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Auction No. 7 - 28.10.2015


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LOT: 001

‘Sha’arei Tzion’ with ‘Tikun Seuda’ and ‘Sefer Yitzira,’ Slavita 1850

Sha’arei Tzion, with the ta’amim (reasons) for verses from the Bible, compiled by the Kabbalist HaRav Elohei KeMehorar Natan Nata son of the Holy Moharar Moshe Hanover zt”l, hy”d, Ashkenazi, student of HaRav Moharar Haim Vietal Zl”ah great student of the Rav Moharar Yitzhak Luria. With additions ‘Tikun Seudah’ and ‘Sefer Yitzira.’ Printed by Moshe Hirsch Shreiver. Water marks, wear, moth damage.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 002

“HaMaggid”, sixth section of the Writings (Ktuvim), Slavita, 1807

Printed by Rav Dov Be’er, with translation of Yonatan ben Uziel, Rashi’s explanations, Toldot Aharon, and Metzudot, complete copy, no binding, moth damage in a few spots in the middle of the book without damage to the text, generally good condition, blue paper.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 003

Set of 2 volumes of halachot “Rav Elphas,” 3-4th sections. Slavita 1819. Printed by HaRav Moshe Shapira.

1. 3rd section, large volume with commentaries, 259 pages, moth damage, binding is disconnected; 2. 4th section, large volume with all commentaries; page numbering is unclear/garbled, some of the pages are blue. Generally good condition, a few bits of moth damage. Bindings is loose.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150
LOT: 004

Halachot Rav Elphas on Masechet Brachot, printed by Rav Moshe Shapira of Slavita, 1817.

List of ownership on the title page from when the book was owned by Rav Azriel Zleig Lieder of Slonim, one of the leaders of Chabad in Israel and who came with the strength of the Rebbe. Stamps of the Slonim Beit Midrash in Jerusalem. 64 pages, moth damage, ok condition, new binding.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 005

Arba Turim Even Ezer, Slavita 1801

The Even Ezer section, printed by Saga”l. Title page with inscriptions in red ink, original binding with leather back; moisture damage in the margins with light deficiencies in the title page and first page; stains
Item sold at $110 Starting at $80
LOT: 006

“Esheli Ravravi” on the Shulchan Aruch Yore De’a, Slavita printed by HaRav Moshe Shapira, 1822.

Includes the Shulchan Aruch with the issues of utensils, including the Turei Zahav (commentator) and Shiftei HaCohen and the rest of the commentators integrated into the sefer Pri Magadim (without page numbers), printed by HaRav Moshe Shapira of Slavita. With certificates of HaOhev Yisrael of Apta, HaRav Mordechai Margaliot and Dayanei Berdychiv, with inscription of the printer opposite the title page. Complete copy with original leather binding with framework. Title page and first pages have defects in the margins and moth damage. The binding and first pages are loose, the rest are in generally good condition with a few moth marks. Most of the pages are in green or light blue paper. Size 38cm.
Starting at $200
LOT: 007

Set of 3 Masechtot printed by Rav Moshe Shapira of Slavita

1. Masechet Brachot, 1818, the copy in front of us is missing pages 27-137. Defects and moth damage. Pages are green/blue. 2. Mishnayot Seder Zra’im, 1818. Copy is missing the end, before us we have the title page until p. 65. Defects and moth damage, ok condition. 3. Masechet Gitin, 1818, copy is missing the beginning, before us is p. 65-111. With additions from the Maharsha, complete, from p. 1-22. Additions from Rav Elphas, complete, from p. 144-207. Moth damage, ok condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 008

Set of Masechtot of Gemara printed by Rav Moshe Shapira of Slavita

1. Masechet Avoda Zara, 1820, a lot of moth damage, most of the book is in ok condition. 2. Masechtot: Arhin, Temurah, Kritut, Me’ila, 1821. At the end of the volume 3 pages of charts and maps on the shape of the Beit HaMikdash according to the Rambam, moth damage mainly in the margins, occasional damage to the text, moisture damage in the margins. No binding.
Starting at $150
LOT: 009

Masechet Arhin, Slavita HaRav Moshe Shapira 1821.

37 pages, damage in the title page and a number of other pages, light moth damage. Water stains. Blue-green pages. Size 33cm. Bound with new cloth binding.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 010

Masechet Soteh, printed by HaRav Moshe Shapira, Slavita, 1818.

51 pages, title page has engravings in red ink, moth damage, ok condition, new binding. Some of the pages are blue.
Starting at $100
LOT: 011

Set of Slavita and Zhitomir books

1. Gemara, Seder Kedoshim, Masechtot Bechurot, Arhin, Temura, Kritut and Me’ila, and the book of halachot for Yom Tov of the Maharit Elgazi, Zhitomir 1860 printed by the Shapira brothers, grandchildren of the Rav from Slavita. Bechurot is missing the title page, water stains, good condition. 2. Masechet Yevamos, Zhitomar 1862, missing the title page, good condition, light stains. 3. Masechet Hagiga, Slavita, 1818, printed by HaRav Moshe Shapira of Slavita, bad condition, leather binding. 4. Masechet Nedarim Slavita, missing pages up to page 9. 5. “Torat Zevach,” with explanations of the “Mizbe’ach Oleh,” “Yesod HaMizbe’ach,” “Oleh Shlomo” by HaRav Shlomo Gantzfried of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. Zhitomir 1870, printed by Rav Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet. 6. “Torat Kohanim,” second section on Parshat Tzav with explanations “Ezrat Kohanim,” “Tosafot HaEzra” by HaRav Tzvi Hirsh HaKohen Rapaport, Zhitomir, 1866, printed by Rav Avraham Shalom Shadow. 7. 2 missing books from Slavita and Zhitomir, Book of Deuteronomy with Or HaHayyim, Slavita? Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah Zhitomir? Different sizes and conditions. Signatures and stamps of ownership.
Starting at $100
LOT: 012

Lot of 15 Masechtot in 10 volumes. Zhitomir printing, Brothers Shapira, grandsons of HaRav from Slavita.

15 Masechtot of Gemara/Talmud Bavli with commentaries from the Zhitomir printing. 1. Masechtot: Beitza, Mo’ed Katan, Ta’anit, Megila, with separate title pages, 1864. 2. Masechet Pesakhim, 1861, one title page in red ink. 3. Masechet Ketuvot, 1860, one title page with red ink. Moth damage. 4. Masechet Gitin, 1863, 1 title page with red ink, stamps and listing of ownership. Worn title page. 5. Masechet Sanhedrin, 1851, excellent condition. 6. Masechtot: Makot, Horayot, Eduyot Avot, and smaller masechtot, 1859-1860. Separate title pages. 1 with red ink. 7. Masechet Baba Metziya, 1859, one title page with red ink, moth damage. 8. Masechet Baba Batra, 1860, 2 of the title pages with red ink. 9. Masechet Holin, 1860, 1 title page with red ink. 10. Masechet Nida, with mishnayot of Seder Taharot, 1861, 2 title pages, one of which is in red ink; all of the volumes are of the same size, different conditions, most in good condition, some with different damage. Some with original leather binding. Rare and important lot.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $300
LOT: 013

Book of Psalms with Exegesis “Zameret Ya” Zhitomir 1873

Exegesis written according to the principles of grammar, rules of logic, and linguistics; recommendations and wisdom of the soul, by HaRav Shmuel Zinvel Sternberg of Venice, grandson of the Rav HaGaon Bahamakh Sefer Sha’ar HaMishpat, Zhitomir, printed by Rav Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet. With long introduction to the Book of Psalms, 226 pages. Generally good condition, pages disconnected from binding, stains and light defects.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 014

. Tehillim of Zhitomir, 1857, from within “Holy Writings” printed by HaRav Aryeh Leib Shapira.

The book “Holy Writings” (Kitvei Kadesh) from the Scriptures includes Psalms (Tehillim) and the fifth section of Proverbs, with translation of Rashi’s interpretations and commentary in the Ashkenazi language. Printed by HaRav Aryeh Leib Shapira, the grandson of the Rabbi from Slavita, Zhitomir 1857. 172 pages, 27cm, moth damage with damage to the text, bad-to-ok condition. With two volumes of the last Prophets in the Zhitomir printing, bad condition.
Starting at $1000
LOT: 015

“Ohalei Yehuda” Yisrael Bak printing, Jerusalem 1803. Promoted stories of Jerusalem.

Additions to halachot of Rambam and the commentaries and issues of the Shas in alphabetical order, by HaRav Yehuda Beker Shlomo HaCohen, one of the sages and Kabbalists of Jerusalem, father of Salonika kabbalists and compiler of the rare books “She’et Ratzon”, “Yafa Sha’ah” and more. Jerusalem 1803, Yisrael Bak printing with etching on the title page that he brought from Berdichev. (3) 143 page, missing two pages at the end. Margins of the first pages have defects without damage to the text. Generally good condition. (S. HaLevi 10).
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 016

“Havat Yerushalayim” Jerusalem Israel 1844. Rare book. With signature of HaRav Sha’ul Katzin, one of the great sages of Aleppo.

Description of the Land of Israel and its glory, the compiler is HaRav Haim Horwitz, who immigrated to Israel in 1817 and succeeded in touring all over Israel—his lists and knowledge are compiled in this book. Printed by Yisrael Bak, (2) 60 page. 20cm. A number of imitations of this book were printed in different places, before us is the original edition from Jerusalem. (Re’eh S. HaLevi 23). One of the rare books of Jerusalem. On the title page is the signature of the “Young Shaul Katzin Sat”: 1864-1917. A Kabbalist, Sage of the Kabbalist yeshiva “Beit El” and “Rehovot HaNahar.” At the initiative of the Kabbalist HaRav Haim Shaul Davik HaKohen (HaSadeh), he moved to Hevron when he was 27 and received the Torah from the mouth of the Gaon and Kabbalist HaRav Eliyahu Mani for three years, he exuded Torah and Awe of God with his drashot during the week and on shabbos and carried on the holy war against loopholes in halacha. Compiled the book “Klilat Sha’ul,” questions and answers, emendations and commentaries on the ‘Secret Way.’ Excellent condition, new binding, rare.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 017

Set of 5 books and pamphlets from Jerusalem, rare sections.

1. “Shalom Yerushalayim,” exegeses on the 8 sections of the Maharhav, with astronomical guidelines. By the Kabbalist HaRav Shalom Mizrahi Adani. Jerusalem 1899, 106 pages, only edition. An important and rare book of Kabbalah. The interior binding has a printed dedication with filling in by hand (seemingly from the author). Generally good condition, stains and light defects. 2. “Hakrei HaLev” (Studies of the Heart), a long exegesis on Masechet Shavuot with collections of the Shas, by the Gaon HaRav Refael Yosef Hazzan. Jerusalem 1875, printed by Tzvi Hirsh HaKohen, only edition, important and rare book. Approval letter from the Rishon LeZiyyon HaRav Avraham Ashkenazi. At the start of the book is a long dedication in Ashkenazi handwriting to a son of the Ralbag family, signed by HaRav Eliezer David HaKohen, with handwritten signature of HaRav Menahem Isaac Ralbag. Generally good condition, margins are folded on many pages. Damaged binding. 3. “Evel Moshe” eulogies and obituaries on the death of the important naggid Sir Moses Montefiore, by HaRav Shlomo Aharon Wertheimer. Jerusalem 1886. Only edition, without binding, light defects without missing text. 4. “Sho’at Bat Ami” on the last yom tov of Pesach that became in 1903 for the Kishinev community and day of mourning because of the pogrom that took place. By HaRav David Shlomo Slastich, Jerusalem 1904. Only edition, rare. Without binding. 5. Pamphlet “And you, my covenant, will guard” words on the education of boys for preserving the covenant, printed with the approval of Admorim and Geonim and Tzaddikim Shlit”a. Jerusalem 1949. Second edition. Without binding. Generally good condition, a little wear.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 018

Important set of 24 books from different printers in Jerusalem—Some complete, others missing pages.

Complete books: 1. “Mavo She’arim” of the Maharhav, 1904, golden ink title page. 2. “Sha’ar HaPesukim” of the Maharhav, 1912 (two copies). 3. “Helkat Mehukak” with locations of sections of graves on the Mt. of Olives—important and rare. 1896. 4. “Shirat Moshe” HaRav Moshe Meizlish 1907. 5. “Mishkenot L’Abir Yaakov” 1894. 6. “Bechorei Tziyyon” 1903. 7. “Chiddushei HaRan Rosh Hashanah” first edition, 1871. Volume with additions of the Ritba Warsaw 1912. 8. “L’Dod Emet” from HaRav Hida; Bak printing 1844—rare. 9. “Even Bochen” 1900, volume with “Mas’at Moshe” of HaRav Moshe Yair Weinstock 1933 with ‘Sha’ar Bo’az’ of HaRav Noah Merdamesk 1933. 10. “Sod Etz HaDa’at” 1891. 11. Psalms with commentary “Mateh L’Shem” 1927. 12. Answers of the Geonim “Hemda Gnuza” Jerusalem, printed by Yisrael Bak 1863. 13. “Torah from Tziyyon” 1902. 14. “Shvitat HaShabbat” 1913. 15. “Me’arat Sadeh HaMachpelah” 1910. 16. “Kriyei Mo’ed” sections 1 and 2, printed by Yisrael Bak 181843-1844, S. HaLevi 20. (in two sections with lots of heavy moth damage). Books missing pages: 1. Corrections of the Zohar with commentary “KeGan HaYerek” a thick book, 1909. 2. “Em LaMasoret” with “Zikaron Yerushalayim” printed by Nissan Bak 1876. 3. “Mishmeret HaBrit” printed by Yisrael Bak 1846. 4. “Sha’ar HaHakdamot” of the Maharhav, printed by Yisrael Bak 1871. 5. “LeDod Emet” from HaRav Hida printed by Yisrael Bak 1844. 6. “Havat Yerushalayim” printed by Yisrael Bak 1844. Most of the books in good condition. There are different signatures and stamps of ownership that weren’t examined. Different sizes and conditions. A big and important set.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $300
LOT: 019

“Korban Netanel” Karlsruhe 1755. First edition. Rare.

Exegesis on legal (halakhic) rulings by HaRosh on Seder Mo’ed and Nashim, by the Gaon HaRav Netanel bar Yedidiyah Tiya Weil. 153 pages. Fine title page with an architectural border. Old signatures of ownership on the title page “It is a shield to all who sign it, the Katan Meir…staff of…” “Aharon…Meir…” (3) 148 (3) page. Nice copy in excellent condition. Foundational work, important and rare. Original binding is disconnected. 32cm.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
LOT: 020

“Nevel Asur” Lemberg 1854, only edition.

Includes ten drashot on different issues on argumentation and straight thinking (at the end is a pamphlet on the complicated etrog), from HaRav Shmuel Nahum ben Kehat HaLevi, Avdak Vanilav Lubechav Leżajsk, Lemberg, only edition. (Winograd Lemberg 1187). 59 (1) page, good condition, new binding.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 021

. “Pekudat Elazar” in 3 parts—a complete set. Jerusalem 1887-1920

Additional laws and exegeses on the Shulchan Aruch (for the Way of Life), by the Gaon HaRav Elazar HaLevi ben Tovo, head of the rabbis for the Western community of Jerusalem. A complete set, 3 parts in Zuckerman printing, Jerusalem, between the years 1887-1920. Different conditions, generally good condition, moth damage in isolated places and wear on the binding.
Starting at $100
LOT: 022

“Metuka Shnat HaOved” book by HaRav Meir Shapira of Lublin, Baku 1934—rare.

A “lament, a low book on the death of HaRav Gaon Mohar Meir Shapira who was the Av Beit Din of Pietrokov and Lublin” by HaRav Tzvi Ladmanen. 39 pages, envelope binding, with picture of the compiler, generally good condition. A few stains.
Starting at $120
LOT: 023

Lot 2 books: masechet eruvin Frankfurt 1715. Tur Hashan Mishpat Frankfurt 1716.

Printed at Frankfurt-am-Mein (Johann Kellner): 1. Masechet Eruvin. Ancient leather binding, moth damage, ok condition, signatures and list of ownership in sefardi handwriting. 2. Tur Hashan Mishpat, 2nd section, with Beit Yosef Beit Hadash, with request for first edition, no binding, moth damage, ok condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 024

“Hilchata L’Meshicha” Amsterdam 1844. Rare.

Legal rulings by HaRav Yaakov Birdogo, on pocket bills for orphanages, remembered as a Hoshen Mishpat; with certificates of approval by Sages of the generation, throughout the book are many approval letters of the Gaonim of Morocco such as the sages of Tetouan: HaRav Yitzhak ben Walid (the Vayomer Yitzhak), HaRav Yehuda ben Atar, HaRav Shmuel the Frenchman, HaRav Avraham Even Danan, HaRav Mordechai Birgodo; Rabbis of Fez: HaRav Refael Ahan Monosnaigo, HaRav Siriro, HaRav Yaakov An Tzur. Rabbis of Sefrou: HaRav Yisrael Yaakov Ulail, HaRav Yehuda Elbaz, HaRav Amur Abutbul. Rabbis of Marrakesh: HaRav David Tzabach, HaRav Maimon Pinto. Rabbis of Essaouira: HaRav Haim Pinto, HaRav Yosef Elmalayich, HaRav Shlomo Shoshana. Rabbis of Rabat: HaRav Avraham Abutbul, HaRav Aharon Elmalayich. Published by HaRav Avraham Halawa, a famous Shada”r, compiler of the book Minhat Avraham. Signatures of ownership: Eliyahu Y. Avikatzitz. Amsterdam 1844. Only edition. (1) 18 page. Generally good condition. Small puncture on the last pages without damage to the text. No binding.
Starting at $100
LOT: 025

“Ben HaMelech V’HaNazir” (Son of the King and the Nazir) Frankfurt (Oder) 1766.

Conversations between a king and a nazir (allegorical), recommendations on ethics and morals using riddles, translated from Arabic by HaRav Avraham HaLevi bar Chasdai; printed using Amsterdam letters. 108 page, 13cm (Winograd 334). Important and interesting book used by sages around the world and printed in dozens of editions in different places. Generally good condition, old binding is worn and disconnected.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120