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23.05.2018 - Auction No. 18


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LOT: 026

Tor Orech Haim – Berlin 1702. With glosses.

Dust jacket with wonderful illustration of Moses and Aaron, above them are six circles with drawings of Biblical scenes. Printed by Zeev Wolf ben Rabbi ZalmanMirlesh. Short and lengthier erudite glosses. First page is repaired. New binding. Missing the cover page. 321 pages. 36cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 027

Tanach – Lida (Leiden), 1662.

Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim, in one volume. Two columns per page. Printed by Johann Georg Nissel. Five Megillot (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther) printed after the Chumash, after which is a blank page. The names of the books and the numbering of chapters are in both Hebrew and Latin. Original parchment binding. | [1], 118 page, 119-136 page, 137-328; 104 page. 19cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $300
LOT: 028

SugiyotHaShas, Berlin 1736.

TosafotYeshanim. Includes: “A. Glosses of the Rosh on the Rash’s commentary of Zra’im, marked in alphabetical order. B. Commentary of the Rosh on the Arugah of MasechetKilayim with illustrations. C. Introduction by the Rambam to Seder Zra’im. D. Indices to chapters of the Mishnah of the Shas, organized alphabetically. E. Introductory book to the Talmud by Rabbeinu Shmuel HaNaggid. F. KitzurKlaleiHaGemara, collected from the books. G. Exegesis on the Thirteen Attributes that the Torah requires of us. H. 32 Attributes of Rabbi Eliezer bar YoseHaGalili. I. Commentary of the Tosafot on MasechetHorayot and Kritot. J. TosafotYeshanim.” With illustrations and decorations. Original binding is made of wood covered in leather, with remains of the original clasps. Anterior binding disconnected. Stains from time. 17 pages. 34cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 029

ShalmeiTzibur – Salonika, 1790. First edition.

Laws of prayer and traditions for the synagogue. By Rabbi Yaakov YisraelElgazi. With endorsement by Rabbi Yom Tov – the MaharitAlgazi. Stamp, signatures and listing of ownership in an ancient Mizrahi handwriting. Leather binding. 6 last pages (some of them index) are missing. | [3], 348 page. 19cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 030

ChiddusheiHaRitba – Salonika, 1806. Signatures.

On Masechet Shabbat, by Rabbi Yom Tov bar Avraham Masvili – The Ritba, one of the great Rishonim. Student of the Rashba and the Re’ah. Printed by Mordechai Nahman. Unreadable signatures of ownership on the cover and the page after it. Stamps of the ToratHayyim yeshiva in Jerusalem. | Nice pages. 88 page. 30cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 031

Lot of three books on Hebrew grammar – Europe, 18/19th centuries.

1. Mahalach, a book of grammar by Rabbi Moshe Kimchi. With glosses attributed to Rabbi Zalman Posner, and additions and glosses by Rabbi Shabtai Sofer of Premyslan/Hamburg, 1785. 2. DarcheiHaNikkud and Nigginot by Rabbi Moshe HaNakdan. With commentary by Rabbi Zvi bar Menachem Nachum. Vilna, 1822. 3. Tzachot by Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra. With commentary by Rabbi Gavriel Hirsch Lipman. Furth, 1827. Different sizes and conditions. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 032

ShevetMussar, Vilna – Horodna, 1819.

One of the most important works of mussar. By Rabbi Eliyahu ben Avraham ShlomoHaKohenHaItmari (1659-1729), a kabbalist and sage of Izmir. Printed by Rabbi Menachem Man and Rabbi Simcha Zissel. Signatures and listings of ownership. Professional restoration. Moth marks, stains. New binding. 80 pages. 22cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 033

Migdal David and Tal Orot. Partially handwritten manuscript. Vienna, 1792.

By Rabbi Eliezer Lipman of Brody. Kabbalistic and pshat commentary. Introduction to the book is a complete composition of its own, on issues of kabbalah, called Tal Orot. First section, [12] first pages of Tal Orot, are handwritten manuscript. | Listing of ownership: “PinchasSterm.” Handwritten glosses. Missing a number of pages at the end. Moth marks. Pages disconnected. No binding nor cover page. [6], 5-14, 17-184 page. 23cm. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 034

SeferHaMaggid – Kapost, 1818.

Ketuvim, 6th section, includes the books of Job with translation, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. With commentaries of Rashi, Metzudot, and Hebrew/Yiddish. Printed by Yehuda Yafeh. Light green pages, thick and quality. Original leather binding, with wear on the edges and the spine. | 72; 29; 66; 49 pages. 20cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 035

ToratHaAdam with KatavYosher – Russia/Poland, 1830 approximately.

Bound together; 2nd edition. By the kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Ostrrer of Brody. Grandson of the famous rav Moshe of Austria, a sage of the Kloiz of Brody. A known story is that the tzaddik Rabbi LeibSras sent for him to pray for a sick person. Specially cover for the book KatavYosher. Missing the name of the printer, the location (Zolkva?), and year of printing (1830?). Light blue pages. New binding. 28; 8 pages. 18cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 036

SeferHaHayyim, by Rabbi Hayim Achi the Maharal – Mezhybozhe, 1817.

By Rabbi Haim bar Betzalel (brother of the Maharal of Prague). He (1530-1588) was a kabbalist, great sage of his generation, Ram in Worms and Friedberg. Elder brother of the Maharal. Studied under Rabb Yitzhak HaSefardi in his youth. Later studied in Lublin with the Maharshal and Rabbi Shalom Shachna, and was the friend of the Rama. His books were printed many times, mainly thanks to the leaders of chassidut. At the end of every masechet of the Vilna Shas appears the inscription: “a genius commentary on this can be found in SeferHaHayyim by Achi HaMaharal.” | Page numbering is messed up. Moth marks. Not bound. Pages disconnected. [4], 33 pages. 20cm. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 037

ChafetzHayyim, second (corrected) edition. Vilna 1877. With AzharatHaMechaber (author’s warning) on the last page.

Halachot of Lashon Hara and gossip. By the ever holy Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen of Radin, who removed his name from the book and whose name goes unmentioned in the endorsements, except in the margins of the cover in Russian: Y. M. Kagan. Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen (1838-1933), known as the ChafetzHayyim because of the book before us now, was one of the greatest poskim of the last generations, and is known by the entire Jewish People. Studied in Vilna, taught in Vasiliški, and established his yeshiva in Radin. Among the founders of AgudatYisrael, participated in its Great Congress in Vienna (1933), and was made the world president of the Council of Torah Sages. | Original binding. 78 pages. 23cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 038

TikkuneiHaZohar with exegesis of the Gra, first edition – Vilna, 1867.

On thick, high quality paper. Two covers. The first is illustrated. Printed by Rav Shmuel Yosef Pin and Rabbi Avraham Zvi Rosencrantz. Ancient leather binding, handsome, with engravings. Stamps and listings of ownership. Tear with small bit of missing text on the second page | [5], 172, 52 pages. 24cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 039

ChiddusheiHaGershoni – Kolomea, 1891. Only edition, with signatures.

KlaleiHaDinim from the book Yad Malachi. By Rabbi Yehuda Gershon Pickholtz, Av Beit Din of Lisietz. Descended from the ChakhamZvi. Printed by Teicher. First and only edition. With endorsement of the KochavMiYaakov. | Rabbinical signatures of ownership in the margins. Stamps. Stains from time. New binding. | [4], 2-44, [1] page. 24cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 040

Khochmat Adam – Koenigsberg, 1860. Stamps of The Admorim of mikol..

And Binat Adam. A separate cover for each book. By Rabbi Avraham Danzig, the Chayei Adam. Printed by Gruber and Langrien. Signatures and stamps from rabbis: “Mordechai son-in-law of Rav of Mikoliev,” “Yaakov Shlomo, grandson of Meir of Premyslan,” and more. Rabbi Mordechai Shmerler, son-in-law of Rabbi Chaim Avraham of Mikolayev, he's son Rabbi Ya'akov Shlomo Shmerler son-in-law of his uncle, Rabbi Yoel of Shatz, and was the disciple of Rabbi Ya'akov Horowitz, Av Beit Din of Dalitin. Served as Rabbi of Vosloy and from 1902 as Admor in the Gora Homori sanatorium in Bukovina. He died on 1928. Original leather binding with golden engravings, a little worn. Tears with missing text on the cover pages. | 240; 83 [1] page. 22cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 041

Lot of four books bound together – Europe, 18th century.

1. MesilatYesharim by the Ramchal. Printed by Rapaport, Lviv (Lemberg), 1793. 2. Khokerv’Mekubal by the Ramchal. Printed by the Rabbanit Yehudit, Lemberg 1800. 3. HaRoke’ach (Book of the Perfumer) by Rabbi Elazar of Worms, printed by Haim David HaLevi, Lviv (Lemberg) 1787. 4. Naggidu’Metzaveh, by Rabbi Yaakov Tzemach, from the writings of the Maharhav. New printing, Zolkva, 1793. 36; 24; [22]; 77 pages. 19cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 042

Lot of 2 books bound together. Aleppo, 1866.

1. Sha’areiKedusha, on mussar and kabbalah. By Rabbi Haim Vittel, the Maharhav. 2. AlimL’Terufah, which includes a letter on Mussar by the Ramban, a letter from the Gra that he sent to his family members, and Orchot Haim by the Rosh. The edition before us contributed to the spread of the Gra’s letter among the Mizrahi communities. In addition, it was printed with many changes compared to the more common edition. Printed by Eliyahu Hai bar Avraham Sasson, Aleppo, 1866. Listing of ownership of Avraham ShlomoZeituna. Number of pages disconnected. Binding original, with a leather spine. Stains. [4], 48 page; 8 page. 14cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 043

Lot: Pamphlet and a page “BirkatHaHama” (blessing of the Sun), 1925/1953

1. Pamphlet with the Seder BirkatHaHama, according to the ShadeiHemednusach and the takkanah of the Rim (the first Admor) of Spinka. Printed by Moshe Yehezkel Horwitz, Bardiov (Slovakia), Erev Pesach of 1925. 32 pages. 2. Birkat Hama. Morocco, 23rd of Nissan, 1953. BirkatHaHama is a rare blessing made on sight—it is carried out when the sun is seen at the beginning of a 28-year cycle, in which, according to tradition, the sun returns to its original place from the time of Creation, at the same hour and same day of the week as at the time of Creation. | Different sizes and conditions. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 044

Lot of 2 books and a blessing card from the Sassoon family.

1. Moshav Zkainim on the Torah, a collection of commentaries from the Tosafot. First publication by the Sassoon publishing house, number 409. By Saliman bar David Sassoon. For the bar mitzvah of his son Yitzhak. Printed by Hanig, London 1959. 2. Commentary of Rabbeinu Avraham ben HaRambam, on Genesis and Exodus. First published by Oxford, number 166. By Saliman David Sassoon, for the bar mitzvah of his son Yitzhak. Pritned in London, 1918. With dedication of the publisher written by hand. 3. Blessing card “with S.D. Sassoon’s compliments.” The Sassoon family was a famous aristocratic family from Baghdad, which received the nickname “The Rothschilds of the East” because of their wealth, which was calculated to be in the billions, and their expansive philanthropic work. Their family manuscript collection is known widely, and it was defined as one of the largest private Jewish manuscript collections in the world at the time, and included many cultural Jewish treasures. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 045

Lot of 10 volumes, the Shulchan Aruch in French – Orleans, 1898-1917.

Set of 10 volumes, YorehDe’ah, translated into French by Jean de Pavly and M.A. Neviasky. Soft binding. Printed by Georges Michai et CIE, between 1898-1917. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 046

Lot of 8 books, Morocco printings.

1. HadaratZkainim, tikkunim and tefillot according to the kabbalah. Published by the printing house of Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca. 2. HativuNagan, 196 pizmonim and bakashot. By Rabbi RefaelEdry. Printed by Masoud Sarvit and Amram Hazzan, Fez. 3. ShevachHaHayyim, wondrous stories on Rabbi Haim Pinto. By Rabbi Ya’ish Mazal Tarim. Printed by Ideal, Casablanca. 4. Lekket Ani, drashot on aggadot. By Rabbi David Asbag. Printed by Sayag, Makhnes. With dedication of the author. 5. Pamphlet on learning Arabic (HaLimmudHaAravi). By Eli Malka. Printed by Omnia, Rabat. 6. Khoku’Mishpat, Shot (Q&A) on the three sections of the Shulchan Aruch. By Rabbi Haim Toledano. Printed by Masoud Sarvit and Amram Hazzan, Fez 1910. 7. AvkatRokhel, chiddushim on the Torah, midrashim and aggadot of Chazal. By Rabbi Yosef Ohayon, printed by Yehuda Razon, Casablanca 1948. 8. Sefer Di-HaShev and Im-LaMasoret, by Rabbi ShlomoBirdogo. Printed by Yehuda Razon, Casablanca (endorsements from 1950). With dedication by the producer, the dayan Rabbi Yaakov Birdogo, son of the author. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $180
LOT: 047

Lot, 3 books with signatures.

1. YeshuotMeshikho, a response and polemic against Christian claims. By Rav Don Yitzhak Abarbanel. Sadilkov/Ostraha, 1828. First publishing. Because of the content of the book, the name of the printer and real date were effaced. Rare. Many rabbinical signatures of ownership. 2. Efer Yaakov – 2nd section dealing with a number of sugiyot in the Shas. By Rabbi Yaakov Eichhorn (Breslev, 1839?). No cover page. Cover page would seem to be in the first section, and they were probably bound together. Signature of ownership: Shmuel Rosenzweig. 3. Beit Middot, a book of mussar by the MoharilMargaliot, Av Beit Din of Boznav. Prague, 1836. Signature of ownership of Rabbi DovZviKrelenstein, grandfather of the head of the Grodna yeshiva and bore his name, immigrated from Poland to Jerusalem at the beginning of the 20th century and served there as Av Beit Din. Different sizes and conditions, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 048

ChesedL’Avraham – Livorno 1878.

Prayers according to the kabbalah by HaChida. Written by Rabbi Avraham Ankova. Printed by Bilforti and Co. Binding is partially disconnected. 344 [2] pages. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 049

Set of Chumash, handsome edition—Vilna 1911.

Five volumes, with Onkelus’s translation and Sifrei. Commentaries: Rashi, SifteiKhachamim, the Ba’alHaTurim, and the Malbim. Handsome edition with leather binding and inscriptions in gold. On the rear binding is an inscription of the name “AharonLeib Wasserman,” and on the first page is the inscription: “this chumash was owned by the groom Yitzhak bar NoachPolonovsky.” Vayikra has two covers, one colorful. Printed by the widow and brothers Ram, Vilna 1911. 23cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 050

Complete set of the Talmud Bavli in one volume – New York, 1955.

Talpiyot publishing, Nobel printing. Every page has a photocopy of four pages. 1512 pages. 41cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120