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26.09.2016 - Auction No. 11


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LOT: 001

Sefer Chassidim, Zhitomir, 1856.

By Rabbeinu Yehuda HaChassid, with the commentary U’Brit Olam of HaHida. Printed by the grandsons of the SlavitaRav, Rabbi HaninaLifa and Rabbi YehoshuaHeschelShapira. 143 pages, 22 cm. New binding, moth marks, stains and moisture marks, generally good condition.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
LOT: 002

Sefer Chareidim, Zhitomir, 1857. Pocket edition.

By Rav Eliezer ben Moshe Azkari. On mussar and proper behavior. Printed by the partners, the grandsons of the SlavitaRav, Rabbi Hanina Lifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. 240 pages. Size: 14cm. (page numbering is messed up). New binding. Number of the first pages are restored in the margins, with missing text. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $200
LOT: 003

Sefer “KhakYisrael” Exodus, Zhitomir, printed by the Shapira brothers, 1849.

Second section with Yosef Lachak by HaHida, Zhitomir, printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav. Cover with red ink. Original leather binding is separated and glued back. Moisture stains. Generally ok-good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 004

Lot of 2 chumashim printed by the Shapira brothers. Zhitomir, 1849 and 1860. Copies partially missing.

1. Vayikra (Leviticus), at the end are prayers for Shabbat. 1849. Missing the cover page and first page. At the end is a separate cover page for the prayers for Shabbat, ending with shacharit of Shabbat, missing mussaf—only one page is there, torn and partially missing. Wear and stains from moisture, bad to ok condition. 2. Chumash, Numbers with the Haftarot. Rashi commentary and IvreiTeitish. Missing the title page and 8 first pages. Last page is disconnected and torn with damage to text. 4 first pages are glued and restored—not professionally—with light damage to text. Margins are cut in a number of pages. Seems to be Zhitomir 1860. Bad to ok condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 005

Lot of 4 Zhitomir books.

1. Ben HaMelech v’HaNazir 1876, printed by Rav Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet, 150 pages in ok condition plus 150 pages with torn binding. 2. Torat Zevach on halachot of shechita by Rav Rabbi Shlomo Gantzfried 1869, printed by Rav Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet in Zhitomir with stamp of the Shov and Mohel Asher Yaakov ben Yosef AharonTaran, 142 pages good condition, original binding. 3. Kitzur Shnei Luchot HaBrit, with Mahadurah Batra, very nice and clear, something not found in the original book, ShneiLuchotHaBrit, by RavYehiel Michal ben Rav Avraham Epstein Ashkenazi 1871, printed by Rav Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet in Zhitomir, 186 pages, with amulets in the margins. 4. Safr aHaNikra Torat Kohanim, 2nd section on Parshat Tzav with commentary AzeretKohanim and Tosafot HaEzra, 1866, by Rav Tzvi Hirsh HaKohen Rapaport, printed by Avraham Shalom Shadov, 248 pages and another 24 reserve pages, some are disconnected, ok condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 006

Sefer HaMaggid, Job, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah. Slavita 1825.

Holy writings from the Ketuvim, sixth section. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira. 158 pages, 23.5cm, light blue paper. Cover and 3 first and last pages are restored. Light damage to the text on the cover page, tear on page 58, moth marks, stains and moisture, generally good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $180
LOT: 007

Yalkut Ephraim and Sefer Sam Haim. By Rabbi Ephraim ben Yaakov HaLevi, printed by Nissan Bak, Jerusalem. 1877.

On the Torah and Five Megillot. With endorsement of the Rabbi of Jerusalem, the Rishon LeZiyyon Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazi. Printed by Rav Nissan Bak. Special cover for Sam Haim. 184 pages. [1] 18 page. Shoshana HaLevi 297. Cover restored in the margins. Light tears. Size 33cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 008

Talmud Yerushalmi, Seder Zra’im. Kobetz Masechtot. Jerusalem. 1908-1916.

New publication, proofread and sophisticated by the first printer of Venice, 1522. Manuscripts and ancient printings. With commentary, notes, and comments. By Avraham Moshe Lunz. Volumes 1-2. The various sections of this publication were presented in 6 booklets. At the front of Volume 1 are two general cover pages. At the head of Volume 2 is one general cover page. There is also a special title page for each Masechet. On the covers are the various years of printings. On the first is Masechet Brachot, Jerusalem 1909. On the second 1908. MasechtotPe’ah and Dmai. Jerusalem 1911. Masechtot Dmai and Kle’im. Jersualem 1914. Good condition, nice copy.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 009

Yesod HaNikud. Amsterdam, 1730. First edition with glosses.

On grammar of the Hebrew language, by the great Torah grammarian Rav Shlomo HaKohen, known as the Binyan Shlomo. First edition. Throughout the book are a number of glosses written in a Sefardi handwriting from the period of the book’s printing (writer unknown). On the binding are various writings about Rashi and his descendants written by someone in the 20th century. Original leather binding, defect to the cover. A little moth damage. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 010

Shnei Luchot HaBrit, Amsterdam 1649—first edition. Copy is partially missing.

By Rabbeinu Yeshaya HaLevi Horwitz, first edition. Printed by Emmanuel Benvenisti. Cover – 1 page –262 page. Missing: 43 pages at the beginning. At the end 159 pages. Original: [1], 44 page; [2] 421 page. 29.5cm. Cover is defective and torn. Moth damage and wear. Leather binding is defective and worn.
Starting at $200
LOT: 011

Mishnat Chassidim, Amsterdam 1740. Signature of ownership of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Laharan.

Kavanot of the prayers according to the Ari and his students, by the Kabbalist Rav Emmanuel Hai Riki, second edition printed during the life of the compiler. Main and important book of the composer, who wrote many additional books of Kabbalah, like Aderet Eliyahu, Chazeh Tzion Tehilim, Hon Ashir, and more. The house that he built in Jerusalem served Rabbi Haim ben Atar, the Or HaHayyim HaKadosh, for his yeshiva in Jerusalem (Knesset Yisrael). In the cover of the book is the handwritten signature of Zvi Hirsh Laharan, who lived 1784-1853. He was born in Amsterdam to the judge Rav Avraham Moshe Laharan, son of a family with good yechus, bankers originating in Germany. A banker and philanthropist, he was the head of the bank teller and accountant organization in Amsterdam, whose goal was to collect money in a concentrated and organized manner for the communities of Jews in Israel. He tended towards very zealous religion from his twenties, and he split with the Amsterdam community over a disagreement regarding the nussach of prayers and he led a minyan at home to pray according to his minhag, based upon his study of halacha. He took upon himself trials, fasts, and regular immersion in the mikveh. He was at the same time a senior partner in his family’s bank, Holland et Laharan. [6] 132 page. 16.5cm, taping and loan moth marks in the binding, page 5 is damaged at the edge with light damage to text on the bottom line, generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 012

Khovat Levavot, Mussar. Amsterdam 1778. Rare copy with a number of unknown pages.

By Rabbeinu B’Chayai, with a nice commentary called Mano’ach HaLevavot, and now newly printed with a clear gloss. [8] 238 page, 14cm. Rare copy! At the start [8] pages before page 1. Introduction for the translator, for the commentator, and a poem for the commentator. These pages are unknown bibliographically and do not appear in the national library, nor in Winograd.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 013

Haftarot for the whole year, Amsterdam 1664.

Part of the 5 books. According to the Sefardi and Ashkenazi minhagim, printed by Yaakov di Castro Tartas, at his brother’s company David di Castro Tartas. [2] 329 until 446 – (1), original binding with clasps. Size: 8.5x13cm. Good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 014

Tzemach David, Amsterdam, 1692.

Tzemach David, Toldot Am Yisrael in 3 sections. Signatures of ownership on the cover of the book and the 2nd page. Original binding, generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 015

Shoneh Halachot, 2 sections bound together. Amsterdam 1762.

Commentary on halachot gedolot, sections 1-2 bound together. (Winograd Amsterdam 1814-15). Original leather binding. Good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 016

Seder HaTikkun, Amsterdam 1727.

The seder traditional to Hoshana Raba in Eretz Yisrael. Jerusalem, Hevron, Tzfat, Egypt, and the surrounding areas. Amsterdam. [1] 116 page. Size: 15cm. Good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 017

Set of 5 Chumshei Torah, miniature, Venice 1755.

With haftaroth, volumes 1-5. Size: 10cm. Complete set, very nice and pretty, new handsome binding. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $450
LOT: 018

Set of Chemdat Yamim, Venice 1763.

Complete set of the known polemical book, Chemdat Yamim. The identity of the composer is in doubt. Four volumes. Section 1 for Shabbat Kadosh, 109 4. Section 2 for Rosh Chodesh, 128, [1]. Section 3 for Mo’adei Hashem, 96 [120 97] 4. Section 4 for Elul and High Holidays. 103 4 a number of glosses in Sefardi handwriting at the end of the book. 27cm. Signature of ownership of Avraham Yosef Yehoshua Hillel Puah. Seems to be from the family of the famous printers. Not bound, moth damage, awful condition, 27cm.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 019

Seder Arba Ta’aniyot. Vencie 1706. Signature and glosses.

10th of Tevet, Esther, 17th of Tammuz, and Tisha B’Av. [1], 116 page. Size: 16cm. Binding disconnected, good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 020

“Biyur Mordechai” only edition with stamp of the Rahag Rav Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich, Vienna 1805.

Exegesis by Rabbeinu Mordechai on Halachot Ketanot, Tzitzit, Sefer Torah, Tefillin, Mezuzah, first volume (it should be noted that no other volumes were printed). 15 pages written before the title page handwritten, with stamp of the Av Beit Dn of Simlevi 1863-1944, good condition (doesn’t appear in Winograd-Rosenfeld).
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 021

Tiferet Shmuel, Frankfurt 1696, only edition, signatures of ownership.

Chiddushim on Masechtot of the Shas, glosses on the Rosh, Tor YorehDe’ah and Choshen Mishpat, by RavAharon Shmuel Kidnover, father of the KavHa Yashar, Frankfurt 1696. On the cover of the book are a number of signatures of ownership handwritten, of “Zalman Wasserman from Margentheim.” Additionally by “Nachman ben Moshe Spier.” [2] 5-126 page, 18.5cm. On the title page the place of printing is a little defective, light moth marks, stains and moisture, generally good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $100
LOT: 022

Sefer Amarot Tahorot. By Rav Menachem Azarya of Pano. Kabbalah, Frankfurt-am-Mein. First edition, 1698.

10 articles, called the Amarot Tahorot, by Rabbi Menachem Azarya, with commentary and exegesis. [2] 143, 98 page, 20cm. Lists of ownership on the cover page, heavy moth damage! Bad to ok condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 023

Shechiyut HaChemda. Hebrew and Ladino. Vienna. 1811.

Includes the seder and tikkun for 7th of Adar and all of Nissan, with exegesis on chametz until the ErevChag, with Ladino from Rabbi David Pardo. Printed in Wien (Vienna), by George Haroshinski. Before the cover is an illustration of the leaders of Israel, by Yisrael ben Haim. [1]. 39. [1] page. Size: 18cm.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 024

2 books bound together. Ma’aseh Chachamim. Vienna 1805. B’veit Rabbi. 1840.

By Moshe ben Menachem Mendel Kunitz [a drama in six acts]. First book: Beit Rabbi. Includes: history of Rabbi Yehuda HaNassi. His writings, his sons, his students and his descendants, in Hebrew. 79 page. 8. Beit Rabbi, Toldot Rashi, Rabbeinu ShlomoYitzhaki, his history and list of books and commentaries. Parents and teachers. Descendants and students. Written in Ashkenaz by Rav Yom Tov Lifman. Known as Dr. Tzuntz from Berlin, copied into Hebrew with notes and corrections by Shimshon Blach HaLevi. Lemberg, 1840. [8], 50. Page. Size: 17cm. Good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 025

“v’Zot Torat HaBayit,” Berlin 1771.

Halachot by Rabbi Shlomo ben Aderet (the Rashba), title page and first three pages are defective and unprofessionally restored. Damage to text in the margins. Section 2, the first page is unprofessionally restored. Signature of ownership of “Naftali Epstein.” Not the original binding. Generally good condition (Winograd Berlin 272).
Starting at $100