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Auction No. 7 - 28.10.2015


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LOT: 051

Siddur of the Ari. From the Ba’al HaTanya, Vilnius 1892.

Prayers for the whole year according to the nussach of the Ariza”l, with hanhagot and rules set by the Admor HaRav Shneor Zalman Maladi ba’al HaTanya, with “Torah Or” and “Sha’arei Tfila”; 2 sections (3 title pages). 189. 28, 60, 77 page. 21cm. First title page is in red ink and blue. 2 sections in one volume, excellent condition, with new fabric binding.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $180
LOT: 052

7 miniature books, important, from Amsterdam and Italy. Different periods. Rare set.

1. “HaMaggid” the first prophets, Rashi’s commentary and Ashkenazi translation by ‘Agudat Shmuel’, Amsterdam 1699, without a title page, thick tome, pages 2-549, moth damage, leather binding (the back side is disconnected), 11cm in size. 2. “HaMaggid” (same as above), Ezra and Teri Asher. Amsterdam 1699. (1) 2-346 (2) page. Excellent condition, old leather binding. At the end, ‘Slicha’ and lament of the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash. Size 11cm. 3. Siddur and Machzor for the whole year, Venice 1640s (missing the title page), at the end is written by Yitzhak Luzzatto, from page 3-208. Generally good condition, new leather binding with a nice metal clip to close. Size 8.4cm. 4. “Tikunei Shabbat” from the Ariza”l, Livorno 1784, printed by Daniel and Shmuel Saadon, 128 page (missing the last page). Old leather binding, size 8.7cm. Good condition, light defect in the title page without damage to the text. 5. Psalms, Livorno 1919, with instructions for use and prayers at the end. Title page and pages 5-6 are damaged and missing, the rest is in good condition, pages are gilded and decorated on the back, nice red binding, size 8.6cm. 6. Siddur “Beit Tfila” Livorno 1850, prayers for weekdays, Shabbat, and chag, good condition, light defect on the title page, loose binding. 7. Siddur “Beit Tfila” (same as above), Livorno 1859, generally good condition, a bit of wear on the pages, original leather binding, size 9cm. Important and rare lot.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $450
LOT: 053

Lot 4 sections of the book “Beit Eked Sefarim” by Haim Dov Friedberg, Tel Aviv 1971.

Complete set of the 4 sections of the book “Beit Eked Sefarim” including the bibliography of 50,000 different books in the Hebrew literary pantheon in general and names of Hebrew and Ashkenazi Jewish books specifically and in other languages, from the years 1474 until 1950, the names of their authors, their content, names of the cities in which they were printed, the year of their publication and their number of pages, with indices. First edition was printed in 1928-1931 and was in two volumes and included books printed until 1931. Before us we have the second, corrected and completed edition and has books added until the year 1950, in four volumes, double what was in the first edition. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 054

Set of 8 books, The Gra and his family

1. “Eliyahu Raba” on Seder Taharot, Warsaw 1863, moth damage, no binding. 2. Booklet “History of the Gra, publication by Yaakov Bahara Landa, grandson of the Gra. Tel Aviv 1955. 3. “Minhat Eliyahu” collection of exegeses on the prayers from the Gra with pamphlet ‘History and Wonders of the Gra and his Family’ Jerusalem 1928. 4. “Aluyot Eliyahu,” a history of the Gra, Vilnius 1885. 5. “Mesillat Yesharim” with “Igeret HaGra” and “Igeret HaMussar” from Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. 6. “Zichro Torat Moshe” on the halachot of Shabbat, by HaRav Avraham Danzig, 3 editions, Warsaw 1883. Vilnius 1885. Pietrekov 1923. In total, 8 books of different sizes, generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 055

Shas Complete Babylonian Talmud in one volume, New York 1955.

A big, fat tome of the entire Talmud Bavli, including 1512 pages, printed in New York 1955 from Talpiyot, the Shas is printed in such a way that every 4 pages of Gemara is found on 1 page in the volume before us. Size 40cm. Thickness 7cm Excellent condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 056

“Yerech Yaakov” Istanbul 1945, rare.

Questions and answers regarding the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch, 2 parts in separate title pages. By the Gaon Rav of Turkey, HaRav Yaakov Argoiti, rare printing. (2) 150, 76 page. Excellent condition. Binding is disconnected.
Starting at $150
LOT: 057

Large set of printed material and manuscripts from Jerusalem, including Kabbalah and talismans

Yerushalmi talisman, handwritten pages of divrei torah, pages with holy names and charms, segulot and talismans printed from different places in Jerusalem, for protection of mother and child. “Orim v’Tomim,” fortunes according to signs and letters. “Chassidei David” from the Kabbalist HaRav Yehuda Patya, first edition, Jerusalem 1941. “Raziel HaMalach” Vilnius 1881, prayer before studying the Ariza”l, handwritten by an Ashkenazi from the 19th century on green paper. And a greater variety of other paper items. Different sizes and conditions, from ok-to-good. Most in good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 058

Set of 4 miniature siddurim

1. “Zichron Yerushalayim,” order of prayers for the whole year according to the nussach Ari, fixed by the Rav Shneur Zalman Maladi, Jerusalem, 1899, size 7cm. 444 page, excellent condition, rare. 2. “Tfilat Yisrael” with prayers for the whole year, Prague, printed by Brandeis 1883. Size 8.6cm. 207 page, excellent condition. 3. Psalms, extremely exact, according to the tradition of the vigorous thinker Meir HaLevi Letedis. Berlin 1869. Size 8.5cm. 4. “Tfilat Yisrael,” all of the prayers and requests, Vienna 1911, size 9.3cm, green binding is loose.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $120
LOT: 059

. Large set of 30 machzors and siddurim from different periods and places.

“Takon Leil Shavuot” Chernovitz 1856 (moth damage). *”Kol Sason” from Mantua 1778 (original leather binding, a lot of moth damage). *”Kol Hashem Tahana” from HaRav Avraham Ankawa Livorno 1893. *”Beit Av” Livorno 1877. *”Hukkat Olam” part 3 from HaRav Shlomo Mosiyof Jerusalem 1894 (2 copies). *Slichot L’Ashmoret HaBoker” Livorno 1865. And more prayer books printed in Livorno, Djerba, Roedelheim, Vienna. Different periods and sizes. Different statuses, most are in good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 060

3 important items from Morocco

1. “Doresh Tov” book of numbered drashot seasoned with reproach, with articles for the month of Tishrei, with the book “Sha’arei Aruka,” drashot on different issues, organized alphabetically, by the Kabbalist HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Abukhatzira, the “Abir Yaakov,” Jerusalem 1884. First edition, 153 pages. Excellent condition, with original binding. At the start of the book is a list of ownership, handwritten, of “Shmuel Azoulay,” and on the first page is a handwritten signature “Yaakov Hai Abikazhr” with different stamps of ownership. 2. Invitation to a Bar Mitzvah from the Kabbalist HaRav Yitzhak Abukhatzira, the ‘Baba Khaki’ to his son HaRav Yehiel Abukhatzira Shlit”a. With inscriptions in the ‘Baba Khaki’s handwriting. Ramla 1958. Good condition. 3. Pamphlet “Kol Sason” Hymns for the Bris according to the tradition of Midelt, 1935, with a piyyut by Rav Meir Abukhatzira, the ‘Baba Meir’. Good condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $150
LOT: 061

Set of 13 pamphlets on prayers, requests, and piyyutim. Different locations—India, North Africa, Aleppo, Istanbul, Iraq

1. ‘Yalda Malka’ Katzentina 1934. 2. ‘Shir Ben David’ Susa. 3. ‘Vidu’I HaGadol’ Aleppo 1925. 4. ‘Ma’aseh HaTzedaka’ Djerba 1941. 5. ‘Pitaron Halomot’ (Solving Dreams) Baghdad 1892, printed by HaRav Shlomo Bechor Hutzin, 6. ‘Segula’ for War on our Enemies, Jerusalem, miniature. 7. ‘Ot Brit Kodesh’ Mazagan 1953. And more. Different sizes and conditions; generally good condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $150
LOT: 062

Set of 2 important and rare books from 17-18th centuries

1. Questions and answers, Damascus, Eliezer Halak, first section, named “Hesheev Rav Eliezer v’Si’ach Sade” Debates, casuistry on halacha, the second section “Damascus Eliezer” has separate title pages. By the Rav Eliezer Zalman Lifshitz, Neuwied 1749, 30 (1) 30 page. (Winograd Neuwied 8, 9), one of the few books printed in Neuwied. Only edition. Rare. 2 sections in excellent condition, 2 title pages have especially nice engravings. Stains, stamps of ownership, new binding, many certificates of approval. 2. Sefer “Meir Einei Chachamim,” additions to the Shas, Frankfurt-am-Mein 1709, (1) 159 page. Many writings and signatures, amongst which are “Shimon Hess” with many notes that the book was owned by the “Gaon Mehorar Shimon Hess” An important book, the title page has engravings of nice flowers. The title page was repaired, not professionally, the first page is wrinkled and damaged, the rest is in good condition. Stamp of the “Etz Haim” company in Paris.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $150
LOT: 063

Lot of books from French printers. With Rabbeinu Hananel on Pesachim, first edition.

1. Five Books of the Torah, 5 sections with the haftarot, 2 volumes, Paris 1769, missing the title page and first page of the section on Genesis, missing a few pages at the end of the haftarot, in total 5 title pages are present, size 16cm, old leather binding, signatures of ownership from 1847, “Menahem Atya,” “Nissim Yosef Bahar” 2. “Mincha Hadasha” book of prayers for holidays according to the French, Sfardi custom; Paris 1861. Hebrew and French side by side, good condition, pretty with gilded page cuttings, stains. 3. “Likutei Tzvi,” collection of prayers and lessons for days of chag, by HaRav Tzvi Hirsh Mohelhermsdorf, Linevil 1798, missing 4 pages at the end, the rest in excellent condition. Important book printed in dozens of editions. 4. Commentary of Rabbeinu Hananel on Masechet Pesachim, first edition, Paris 1868. Friedberg 278. In total 5 books from French printers. Different sizes and conditions.
Starting at $200
LOT: 064

Samaritan Siddur, for regular days and shabbatot, Holon, Israel 1961.

HaDaptor: Shabbat Day, Motzei Shabbat, Erev Rosh Hodesh, Rosh Hodesh morning, different prayers to leaders of the community, copy and translation by Yisrael ben Gamla’el Tzdaka. Printed by Even from the Samaritan handwriting. With title page and content in Hebrew. Holon 1961. 3 sections in one volume, excellent condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 065

Tfilat HaHadash, Bombay 1935. Rare.

“Tfilat HaHadash” according to the Sfardi custom, in the “Holy Tongue alongside Marati,” the two languages are side-by-side, (5) 380 (10) page. 23cm. Rare siddur. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 066

Book of Ktuvim (Writings) and Psalms—Parables. With additions, Czernowitz 1842.

First section of the Writings and Psalms. With Rashi and Metzudot, exegeses of the Gaon Reb Yeshaya Berlin, and, as written, “we also added a new thing that has never been included, glosses from Rashi, found handwritten on old manuscripts passed from one student to another from the ancient writings of Rashi that until today have not been in print.” (3) 198 page. 2 title pages. Good condition. Worn binding.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 067

“Families of the Prague Community,” Pressburg 1892. Rare.

The status of different Prague families, made by Rav Sinai Hecht. Published by David bar Leib Kauffman, Pressburg. In this book are listed thousands of names and families from dozens of places in Prague. A rare and special bibliographic book. Generally good condition, dry paper, pages are disconnected from binding.
Starting at $150
LOT: 068

Lot of 2 books by HaRav Yosef Knafo zt”l from Mugador (Essaouira)

1. “Tov Roe’e”, commentary on Pirkei Avot, Livorno 1899, 79 pages. Good condition 2. “Minhat Erev,” issues relating to minchah and arvit—commentary and laws on the Pardes, and at the end a calendar for setting the years from 1897-1898. Livorno 1986. 108 pages. Good condition, defective binding. In total, two book by the Gaon HaRav Yosef Knafo, in the book Malachei Rabanan, page 61, it is written about him that “he was sanctimonious with his Maker, and upon his death he arose from his bed and sat and his face became red and he lowered his head and said three times, welcome is the Shechinah in its full force that soon will gather its people and rise to God above.”
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 069

Babylonian Talmud Seder Kedoshim, Prague 1842—includes 2 blueprints of the Beit Hamikdash according to the Rambam.

A volume of the Babylonian Talmud, seder Kedoshim with corrections and marks, and the book “Sadeh Tzofim” from HaRav Bezalel Renshbourg, and pamphlet “Merapeh Lashon” from HaRav Moshe Segel Landa, Prague 1842. At the end of masechet Tamid there are 2 folded blueprints of the shape of the Beit Hamikdash according to the Rambam. Good condition, the maps have a tear with no missing information, missing 2 pages after the title page at the start of masechet Kritot. Nice original leather binding.
Starting at $100
LOT: 070

Lot 3 important books from the Salonika printing—first editions.

(1) “Birech Moshe,” additions to the masechtot of the Shas by HaRav Moshe ben Aderet, Salonika in Constantinople handwriting 1815—only edition, rare. 120 pages, the upper margins are charred throughout the book with damage to the text in a number of words in the last pages. Between the pages of the book is the stamp of ownership of the Righteous Gaon HaRav Eliezer Yitzhak Berman, who worked in Israeli/Jewish youth education on Torah. (2) Book of questions and answers “Hakakei Lev” Cha”b, on laws of trials, by the Gaon HaRav Haim Plagi, Salonika 1843—only edition, rare and early stories of the Reb Haim Plagi, # (8) in the title page for the number of books of the author. Generally good condition, water stains. 221 pages. (3) Book of questions and answers “Hakakei Lev” of Yoreh De’ah, by the Gaon Or HaYarah HaRav Refael Yosef Hazzan, Salonika 1806, first edition. 157 pages, moth damage and wear.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $130
LOT: 071

“Haftarot” Amsterdam 1726—illustrated title page

Book of Haftarot for the whole year in the Sefardi and Ashkenaz customs, printed through the generosity of Shmuel Rodriguez Mendez, Moshe Tzarfati di Girona, David Gomez da Silva, Amsterdam, (3) 329-446 (6) page, counting of pages as a continuation of the sections of the Torah in this publication. Illustrated title page, copper etching. Slight defect in the title page with a little damage to the text, very light defects in a number of pages, pocket edition—15cm.
Starting at $180
LOT: 072

Lot 3 books in Ladino, rare.

1. “Los Marranos” Salonika 1934, good condition, stains. 2. “Palma Asindida” issue of dreams, by Shmuel Saadi HaLevi, published by Yosef Vidal Angel, Salonika 1922. Defects. 3. “Nobillas del Cirbajo”
Item sold at $375 Starting at $100
LOT: 073

Lot 4 different works of Ladino, rare.

. “Il Amansivo sin Culpa” printed in Constantinople 1923, missing. 2. “Il Triumpho di la Justicia” Two other books of Ladino, missing pages, different conditions.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $100
LOT: 074

. Lot 4 books of Ladino, different periods and conditions, rare.

1. “Il Umberi Misterioso” Salonika 1926. Damage 2. “Historia di la Liberacion di Salonika” book of history on Salonika, on page 64 is a picture of the Rishon Le Ziyyon, HaRav Yaakov Meir, who was rabbi of Salonika, marching while the city’s guards stand as an honor guard. Printed in Salonika in 1910(?) [printed without a title page?].
Item sold at $260 Starting at $100
LOT: 075

. Set of Ladino Books, different conditions, rare.

4 books in Ladino: 1. “Haysher” on Genesis, stories and midrashim on the Torah, 180 page, missing the title page, at the end is a song in Ladino on Tiberias. 2. Pirkei Avot with Ladino translation on the mishnah, defects, missing pages. 3. “Libero di Orasaiunis” includes prayers for the Western Wall, requests and issues of morality and the Messiah, by the beadle of the Kotel HaRav Refael Miuchas bar Rahamim Miuchas, Jerusalem, defects, missing pages. 4. “Tekafo shel Yosef”, life story of Yosef HaTzaddik, by HaRav Yosef Shabtai Prachi, translated to Ladino in Livorno 1871, defective and missing pages.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100