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.Auction No. 6 - 29.7.2015

 

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LOT: 126

“Shevhei He’Ari” (The Ari’s Praise), Aleppo 1872, handwritten dedication.

“Shevhei He’Ari” stories on the birth and life history of the Rav Yitzhak Luria Ashkenazi (HaArizal) by the Rabbi Shlomo Shlimel Meinshtril, with many additions from Rabbi Shaul Dayan, Aleppo 1872, first edition with additions. On the page before the title is a dedication, “This is a guide for the actions of the perplexed of the Rabbi Yom Tov HaCohen who tries in his printing to be a righteous man and a pure sefardi.” Handwritten and signed by the Ravi Shaul Dayan: the younger son of the Gaon HaRav Avraham Dayan from the sages and rabbis of Aleppo, compiled also the book “Likutei Tefilot” (collections of prayers) and still wrote by hand. 48 pages, 14cm. Nice copy in good condition. Original binding a little worn.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $70
LOT: 127

3 books from a rare Algeria printing.

3 books: among which, “Pirsumei Nassa” (Publications of Miracles) which publicizes the miracle of Purim in Arabic, by the Rabbi Eliyahu Jaj, Algeria 1887. (1) 81 pages, 16cm, good condition, original binding.
Item sold at $90 Starting at $90
LOT: 128

2 books in the Aden printing—rare

2 books printed in Aden: 1. “Laments for Tisha B’Av” compiled by Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi, and a few additional traditions of the Aden religious community, Aden 1929, good condition, original binding a little worn, a few bits of moth damage. 2. “Zmirot Yisrael” (songs of Israel), including poems and songs of praise for the Holy Sabbath, holidays and special times, Aden, 1925. Books printed in Aden are rare.
Starting at $200
LOT: 129

3 books printed in Aden

Aden printing: “Zmirot Yisrael” Aden 1925. 2. “Mekor Haim” (The Well-spring of Life), laws of shchita (ritual slaughter) and unkosher meat, by the Rav Yehiya Yaakov Tzalah from the Sana’a religious community, with an exegesis by the name of “Slaughter of Thanks—Korban Todah” by the Rav Shalom Havshush, Aden 1893, (8) 137 pages. 3. “Hupat Hatanim” (The chuppah of the grooms) called “Shira V’Zimra” including poems and songs of praise, most of which are by Shalom Shabazi, Aden, 1925. In total 3 books, a few defects but ok to good condition, different levels of damage.
Starting at $180
LOT: 130

2 books printed in Tunis

2 books printed in Tunis: 1. “V’Ya’amod Pinhas” (Pinhas will stand), an exegesis on the songs of the Book of Psalms, by the Rabbi Pinhas Rahamim Hadad (Perach), Tunis 1929, (4) 82 pages, defect in the title page, the rest in good condition, new cloth binding. 2. “Mikrah Meforash” (An Explicit Legend) including two compilations on the languages of the legends, in Hebrew and Arabic-Hebrew. Tunis 1893, good condition, a few minor defects, new cloth binding.
Starting at $100
LOT: 131

Package Of 4 Books Printed In Tripoli, Rare...

Package of 4 books printed in tripoli: 1. Sefer "Siftei Ranenut", inlcludes: tfilot, bakashot, pleas and Slichot, with explenations by Harav Shaul Cohen, Tripoli. 2. Sefer "Yosef Chen" Chidushim and Halachot by Harav Yosef Rubin, Tripoli. 3. Sefer "Derech Chaim", includes Maamarei Zohar, tfilot, and piyutime, which there is a costum to say in Tripoli at different times. 4. Sefer "Zimrah Visimcha" includes: tfilot upiyutei Simchat Hatorah and Milah, Tripoli. All in all 4 books, in various states of condition, raging from good to fair condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 132

"Sgulah" Booklet, Cairo 1941

The "Sgulah" booklet inludes, tfilot, for a man and his family, so that they should be saved from danger and bad occurances/events. It was distributed by Yeshivat "Ahava Viachvah" in Cairo, and printed by Yosef Yechezkel in cairo in 1941, In English and French, with hakdamat havaad viharabanim, cairo. 12 pages ,soft cover. Yeshivat "Ahava Viachava" in cairo was established in 1925 for young Jewish boys, to teach them torah and mitzvot. The head of the yehsiva was Harav Ovadia Yosef ZT"L, who was appointed at that time as the rav rashi of Cairo, Egypt.
Item sold at $80 Starting at $80
LOT: 133

Package Of 5 Books Printed In Egypt, Rare.

Package of 5 books from from cairo, Egypt. 1. Siddur "Tfilat Bnei Yisrael", tfillot for weekday and Shabbat, printed by Yosef Yechezkel, Cairo, Egypt 1946. 2. siddur Minchah Erev", tfilot Minchah VeArvit, Hebrew and French, double sided, Cairo, 1943. 3. A calendar with Brachot Hatorah ect., printed in kadar,Egypt. 4. Sefer "Kliylat chatanim" ,a collection of laws(likutei dinim), and minhagim of engagement and marriage, by Harav Aharon Mandel, Cairo. 5. "Shma Yisrael" booklet, distributed by Yeshivat Ahava Viachvah. All together, 5 books/ booklets, different sizes, in various states of condition, raging from good to fair condition.
Starting at $140
LOT: 134

Package Of 5 Books Printed In Egypt-Including Perkei Avot With Commentary By Rabbi David Hanagid, First Edition.

Package Of 5 Books Printed In Egypt-Including Perkei Avot With Commentary By Rabbi David Hanagid, First Edition. 1.Sefer "Perkei Avot" with a commentary in Arabic by Harav David Hanagid, the son of rabeinu Harambam, First edition. On the title page there are borders and writing in red ink.2. Sefer Menorat Hamaor with a commentary by the Nefesh Yehuda.3. Sefer Marpeh Lanefesh" draashot on Maamrei Musar, remazim, and gimatriot from Harav Masud Chai Baruch, Elexandria. With Hascamot from the rabbi's of Egypt, Rabbi Eliyahu Chazan and Harav Refael Aharon Ben Shimon.4. Drashot by Harav Aharon Mandel.5. Sefer "Tefila Lidavid", Hebrew and Italian, Alexandria. All in all 5 books, printed in Egypt. Some of them rare and their conditions and sizes vary, most of them are in good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 135

“Shulchan Aruch,” How to Live One’s Life, Ostraha, 1836

The Shulchan Aruch with a good exegesis by Avraham Sha’arei Tshuva and Yad Ephraim, Ostraha 1836, two title pages, passage to a second title page “Sheter Mekhira” from the printer HaRav Eliezer Shlomo Margaliot who sold the rights to the printing to HaRav Mordechai from Slavita, with certificates of rabbis from Beit Ephraim and the seal of the author for printing the compilation Sha’arei Tshuva on the Shulchan Aruch, (11) 371 pages, 20cm. On the pages of the inner cover at the beginning and end of the book there is Mizrahi handwriting on the Torah; original binding, moth damage.
Item sold at $80 Starting at $80
LOT: 136

“Eliezer of Damascus” on the exegesis of the Gra, Vilnius 1868, first edition.

“Eliezer of Damascus” delves into and drinks of the knowledge of the great sage the Gra, Eliyahu of Vilna elucidates the writings of the Gra on the Shulchan Aruch Orech Haim, by Rabbi Eliezer Landa; Vilnius 1868, first edition, 250 pages, 2 sections with separate title pages. Excellent condition, original binding.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $80
LOT: 137

4 controversial books.

1. “This is the way of the Torah” to show the righteousness of the Sages in general and in particular and to fight God’s wars against the rabble, by HaRav Moshe Waldberg, Iasi 1864. 2. “The Victory of Israel” on major issues facing our nation, by HaRav Eliyahu Meir Feivelson, Warsaw 1914. 3. “Writings of Yaakov the Bekhrekhi,” a summary of recent history, Warsaw 1893. 4. “From Summer We Sleep” to open people’s eyes to the ills and vices of the time, by HaRav Yaakov HaLevi, with responses to “In Good Time” collected by the rabbis of Krakow, Pietrekov 1804. In total 4 books in generally good condition, different sizes and conditions.
Starting at $120
LOT: 138

2 books bound together

“Tzror HaHaim” renewals of different issues in the Shas, emendations to Agunot and others, by “The Righteous rabbi, mover of mountains, overtly and in secret [Kabbalah]” HaRav Shmuel Shmelke, Mukachevo 1876, first edition. 106 pages (Friedberg 419). 2. Book of questions and answers by the Maharam Shik with “Derekh Yama” (Path to the Sea), questions and answers on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch by the Gaon HaRav Moshe Shik from Brezova, Lemberg (Mukachevo) 1884. First edition (Friedberg 138). 2 books bound together, good condition, dry pages, binding is disconnected.
Starting at $80
LOT: 139

“Bar Mitzvah Radas”—Bar Mitzvah speeches, New York 1909

“Bar Mitzvah Radas”, speeches from Bar Mitzvahs, 25 drashot for the Bar Mitzvah compiled by Getzel Zlikovitz, New York 1909, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English, drashot written by famous authors in the Jewish world, designed for use by young men when they reach the age of the bar mitzvah, rare, 91 pages, 21cm, good condition. Title wrapped around the binding.
Starting at $120
LOT: 140

17 books “Tipa Min HaYam” printed on stencil pages for proofing. With the book “Aye Sofer” on the Writings. Counting of all letters in the book are by the hand of the compiler.

17 books “Tipa Min HaYam” statements and comments on the five books of Moses and masechtot of the Shas, by the Rav Tuvya Avraham Burger from Galanta and the righteous Gaon HaRav Shmuel Burger and the son-in-law of the Garon HaRav Noah Zvi Ulman the head of the religious court of Antwerp, compiler of the book “Nahalat Zvi,” Tel Aviv 1962, with the book “Aye Sofer,” a great work of the compiler to count all the letters and spaces of the Torah including the Book of Writings, put into tables filled by the compiler with the letters of holy writing. These books were printed by a machine for proofreading and corrections, there are a number of corrections by hand of the compiler. Good condition, a few bits of moth damage.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $70
LOT: 141

Masechet Rosh Hashanah, Metz 1777

Masechet Rosh Hashanah of the Talmud Bavli (Babylonian Talmud), printed in Metz by HaRav Getshlik Speyer, under the government of His Majesty the King Louis XVI in 1777, 137 pages, 21cm, good condition, no binding; signatures of ownership.
Starting at $100
LOT: 142

“Drashot HaRamban”, Shanghai 1946

“Drashot HaRamban,” the great Rabbi Moshe bar Nahman of Girona in Catalonia who commentated on the Torah to the king and his advisors in Zaragoza and proved the divinity of the Torah and Israel among the nations, printed by Mr. Haim Frieberger at the Mir Yeshiva Shanghai 1946. Good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 143

Lot of 3 Interesting books

1."Chodesh Harishon" of the new company Jerusalem 1923 and in the title page they write "since we see that our Ashkenazi brothers are far more idvanced; if in Torah or the holy language etc. etc." Every section is printed in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Spanish. Good condition, slight defect on title page. 2."The Yells of the Jewish People" for Tikun Habrit is based and summarized by three Beit dins in Jerusalem 1915. Two title pages. Behind the first one is the blessing of the state for King George the fifth and the Chussain Sultan. General good condition. Tiny moth holes. 3."Shulchano Shel Makom"-Learning on the table for weekdays. Jerusalem 1926. Good condition Opening Bid: $70
Item sold at $70 Starting at $70
LOT: 144

Lot 3 books in Ladino

1."Dreyfus". In title page "El Dreyfus Aoutomano" is mentioned. He is Dr. Yossef Kromona. Saloniko 1929. Good condition. Slightly staind. 2."Moshik" Saloniko 1937 3."El Sarat" and other books, binded together. Different conditions.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $90
LOT: 145

Lot of 3 books in Ladino

1. "G'ostissia" Saloniko-1922 2."Emor De Espania" Saloniko-1931 3. "La Estria Diana" Luliav 1923 Good/med Condition. Wear and Tear, Stains.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $90
LOT: 146

Order of Prayers, Italian Translation, Venice 1829.

Order of prayers according to the tradition of the Jewish community of Italy, translated into Italian (pages face one another) with introductions in Italian, the title page is mostly in Italian, Venice 1829, (8) pages, 513 pages. Defects in a number of pages, stains from use. Worn original binding.
Starting at $100
LOT: 147

Five Books of Moses and Haftarot, 5 volumes, Dyhernfurth [today: Brzeg Dolny, Poland] 1785.

Five Books of Moses and the Haftarot (missing Exodus), the first section is divided into five volumes with leather binding, with 2 title pages for the Chumash and Haftarot, Dyhernfurth in Amsterdam letters 1785, all of the sections are in equal size and volume, leather binding with a golden framework. A nice pocket edition, 13cm in size. The volumes have light defects.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100
LOT: 148

“Torah, Prophets, Writings”—Berlin 1699.

2 volumes, the first is of the Five Books of Moses (the Torah), the second is the Prophets and Writings, with comments in the margins in Latin, and a long introduction in Latin on the Holy Language (Hebrew) and the verses. In the first volume the title page is illustrated and handsome with the flag of the printer, Berlin 1699. Good condition, original binding is disconnected.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 149

“Letters of God”—Five Books of Moses, Pisa 1818, Original Leather Binding with Staples

Divided into two volumes, the book “Mihtav Elo-him” (Letters of God) is of the Five Books of Moses with Haftarot and Megillot, the title page is separate from each Chumash, Pisa 1818 printed by Shmuel Molkho, Volume 1: (4) 56, 23, (1) 56, 40, (1) 36, 31 pages. Volume 2: (1) 49, 20, (1), 48, 39 pages. 15cm. Original leather binding with fasteners, the first section doesn’t close properly, moth damage on a few pages.
Starting at $250
LOT: 150

Sefer Tanach, Amsterdam 1701, Beautifully Illustrated Title Page.

Sefer Tanach, Amsterdam 1701, Beautifully Illustrated Title Page. In generally good condition, with a few moth holes.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $150