720 combinations of the word Breishit and each hinting at a mitzvah from the 613 mitzvot and the 7 mitzvot deRabanan by Rabbi Yosef ben Adahan. 2 sections. 23cm, generally good condition, moth marks and stains, section 2 cover is defective with tape.
1. Tefillat HaDerech, “Seder Tefilat Shacharit for during the week and Rosh Chodesh, pocket-sized” (size 6.5cm), Djerba. 2. Tefilla Ketana, “seder Minchah v’Arvit for during the week and Shabbat, pocket sized” (7cm), Djerba. 3. Sefer Shana Tova, Djerba (Stains and signs of pencil in the book). 4. Alé ben Bachar Me’eh Shemam A-Linhar, Tunis. Inscriptions handwritten on the anterior and rear binding, binding is a little defective. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
1. Volume with four books by HaHida: Moreh B’Etzbah, Pisa, 1816. On the page after the cover is a “LaMenatze’ach” in the shape of a Menorah, hand drawn. Tziporen Shamir, Pisa, 1816. Kesher Hadol, Pisa, 1716. Kaf Achat, Pisa, 1716. Wear on the binding, the binding and 2 first pages and last pages are disconnected, moth damage, stains.
2. Volume with three books by HaHida: Tziporen Shamir, Pisa, 1716. Kesher Gadol, Pisa, 1716. Kaf Achat, Pisa, 1716. Signatures of ownership, wear on the binding, moth damage with light damage to the text, stains.
To enlighten Israel on the Redemption and Tshuva, found amongst the writings of Yohanan Kimchi—Yahan Miller. Written as a dialogue, the text is in Yiddish. There are a number of glosses in the book. Copy is missing parts, the binding is a little defective, lone bits of moth damage, stains and wear, generally ok condition.
Trumat HaDashan, 1778 (moth marks, binding is partially disconnected). Signature of ownership. Two books of Shlomo on Masechet Beitza and Masechet Holin. 1766 (covers are a little restored), signature of ownership. Different sizes and conditions, stains from moisture, wear, generally ok to good condition.
By Rabbeinu Haim Vitel, from the words of Rabbeinu Yitzhak Luria, the holy Ari. New binding, the cover is a little defective in the margins, on a number of pages the text is cut at the bottom of the page, stains from moisture, wear, generally ok condition.
Laws of marriage and divorce. Text in Latin with a little Hebrew. Title is printed in red and black. New binding, 19cm, a little moth damage, stains from moisture and others, wear, generally good condition.
Matters of Kabbalah and articles on the Zohar by Rabbi Moshe ben Menahem (Graf) of Prague. First edition, with endorsements of the sages of the generation, Rabbi David Oppenheim and Rabbi Shimshon Wertheimer from Vienna, and more. Kabbalistic drawings. In the middle of the article “Adam d’Atzilut” is a family tree “HaZaken HaKadosh” illustrated. (There are typographical changes in paging of the endorsements and the wording of the titles. See the Bibliography Institute CD, listed 0177430). 14, 58 pages. 19.5cm. Defective binding, cover and first page with gluing on the side the length of the page, moth marks, stains from moisture, generally ok to good condition.
Chiddushim on the Torah and Mo’adim by the Admor Rabbi Baruch Yosef of Kabrin. Includes “HaMegillat Yochsin of the Admor…and the wonderful stories of our holy forefathers…” two covers. 120 pages, 25cm. New cloth binding, cover is a little defective in the margins, a few stains, generally very good condition.
1. Sefer Raziel HaMelech, Amsterdam, 1901, first edition. New binding, cover and pages are restored with addition of paper and complementing with photocopies the damaged text. Missing pages and other pages copied in their place. 2. Sefer Raziel HaMalach, without cover, seemingly printed in Lemberg. New cloth binding. 3. Sefer Raziel HaMalach, Graswardien, 1944. Disconnected binding. Holy Kabbalist text, it is the origin of a great number of known segulot and for study memory. Kabbalistic drawings and amulets for preservation of a pregnant woman, and more. Having this book in the home is a tried and true segula for saving from injury and fires, as is stated on the cover of the book. Different sizes and conditions, generally good condition.
A lone incunabula page from the book by Hartman Shadal (chronicler of Nurnburg). The page is illustrated on both sides with a menorah.
Size: 27x39cm, stains, small tears on the sides, gluing of the paper on the side.
Minhagim and halachot, by Rabbi Yehiel ben Yekutiel Anio. Printed by Shmuel Latif. Printed without a cover, and its name is derived from the first word in the book. The book “Tanya Rabati” was edited as a halakhic composition that accompanied the siddur of the Italian tradition, an abbreviated version of the book “Shivlei HaLeket” with many additions. Printed with the author’s anonymity, and various editions attributed the book to Rabbi Yehiel bar Asher (the Rosh) or Rabbi Yehiel bar Tzidkiya in Colophon. New leather binding, the signs page is replaced, first pages are restored with added paper and photocopies replace text that was damaged, lone pages later in the book are restored, a number of erasures, moisture stains, generally good condition.
Sefer Eliya Mizrahi, commentary of Rabbeinu Shlomo Yitzhak (Rashi) on the Torah, by the Gaon Maor HaGola, Rav Eliya Mizrahi. Second edition. On page 282, a printed illustration of the map of Israel. Signature of ownership on the cover. New and defective spine, the cover and a number of pages are restored, only on the last page is there missing text, with added text handwritten, moth damage, stains and wear, generally ok condition.
Roots and leaders of beliefs, “his friend the minister and sage in Israel, Mr. Yitzhak Abarbanel.” Printed by Marco Antonio Justinian. Opposite the cover is “poems done by the sage Rabbi Yehuda Abarbanel son of the Minister and compiler.” Looping signature not identified on the first page, on the last page is the signature “I the young Avraham ben kavod Rabbi Amram Begili.” 34 page, 21cm. Cover restored with damage to the text, pages restored, moth damage, stains from moisture, generally ok to good condition.
Answers by the Rav, questions and answers by Rabbi Yitzhak bar Sheshet, the Ribash. Signature of ownership. Notes by hand. The book was printed in pamphlets and divided to those who bought them on shabboses in the synagogue, as was the custom in Kushta at that time. Halakhic discussion arose amongst the Rabbis of Kushta who opposed this practice. See: Avraham Ya’ari, the Hebrew printer in Kushta, Jerusalem 1967, p. 103, #145. Before us is a copy including the index pamphlets that came at the front of the book after the cover. (there are copies in which the cover is bound after the indices). New binding, moth marks and pages are restored, mainly the first and last pages, stains from moisture, generally ok condition.
Algebra book whose goal is to teach every man the basics of calculations, by the Ram. 19cm, new binding, pages restored without damage to the text, p. 273 defective with a little missing text, margins are defective, moth marks (a few), stains from moisture, wear, generally ok condition.
Commentaries and discussions on grammatical issues, on the Torah, Nevi’im, Ketuvim, by Rabbi Shlomo Even Melech. Printed by Moshe ben Elazar Parnes, the doctor. With dozens of handwritten glosses from the printing + signatures. New leather binding, the cover and first and last pages are restored professionally, moth marks, stains from moisture, wear, generally ok to good condition.
With commentary of the Eben Ezra, Rashi, ba’al HaTurim. Page after the cover and the last page have handwritten inscriptions. Throughout the book are old handwritten glosses from an unknown period, with content. Handsome cover and an inscription. Complete copy. Stains from moisture. Pages 33-34 have damage from a fire with damage to the text. Original binding only on one side. Last page is torn and disconnected, and there is missing text. Generally ok condition.
With commentary of the Rambam and Ra’av. 1. Zra’im, Savionita 1559 (cover and one page from the introduction of the Rambam are photocopies). 2. Mo’ed, Savionita, 1559. 3. Nashim, Mantua 1562. 4. Nezikin, Mantua 1562. 5. Kedoshim, Mantua 1562. With illustrations of the menorah, bread, and more. 6. Taharot, Mantua, 1562. 6 volumes bound with new leather binding, 21cm. Different conditions, some of the covers are restored without damage to the text, pages are restored with added paper and light damage to text, a little moth damage, stains from moisture, wear, generally ok condition.
Laws and customs (abbrevation of Shvilei HaLeket). With signatures of ownership on the cover and the end of the book. New binding, a little defective, cover and last page are restored without damage to the text, taping on the other side of the cover, moth marks, stains from moisture, generally good condition.
On the five books of Torah and five megillot. Signature of “the young Moshe Laniado” “Ezra Laniado” and lists of births. First cover is missing and restored via photocopy, new binding, first and last pages are restored with paper added with light damage to text, stains from moisture, wear in the margins, generally ok to good condition.
With writings of the Ra’avad, the Maggid Mishnah, and with “Kesef Mishnah” of the Gaon Yosef Karo. With some corections by hand from the period. First edition of the composition “Kesef Mishnah” on the Rambam printed by Maran HaBeit Yosef in his lifetime. Maran Yosef Karo, the Beit Yosef and Shulchan Aruch, in addition to these compositions, composed Kesef Mishneh on the Rambam, who didn’t note the origins of his book and treasure, Yad HaKhazaka, and thus many people arose against the Ramba. Karo named his book Kesef Mishneh to be in parallel with Maggid Mishneh, in which he responds to the Ra’avad’s claims and deeply discusses the Rambam. Second section, complete copy, page numbering is blurred. Lots of moth damage. Binding and pages are disconnected. Generally awful condition.
Commentary on Megillat Esther by the kabbalist Rabbeinu Shlomo HaLevi Elkabetz. Handwritten gloss. New binding, cover is a little defective, the first and last pages are restored a bit in the margins, margins are a little defective, moth marks, stains from moisture, wear, generally ok condition.
Rabbi Shmuel di Medina (Rashdam), section 1- Tor Orech Haim v’Yoreh De’ah. No covers, seems to be Salonika. 2 books without binding nor covers, these are meant to be used to complement other incomplete texts. One copy begins with the indices on p. 3, the other on p. 5, on that copy is also missing the last page, and the first page and last pages are disconnected. This copy has a handwritten gloss. Generally bad to ok condition, pages are defective, moth marks with damage to the text, stains from moisture, wear.