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Auction No. 17 - 07.02.2018

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LOT: 001

Lot of 2 books printed by the Shapira brothers, grandchildren of the SlavitaRav. Zhitomir, 1852-1861.

1. AshleiRavrivei on YorehDe’ah, second section [2] 279 pages. 1852. New binding. Stains, generally very good condition. 2. MegineiAretz on the Shulchan AruchOrechHayyim. First section. 1861. Moisture stains. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $200
LOT: 002

Lot of 3 books, Shapira printing, Zhitomir. Also a polemic on chassidut, “Divrei Noam.” Bound together, rare.

1. Kohelet Moshe, chiddushim and pilpulim by Rabbi Moshe bar Avraham HaKohen from Chodnow, next to Berdichov. Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandchildren of the SlavitaRav, 1849. 2. SeferHaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam ba’alHaTosafot, a book of mussar. 1847. 3.. Alfa Beta—by the Admor Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Nadvorna. 1848. 4. Imrei Noam, with an argument between the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Shimshon of Spitovka and Rabbi Yehezkel Landau of Prague (the NodahB’Yehuda) (with the addition of a pamphlet “Ma’asehYeshurun”). Printed by Rabbi Meir Yehiel Halter, Warsaw 1892. Has signatures of ownership and many notes that were not checked. On the last page is a handdrawn illustration. Very good condition.
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $800
LOT: 003

Shot (Q&A) Or Zaru’ah and Maharam Bar Baruch—Jerusalem 1943. Limited edition.

Q&A by Rabbi Yitzhak ben Moshe Or Zaru’ah and Meir ben Baruch, published from a manuscript found at the Oxford Library. By Rav Yitzhak ZeevKahane. Published by the Rav Kook Institute. 80 copies printed. Binding is disconnected and coming apart. Stains. 100, [2] pages. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 004

TakanotHaAggadahHaHadadit “Me’ahShe’arim.” Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century. Rare.

5 pages, with 33 sections. Guidelines of the Me’ahShe’arim neighborhood in Jerusalem. At the end is a list of 10 founders of the community. HaChadash printing of the Batei Warsaw, Jerusalem 1920 approximately. The guidelines are different from two other known guidelines pamphlets from these years. Doesn’t appear in the National Library. Stains and light tears in the margins. [6] pages, 25x18cm per page. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 005

Shovei Shovei HaShulamit pamphlet—Jerusalem 1911.

By Rabbi Yosef Hayyim of Baghdad, the Ben Ish Hai. On the requirement to study the Kabbalah. Published by the Sha’arShamayimkabbalistic yeshiva. Printed by Levi, Jerusalem, 1911. The original had a soft binding, the copy before us has an additional, hard binding on top of the original. A few tears are repaired without damage to the text. [1], 84 pages. 17cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $100
LOT: 006

Lot of 20 books—Jerusalem 1883-1935.

1. Shofrayad’Yaakov, by Rabbi Yaakov Birdogo. 1910. 2. ZichronotL’Beit David (Farsi). By RefaelGalibof, 1919. 3. Mikra’eiKodesh—prayers. By Mordechai ben Simcha Sasson. 1906. 4. Siddur Beit David v’Shlomo. ShlomoTzofiof. 1934. 5. OrechHayyim—TikkunKaret, by RavHaHida. 1935. 6. Lashon Chachamim—supplications by Rabbi Yosef Haim bar Eliyahu. 1914. 7. Merkava Shlomo—Baraytot, Kabbalah. From old manuscripts of ShlomoMosiov. 1921. 8. Tafsir Targum Sheni. Published by Yedidya bar Yosef Harati. 1905. 9. KolMevaser, on the 10 lost tribes. By Shimon Zvi Horwitz. 1923. 10. Pesach Haggadah with additions, by Salam Dawud the Yemenite. 1930. 11. Sha’areiChefetz, prayers and songs. By David Chefetz. 1947. 12. Petah Eliyahu and Titpalel Chana. Dust jacket in Arabic. 13. Chiyat el Iyam, songs by Hayyim Elazar Mizrahi. 1907. 14. SegulatZahav. Various segulot, by Yitzhak Badhav. 1894. 15. CheshekShlomo by Shlomo baba Gan. 1905. 16. NerNeshama—for yahrzeits. By Eliyahu ben Moshe Yadgar. 1894. 17. SeferHaTakkanot, Jerusalem traditions. By Yoel Moshe Salomon. 1883. 18. KolHaMitzvah, the mitzvot traditional for every moment. Published by Yosef Kohen Chassid. 1897. 19. LevenatHaSapir, commentary on the Midrash Ne’elam. By Rabbi David ben Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid. 1913. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $2200 Starting at $100
LOT: 007

Od Yosef Chai, by the RishGaluta of Babylon, Maran HaBenIsh Hai. First edition, Jerusalem 1910.

Droshim and ramazim on the Torah, with the pamphlet “Mar’otYehezkel” at the end, including chiddushim on the prophecies of Yehezkel and additions to his book Ben Ish Hai. Printed by Fromkin in Jerusalem. Tape on the cover. On the dedication page printed after the cover is a handwritten dedication (not known from whom). Tears on the first pages without any missing text. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $100
LOT: 008

Lot of 7 books from Tunis sages.

1. Pesach Haggadah with the commentary “Orahv’Simcha” by RavKalifaHaKohen and “Sassonv’Yakar” on the way of giving drashot. Completed by his son Rabbi Yehuda MenineiHaKohen. Djerba 1939. At the end of the book is bound the pamphlet “v’TakulGaftza,” partially missing. 2. Chesedv’Eemt by Rabbi Hayyim Khouri, droshim and exegeses, sections 1 and 2. Djerba 1916. 3. Machiv’Masi, chiddushim and exegeses on the Torah by Rabbi RefaelMenineiChadad. Djerba, 1960. 4. (Bound together with) the book Torah v’Yisrael, a book of tales and histories in Judeo-Arabic. Djerba 1956. 5. Ohalei Shem, droshim on the Torah by Rabbi Shimon ben Khalifa Maimon. Djerba 1950. Stain on the cover page. Pages disconnected. Damage to the text on the last page. 6. Divrei Shalom, exegesis on the Ten Commandments in Arabic by Rabbi Shimoni Shalom ben Eliyahu. Djerba 1946. Damage to the cover page. 7. LashashAnochi, commentary on the Tanach and Shas by Rabbi Shlomo ben Moshe Shamama. Livorno 1878. Includes supplications at the end, the holidays, 4 tables with the moon’s cycles, intercalation of the leap year, the list of parshiyot and periods. Original binding, good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 009

Lot of 2 books from Salonika, 1843-1877.

1. Raziel HaMalach, a segula book given by Raziel HaMalach to Adam, the First Man. Printed ybSa’adi, Salonika 1843. 2. Sha’ar Asher, section 2—ChoshenMishpat, Shot (Q&A) by Rabbi Refael Asher Kubo, a rabbi of Salonika. Dedication and signature by Rabbi RefaelAharon ben Shimon (1848-1928), a chief rabbi of Cairo and head of the Rabbinical Beit Din in the city for around 30 years, author of Nahar Mitzrayim, Tov Mitzrayim, and more.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $120
LOT: 010

Lot of 4 books from Calcutta-India.

1. YoruMishpatayichL’Yaakov—mussar, practical halacha, parables, and prayers. By Rabbi Yaakov Sukari. At the end of the book are the holidays, a prayer for TikkunChatzot, and a prayer for the sick. Printed yb Eliyahu Moshe DavichHaKohen, Calcutta, 1882. | Slightly missing in the corner of the binding. Folds in the lower corner. | [2], 9, 143 pages. 18cm. Good condition. 2. 3 books bound together. Yamin Moshe—commentary on the halachot of shechita by Rabbi Hayyim Moshe Karigal. (2) ZikaronL’BneiYisrael—abbreviated halachot of shechita and trefiut by Rabbi Avraham Mizrahi. (3) SeferShochateiHaYeladim—laws of shechita with rhymes. By Rabbi Yisrael Nagara. Listing of ownership. Glosses. Thick grey and light green paper. | 115 [1]; [15]; [5]page. 15cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 011

Lot of 3 books bound together. Even printing. Bombay—India, 1862.

With original leather binding. 1. Megillat Esther with translation. 64 pages. Missing the cover page. Tear on the first page with missing text. 2. The story of Megillat Esther in Judeo-Arabic. 71 pages. Illustrated cover. Tear with light bit of missing text on the cover. 3. ShirHaShirim with Targum Yonatan ben Uzirel and commentary in Arabic. 101 pages. Good condition. Throughotu the book are signatures of ownership in half-quill writing and in Arabic.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $150
LOT: 012

Lashon Naki—Amsterdam 1717. Rare.

Literary writing. By Rabbi Yosef Rakover, author of the book MerkavatHaMishna. Printed by ShlomoPropus, Amsterdam. Signatures of ownership (not checked) in Hebrew and Dutch. Half-leather, original binding. Tattered, with some of the spine missing. 34 pages. 16cm. Ok to good condition.
Starting at $280
LOT: 013

Brit Yitzhak—Amsterdam 1768.

TikkunLeilShmini before a brit milah, and the TikkunHaMohel. Amsterdam 1768. The cover has a wood engraved image of a circumcision. Page 12 has a “seder for milah for an older person” and for “anuseiYisrael coming from Spain and Portugal…” (thus the book before us testifies to the practice of circumcising anusim, people who have hidden or repressed their Judaism, even in the 18th century). The three last pages have a list of mohels in Portuguese working in Amsterdam and in other Portuguese communities, with dates of their activity from the years 1721-1765. [2], 17, [1] page. 14.5cm. A number of pages are disconnected. Stains, generally good condition.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $250
LOT: 014

SeferHaMefo’ar—drashot by Rabbi ShlomoMolcho—Amsterdam 1709.

Droshim and kavanot on the kabbalah, wonderful secrets and issues relating to the Redemption and the Messiah. By the holy Rabbi ShlomoMolcho (c. 1500-1532), a kabbalist who spoke in public about the Redemption of Israel, and who was executed by the Inquisition. Rabbi Hayyim Vittel speaks about him in his book Sha’areiKedusha that he dealt with practical kabbalah. The first word in his book is given within a bouquet of flowers, above which are to cherubs holding a crown. Signature of ownership on page 1c. Cover page and 2nd page were professionally repaired. New binding. 26 pages. 21cm. Generally good to very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 015

. SeferHaNitzachon—first edition. Altdorf, 1644. Bound together with another two books and a theological debate. Many notes. Extremely rare.

Liber Nizachon Rabbi Lipmanni, the Book of Victory, answers to Christian claims against Judaism, “for victory against the Sadducees and Christians, forever pondering and mocking, printed here in the Altdorf yeshiva with great interest.” Before us is a complete copy, with two sections: Hebrew and Latin. Two covers, the first is illustrated, made with a wonderful engraving with three levels, telling the history of the world in 6000 years. The second cover is in Latin. Introduction in Latin. By Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Milhausen (also called Tavyomi, died in 1440), a rabbi and posek halacha in Prague and at the end of his life in Erfurt. Philosopher and a polemicist against Christianity. In Elul 1399, a Christian plot was stirred against the Jews of Prague. Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman was forced to carry out a public debate against a converted Jew named Peter. The rabbi won the debate, but in Elul of the year after the debate 80 Jews from Prague were taken out and murdered. The book before us is a history of the debate with that convert. The many glosses in the book are from the period printing, with signatures of ownership. Preserved leather binding with rings. Remains of fasteners. Page cuttings in gold with artistic engravings. | [8], 512, [32]; [12], 312; [4], 377, [12] page. 20cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $1800 Starting at $1800
LOT: 016

Set of 10 volumes, HadaratZekeinim (special volumes)—Livorno 1851.

Adra Raba and AdraZuta, divided into 10 volumes. Bound separately, with engraving of the volume number in gold. Cover page in volume 1 printed by ShlomoBilforti and partners, Livorno. Notes in the indices. Total of 108 pages, 19cm. Generally good to very good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $100
LOT: 017

HaKuzari, with translation into Latin—Basel 1660.

In Hebrew with Latin translation, pages opposite one another. [50], 455, [29] page. Parchment binding. A few stains, generally good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $100
LOT: 018

MussareiHaRosh—Edlin 1934. Only edition.

Includes three books: OrchotHayyim by the Rosh, Tzetil Katan by Rabbi Elimelech of Luzhansk. Seder HaYom by Rabbi Shalom Sachna ben Rabbi Avraham HaMalach. Pritned by YodehLeib Avraham, Edlin, 1934. Signatures and stamps of ownership. Original fabric binding. 32 pages. 16cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 019

Lot of 5 books—Venice 1701-1762.

1. Two books bound together: Bat Melech by Rabbi Shimon ben David Abiyov, from Hevron. Together with the book ZeraKodesh, by the kabbalist Rabbi Moshe ben Menachem, the VayakhelMoshe. The books deal with the holiness of and carrying out of the brit. New binding, Bragadin printing, Venice, 1712. 2. ShloshaSrigim, drashot for haftaroth. By Rabbi Yosef Issachar bar Elhanan. Listing of ownership, not checked, on the last page. 2 last pages are disconnected. Not bound. Bragadin printing. 1701. 3. MaftechotHaZohar, two sections. By the ancient kabbalist Rabbi Shmuel. Printed by Bragadin, 1744. 4. PriEtzHadar, the order for Tu Bishvat, by Rabbi Binyamin Espinoza. Bragadin printing, 1762. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $180
LOT: 020

Shem Tov Katan—prayers for practical kabbalah. Berlin 1740.

Segulot and prayers of practical kabbalah, collected from sayings of the Ari and the Ramban, by Rabbi Binyamin Beinush of Krotoshin, author of the book of kabbalah “Emtachat Binyamin.” Printed by Aharon ben Moshe Rofeh. Original binding with some wear to the binding and spine. Stains from time, tape reinforcement on the last page. 24 pages, 20cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $350
LOT: 021

Polemical pamphlet “Divrei Shalom v’Emet.” Kolomyia, 1898. Extremely rare.

By Rav Menachem YehoshuaWeizner (1840-1910 approximately). The author’s name appears only as initials on the booklet’s binding. The booklet is a long letter to the rabbis and leaders of Galicia and Bokovina, regarding the purchase of the rabbinate by money. His suggestion was, practically, to gather in Lviv led by the Av Beit Din to strengthen the religious leadership and found a fund. Admorim weren’t invited. But the activity would be done with their support. Printed by the Dorshei Shalom v’Emet. Stains. 31 pages, 22cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 022

DerechHayyim on PirkeiAvot—Leipzig (Warsaw), 1860.

On Rashi’s commentary and the DerechHayyim commentary, by the Maharal of Prague. Cover page says Leipzig, without the name of the printer or year of printing (according to Winograd it was published in Warsaw in 1860). Many listings of ownership and signatures on the page before the cover and the last page. Missing the spine. Moth marks. 138 pages. 21cm .Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 023

Tor YorehDe’ah. Warsaw 1875.

Section 1, simanim 1-158. Commentaries: Beit Yosef, Beit Chadash, drisha and prisha; Argelbrand printing, Warsaw 1875. Listing of ownership of Ephraim GavrielChuna, Av Beit Din of Slamnik. With many listings of ownership and stamps. Two covers, original leather binding. Repairs to the spine. Tear without missing text on the page before the cover. [2], 5-256 pages. 39cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 024

MichtavGalui with the book Milkhemet Mitzvah—Sighet 1888.

In Sighet, Romania there were two communities who fought one another: the Orthodox community, and the “Status Quo” community. In 1888 in Lviv a book “OhevMishpat” was published by the Sefardi community of Sighet (the Status Quo group). In response the book before us was published, with letters from rabbis and admorim supporting the Orthodox community. The page numbering in the volume before us is messed up, since the book was originally published as single pamphlets, and only later collected into one volume. Wider printing, Sighet Pelech. Binding and two last pages are missing. | [2], 2-61, [24], 86-89, [18], 108-109, [12], 122-131, [4], 136-157, [2] page. 23cm.
Starting at $100
LOT: 025

Lot of 3 books of kabbalah. Europe, 1706-1865.

1. Likkutei Shas by Rabbi Yitzhak Luria, the Ari. Zolkva or Lemberg, 1785 (according to Winograd the year was 1815). Missing the name of the printer and location of printing. Light green pages. 2. GilguleiNeshamot (Reincarnation). By Rabbi Menachem Azarya, the Rama of Pano. Printed by A. Y. Printing, Lemberg 1865. Signature of ownership of Rav Naftali Weisblum. New binding. 3. Shoshanat Yaakov, “wisdom of the hand in the flesh and wisdom of the face…”, by Rabbi Yaakov bar Mordechai of Polda. Amsterdam 1706. Printed illustration of the lines in one’s palm. Listing of ownership. New binding. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $120