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Auction No. 13 - 07.03.2017


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LOT: 001

Seder Tikkunei Shabbat, Sefardi nusach; Zhitomir 1860.

Siddur for Shabbat, tikkunei Shabbat, with Derech HaHayyim, according to the Sefardi minhag, first section, printed by the partners, grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lifa and Rabbi Aryeh Leib and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. Much moth damage, stains, and wear. Original leather binding is worn. Bad to ok condition, signatures of ownership: Yosef Zvi Weinberg Horodna, Yaakov Naftali Weinberg Jerusalem.
Item sold at $6000 Starting at $180
LOT: 002

Machzor Shalosh Regalim, Ashkenaz nusach—Zhitomir 1855.

Raisin, Lithuanian, Polish nusach, with commentary in Hebrew and Yiddish. Printed by the Shapira brothers, the grandsons of the Slavita Rav. Cover is defective and missing, last page is damaged and missing, stains, tears, and wear. Generally ok condition, original leather binding is worn and partially missing.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $120
LOT: 003

Pirkei Rabbi Eliezer—Zhitomir 1848.

Midrash Pirkei Rabbi Eliezer, printed by the Shapira brothers of Zhitomir, the grandsons of the Slavita Rav. Last page is missing. Bound with it is the book Sefer HaYashar, by Rabbeinu Tam, edition not identified, no cover. Stains and a few tears, generally good condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $120
LOT: 004

Merapeh LaNefesh—Zhitomir 1858.

A book of mussar by Rabbi Refael Nurtzi, a sage of Italy. Printed by the partners and grandsons of the Slavita Rav, the Rabbis Shapira. Light moth marks, without binding, various stains. Folding on the page corners, some pages disconnected. [1], 16-42 page. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $120
LOT: 005

Lot of 2 partially missing and damaged texts. Zhitomir, 1860-1866.

1. Seder Slichot according to Minhag Polin Katan and Polin Gadol. Printed in Zhitomir 1860, repaired cover. The book is in bad condition and is falling apart with heavy damage to text. 91 pages. 22cm. 2. Likkutei Zvi, Zhitomir 1866. Partially missing. Begins on page 3 and ends on page 95. Original: 88 [8] page. 12cm. No cover. Number of pages disconnected, ok condition.
Item sold at $140 Starting at $100
LOT: 006

Psalms, Zhitomir, partially missing copy.

Printed by the Shapira brothers, seems to be from 1864. Partially missing, starts from page 6 (missing of Chapter 5 of Psalms) and ends on page 167 (verses for Friday). Many signs of use, pages repaired, some of them with damage to text, bound in new, handsome leather. Stains and various bits of wear that are repaired.
Starting at $800
LOT: 007

Lot of 4 sections of the Talmud Yerushalmi, Zhitomir printing—1863-7, in very good condition.

Talmud Yerushalmi, printed by the Shapira brothers of Zhitomir, grandsons of the Slavita Rav. Printing on quality paper, covers in red ink, moisture stains and signs of wear, handsome copies, generally very good condition. Section 1: Zra’im: 1866. [5], 14, 14-60, 30, 31, 33, 42, 18, 24, 18, 24, 33, 14, 9 page. Section 3: Mo’ed, section2, 1862. [1], 39, 2-31 page, 17, 17-23, 20, 21, 2-23, 5, 7-32, 20, 17 page. Light defect on the cover, taped. Section 4: Nashim, 1867. [2], 79, 45, 64, 34, 56, 51, 41 page. Defect on the cover and in the book, additional pages taped. Section 5: Nazikin and masechet Nida, 1865. [2], 33, 2-29, 2-26, 42 page, 31, 17, 17-26, 6, 15, 9 page. Moth marks and light tears.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $250
LOT: 008

Lot of 5 sections of the Shulchan Aruch printed by the Shapira brothers in Zhitomir.

1. Torat Kohanim, Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat, second section, 1856. 264 pages, two covers with red ink, moth marks and various stains, generally ok to good condition. Signature of ownership of Avraham Burnstein, glosses and various notes in pencil in the book. 2. Ashlei Ravrevi, Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah, first section—1852. No cover, nor first pages. 1, 5-291 page. Moth damage, stains, tears, and wear, generally ok condition. No binding. 3. Ashlei Ravrevi, Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah, second section—1865. Cover and additional pages are disconnected, pages seem to be missing at the end. [1] 146, 260 page. Moth marks and many stains. Not bound. Generally ok to good condition. Various signatures of ownership, not checked.4. Meginei Aretz, Shulchan Aruch Orech Haim, first section, 1861. [2], 222, 179 page. Original binding is a little worn, moth damage, stains, tears, and wear. Generally ok to good condition. 5. Meginei Aretz, Shulchan Aruch Orech Haim, second section—1865. [1], 3-165, 100 page. Moth damage, stains, tears, and wear, generally good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $200
LOT: 009

Shulchan Aruch HaRav, 4 sections, Zhitomir, Shapira brothers printing, 1847-8.

Shulchan Aruch by Rav Maladi, first section, Orech Haim, halachot of prayer and brachot. Two covers with wider-than-usual margins, new binding, light moth marks in the margins of the last pages, a light tear without damage to the text. Light moisture stains, generally good condition. Second section, Orech Haim halachot of Shabbat and Eruvin. 1847. 2 covers, moth marks without damage to text, moisture stains, binding not original, generally ok to good condition. Third section Orech Haim, halachot of Pesach and Yom Tov. 1848. 2 covers, binding not original, covers and a number of pages with damage from molding and moisture. Light moth damage on the last pages. Page 1 is torn out and missing. Ok to bad condition. Section 4, Yoreh De’ah, 1847. 2 covers, damaged and missing, underwent unprofessional repairs. Defective and missing until page 44, defect to the 10 last pages, last page unprofessionally repaired. Missing text on the last 3 pages. Bad condition.
Item sold at $475 Starting at $300
LOT: 010

Avodat HaKodesh, Slavita 1827.

Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira in Slavita. Kabbalah by Rabbi Meir ben Gabbay, on light blue paper. 72, 20 page. Moth damage, tears and various defects, some with damage to text. Stains and wear, generally ok condition.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $200
LOT: 011

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat—Slavita 1822, partially missing copy.

By Rabbi Yosef Karo, with the Be’er HaGola and Be’er Heitev. Printed by Rav Moshe Shapira of Slavita. Repaired cover, missing 3 pages at the start of the book, and one page at the end. Moth damage and various bits of tape, rebound with new binding, generally ok condition. Signature: Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Leib Alter, Avdak of Bakoy.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $120
LOT: 012

Sefer Sha’ar Ruach HaKodesh—printed by Gashinsky, Jerusalem 1874.

By Rabbeinu Haim Vittel, with commentary Yirat Hashem by Rabbi Yosef Sadvon of Tunis. Cover is torn and taped, tears in the corners of some of the pages, moth damage, last page is missing and taped in, artful leather binding, generally bad to ok condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $120
LOT: 013

HaSha’ar HaShmini, Sha’ar HaGilgulim—printed by Bak, Jerusalem 1863.

By Rabbi Haim Vittel, printed by Yisrael Bak in Jerusalem, with the support of Moses Montefiore. No anterior binding, light moth marks, generally very good condition. 78 pages.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $100
LOT: 014

Sha’ar HaPesukim and Sefer HaLikkutin—printed by Bak, Jersualem 1863, with notes.

By Rabbi Haim Vittel, printed by Yisrael Bak in Jerusalem, printed with the support of Moses Montefiore. Moth marks, tears and light repairs also on the cover, various stains, from page 73-138 is incorrect cutting of the printer. Generally good condition. [4], 158, [2] page.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 015

Binah L’itim and Tikkun Issachar (Ladino)—printed by Gashinsky, Jerusalem 1877.

Regarding the calendrical calculations and leap years, by Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Panigil, the Torat Moshe. Written in Ladino, tears mainly at the edges. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $120
LOT: 016

Ateret Shlomo, only edition—printed by Bak, Jerusalem, 1847.

Issues and guidelines by Rabbi Nachman Shlomo HaLevi (1783-1851), Av Beit Din of Zamotsht, who moved to Jerusalem, where he served as Av Beit Din of the Ashkenazi community. Printed by Yisrael Bak in Jerusalem. No binding, tears taped in a number of places, light stains, generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 017

Sefer HaTechuna—printed by Rabbi Yisrael Bak, Jerusalem 1866.

By Rabbi Haim Vittel, with dedication of Rabbi Yedidya Refael Hai Abulafya (HiRa). In the book are expounded issues of astronomy and wisdom of Chazal and the Rambam on the halachot of Kiddush HaChodesh. Kabbalistic lists throughout. Light tears, binding disconnected. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $120
LOT: 018

Sha’arei Tzedek, Jerusalem 1864. Copy of Rabbi Akiva Yosef Schlesinger.

On the mitzvoth that depend upon the location (Land of Israel), by Rabbi Avraham Danzig of Vilna. Stamp of ownership Akiva Yehosef ben Yehiel. Rabbi Akiva Yosef Schlesinger (1837-1922), one of the pioneers for the building of the land, a student of the Katav Sofer, the Maharam Shik, and the Machaneh Haim, son-in-law of Rabbi Hillel Liechtenstein of Kolomiya, the Maskil el Dal, and an important student of the Hatam Sofer, with whom learned also Rabbi Yehiel Schlesinger his father. On one of the pages is an interesting gloss, written in an undetermined hand.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 019

Lot of 7 interesting books printed in Jerusalem

1. Sefer Sanegoriya, 1940. Book on the virtue of the study of sanegoriya (legal defense) of Israel and various tikkunim according to the Kabbalah, by Rabbi Shimon Horwitz, who was one of the founders of the kabbalist yeshivat Sha’ar HaShamayim in Jerusalem, along with Rabbi Hayil Auerbach. On the first page is a dedication by the author to “Maho Yitzhak Zultzberg.” Bound together with it is the book Sod HaKafot Yehoshua and HaSegulot HaNifla’ot, on kabbalistic issues, by the same author—printed by Zalman Gorssman 1937. Pages disconnected, various tears, generally ok condition. 2. Kol Zimra, 1901. Songs and hymns by Rabbi Yehuda Castel. Second edition, binding is worn, tears with damage to text, generally bad condition. 3. Table for setting the years until the end of the 6th millennia, published by Shlomo Mosayov, Jerusalem 1893. Light tears, generally good condition. 4. Kedushat HaAretz—printed by Yitzhak ben Zvi Gashtzinni, 1885. Regarding the link between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, by Rabbi Moshe Wertman. Moth damage, tears and various defects, generally ok to good condition. 5. Chinuch LaNoar, 1910. On droshei tefillin, written mostly in Persian. Copy is partially missing, many stains, various tears, generally ok condition. 6. Q&A of the Radal, 1898. The end has the pamphlet Evel Moshe—eulogy on the Maharil Diskin, who died the same year in Jerusalem. Various tears and stains, wear. The dust jacket is glued onto the binding, torn and a little missing. Generally ok condition. 7. Magen Ba’adi—first edition 1913. First section belongs to the book Meginei Aretz, a halakhic book by Rabbi Yehiya Moshe Avodi. Nice engraving of the Menatze’ach in the shape of a menorah. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $120
LOT: 020

Lot of books printed in Jerusalem.

1. Petirat Moshe, 1897. Midrash on Vezot HaBracha, which are taught in the early morning hours of Hoshanah Raba. Accompanied by the death of Aharon HaKohen…it is good to same them during the early morning of Hoshana Raba. The copy has an exegesis in Persian, which is traditional in Bukhara to have commentaries and drashot in their language during the ashmoret (early morning) of Hoshana Raba. Many signs of use, stains and tears, light damage to the text, generally ok to good condition. 2. Cheshek Shlomo, 1905. Miniature pamphlet of Birkat HaMazon with tafsir, tunes and expressions with translation into Persian. Cover is torn and partially missing, with tape, generally ok to good condition. 3. Ner Neshama, 1904. Studying of chapters of Mishna for the mourning year and the yartzeit, additional various prayers. Generally good condition. 4. Hatkanot, skamot, and minhagim traditional to Jerusalem—1883. Of the Sefardi community in Jerusalem, printed by Yoel Moshe Salamon in Jerusalem. An important historical work. Moth damage, tears and stains, pages disconnected, generally ok to good condition. 5. Kol HaMitzvah, section 1, 1895. Book on the mitzvot between man and God, by Rabbi Yaakov Orenstein, student of the Maharil Diskin, and head of the Ohel Moshe yeshiva in Jerusalem. Nice copy, complete. 6. Levenat HaSapir—only edition, 1913. Commentary on the Midrash Ne’elam and Tosefta to the book of the Zohar. By “Rabbi David ben Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid, in 1325 C.E., found lying in the beit midrash of the great Shlomo Mosiyov.” Introduction by Rabbi Shlomo Aharon Wertheimer, who explains the value and importance of the book and its author. Moth marks and light tears, generally good condition. Original binding in good condition. Dedication: From the yeshivat Rehovot HaNahar in honor of Yosef Haim…ben HaRav Shalom…” with stamp of the yeshiva.
Starting at $120
LOT: 021

Mishneh Torah of the Rambam, second section. Ragadin, Venice, 1550.

Signatures of ownership and various lists not checked. Moth damage, first pages are missing in the margins, stains and damage from wear, rebound, generally ok condition. 1, 394-767 page.
Item sold at $1000 Starting at $500
LOT: 022

Ma’amatz Koach, Venice 1588.

Drashot and eulogies by Rabbi Moshe Almoshnino, the “Torat Moshe,” cover partially missing and repaired, moth damage, stains from moisture, generally ok condition. Signature of ownership at the end of the book: Zvi Hirsch Ginzburg from Zlatopol.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
LOT: 023

Zohar Chadash, Midrash Ne’elam—Venice 1658.

Printed by Bragadin in Venice, with notes by Rabbi Moshe Zechut (the Ramaz). Covers and pages disconnected, moth damage, stains. Not bound, missing around 15 pages at the end. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 024

Ma’aseh Tuvya, first edition—Vencie 1707, pretty copy.

Considered the first Hebrew book on medicine, astronomy, and research into anatomy, by Rabbi Tuvya Katz the Doctor. First edition, with many illustrations and charts, portrait of the author on the reverse of the cover, illustration of the human body and its internal organs. Endorsement of Rabbi David Oppenheim and rabbis of Venice. Songs of praise for the author and the book. Various listings of ownership. Stains and light tears, 2 missing pages have been photocopied and inserted into the book. Bound with leather binding, handsome, with golden inscriptions.
Starting at $3000
LOT: 025

Ma’aseh Choshev, first edition, Venice 1716.

On the work in the Mishkan, according to mysticism. First book printed during the life of the author, the kabbalist Rabbi Emmanuel Hai Riki (1688-1743), one of the greatest kabbalists and a disseminator of the school of the Arizal, known mainly for his book Mishnat Chassidim, considered one of the foundational texts in the study of kabbalah. In his youth he studied in Trieste, Italy. In order to make the story of the Mishkan palpable for his students, he created a model out of cardboard of the Mishkan and its tools. Following this, he wrote his book Ma’aseh Choshev, to expound upon the work of the Mishkan. The author corrected his manuscript many times, so it was called Mahadura Batra. At the start of the book is a commentary by the author on the signs of the Seder Pesach. 36 pages. 21cm. New, handsome binding. Much moth damage with damage to text. Much moisture stains. Generally ok to good condition. Signature of ownership: “David Abu.”
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100