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LOT: 036

Lot of 2 rare books from Mitz printings, 18th century

1. Masechet Brachot from the Talmud Bavli, special format. With commentaries of the Rosh, Rambam, and Maharsha. At the end is Rav Elfas and Nos’ei Keilav. This edition was printed in a small format, and in order to make it easier to learn, each page from the original is spread over two pages here. Much work and repaging of the Talmud was necessary. The tops of the pages have doubled numbering (the original and this edition’s). Special cover for Rav Elfas. 1770. No binding. A number of pages are different sizes. 177, 37, 134 [supposed to be 135], [1] pages. 21cm. Generally good condition. 2. Shot Kiryat Channah, 45 questions on halacha for Rabbi Gershon Koblenz, 1785. Only edition, rare. [1], 2-57, 59, [3] pages. 20cm. Good condition. New binding, thick pages. Stains. Old signatures of ownership, not checked.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 037

Lot of 4 important books from Livorno, some with signatures and notes

1. Beit El, prayers, tikkunim, and slichot. 1878. 4, [4], 5-168 pages. Defective cover (a little) with tape, tears and stains. Emphases in pen throughout the book. Tape on the last page. Stains, generally good condition. Stamp of ownership of “Avraham Hai Yosef Haim, in Cochin India” and an additional stamp of “Hazzan, Avraham Hai, Bombay”. 2. Talmud Yerushalmi, Seder Nezikin, first edition of the Pnei Moshe, printed by the author during his lifetime. 1770. [2], 30, 26, 22, 35, 6, 28, 24, 24 pages. Signs of moisture, stains. Generally ok condition. 3. Kodshei David, on the Shulchan Aruch Orech Hayyim, by Rabbi David Hayim Shmuel Hassan, a sage of Algeria. Father-in-law of the Maharit Elgazi, who gave his endorsement to this book. He met Rabbi Chaim Ben Atar, the "Or Haim" and immigrated with him to Jerusalem, which is mentioned in the copy before us in a handwritten inscription signed by Rabbi David Tzabach (1869-1956), author of "Shoshanim L’David" - Livorno, 1792. [3], 27, 138 pages. Moth damage and stains throughout the book. Fair general condition. 4. Da’at Zkeinim by the Tosafot according to Rashi on the Torah, with the work Minchas Yehuda by Rabbi Yehuda bar Eliezer, “Until now we have not been discovered in light of the print ... ". Printed with Efer Ya'akov [separate cover page] by Rabbi Ya'akov Ben Yitzchak Yosef Nunis Weiss of Livorno. With the consent of HaHida - First Edition Livorno 1783. [9], 90, 29 pages. Tears, various stains, fair to good general condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $180
LOT: 038

Lot of 4 books from Zulzbach, first editions, some with notes and interesting signatures

1. Atzei Almogim, on laws of netilat yadayim and laws of eiruvei chatzerot and more, by Rabbi Haim Zvi Hirsch Berlin—partially missing copy, first edition. 1779. [2], 226 [original: 254] page. Tape on the cover, page 3 is torn and partially missing, stains on page 2. Other than that, generally very good condition. New binding. 2. Sha’ar Ephraim, Shot by Rabbi Ephraim HaKohen of Vilna—first edition, 1688. Torn cover with tape, moth holes, tears and various stains. Generally ok condition. New binding with light defects. 3. Masechet Shabbat and Eiruvin from the Babylonian Talmud, printed by Meshulam Zalman ben Aharon, 1755. [2], 190, 130 pages. Moth damage, stains, defects, generally ok to good condition. Old notes of ownership, appear to be from the period of the book’s printing, with notes and glosses on the blank cover page, opposite the cover of Eiruvin, which testify to the writer’s knowledge of Torah. A few other small notes throughout the book, not checked thoroughly, original binding is worn, covered in cloth. 4. One volume with Sefer She’elot Tshuvot, 3rd section, from the book Panim Me’irot by Rabbi Meir Eisenstatt—first edition, 1738. [2], 61 pages. Bound with Chiddushei Halachot from Bava Kama, 4th section from Panim Me’irot by the Maharam Esh—first edition 1729. [3], 51 pages. Lots of moth damage, defects and stains, generally ok to good condition. Binding detached, no spine. Signatures of ownership on the cover, not checked.
Item sold at $140 Starting at $120
LOT: 039

Interesting signatures and glosses on first editions from Eastern printings: Edot B’Yehosef (Constantinople); Yad HaMelech (Salonika); Shum Maharam di Boton (Izmir), all 17-19th century

1. Yad HaMelech on the Rambam and an exegesis on the Tur Halachot Shabbat, by Rabb Eliya Palombo—first edition Salonika 1804. Old signature of ownership on the cover and additional long notes handwritten in a number of places in the book, not checked thoroughly. [3], 121 pages. Lots of moth damage, pages are cut at the bottom close to the text with some damage to text. Tears and defects. Worn binding, generally bad condition. 2. Edot B’Yehosef, question and answers by Rabbi Yosef Almoshnino, first section, first edition, Constantinople 1711. Pages disconnected. Old binding, disconnected with no spine. Stains, generally good condition. Signatures of ownership of: Yaakov bar Alexandri of Ertzbach of Furth” and “Shmuel Zanvoyel[?]”. 3. Shot Maharam di Boton, questions and answers on the Ba’al HaTurim, by Rabbi Meir ben Rabbi Avraham di Boton, brought to the publisher by his son=in-law and student, Rabbi Yishay Almuli—first edition 1660. Cover bears a signature of ownership of Israel Menachem Adato (probably the handwriting of Rabbi Yisrael Adato, a sage of Edirne (Adrianople) at the beginning of the 17th century—mentioned in note 41 of this book. See more about him in the Encyclopedia of Turkish Sages and Arzei HaLevanon. Additional signatures of Shlomo bar Shmuel Shapmi (probably Rabbi Shlomo Shapmi, a sage of Constantinople from 1740-1760). Additional handwritten note on the back side of page 38. 8, 140 pages. Tear and tape, with damage to text. Moth damage on a few pages. Not bound. Last pages detached. Other than that, good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $150
LOT: 040

Tur Orech Hayyim—Chernowitz 1841

First of the Arba Turim, with the Beit Yosef, Darchei Moshe, and more. [2], 118 pages. Defects with tape on the cover, moth damage and various defects. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 041

Pamphlet “Chesronot HaShas”—first edition, Koenigsberg 1861

Pamphlet to fill in gaps in the Shas printed in the new printing with Rashi and Tosafot, old Tosafot and additions of the Rosh, kitzur psakei haRosh and the commentary of the Rambam, and all psaks of Tosafot from Avoda Zara, with glosses relating to them. Brought from an old Shas (Yashan Noshan) printed without anything missing. First edition of the supplement to fill in what was removed by the various censorships of the Shas at that time. No author, hints at his name in the end of the introduction as “Asher”, but no other details are known about him. The place and year of printing are also omitted so as not to fall afoul of the censor. Before us is a pamphlet that first concentrated all the omissions that were known until then and was actually the first to complete the Shas from all the different editions that started appearing at the time. 108, 36 pages. 18 cm. Overall good-very good condition, little bit missing on the last 2 pages. New binding. Stamps of ownership of Rabbi Menachem Zvi Eichenstein, a rabbi in St. Louis, son of Rabbi Avraham, the Admor of Zidichev in Chicago.
Starting at $100
LOT: 042

Pamphlet to fill in gaps in the Shas printed in the new printing with Rashi and Tosafot, old Tosafot and additions of the Rosh, kitzur psakei haRosh and the commentary of the Rambam, and all psaks of Tosafot from Avoda Zara, with glosses relating to them. Brought from an old Shas (Yashan Noshan) printed without anything missing. First edition of the supplement to fill in what was removed by the various censorships of the Shas at that time. No author, hints at his name in the end of the introduction as “Asher”, but no other details are known about him. The place and year of printing are also omitted so as not to fall afoul of the censor. Before us is a pamphlet that first concentrated all the omissions that were known until then and was actually the first to complete the Shas from all the different editions that started appearing at the time. 108, 36 pages. 18 cm. Overall good-very good condition, little bit missing on the last 2 pages. New binding. Stamps of ownership of Rabbi Menachem Zvi Eichenstein, a rabbi in St. Louis, son of Rabbi Avraham, the Admor of Zidichev in Chicago.

With minchah and ma’ariv for the weekday and for motzei shabbat, and Birkat HaLevana and Shema for bed. With instructions in Yiddish. Includes five pages with engravings—illustrations of the gathering of the wheat, the splitting of the Red Sea, two engravings on Lag B’Omer, and one on bringing the Bikkurim. 72 pages. 10cm. New, handsome leather binding, given in a matching box with inscriptions. Light defects. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 043

The prototype edition: Shas Vilna printed by the Ram widow and brothers—Vilna 1880 onwards, with handsome original bindings

19 volumes from the prototype edition of the Talmud Bavli as studied today throughout the Jewish people, the Vilna edition from 1880 onward. All Jews study according to this edition, and the Daf Yomi also goes according to its page numbering. Before us is the entire Shas except for part of Bava Metziya. Each volume has masechtot with separate covers, some with 2 covers, with a special cover for the Rif. 1. Brachot 1880, Rif 1881. 2. Shabbat 1883, including Rif with no year of printing noted. 3. Eiruvin 1881, including Rif. 4. Pesachim 1886, including Rif. Ta’anit 1889, including Rif. 5. Beitza 1889. Yoma 1886. Moed Katan 1888. Chagiga 1886. Other than Hagiga, there is Rif for each masechet. 6. Rosh Hashana 1887. Sukkah 1887. Megillah 1886. Shekalim (no year), including Rif for all of them but Shekalim. 7. Yevamot 1883, including Rif. 8. Ketubot 1887, including Rif. 9. Nedarim 1884, including Rif. Kedushin with no year of printing. Includes Rif. 10. Gittin 1886, including Rif. Nazir 1889. Sota 1884. 11. Bava Kama 1886, including Rif 1882. Makot 1891. Includes Rif. 12. Bava Batra 1886. 13. Senhedrin 1888, including Rif. Horayot with no cover page. Ediyot 1883. 14. Shavuot 1891, including Rif. Avoda Zara 1883. Includes Rif. 15. Zevachim 1889. Archin 1885. Tmurah 1886. Kritot 1885. 16. Temurah 1886. Me’ilah 1885. 17. Hulin 1889. Rif 1886. 18. Bekhorot 1889. 19. Niddah 1886. Various conditions, original bindings, spines mainly defective in them, some have additional defects to bindings. Pages detached, damage to some masechtot. Generally ok to good condition for the whole set.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 044

8 volumes of the Talmud Bavli with translation to German by Eliezer (Lazarus) Goldschmidt. Berlin-Vienna 1925

Talmud printed according to the first publication of Daniel Bombirgi in Venice, with different versions/words included, and German translation around the Hebrew. Published by Binyamin Hertz. 10 volumes including 8 sections (sections 7-8 are divided into 2 volumes each), out of 9 known ones. Defects to binding. Stains and defects. Apart from that generally very good condition. 31cm. Heavy weight due to page quality. Translator Eliezer [Lazarus] Goldschmidt [(1871-1950), a Jewish-Lithuanian scholar and orientalist, studied in his youth at the Knesset Yisrael yeshiva in Slabodka and translated many books into German. This work of translating the Talmud into German was fiercely criticized by Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman shortly after it was published. Goldschmidt replied to him in his essay, "The Criticism of Lord R. D. Hoffman on My Talmud Edition in the Light of Truth." The translation was done throughout the Shas except for part of Kedoshim and Taharot. It is accepted that this is the authorized version of the Talmud in the German language to this day
Item sold at $280 Starting at $200
LOT: 045

Rare: the first machzor translated into Russian. Warsaw 1871. Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Translated by Yosef Horwitz, rabbi in Horodna. Праздничныя молитвы евреевъ. Rare, unique, with the order of prayers for the High Holidays, the bottom halves of pages have the Russian translation. 19, 108 [1]; 155 [1] pages. Each section has two covers. Many moth holes, pages disconnected. Tear on one of the pages in the first section, with light damage to text. Generally ok condition
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 046

Collection of books and booklets, some rare, from mussar rabbis and heads of yeshivot

1. Articles from conversations with Rabbeinu HaGahach, Maran Yerucham HaLevi (Leibovitch—mashgiach at the Mir Yeshiva), taken from his handwritten letter to a student. Booklet published by the Secretariat of the Mir Yeshiva, Sivan 1938. Torn binding. [1] page, 27-36 pages. Moth holes and tears in the corners, no damage to text. Generally ok to good condition. Rare booklet. 2. Conversations with the Saba of Slobodka, Rabbi Natan Zvi Finkel, published by the Avraham Zioni Books of Tel Aviv, 1955. Cover on the binding is torn, a little defective. Last packet is detached. 3. An article spoken by the Righteous Rabbi Horwitz [Rabbi Yosef Yosel - the grandfather of Nobredok] at the opening of the fourth meeting of the Novrydok Yeshivas, which was in Hommel - Third Edition Jerusalem, 1938. Tears and minor stains. 4. Or Yahel, Studies in Morality and Awe by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Chasman, Spiritual Director at the Hebron yeshiva "Knesset Israel" - First Edition Jerusalem 1938 | Tear with deficiency in title page, tears and various stains 5. Light of the Cipher, Conversations and Behaviors of the Rebbe Maran Natan Zvi Finkel. Booklet 2 - Kovno Nissan 1928. Various spots. 6. The Book of the Mind, a moral by Rabbi Mendel Mastanov, published by the Federation of Slabodka Students in Lithuania - Kaidan 1936. Various drawings and highlights in blue pen. 7. Wise and Moral Book, Articles and Letters from the Rebbe Simcha Zisel of Kelem, published by theBeit Yosef yeshiva Frankfurt – Zeilsheim - Masora Press | 1948. The p. Pp. The book is not finished in print and ends in the middle [similar copy exists in various libraries]. 5-136 pages. No binding. Detached pages. Various stains. The book does not end in this printing, it cuts off in the middle [a similar copy exists at various libraries]. 8. Na’aseh v’Nishma, remarks made by the head of the yeshiva [Rabbi Yehezkel Sarna] at the pre-memorial ceremony for the gaon Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank and later in conversations before the yeshiva members "Y, at the Hebron Yeshiva, Knesset Israel Issue of Jerusalem - Published by the" Mishpat "Institute by the Hebron Yeshiva Probably 1953. Various stains. Slight tears at edges. 9. Collection of issues told by Rabbi HaMashgiach [Gaon Rabbi Yehezkel Levinstein] at the Ponevezh Yeshiva during the Six Day War, compiled from student notes - Bnei Brak 1967. Various stains. Changing situations, good general condition.
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LOT: 047

Shmirat HaLashon, first edition and more important first editions from books of the Chafetz Haim printed during his lifetime

1. Shmirat HaLashon by Rabbi Israel Meir Cohen. In this edition, which is the first of the revolutionary book, the author did not sign his name and he only notes the acronym in Cyrillic letters on the margins of the cover. And in his humility omitted his name also from the endorsements - first edition, Yehuda Leib Vilna 1876. 38 pages. Minor flaws are restored on the title page, the first pages have minor tears at the bottom of the pages, in one place with very minor damage to the text. Ownership Record: Israel Asher Moshe Shapira son-in-law Rabbi Mordechai Gad M. in Mea Shearim 2. Chafetz Haim, still without the name of Rabbi Israel Meir HaCohen, but only in Cyrillic letters on the title page - Warsaw | 1891 [78 pages. Various stains. 3. Nidchei Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaCohen of Radin's Book on the Principles of Religion - First Edition Warsaw | 1893. [1], 65 page. Slight blemishes and stains. 4. The Purity of Israel, On the Laws of Purity and tevilah, in Hebrew and Yiddish - First Edition Pietrekov, 1904. 23 Page. Bound with Sefer Torah Or by Rabbi Israel Meir HaCohen on the Importance of Study of "Kedoshim" – partially missing copy of the First Edition Warsaw 1900. 2-15 pages. Missing cover and last page. Slight blemishes and stains. 5. Shem Olam, second section. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Cohen's Ethics. First Edition Warsaw 1897. 23 (marked 43 accidentally), [1], page. Flaws and minor stains. Signature [cut] from the High Court Rabbi Avraham Noah Pali - overseer of the Hebron Slabodka Yeshiva 6. Likkutei Halachot, on masechtot Zevachim and menachot, printed by Levin Epstein, Warsaw 1909. 3, 3, 2-74, 53 pages. pages. Flaws and minor stains. All books have been re-bound in matching covers, with gold imprints on cover and spine. Good overall condition, except where noted for each book above.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $180
LOT: 048

Chanoch LaNa’ar, first book by Rabbi Haim Na’eh, in Persian! Only edition, Warsaw 1912. Rare!

Released when the author was only 22 years old, with halachot of tefildlin, with a drasha for a bar mitzvah in Hebrew and Persian (Judeo-Bukharian to be precise). Published under his father’s name (Haim Mendeleev), when he was sent from Jerusalem to Samarkand (Uzbekistan) as a shaliach, where he served for two years while wearing the clothing of the Jews of Bukhara. 56 pages. Generally good condition. Original binding is a little worn. Rabbi Avraham Haim Na’eh (1890-1953), the Ba’al HaShiurim, was born in Hevron to Rabbi Menachem Mendel, an important Chabad Chassid. When he returned from Samarkand he served as a rabbi for many years in the Bukhari Quarter of Jerusalem. A great posekk in Jerusalem and important Chabad chassid.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 049

Collection of 12 books printed in Djerba and Tunis

1. HaMlo’im L’Moshe by Rabbi Avraham Damari, including a dedication by the author on the back of the cover. Djerba 1932. Bound together with translation of Ketatav Peleh Yo’etz, 3rd letter. Djerba 1929. Tape and tears. Generally ok to good condition. 2. Sfatei Rananut—slichot for Elul. Djerba 1946. Tear on the last page, damage to text. Generally very good condition. 3. Prayer by Rabbi Yishmael Kohel Gadol. Djerba—Tunisia. 1913. 4. Booklet for Shavuot including HaTikva at the beginning. Djerba (no year) 5. Kbol Altorat v’Alasher Klamat. Susa (no year of printing), soft binding, generally good condition. 6. Haftarat Tisha B’Av with Arabic pitaron, Tunisian custom. Livorno 1866. Generally good condition. 7. Menuchat Shalom on Psalms. 3rd section, printed in Susa (no year). Generally good condition. 8. Mincha Chadasha, siddur mincha and arvit for the whole year. Djerba 1930. Binding disconnected, stains, generally good condition. 9. High Holidays, Yom Kippur. Tunis. 1901. Detached pages, tear on last page, no damage to text. Generally good condition. 10. Zerah Yaakov, Djerba 1938. Generally good condition. 11. Rashi Belarabi—Exodus Djerba 1941. No binding. 12. Azharot for Shavuot. Tunisia 1906. Binding detached, generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 050

Interesting lot of 10 books from Shoah survivors in Hebrew and Yiddish

1. Siddur Kol Bo, published by Sinai in Munich, miniature (special) edition with a prayer in memory of the holy souls from 1940-1945—those murdered in the Shoah. Stamps of the military rabbinate, with a special card “before going out to war for IDF soliders.” Light stains, generally like new condition. 2. Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, sefard nusach, published by the Joint, Munich 1949. Front binding a little defective, the back binding is torn. No spine. Apart from that, good condition. Stains and tears. 3. Safek Dikduk for students with exercises and readings, first section, by Moshe Breitbart, printed for the Culture Department of the Central Committee of Released Jews in the American Occupation Zone and the Joint. Generally like new condition. Seems not to have been used at all. 4. (4-6), three sections of Der Torah Kvol, in Yiddish, by Rabbi Alexander Zusha Friedman, hy”d, dedicated in his memory at the beginning. Mesorah Publishing 1948. Exodus (hard binding), Deuteronomy and Bamidbar (soft binding), changing conditions, generally ok to good. Stamps. 5. Undzer Lakui Chama, Lieder (songs) by Yitzhak Ferlov, published by Poalei Zion in Germany, Munich 1947. Includes a picture of the author, songs on the destruction of the Jews of Europe. Binding a little defective, stains. Generally good condition. 6. Masechet Avot with commentary Sfat Emet, printed in Landsberg 1948 by Chassidei Gur, dedicated to help survivors reach peace and geulah and move to Israel to the Admor of Gur in Jerusalem. The Imrei Emet died that same year, such that these Chassidim’s wish that people be reunited with the Admor in Jerusalem could not occur. Binding disconnected somewhat, generally good condition. 7. Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Ashkenaz minhag, with Yiddish, printed in New York. Interesting Stamp [“gift from the Jews of America via the Joint]. Tears and stains, generally ok to good condition. 8. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, gift from the Va’ad Hatzalah to the survivors. Munich 1947. Stamp of Rav Yoel Kolpt—Av Beit Din of Haifa and rabbi of Rabbi Shlomo Welba in the kabbalah of the Gra. Tears and pages disconnected. Generally bad condition.
Starting at $100