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05.09.2018 - Auction 20

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LOT: 150

Miniature megillat esther on parchment, inside a handsome silver casing made with filigree work.

Sofer script on parchment, delicate, pretty handwriting. Some of the case is gilded, delicate filigree work. At the top of the housing is a wonderful crown. Round handle, also with wonderful filigree work. The clasp is connected to a ring that is pulled to get the parchment out. Folds in the crown and the handle. Tear of the parchment. Not sold as kosher. | Height of the parchment: 5.5cm, the writing: 4cm, 14 lines per column. Height of the housing: 18cm. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 151

Megillat Esther on Parchment—Italy, 18th century.

Written in sofer script on quality parchment. At the top is an illustrated trail in red with exacting cutting work. The megillah is wound around an etz hayim made of carved wood. The writing is a little smudged at the edges. The megillah is not sold as kosher. | 6 pieces of parchment, 17 columns, 21 lines per column, height of the parchment: 16cm. Writing: 13cm. Etz Hayim: 38cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $1100 Starting at $650
LOT: 152

“History of the Jews,” Dutch edition—Geschiedenissen der Joden, set of three volumes, 1723-1729.

Set of three volumes, including the third—rare—section. Translation of the subtitle: “The Tanach and the New Testament as a connection between the history of the Jews and the adjacent peoples, a history of the Jews from the period of the Judean and Israelite kings until the appearance of Christianity.” By Joannes Vander Linden and Humfrey Prideaux. The books are accompanied by wonderful copper engravings on quality paper, bound with handsome leather binding and golden inscriptions. | Three sections. Section 1: (1, 26, 9) 785 (1) pages. Section 2: (1, 27, 2) 991 (80) pages. Section 3: (18) 342 (2) 75 (23) pages. 21cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 153

“Jewish History,” French edition, 1778 (“Histoire du Peuple D’Israel), set of 5 volumes.

History of the Jewish People from the Creation of the World Until the End of the Babylonian Captivity, From the Holy Texts. Book by Jean Louis Maizonnet, printed by van Braam, 1778. Quality paper, wide margins. Half-leather binding with golden inscriptions. Section 1: 564, XLII. Section 2: 457 pages. Section 3: 788 pages. Section 4: 574 pages. Section 5: 510 pages. 22cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 154

Set of Machzors, Bakelite bindings with metal decorations—Vienna, 1890.

Beautiful set that includes three machzors (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Shalosh Regalim). Nusach Sfard. Published by Yosef Schlesinger. Crème-colored binding. On the front bindings are metallic decorations in gold color. The rear bindings have a metal plate with an engraving of the owner’s name: “Shlomo Zalman Catalan, 5672.” | Gilded page cuttings. Stamps and listings of ownership. Defective clasps for closing. 19cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 155

Machzor for the year for a Shaliach Tzibur – Mantua, 1712.

According to the minhag of the Rome community. Two sections bound together, each has a separate illustrated cover. The first section includes Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, Channukah, Purim, Pesach, Pirkei Avot with Rambam’s commentary, Shavuot, 17th of Tammuz, and Tisha B’Av. The second section includes: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Ta’aniyot, various prayers and notes by Rabbi Avraham Yedidya bar Menachem Shimshon Bazila. Large format for a shaliach tzibur. Printed by the partners Yitzhak Yareh, Yaakov Haver Tov and Yehoshua Masizzi. Mantua 1712/18. Moth damage, tears. Original leather binding, detached. | [2], 117; 53 [supposed to be 93] pages. 31cm.
Starting at $180
LOT: 156

Machzor for a Chazzan. Altona 1804.

Siddur and machzor according to the Polish tradition, in a large format, designed for Chazanim. In large letters, with exegeses, commentaries, and halachot. Includes: prayers for the weekday, for Shabbat, slichot for the whole Days of Awe, prayers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with all piyyutim and mizmorim. Includes the special prayers as traditionally done in Ashkenazi communities. At the end of the volume is a pamphlet of minhagim. Two covers, the first is entirely illustrated with a metal engraving, the name of the artist is printed at the bottom. Printed by the Segel brothers. Edited and glossed by Rabbi Zunviel Hannover. Bound, signature of ownership. [4] 390 (original had 380) pages. 34cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $100
LOT: 157

Pesach Haggadah—Europe, 18/19th century.

Ma’aleh Beit Horin Haggadah, with instructions in Hebrew and with Yiddish translation. Commentary of the Alshich, Gevurot Hashem, and Olelut Ephraim, with wonderful illustrations, large and wonderfully done with copper engravings. Printed in a number of places at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th. Binding, cover page, and pages 1-7 are missing. Moth holes. Stains. | 52 pages, 26cm. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 158

Arugat HaBosem—Khust 1913. First edition.

On the Torah, section 2 (Vayikra, Bamidbar, Dvarim, and Hashmatot). By Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, Rabbi of Khust and a sage of Hungary. Printed by Moshe Haim Weinstein. First pages are an introduction by the son of the author, Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Greenwald. | The Gaon Rabbi Moshe Greenwald (1853-1910), nicknamed the Arugat HaBosem after this book, was a great sage of Hungary and forefather of the Papa Admorim dynasty. Student of the Katav Sofer, friend of Rabbi Yosef Haim Zonenfeld. Served as Rabbi of Khust (Hungary) and head of its yeshiva gedola, and many Hungarian rabbis were his students. | Page cutting is colorful. Listing of ownership. Original binding is coming apart. | 9, 184 pages. 24cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 159

Lot, Arugat HaBosem two sections—Khust, 1913. First edition.

Volume 1: Bereishit and Exodus. Volume 2: Vayikra, Bamidbar, Dvarim, and Hashmatot. By Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, Rabbi of Khust and a sage of Hungary. Printed by Moshe Haim Weinstein. First pages are an introduction by the son of the author, Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Greenwald. | In the second volume are signatures of ownership of “Elchanan Friedman of Topolcheny,” probably a family member of the Rabbi of Topolcheny between 1860-1908, HaRav Yeshaya Friedman, grandson of the Chatam Sofer. | The Gaon Rabbi Moshe Greenwald (1853-1910), nicknamed the Arugat HaBosem after this book, was a great sage of Hungary and forefather of the Papa Admorim dynasty. Student of the Katav Sofer, friend of Rabbi Yosef Haim Zonenfeld. Served as Rabbi of Khust (Hungary) and head of its yeshiva gedola, and many Hungarian rabbis were his students. | Different sizes and conditions, generally ok to good.
Starting at $150
LOT: 160

Lot, 2 books of Rabbi Avraham of Chechnov bound together.

1. Beit Avraham, chiddushei halachot. Pritned by Shriptenisser, Warsaw 1899. 2. Zachuta d’Avraham, drashot for shabbat hagadol and Shabbat Tshuva. With exegeses on the Torah, mishnayot, and Rambam. Warsaw 1895. Stamps, list of ownership, and yarzeits. 24cm. Worn binding, original. 95; 52 pages. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 161

Lot of two books of chassidut bound together—Europe, 19th century.

1. Divrei Emet on the Torah, by the Chozeh of Lublin. Pritned by Levin, Lviv 1864. 2. Lev Same’ach on the Torah, commentary according to the Pardes by Rav Chanoch Hanech Dov (Meir), son-in-law of the Admor Rabbi Shalom Rokach, Av Beit Din of Belz. Sections 1-2, Przemysl, 1895. First edition. Stamps of ownership of “Mordechai Yehuda Shlomo Zalman Weisnitzer.” Upper margins of Divrei Emet are cut. Stains, binding partially detached. | 48; 42, 63 pages. 23cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 162

Aniyat Aman on the Tzaddik of Shtefanesht, with dedication and stamp of the author.

Eulogies. Two covers, after which is a picture of the Tzaddik of Shtefanesht. By Rav Nachum Shmaryahu Schechter, Avdak of Vash and the Galil, author of the book “Perach Shushan.” Printed by Aporon, Cluj, Romania, 1936. Second cover page has a long dedication handwritten by the author, and on the following page is his stamp. [6], 10-39, [1] page. 23cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 163

Mei Be’er Yeshayahu, by Rabbi Yeshayle of Kristirer—first edition.

By the Admor Rabbi Yeshayle of Kristirer. First edition (published a year after his death). Printed by Galantz, Torno, Slovakia 1928. Signature of ownership of Menachem Mendel Greenwald. Jacket binding. Signatures of ownership. Stains. 50 pages. 20cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 164

Lot of 7 Breslev books.

1. Likkutei Moharan, by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, printed by Fromkin, Jerusalem 1910. 2. Likkutei Moharan by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, 1924, Sikorah Mylner of Breslev printing. 3. Shibchei HaRan and Sichot HaRan, by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, printed by Stand, Lviv 1864. 4. Shibchei HaRan and Sichot HaRan, by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, printed by Horev, Jerusalem. 5. Likkutei Eitzot, by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, printed by Budwiser in Lviv. 6. Sefer HaMidot, by Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, Tarklin publishing, printed by Levin-Epstein, Warsaw 1927. 7. Zimrat HaAretz, based on Likkutei Moharan, printed by Pospiech 1936. Different sizes and conditions, generally ok to good.
Starting at $400
LOT: 165

Set of Komarna mishnayot. Lemberg 1862.

Complete set, six sections in three volumes. Zra’im with commentary Ma’aseh Oreg, Pnei Zaken and Atzei Eden, by the Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Yehuda Isaac Saparin of Komarna. Edition printed during the life of the author (without symbols of the printer on the cover). Printed by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Sperling and Rabbi Barish Luria, Lemberg 1862. | The Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac (Yehuda Yehiel) Saparin of Komarna (1806-1974), the second and main Admor of Komarna. After he became an orphan at age 12, he grew up at his uncle’s home (his father’s brother), Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Zidichov—the Sar Beit HaZohar. His torah he received from Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Aphtha, and from his uncle. He also travelled to the Chozeh of Lublin (who was his matchmaker), Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin, and more. He became famous as a miracle worker and he had many followers. Complete set. First volume: Zra’im [1] 4 page. 1-93 page. Moed: [1] 141 page. Second volume: Nashim [1] 129 [1] page. Nezikin: [1] 184 page. Kedoshim: [1] 94. 1-43 page. Third volume: Taharot: [1] 296 page.e 29cm. Separate cover for every seder. | Signatures and notes of ownership that aren’t identifiable. Stains. Two pages with tape and light damage to text. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $2200 Starting at $400
LOT: 166

Ben Biti, on Genesis, by Admor Rabbi Eliezer Zvi of Komarna, Przemysl, 1900.

Only Genesis was ever printed. [3], 131 pages. 22cm. Cover page is defective and taped with some missing text. Stains from moisture. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 167

Mishnayot Komarna, first edition—Lemberg 1861. With long note on the back of the cover.

Seder Kedoshim and Taharot, with the commentary Atzei Eden, by the Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Yehuda Isaac Saparin of Komarna. Edition printed during the life of the author (without symbols of the printer on the cover). Printed by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Sperling and Rabbi Barish Luria, with the symbol of the printers. Long note in rabbinical handwriting on the back of the cover of Taharot, the content wasn’t checked. | The Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac (Yehuda Yehiel) Saparin of Komarna (1806-1974), the second and main Admor of Komarna. After he became an orphan at age 12, he grew up at his uncle’s home (his father’s brother), Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Zidichov—the Sar Beit HaZohar. His torah he received from Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Aphtha, and from his uncle. He also travelled to the Chozeh of Lublin (who was his matchmaker), Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin, and more. He became famous as a miracle worker and he had many followers. | Cover of Kedoshim is missing. Lists of ownership. Stains. Repairs with tape. 29cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $170 Starting at $120
LOT: 168

Seder Tefila with Orech Hayyim, 1848. With Chassidic endorsements. Edition unknown to bibliographic indices.

For shabbatot and weekdays, with the work “Orech Hayyim” on halachot. By Rabbi Asher ben Rabbi Avraham Kleinman. Endorsements from the miraculous Yaakov HaBnei Issachar. No location given, printed 1848. | Rabbi Asher ben Rabbi Avraham Kleinman was the author of the book Ma’adanei Asher. Rabbi in Molodzena, Videsz. Exiled from Lithuania in 1833, he moved to Lemberg on his way to Israel—but became a Rabbi of Dovromil. | Original binding is detached partially and reinforced with tape. | [31], 228 pages (page numbering is messed up). 18cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $1700 Starting at $100
LOT: 169

Shot Divrei Haim, first edition, Lviv 1875.

First and second sections bound together with separate covers. By the Admor Rabbi Haim Halberstam, Av Beit Din of Sanz. Printed by Avraham Yitzhak Mankish. Printed during the author’s lifetime. | Listing of ownership. Stains, moth holes. 2 first pages detached. Not bound. | [2], 134; [4], 120 pages. 36cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $250
LOT: 170

Two rare and important segula books bound together—first edition

1. Likkutei Torah v’Shas, according to the Pardes, first section on Genesis, by Rav Yitzhak Isaac of Zidichev. First edition, Lemberg 1877. A segula book. In the introduction to the Book of Leviticus, the Admor’s student the Imrei Yosef of Spinka says that he was guaranteed by the author that anyone buying the book will be preserved and blessed. 2. Imrei Shoham, chiddushim on masechtot of the Shas, by Rav Moshe Shoham of Dolina, one of the young students of the Ba’al Shem Tov (his father, Rabbi Dan, was a regular visitor of the Ba’al Shem Tov and lacked sons. The Ba’al Shem Tov guaranteed that he would have a tzaddik for a son, and then he was born). First edition, Kalmaya, 1880. Important endorsements from great Admorim. At the end is written that the book constitutes a segula. | Stamp of Shmuel Zalman Weinberger, Av Beit Din of Margratan, who was a student of the Shevet Sofer, and successor of his father Rabbi Yehoshua Aharon Zvi, student of the Chatam Sofer and friend of Rabbi Hillel Liechtenstein. Not bound. Last page detached. [3], 209; [2] 62 pages. 24cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $200
LOT: 171

Collection of letters, lessons, and documents from Admorei Belz.

Large collection of pages of documents, some stencil, some printed by typewriter, others printed by hand. Chiddushim said by Admorei Belz, starting from the first, Rabbi Shalom of Belz, and onwards. Printed letters, interesting, some very strongly worded. | Different conditions and sizes, generally good.
Starting at $150
LOT: 172

Shiviti on parchment, framed.

Includes a menaze’ach. At the bottom are two lions holding an oil jug, above them a pair of eagles. On the sides are a bird and wolf. Location and date of composition unknown. Given in a frame from a later period. Length: 18cm. Width 15cm. (not including frame)
Starting at $150
LOT: 173

Illustrated amulet charm of Moshe holding the Tablets. Europe, 20th century.

Hand-done illustration in color of Moses holding the Tablets. On the back is inscribed “Shema Yisrael.” Probably Europe, beginning of the 20th century.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 174

Old copper box for carrying an amulet.

Designed in the shape of a shield, relief and engraving work, decorations in a variety of shapes. The cover is opened along a hinge, there is a handle for opening it in the shape of a crown, on the back is an engraving. Hung via a belt. Possibly belonged to a Jewish soldier or officer. 11x9cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200