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Auction No. 9 - 06.04.2016

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LOT: 026

3 books from Amsterdam.

1. “Ateret Zkenim,” a research exegesis in 25 chapters on the verse “Here I send an angel before you.” With the pamphlet “Tzurat HaYesodot,” on the foundations, by the Minister Don Yitzhak Abarbanel. Amsterdam 1739, printed by the orphans of Rav Shlomo Propus. (4) 56 page. (missing the last page of the pamphlet). Good condition, title page is stained. 2. “Shmuel,” with commentary “Ayala Shlucha” with additional commentaries, Amsterdam 1797, Porpus printing, good condition, at the end of the volume is the flag of the printers, the Propus family. 3. “Shulchan HaTahor,” by Rabbi David Pardo, Amsterdam edition, missing the cover page and a number of pages at the end. Stamp of ownership of “Tzvi Hirsch Levin, Rabbi in Manchester.”
Starting at $100
LOT: 027

Lot of two books from Amsterdam printings

1. Machzor with the intentions of the piyyutim writers, first section, according to the Ashkenazi custom, with Ashkenaz language. For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with laws. Amsterdam 1768, printed by the Propus orphans. 144 page. This edition was published in 9 volumes, before us is the 1st, in good condition, lone bits of moth damage on the first pages. New binding in an old style. 2. Book of Genesis, Tikkun Sofrim, with Rashi’s commentary and the commentary of Rav Don Yitzhak Abarbanel, with chiddushim from Rav Shaul, Av Beit Din of Amsterdam. Amsterdam 1768, printed by Leib Zussmansh, not bound, first pages damaged, stained.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 028

Lot of 4 masechtot from Amsterdam printing.

1. Masechet Nedarim, Talmud Bavli, Amsterdam, printed by Propus brothers, 1756. 106 pages. 2. Masechet Nazir, Talmud Bavli, Amsterdam, printed by Propus brothers, 1756, 69 pages. 3. Masechet sota, Talmud Bavli, Amsterdam, printed by Propus brothers, 1756, 52 pages, reinforced with glue. 4. Masechet Gitin, Talmud Bavli, Amsterdam, printed by Propus brothers, 1756, 118 pages, missing the cover page. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 029

Sefer “HaMinhagim” Amsterdam 1708.

List of minhagim and laws for all year by Rav Yitzhak Eizkatirna. Published with great precision, in Amsterdam. 16 pages. Cover page with a handsome engraving. Size 21cm. Ok to good condition. Stains (on page 1 with damage to a few words) in the margins professionally restored. New binding.
Starting at $500
LOT: 030

Six Sidrei Mishnah, Amsterdam 1766-1770. Complete set. Many signatures of ownership.

Six sidrei mishnah with commentary of Rabbeinu Ovadia of Bartenura, with Yom Tov additions. On the cover pages of the sections are a number of signatures of ownership, amongst which are: “the young Sason Aharon Elisha Avraham,” “the young Aharon Avraham Khotzin.” A signature in Ashkenazi handwriting “Dov bar Moharar Shmuel HaLevi.” 6 sections bound in old leather, wear and stains, a number of pages have defects with damage to the text, the cover page of Seder Nashim is damaged and mostly missing. Size 25cm.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $120
LOT: 031

“Pri Hadash” Yoreh De’ah, Amsterdam 1692—first edition. Handsome cover, rare.

"Pri Hadash" on the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah, until the halachot of yayin nasach, by Gaon Rabbeinu Hizkiyahu di Silo. The only section printed during the life of the compiler, the rest were only published later, after his death. The book become a foundational text for psakei Halacha, and was mentioned by sages and compilers for generations afterwards. The book is characterized by a very original method, that examines the poskim that preceded him in a critical way according to references to the Talmud, without equivocation, but the independence and style also awakened criticism of it. When the book reached Egypt the sages banned it, but the student of the Pri Hadash, Reb Shlomo Elgazi, was appointed the Rabbi of Egypt and served there for 45 years, and he taught according to his teacher, so in later generations the book was received without condescension, and even printed in most editions of the Shulchan Aruch, and is used today as a foundational text. On the cover page are two signatures of ownership, one very old and unreadable. The second is Mendele ben Deligman…(2) 130 pages. The cover page is a nice copper engraving, the figures of King David playing the lyre, angels, plants, and more. Good condition, lone bits of moth damage, wear from use. 32cm. Old binding is worn.
Starting at $280
LOT: 032

3 volumes of the Five Books of Torah with prayers for Shabbat. Decorative cover pages, Amsterdam 1827.

Three volumes from the Five Book of Torah with Rashi’s commentary, haftarot, and prayers for Shabbat. Amsterdam edition. With illustrated cover pages with beautiful copper engravings, the events at Har Sinai and receipt of the Torah. Moshe and Aharon, Keter Torah, the five books, the Holy Temple, and Jerusalem. Included are Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. With separate cover pages for the haftarot and prayers. 3 volumes in excellent condition. At the end of the Numbers volume is a long list of hundreds of people and rabbis who have signed to purchase the book when it was published.
Starting at $150
LOT: 033

“Olelut Ephraim,” Amsterdam 1779.

Drashot on the Torah, holidays, marriage, Brit milah, Pidyon HaBen, and eulogies, by Rabbi Ephraim Lunshitz. Printed by Yaakov bar Shlomo Propus, with flag of the printer on the title page. Generally good condition, restored defect on the title page without damage to the text, light stains. Thick, quality pages.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 034

Lot of 2 books from Izmir. “HaHayim v’HaShalom” by Rabbi Haim Plagi, “Eved Avraham” with endorsement of his son, Rabbi Avraham Plagi.

1. “Eved Avraham,” exegeses on slichot and prayers for the High Holidays, with the order of sacrifices, a drash for a eulogy, chiddushim, Q&A, by Gaon Rabbi Avraham Pontrimoli, Izmir 1881, only edition. At the start of the book is the endorsement of the gaon Rabbi Avraham Plagi. 116 pages, good condition, original binding. Pages are loose. 17cm. On the binding is the engraving “HaGvir Refael Shlomo HaKohen” 2. “HaHayim v’HaShalom” Q&A on the Even HaEzer by Gaon Rabbeinu Haim Plagi. Izmir 1872, first edition. Amongst the pages are 2 handwritten glosses. 2 handwritten pages. On one page is a very long list of books with their content and issues, place of printing, and year. Book in ok condition, first pages are damaged with missing text. Stains from water. Different sizes.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 035

"Yifeh Anaf" with "Anaf Etz" Izmir 1877, only edition. Rare.

Klalim and laws of Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat, with questions and answers ordered alphabetically, different drashot. By Gaon Rabbi Nassim Palombo. With "Anaf Etz," questions and answers on the halachot of treifut, by Rabbi Shlomo Uziel. 125, 28 page. Good condition, binding and pages are loose. Defects in the binding and last pages.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 036

Lot of 3 important books from Izmir—2 first editions.

1. “Manat Khelki” drashot on the Torah, by Gaon Rabbi Refael Hassan, Izmir 1891, only edition, (3) 176 page. Size 19cm. Good condition, pages loose, binding is loose. 2. “Maggid Dvarav” a long exegesis on the pesach haggadah, with the haggadah, by Gaon Rabbi Rahamim Nissim Yehuda di Shigora, son of the Rav HaPardes. Izmir 1881, only edition. Good condition. Original binding is loose. 3. “Me’am Lo’ez” exegeses on the Torah, 6th section, Deuteronomy until Parshat Ekev, with introductions, all in Ladino, by Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Khuli. Izmir 1873, with endorsement of Rabbi Haim Plagi. 229 page. Size 30cm. Generally good condition. There is a defect on the title page with missing text. Original leather binding with light defects in the margins. Different sizes
Item sold at $140 Starting at $120
LOT: 037

"Michtav m'Eliyahu"Kushta 1723—only edition, rare.

Large composition on the halachot of Gittin, chiddushei halachot from the results of 150 gets organized by Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu Elfandari, with the laws of agunah. 216, 15 page. Size 30cm. Cover page as an architectural frame. Rare book. The compiler was a wonderful Gaon and head of the Rabbis of Kushta, "The Special One" the Hida called him in Shem HaGedolim. Good to ok condition, defect on the cover page with missing bits, wetness stains, original leather binding was restored (not professionally). A little bit of moth damage.
Starting at $120
LOT: 038

"Midrash Raba" the 5 megillot with "Matanot Kehuna" Kushta 1642.

"Midrash Raba" with the commentary Matanot Kehunah, the 5 megillot, printed by Franco. There are a typographical changes between the pages (Winograd Kushta 330). This edition has printed all the Midrash Raba on the Torah, before us is only the portion on the 5 megillot. Generally good condition, light moth damage, stains and wear, not bound. Many lists of births from the Franco family, 1864.
Starting at $100
LOT: 039

Lot of 3 books of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzhak Elfiya, the mechadesh of "Ta'anit Dibur" during the Shovavim. Stamp and corrections from the compiler.

1. "Si'ach Yitzhak" prayers and piyyutim with drashot, 2 sections. Jerusalem 1923, first edition. On page 4 and 10 are additions and corrections in the handwriting of the compiler. Amongst the pages are dozens of pictures of holy places in Israel. 2. "HaQonters HaYehieli" in 3 sections, activities for the synagogue, dedication of the home, halachot of mezuzah, donations, tithes, and laws of burial. Jerusalem 1928, first edition, after the cover page is the stamp of the compiler. Important book praised by the sages of Israel. 3. "Ya'ir Nativ v'Ahavat Hashem" methods of learning Torah. Mussar from the Zohar and Kabbala. Jerusalem 1939, first edition. In total, 3 volumes, different sizes. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 040

“Erech HaShulchan” of Rabbi Yitzhak Teib of Tunis. 6 sections—complete set of the first edition. Signature of Rabbi Eliyahu Chazan, Av Beit Din of Alexandria, the “Ta’alumot Lev.”

6 sections, complete set of the “Erech HaShulchan” on the Shulchan Aruch: 1. Section 1: Orech Haim, Livorno 1791. First edition, endorsement of Rabbi Yosef Zarka, (2) 121 page. Ok to good condition, defects in the margins of the pages, little bits of moth damage. 2. Section 2: Yoreh De’ah, Livorno 1798, first edition, (1) 155 (4) page, ok to good condition, moth damage mainly in the margins 3. Section 3: Even HaEzer, Livorno 1834, first edition. stamp of ownership of Rabbi Avraham Azriel, a dayan of Jerusalem, 2 glosses handwritten. (2) 86 page. Excellent condition, missing bit in the margins of the title page. 4. Section 4: Choshen Mishpat A, Livorno 1815, first edition, signature of Rav Eliyahu Chazan, Av Beit Din of Alexandria, the Ta’alumot Lev. (1) 166, 14 page. Ok to good condition, moth damage and pages are loose, without the original binding. 5. Section 5: Choshen Mishpat B, Tunis 1891, first edition. Handwritten list and stamp of ownership of Rav Gavriel Shabtai, a rabbi of Jerusalem. (2) 150 page. Ok to good condition, defects in the margins of the binding and pages. 6. Section 6: Choshen Mishpat C, Tunis 1891, first edition. This section has omissions from the previous sections. Also the book “HaZikaron” systems of halacha organized alphabetically, with chiddushim on Masechet Avot, and a special pamphlet on the Pesach Haggadah. (2) 201, (1) 30, 12, 7 page. Excellent condition. A complete set, all first editions, the book and famous book of the Gaon Rabbi Yitzhak Teib.
Starting at $500
LOT: 041

“Hayei Avraham” by rabbi Avraham Kalfon, 2 editions—signatures.

1. “Hayei Avraham” Reasons for halachot and minhagim, by the Gaon Rabbi Avraham Kalfon (Avrach), Livorno 1826, first edition. (4) 76 page. Signatures and lists of ownership: on page 1 is the blurred signature of “Avraham Kalfon,” (maybe the signature of the compiler), “Avraham Bibas,” stains, moth damage and wear. New, simple binding. 2. same book as above, Livorno edition, 1861, with pamphlet “Nevu’at HaYeled.” Signatures and lists of ownership. Defect with missing text on the last page, filled in by hand. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 042

Shulchan HaMelech, Aleppo 1923, first edition—rare.

Psakei Halachot and Dinim needed at this time, spread in the Shulchan Aruch Orech Haim and the Achronim. By Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Laniado. Published by Rav Ezra Lupaz. Printed by Rav Yeshaya HaDayan. Rare book. (8) 154 page. 20cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $100
LOT: 043

Monthly magazine “HaYare’ach,” 12 booklets. Djerba, 1949. Rare.

The monthly “HaYare’ach” was published in Djerba, a monthly rabbinical collection, to increase and sanctify Torah learning. Rabbis and sages of each generation participated, in every facet of Torah, Halacha, and Aggadah, published by the editor HaRav Refael Kachir Tzav’an. 12 editions of the year 1948-9, the second year. In the 11th edition, Av 1949, is a notice that “The Jews of North Africa are suffering.” Each edition has new binding. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 044

"Menuchat Shalom," exegesis on the Book of Psalms in Arabic—5 sections. Complete set. 25 illustrations.

By Rav Shlomo Zarka of Tunis, 5 sections. At the end of section 3 are 25 illustrations from stories of the Tanach. Susa 1935-6. Rare. Generally good condition, different sizes and conditions.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 045

Set of 3 books from India (Bombay). Rare.

1. “Zimrei Yisrael,” includes songs and praises, songs of hope and melodies and dances for Simhat Torah. Collected by Shimon Yaakov Krilker. Bombay 1933. Excellent condition. 2. “Tahanat Yisrael,” for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, collected and printed by the same as above, Bombay 1933, good condition. 3. Book of songs in Hindi and Hebrew (pages face one another).
Starting at $100
LOT: 046

2 books from Algiers and Tunis, including a folded page.

1. “Vayomer Shaul,” chiddushim on the Torah through the Pardes. By Rabbi Shauel Namias, with the book “Beit Shaul” on the Prophets and Writings (missing the end of Beit Shaul). Tunis 1931, printed by Rabbi Yaakov bar Eliyahu Gag. At the beginning of the book is bound a folded page on Acheinu Beit Yisrael, concerning the compiler, written in Judaeo-Arabic and translated into English. 2. “Pri Etz Hadar,” the seder of Tu Bishvat, by the Gaon Harav Eliyahu Gag. Algier 1884. Printed by Rabbi Yaakov bar Eliyahu Gag (his son). Signature of ownership on the title page by Yosef Farienti (family of rabbis from Tunis). 2 cover pages, the first (dust jacket) on red paper. Original binding. Good condition. Different sizes.
Starting at $150
LOT: 047

2 books of the Holy HaHida.

1. “Lev David,” 32 chapters on mussar, 6 by the Maharhav, and 26 by the Gaon HaHida. Zhitomir 1868, printed by Avraham Shalom Sadav. 2. “Avodat HaKodesh,” with all seven planets: Moreh B’Etzba, Tziporen Shamir, Kesher Godel, Kaf Achat, Yosef Bseder, Sansan Li’ir, Shomer Yisrael. Missing the place and year of printing. Seems from 1840s, an early edition of these years. 2 books bounds together, generally good condition. Margins are chopped. Light stains.
Starting at $120
LOT: 048

“Avodat Kodesh” by Maran HaHida, Livorno 1802.

Includes four compositions: “Moreh B’Etzba”—laws and traditions for throughout the year, “Tziporen Shamir”—laws of prayer, tefilin, rehabilitation of offenders, “Kesher Godel”—laws of tefillin, tzitzit, prayer, and blessings, “Kaf Achat”—prayers for throughout the year, with various segulot. By Gaon Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azulay, the HaHida. Printed by Eliezer Sa’adon. Size 14cm. Most of the book is in good condition, the cover page of Moreh B’Etzba is damaged and missing (restored), moth damage in a number of places.
Starting at $100
LOT: 049

Lot of 2 books. Yemen, old leather bindings. First editions, with the book "Hemdat Yamim" of Rabbi Shalom Shabazi.

1. "Mekor Haim," halachot of shechita and trefut by Rav Yehiya ben Rabbi Yaakov Tzalach, with a long exegesis called "Korban Todah" by Gaon Rabbi Shalom Khabshush, Aden 1893. Rare book, bound with "Petach HaOhel" laws of Gittin, by Rav Yehiya ben Yosef Amud, with halachot of Kiddushin and Ketubot from the book "Shoshanat HaMelech" of Rav Shalom Habshush of Sana'a. Aden 1894. Rare. Attached is a handwritten letter in Yemenite handwriting with a looping signature. 2. "Midrash Hemdat Yamim" chiddushim through Kabbalah on quotes from the Torah. 2 sections, by Rav Kabbalist Ma'ari Salam Shabazi (Rabbi Shalom Shabazi). With additions by Rav Shmuel Dayan, from the Aden community, Jerusalem 1883. Printed by Yoel Moshe Salaman. First edition. At the end of the book is a handwritten page with riddles in Yemenite handwriting. Generally good condition, defects on the first and last pages. Different sizes, 2 books with old leather binding in a Yemenite style.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 050

“Khupat Hatanim,” Aden 1925.

Also called “Shira v’Zimra,” includes 165 songs and praises for the bride and groom, Shabbat, and Brit Milah, and more. Printed by Menahem Avetz and partners. (4) 124 pages. Generally good condition, light defects and stains. Not bound.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100