved the body of the book. The spine and last page are professionally restored. Pages 1-6 are detached. Ownership inscriptions on the last page. “Won and bought by Sa’id Yitzchak and his sons and grandsons”. 452 pages. 30 “cm. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $1400 Starting at $200
LOT: 047

Lot of Four Rambam Books. Venice, 1547-1550

Commentary of Ha Mishne LeHarambam, Mehadorot. 1. Venice, 1547. At the head of every tractate there is an embellished frame around every first letter. Printed without cover pages, with wide margins, 2. Commentary of HaMishneLeHarambam, Seder Nashim, MeHadorot, 1547. At the head of every tractate there is an embellished frame around every first letter. Printed without cover pages, with wide margins, by Justinian printing press, 3. Mishne Torah LeHarambam, book of Science, book of love and part of book of Zmanim. With critique by Ra’avad, MegidMishn, Migdal Oz, and a few critiques Venice editions (1550). At the head of every book there is an embellished frame around every first letter. Printed by Bragadini. Ownership inscriptions and signatures. 4. Sefer Hamitzvot LeHarambam, with commentaries by the Ramban. These are the books that ultimately brought about the decree of the great burning of books in Italy in the year 1553. This copy is of the Mishne Torah LeHarambam, printed by the Christian printer Elvisi Bragadini, who opened in the same year, 1550, his printing house for Hebrew printing, proofread by Hamahram Padova, of the great Italian scholars, to which he added his own revisions. Antonio Justinian printed in the same year, the Rambam, and copied part of the revisions of Haram Padova from the Bragadini edition. Hamahram Padova reached out to the great Rabbis, lead by Rabbi Moshe son of YisraelIsserles and they decreed a boycott on the sale of any editions printed by Justinian. Following this dispute, the two owners of the printing house turned to Pope Julius III, claiming that the other printing house was printing books that condemn Christianity. The main complaint was about the Talmud which was printed by Justinian between the years 1546-1551. Which ultimately led to the massive burning of books in Italy on the first day of Rosh HaShana in the year 1553. 39 “cm. Not bound. Stains. Moth holes. Detached pages. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $1800 Starting at $200
LOT: 048

Hand Written Halachot on Slaughter LeHarmbam with ancient and unknown commentary from the 16th Century. Copied in Yemen in the 18th Century.

Hand written Halachot on slaughter LeHarambam with ancient and unknown commentary from the 16th century. Copied in Yemen in the 18th century. The identity of the author and copyist are unknown. This copy starts before section 6. Throughout the copy there are comments and annexations in the margins. The writing is consistent. Part of the writing is in spoken Jewish Hebrew. Moitsure stains. New binding. 230 pages. 10x8 “cm. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $200
LOT: 049

Lot of two hand written Dinei Shchita and Treif of Yemen. End of 19th century

Lot of two hand written DineiShchita. Treif and more. 1. Handwritten laws of Treif and laws of trachea. lungs. vertebrae. leg. tendons. With SheshNevalotMeChaim commentary Yemen – end of the 19th century. Tear in the first page with damage to the text. New binding. 9x6 “cm. 47 pages. Stains on the last pages. Overall good condition. 2. Hand written copy covering topics of slaughter and treif in the first 15 pages. At the end of the pages is written (the writing of Yichye son of Sa’id). As it is known in Yemen, these writings are in pocket form, which would be carried with the butchers and purgers. 18 additional pages on flavors and purification according to several Midrashim. The signature of the author is unidentified. Yemen 19th century. 11x8 “cm. Tears to the last page and overall wear and tear. New binding. 33 pages. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 050

Hand written summary on laws of slaughter. Yemen 19th century. With unknown commentary.

Hand written summary on laws of slaughter from the book ‘Shearei Koshesh’ with unknown commentary. The identity of the author is unknown. 12x9 “cm. 44 pages. Stains. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100