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26.09.2016 - Auction No. 11


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LOT: 026

Lot of 10 volumes from the Talmud Bavli in German. Berlin. Between 1930-1936

Published by Goldschmidt. Printed in Berlin between 1930-1936. In one section the pages are disconnected and taped. Bindings defective. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 027

Talmud Bavli Munich 1949—complete set

Printed by Va’ad Hatzalah of the Agudat Rabanim in Germany after WWII, Munich 1949. The complete Talmud Bavli set which was first published after the war. A complete set—19 volumes, 39cm. Each volume has 2 covers, the first in gold, with illustrations from the camps and inscriptions “Work Camp in Ashkenaz during the Nazi Period,” “I was almost alone in my country and I never left your command.” Original bindings, some professionally restored. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $1200
LOT: 028

Lot of 2 books from the Va’ad Hatzalah, Munich 1947, 1949

1. Pirkei Avot with commentaries, Mishlei, Emunat Avot, Ma’aseh Avot, Munich 1947. By the committee for book publishing at the Va’ad Hatzalah, [1], 29-96 (starts from page 29 without missing pages), 22cm. Binding is disconnected. Generally good condition. 2. Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, according to the Sefardi custom, each piyyut is in order, with the Likkutei Zvi and Mishnayot with commentary. For the remains of the German community, by the “Religious Office” by the Joint Office in Munich, 1949. On the interior cover: “1949 for the sacrificed generation, the generation that will be resurrected and succeed in achieving salvation.” “The office worked quietly and humbly to build your temporary lives here in exile, Germany, according to the foundations of the religion and the mesorah of our forefathers.” Soft cover, good condition. 250 pages. 21cm.
Starting at $100
LOT: 029

Mateh Dan—2nd Kuzari. First edition. Two volumes. London 1714

By Rabbi David Nito. The book was printed in three styles in the same year: 1. Hebrew only, 2. Hebrew and Spanish, on facing pages, 3. Only Spanish. Before us are copies of the Hebrew/Spanish, and one in Spanish. Two illustrated covers, on facing pages. The right in Hebrew, the left in Spanish. The top of the covers have the figure of “Rabbeinu HaKadosh,” the compiler of the Mishnah, holding a sefer mishnayot. Above it is written “For the knowledge of the generations of Bnei Yisrael. So they will hold Torat Hashem.” Then a dedication in Spanish to the funders and gabbay of the Sha’arei Shamayim community in London with introduction to the book only in Hebrew. [10] 254 page. Size: 24cm. Good condition. Original binding disconnected lightly. The Spanish copy has an illustrated cover, similar to the previous copy with a dedication to the Sha’arei Shamayim community in London. Very rare! Does not appear in the National Library. [6] 272 page. Good condition. Binding is lightly disconnected. Original binding. Size: 24cm. David ben Pinchas Nito. A sage from the Sefardi community in London and head of the Sha’arei Shamayim yeshiva. A medical specialist and sage. Born in Venice in 1654, died in Lodnon in 1728. Composed a book in Italian on calculating the calendar and daily zmanim. Proved that the nations erred in their calculations, and also wrote a book on hashgachah and nature. Compiled many books and articles in Spanish and Italian.
Item sold at $1500 Starting at $1500
LOT: 030

Igeret Arachot Olam, Prague, 1793. Engravings. Rare!

Two sections, by Rabbi Avraham ben Mordechai Pritzol. First section, 14 chapters with Orchot HaMetziyut HaTachton. With chronicles of the Jews living in Cochin, India. Second section, 30 chapters, chiddushei eretz. With endorsements by the Beit Din of Prague, Rav Michael bar Zundel Becherech, Rav Yaakov Ginsburg, Rav Elazar Pleklash. Printed by Elzenwenger. Size: 19cm. [6], 96 page. Throughout the book are wonderful engravings. The first cover is missing. Light moth damage, generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 031

Two sections of Rav Elfas. Zulzbach, 1762-1764

Halachot of Rav Elfas, the Rif. Two sections in two volumes. Section 1: Masechet Brachot, halachot ketanot and Seder Mo’ed. Section 2: Seder Nashim, masechet Cholim, Shavuot and Chikur Dinim. Printed by Rabbi Meshalem Zalman. After the cover page in section 1 is a copper engraving with writing in Latin. Signatures of ownership in Hebrew and local dialect. Missing one page of the introduction, [3], 3-87; 380 pages. Moth marks, stains from moisture, generally good condition. Section 2: 376 page, 38cm. Heavy moth damage, stains, generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 032

Tanach, Piza, 1802

Section 1: Torah, Shir HaShirim, Megillat Esther, Yehoshua, Shmuel, Malachim. Out of four volumes. In the margins of the indices are etymologies of words in Italian. Size: 26cm. Good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 033

Seder Hoshanot. Hannover 1834

Seder Hoshanot according to the Ashkenaz and Polish custom, printed in Hannover by Shlomo Bloch. Includes a table of the order of saying the Hoshanot according to the days, in Yiddish/German. [2] 16 page, 10x13cm. Binding is disconnected, the title page has a signature of Lipman Bela Shmuel HaLevi of Berlin. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 034

Lot of 2 books from Brunn. Glosses

1. Sefer HaChinuch by Rav Aharon HaLevi of Barcelona, on the meaning and reason behind mitzvoth, printed in Brunn with a number of handwritten glosses, 1799, stamp of the censor on the cover page, and an erasure by the censor on Parshat Ki Teitze on the law of burying the dead on the day of their death, during a period when doctors fought to force people to wait a few days to bury the dead because the person may still be alive. Sages fought against this ruling strongly. [6] 144 page. Page numbering is messed up at the end. 23cm. Disconnected binding. Generally good condition. 2. Chiddushei Halachot of the Rashba, on the 7 shitot: Masechet Brachot, Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkah, Megillah, Kholin, Niddah. With the stamp of the censor. Brunn. Printed by Rasman, 1798. [1], 88, 72 page. 35cm. Disconnected binding. Moth marks, ok condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 035

Lot of 2 books of Tanach with English translation

1. Tanach printed by Sinai 1972, translated into English, pages facing one another, fabric binding with an illustration of the 2 tablets, lions, and a crown, an original gilded framing with a plastic covering, an illustrated internal cover, very good condition and nice. [9] 1978 [6], size: 23x17cm. 2 Tanach in English, one volume with pictures—colorful illustrations. Original binding is decorated, USA 1957-1960 very good condition. Size: 21x27cm.
Starting at $100
LOT: 036

Shas in one volume Warsaw 1941

Talmud Bavli with Rashi’s commentary, every commentary on the page with the masechet, including the Masoret HaShas, Torah Or, and more “in one volume”—Brachot, Niddah, including Masechtot Ketanot from the Yerushalmi, at the end is a key from the Shas organized by subject alphabetically. Printing seems to be from 1939 or 1941. Size: 28cm. Thickness: 8cm. Original binding, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 037

Masechet Baba Metziyah with German translation. Berlin 1876

119 page, [120]-174 page, 42cm. Light tears, Masechet Baba Metziya from the Talmud Bavli with Hebrew and German translation, translated by Dr. Asher Samter, Berlin 1876, [2] page in the margins. Disconnected binding. A number of disconnected pages. Rare copy. Ok to good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 038

“Agadot HaTanayim,” by Professor B.Z. Becher. Dvir Publishing. Berlin 1922. Includes the cover page’s printing block

By Rav Binyamin Ze’ev Becher, translated into German by A.Z. Rabinowitz, the first volume, second section, collection of the Agadot HaTanayim, the book is in ok condition and the lower binding is disconnected. Attached to the book is a rare and interesting item, the block from the printing press for the title page formed of metal glued to wood. Size: 7x14cm. Thickness: 2cm. Good and nice condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 039

Simla Chadasha, Tevu’ot Shor and Bechor Shor. Zolkov, 1840

Rare edition! Composed by Rav Alexander Sander Shor, three books on halachot of shechita and treifut and other laws. On the second page are three illustrations hinting at the three sections of the book. [2] 236 page; 25cm. Moth marks, not bound, the cover page has a number of listings of ownership. Ok condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 040

Lot of 2 Tikkun books, prayers and supplications. Rare editions!

1. Tikkun Leil Shavuot, according to the Ari, Venice, printed by Puah-Gad, 1767. And Tikkun Leil Hoshana Raba, that are typically read in Eretz Yisrael, Egypt, and the surrounding areas, Venice 1766. Rare edition of the Tikkun with prayers of the Hemdat Yamim; two covers. [1] [3] 41 107. [1] 34, page. 2. [2] 58, 78, page. 151. 124, page. 19 40, page (the page numbering is messed up). 17cm. binding is disconnected. Generally good condition. 2. Supplications and pizmonim, “Hallel u’Zmirah,” by the Agudat Paytanim with glosses by Chananel Haim Chassid, Salonika, 1928. Rare edition with indices for the supplications, (In Winograd [16] 319 page) in the current edition [16] 427 page. And another [1] 58 page. 16cm, very good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 041

Siddur “Sfatei Tzaddikim,” Philadelphia, 1847. 4 sections. Rare

First section, the prayers for the whole year. Section 2, prayers for Rosh Hashanah. Fourth section is prayers for Sukkot. 5th section prayers for Pesach and Shavuot. According to the sefardi minhag. 4 sections out of 5. Rare siddurim. Philadelphia, with English translation on facing pages. Generally good condition. First section the anterior binding and first pages are disconnected while the rear binding is missing. Fourth section has a little moth damage. 18cm.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $120
LOT: 042

Pamphlet on Megillat Setarim of Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropol

According to the letter found in the pamphlet by the Kabbalist Shimshon the Ostropoli, who promised that everything read even once a year would protect someone from every obstacle.
Starting at $120
LOT: 043

Avodat Kehuna, Przemyśl, 1849

First edition copied from an old manuscript, the name of the compiler is found at the end of the book at the head of the rhymed poems. “I am Chaim HaKohen, written in Nicklasburg, Przemysl. Illustrations in the shape of the menorah. Good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 044

Zichro Torat Moshe, Vilna and Hordna. 1833

Includes Halachot of Shabbat. [1] 7 page, 38 pages. Moth marks. Last page is torn and defective. Ok condition. Bound together with Sefer Emunat Yisrael by Rabbi Gedalyahu bar Avraham of Amsterdam, the Be’er HaTorah on the Chumash. [1] 24 pages. Warsaw 1837. Moth marks, ok condition, an additional book bound together with it is “Seder HaAvodah” on mussar (the printing location was not checked) without a cover, begins from page 4 and ends on page 40. Moth marks. Ok condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 045

Ateret Yeshuah, only edition. Vilna 1799

By Rav Yoel ben Yehoshua Heshel, indices to the agadot of the Shas and, in a separate booklet, the names of places in Israel. There are a number of names to the Torah and thus there are many unknown to each person. With stamps and signatures of the “Old Beit Midrash in Vilna,” endorsements of the Av Beit Din of Brisk (Lithuania), Rabbi Yosef Katznelfogin, and Rav Yosef Dov Be’er. 20 pages, the page numbering is messed up at the end. New binding, blue pages. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 046

“Even Tekumah,” including Even HaSha’ot, and separate title pages for the Even Gedolah, Even HaEzer, Even Sapir. Vilna 1817

On the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch by Rav Aharon ben Yisrael. Even Tekumah-Even HaSha’ot on the Orech Haim. Even Sapir-Tziyyon B’Mishpat on Choshen Mishpat, to understand each and every law. Even Gedolah on the Yoreh De’ah. 56 pages. Even HaEzer on the same section. Excellent condition, blue pages.
Starting at $200
LOT: 047

Sefer Yesod and Shoresh HaAvodah. Minsk. 1810

By Rabbi Alexander Ziskind, Hordna-Minsk. Correcting mistakes in the Rashi commentary of Nevi’im and Ketuvim, at the end of Joshua are two maps according to the sefer, and according to Parshat Ma’asei. There is no page numbering. Ok condition. The maps are in good and nice condition. The last page is restored and missing; lists of ownership, stamp of the censor on the cover page. 19cm
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150
LOT: 048

Kanfei Yonah, from the Rama of Pano, Kartz 1786. Kabbalah

By Rav Menachem Azarya of Pano, a great sage of Italy in the 17th century. Intentions of the tefillah, guideliens of kabbalah according to the Ari and his students. First edition, the basis for the book is a collection of writings by the students of the Ari compiled by the Rama. Endorsements by Rav Levi Yitzhak, Berdichov and other rabbis from Ostraha. [1] 62, 40 page. 21cm. New binding, good condition and pretty.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $250
LOT: 049

Sefer HaGilgulim, Vilna 1886

By the Maharhav, which he received from the Ari, copied from a manuscript of the Maharhav by Rav Mordechai Kalpriz with additions from Rav Meir Eisenstaat. [1] 76 pages. Cover page is photocopied, with defective binding. Defects and war. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 050

Lot of 3 books from Kartz printing

1. Shushan Sodot on Kabbalah, by Rav Moshe ben Yaakov of Russia. 1784. 92, [2] page; 20cm. Margins are restored with missing text, new binding. Generally good condition. 2. HaEmunah v’HaBitachon, by the Ramban. Kabbalah. 1785. [1] 32 page. 21cm. Good condition. 3. Sefer Tziyoni by Rav Menachem ben Meir Tziyoni, commentary on the Torah on the true way. 1785. [1] 42 page [4]. 20cm. Missing the end, holes at the end of the book with missing text.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $350