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23.05.2018 - Auction No. 18

Auction #18

Will be held on Thursday, the 10nd of Sivan

May 24. 2018

At 18:00 (Israel time)

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Wednesday and Thursday,16-17.05.2018

Monday and Wednesday 21-23.05.2018

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LOT: 001

HalachotRavElfas, first section—Slavita 1817.

First section including Brachot, Moed. The book was printed on light blue and light green paper. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira (who is described by Rabbi ShneorZalman of Liady: “the great and famous rabbi, wondrous in Torah and awe of Hashem”), the SlavitaRav and son of Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. Books printed by the SlavitaRav are known to have a special holiness to them, since the printer and the letters were tovelled in a mikveh before starting work. It is famous that owning a book from a Slavita printing has a segula for preservation of the home and for success. | Heavy moth damage, 278 pages. 34cm. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 002

HalachotRavElfas, second section—Slavita 1808.

Seder moed, on light blue and light green paper. The cover page is in red and black. Printed by Dov Beer ben Israel Segel, Slavita, 1808. Signatures of ownership, original binding, worn and partially disconnected. Leather spine. Moth damage. 188; 26 pages. 34cm. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 003

MasechetBrachot, and Mishnayot from Seder Zra’im—Zhitomir, 1861.

Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the SlavitaRav. With the Rosh, Maharsha, Rif, commentary of the Ran, and many other Tosafot. Shape of the page is one of the prettiest that existed by that time. Two covers, partially in red ink. The mishnayot have a separate cover in black ink. An important and sought after edition of the Shas. | The Shapira family’s Slavita printing house was closed because of informants, and was re-established in Zhitomir in 1847 by the SlavitaRav’s grandsons, Rabbi HaninaLifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, and operated until 1864. In this printing house, their third edition of the Shas was printed. Books printed in Slavita and Zhitomir are known to have a special holiness to them, since the printer and the letters were tovelled in a mikveh before starting work. It is famous that owning a book from a Slavita or Zhitomir printing has a segula for preservation of the home and for success. | Bound with the original leather binding, handsome, with golden inscriptions. Partially disconnected binding. Rare to find a gemara in this condition. 39cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 004

MasechetEruvin from the Talmud Bavli of Zhitomir, 1862.

Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the SlavitaRav. Copy with especially wide margins and thick pages. The cover page is in red and black ink. The Shapira family’s Slavita printing house was closed because of informants, and was re-established in Zhitomir in 1847 by the SlavitaRav’s grandsons, Rabbi HaninaLifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, and operated until 1864. In this printing house, their third edition of the Shas was printed. Books printed in Slavita and Zhitomir are known to have a special holiness to them, since the printer and the letters were tovelled in a mikveh before starting work. It is famous that owning a book from a Slavita or Zhitomir printing has a segula for preservation of the home and for success. | Binding is missing. 2 first pages disconnected. 36cm. Stains without damage to text. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 005

Talmud Bavli of Zhitomir—Shapira brothers. Masechtot: Sanhedrin, Makot, and Shvuot.

Each masechet has two separate covers in red and black ink. Thick, quality pages with especially wide margins. Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the SlavitaRav, Zhitomir 1858/9. Bound in the original leather binding, a nice copy. | Signs of moth damage and stains. Binding disconnected. 38cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 006

Or Zarua – Zhitomir, 1862. First edition.

Psakei din, halachot, and shot. Two sections in one volume. By Rabbi Yitzhak bar Moshe of Vienna. Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the SlavitaRav. Name of the book and the location of printing are in red ink. The book’s manuscript was hidden in the home of the gvir Rabbi AkivaLehren of Amsterdam. New binding. Moth damage. 116; 2-92 page. 39cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 007

Holy Text – Zhitomir, 1857. Copy of the Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Vişeu, son of the AhavatYisrael of Vizhnitz, with listing of ownership in his holy handwriting, signed and stamped.

Ketuvim: Job, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, with all of the famous commentaries printing with a separate cover page. Printed by the Shapira brothers in Zhitomir, 1857. Cover page has a long ownership note of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, the Rav of Vizhnitz and the Galil. The Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Vişeu (1885-1941) was the oldest son of the AhavatYisrael of Vizhnitz. Starting in 1908 he served as the Av Beit Din of Vizhnitz, according to the tradition in which the son of the Admor serves as a RavTza’ir. In 1921 he was appointed to be the rav of the city of Vişeu, where he established the Beit Yisrael yeshiva where more than 400 bachurim studied. After his father’s death, in 1936, he became Admor. He was among the heads of the AgudatYisrael, and a member of the Council of Torah Sages. His bones were brought for burial to Israel, and he is buried in the Admor section of the Vizhnitz cemetery. | Moth marks, stains without damage to text. New binding. | 256 pages, 28cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 008

Psalms and Mishlei (Proverbs), Zhitomir 1857. Copy of the Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Vişeu, son of the AhavatYisrael of Vizhnitz, with listing of ownership in his holy handwriting, signed and stamped.

Book of Psalms and Proverbs. Printed by the Shapira brothers in Zhitomir, 1857. Cover page has a long ownership note of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, the Rav of Vizhnitz and the Galil. The Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Vişeu (1885-1941) was the oldest son of the AhavatYisrael of Vizhnitz. Starting in 1908 he served as the Av Beit Din of Vizhnitz, according to the tradition in which the son of the Admor serves as a RavTza’ir. In 1921 he was appointed to be the rav of the city of Vişeu, where he established the Beit Yisrael yeshiva where more than 400 bachurim studied. After his father’s death, in 1936, he became Admor. He was among the heads of the AgudatYisrael, and a member of the Council of Torah Sages. His bones were brought for burial to Israel, and he is buried in the Admor section of the Vizhnitz cemetery. | Moth marks, teardrops without damage to text. New binding. | 344 pages, 28cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 009

TzafnatPane’ach—Zhitomir 1873.

Book on calculations by Rabbi Yosef Shlipirz of Aradishetz, who was very knowledgeable about calculations and composed calculation tables. Corresponded with Rabbi Yitzhak Eliyahu Gorland, who took his invention and became rich off it. Printed by Bakesht, Zhitomir 1873. Wear on the binding, 2 last pages are of a different size. 68 pages, 21cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 010

Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—Bakesht printing, Zhitomir.

Minhag of Russia, Lithuania, Poland, nusachSfard. Printed by Rabbi Yitzhak Moshe Bakesht, who bought the machines and printing houses of the Shapira brothers, and continued printing books using the same recipe. Light green paper, cutting of the margins is colorful. Professionally repaired. | [1], 157 pages. 27cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 011

Machzor for the High Holidays, nusachAshkenaz. Zhitomir 1862.

Minhag of Russia, Lithuania, Poland, nusachAshkenaz, with commentary on the Hebrew and with Ashkenazi language copied for transliteration (Yiddish)…printed by the grandsons of the SlavitaRav. Does not appear in the bibliographic record, nor in the collection of the National Library. Page numbering is messed up. A number of pages are repaired. Lone bits of moth marks. New binding. 164 pages, 26cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 012

Machzor for the High Holidays, nusachSfard. Zhitomir 1874.

Machzor of the size for the Chazan, minhag of Russia, Lithuania, Poland, nusachSfardwith commentary on the Hebrew and with Ashkenazi language copied for transliteration (Yiddish). Cover page in red and black ink, printed by Yitzhak Moshe Bakesht. | Binding partially disconnected. Wear on the first pages. Missing bit repaired on the cover (name of the printer is missing). 157 pages, 29cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 013

Shulchan AruchHaRav, 2 sections, Zhitomir 1869.

By Rabbi ShneorZalman of Liady. 1. OrechHayyim first section, Zhitomir 1869. Printed by Avraham ShalmonShadav. Two covers, 355 pages. Original binding defective. Stains, generally good condition. 2. OrechHayyim second section. Zhitomir 1869. Printed by Yitzhak Moshe Bakesht. Two covers. [3] 1-239 pages. Original binding defective. Stains, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 014

Lot of 2 pamphlets—printed by Bakesht, Zhitomir 1876.

1. LikkuteiShoshanim, by Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. 25 pages. 2. DvarimNechmadim by Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. 12 pages. Different sizes, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 015

TikkuneiHaZohar, printed by Bak, Jerusalem 1844.

From the Holy Tanna, the Rashbi, with commentaries by Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azoulay and chiddushim by Rabbi Moshe Zechut. Printed by YisraelBak. At the beginning of the book is an endorsement by Rabbi Haim Avraham AvrahamGagin and Rabbi Aharon Moshe of the Zvi of Brody family. S. HaLevi #26. Two covers. [3], 164, [1] pages. 21cm. New binding. Moth damage, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 016

Pe’atHaShulchan, Tzfat, Bak printing. 1836. First edition.

By Rabbi Yisrael of Shklov, student of the Gra. Halachot of the Land of Israel, collected from literature of the Tanna’im and Rishonim. Established according to the editions of Seder Zra’im by the Gra and his method of halacha. At the beginning of the book is a historical introduction by Rabbi Yisrael of Shklov including lines on the character of his Rav, the Gra, and the tragic story of the Aliyah of his students after his death. It is a historical testimony to the figure of the Gra and to the Aliyah of his students. The book is accompanied by endorsements by rabbis of Jerusalem, Tzfat, Tiberias, Damascus, and Baghdad. Including Rabbi Moshe Sofer of Pressburg, Rabbi Avraham AvleiPosvoler (Av Beit Din of Vilna), and more. The book is one of the first seven books printed by Rabbi YisraelBak in the Land of Israel. Printing of the book was delayed at the printing press from 1833 until 1836 because of looting rebels in Tzfat in 1834. In the introduction to the book, Rabbi Yisrael of Shklov tells details about the events and the destruction of the printing house by the rebels. The cover has signatures of ownership of RavYisraelAriehZalmanovich (Rav of Kfar Yonah), and more. [Shoshana HaLevi, among the first Jerusalem books, 1976, page 19, note 28, and the first of the printer, 1989 page 54, Meir Benihu]. [5], 2-109, [1] page, 29.5cm. New binding, cover and a number of the first pages and last pages are defective, with tears in the margins though no missing text. Stains from time, generally good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 017

ShivcheiHaAri, Bak printing, Jerusalem, 1864.

Includes 3 engravings of Jerusalem and the Holy City. Two covers. 24 pages. 16cm. S. HaLevi #103. New binding, light tears without missing text on the first two pages. Stains. Generally good condition.
Starting at $220
LOT: 018

YetzevGvulot, bound together with the book Mishpatv’Tzedek and the pamphlet B’TzdakaTachnuni, (Jerusalem?), 1904. First edition.

By Rabbi Haim Elkhadif. The two books and the pamphlet deal with “gzeirot and takanot and haskamot and kabbalot for someone who touches even a penny of the kupah’s money…Rabbi Meir Ba’alHaNes…to join the kuppah with all the other kuppot of the Holy City…it is holy…Tiberias…” The books were written in response to the book “ShamruMishpat” in which sages of Jerusalem claim for themselves part of the money from the kuppot of Rabbi Meir Ba’alHaNes. Location of printing is debated, the most common idea is that it was printed in Jerusalem, but others claim it was in Tiberias, and even others claim in Izmir. Wear on the spine. Number of pages are disconnected. [4], 83; [1], 179; [1], 21 pages. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 019

Lot with 3 books from Jerusalem printings, beginning of the 20th century.

1. The pamphlet HaYechieli, by the kabbalist Rabbi Yitzhak Elfasi. Two covers, first edition, numbered copy #826. Jerusalem 1928. On the other side of the cover are stamps of the author and a handwritten Mizrahi ownership listing. 2. MasechetAvot, collected from writings of Razal, by Rabbi David HaLevi Menashe Sathon. With commentary collected from grandsons of the author, Rabbi David and Shalom Moshe Sathon. Zion printing, Jerusalem 1930. 3. Eretz HaHayyim, by Rabbi Haim Sathon, printed by Moshe Azriel, Jerusalem 1908. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 020

Orot, Jerusalem, 1920. First edition.

Includes two texts: OrotMeOpal and OrotHaTechiya. By Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaKohen Kook, published by DegelYerushalayim, printed by Salomon. Among the subjects dealt with in the book: Messianism and the Redemption, the relation between the Jewish people and the other nations, the relation between Judaism and the other religions, and the relation between Judaism and the secularization of the nation. The book is considered a foundational work of thinking and belief among the National Religious (Dati Leumi). In the eyes of many Haredim, it is considered an erroneous and dangerous book. In response to the book, the booklet KolHaShofar was published with writings from sages of Jerusalem, with harsh words against the book and its author, which they called SeferKfirah (blasphemy). | Anterior binding disconnected. [2], 124 pages. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 021

Takanot of the BikkurHolim group and LinatHaTzedek—Me’ahShe’arim, Jerusalem, 1889. Rare.

Regulations of the BikkurHolim group founded in Me’ahShe’arim. After the introduction, which talks about gemiluthassadim, there are tens of regulations on the activity of the group, at the end of which is room for the signatures of the members. Printed by Zuckerman, Jerusalem. Bound with new leather binding, handsome, with golden inscriptions. Professionally repaired. 8 pages, 19cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 022

Lot of 2 books, Venice, 1700s.

1. Avot Olam, commentary on MasechetAvot by Rabbi Binyamin ben Eliezer HaKohen. 1719. 115 pages, 23cm. Signatures of ownership. Cover is torn and partially missing. Stains, light moth marks, generally ok to good condition. 2. Kli Paz, commentary on Yeshayahu (Isaiah) by Rabbi ShlomoLaniado. 1657. [2], 256 pages. 31cm. New binding. Pages 147-148 exist but are blank. Missing the last page of the index. Moth damage. Ok to good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 023

SlichaK’MinhagKahalKadosh Ashkenazim in Italy, Venice 1712.

134 pages, 22cm. Leather binding from a later period, defective. Stains, number of pages disconnected, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 024

BigdeiAharon, Frankfurt-am-Mein. 1710. Handsome cover.

Droshim on the Torah by Rabbi Aharon Darshan Teumim. First edition with endorsements of Rabbi Naftali Katz and Rabbi David Oppenheim. Rabbi Gavriel of Krakow. Handsome cover. [2], 40, 21, 20, 15, 16, [2] pages. Additions in the numbering are messed up. 30cm. New binding, stains, generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 025

ShevetMussar, first edition, Constantinople, 1712. Rare.

Pirkeimussar and drashot on repentence by Rabbi Eliyahu HaKohen of Izmir. Includes 52 chapters of mussar. Collections that were printed only in this edition, and were removed from future printings of the work. Rabbi Eliyahu HaKohen of Izmir was a great sage of Izmir. Author of Midrash Talpiyot and Me’il Tzedakah, Midrash Eliyahu, and more. The book before us is his first authored work. 165, 56 page, 20cm. New, luxurious leather binding. Cover page and a number of pages are professionally restored. Page before the end is missing and was added in via photocopy. Stains, generally good condition.
Starting at $1200