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LOT: 011

Two sections of the Shot Perach Mateh Aharon—only edition, Amsterdam 1703

By Rabbi Aharon ben Hayyim Avraham HaKohen of Salonika. Covers with engravings of Moshe and Aharon, priestly work, and more. First section: [3], 249 pages. Torn cover at the corners, with tape. Moth damage throughout, binding partially detached. Stains. Generally ok condition. Second section: [1], 168 pages. New binding, inscribed. Stains. Generally good condition. Stamp of ownership on the cover made in relief with no color “Todros Tiktin”—served as a rabbi at the Bnei Yaakov Beit Midrash HaGadol in Chicago.
Item sold at $170 Starting at $120
LOT: 012

Sfatei Chachamim on Rashi’s commentary of the Torah and Five Megillot—first edition, Frankfurt 1712. Nice copy.

A comprehensive commentary on Rashi's words about the Torah, and is a key to understanding his words, which are sometimes cloaked and opaque. The author Rabbi Shabtai Meshorer Bass (1641-1708) was born in Kalish in Poland, moved to Prague where he received the nicknames "Meshorer - poet" and "Bass", having served as cantor in one of the city's synagogues. He collected from earlier commentaries, primarily the Maharam, and also added to them. In this work he discusses and sharpens his words, and explains many difficulties. The work was accepted throughout the Jewish world, and at present there is no Chumash in which it is not printed next to the Rashi, or at least “ikar” sfatei chachamim. [1] 143 page [numbered wrongly, listed 133]. Very minor blemishes, mainly at the edges. Good condition. Good copy. Ownership note: "Gershon Blum [?] From Vormash." A relatively new cover with minor flaws.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 013

Tur Orech Hayyim— Wilmersdorf 1727. Interesting signatures of ownership and notes

With the Beit Yosef, Darchei Moshe, Bedek HaBayit, Drisha u’Prisha, and more. [2], 321 pages. Original wood binding with remains of clasps. Front binding detached. Stains, moth marks, defects. Generally good condition. Signatures of ownership, number of glosses, not checked.
Starting at $120
LOT: 014

Shot HaTashbetz—first edition, Amsterdam, 1738-9, with original binding!

A four-part book, Questions and Answers by Rabbi Shimon Bar Tzemach Duran - First Edition Amsterdam - 1738-1739. Wit the original, rare binding, made by hand, unique in its precision, especially the gilded decorations on the back. According to the tradition of the Amsterdam Jews, the cover was made of fish skin, but some are unconvinced. In his book Yafeh LaLev, Rabbi Rahamim Nissim Yitzchak ben Rabbi Chaim Pelagi wrote: "And I heard about the great rabbi the Rashbetz who was credited with a great book called the Tashbetz in print and fine binding - nothing like it, as he was careful to spread a beautiful and important cloth over the books that were open before him to study in them..” Separate cover for each section, the copy before us is missing one cover for the first section. First section: [11], 91. Second section: [1], 69, [1]. Third section: [1], 68, [1]. Fourth section: [1], 101, [1] page. 31cm. Fourth section has a separate cover for each of the three Turim [see: N. ben-Menachem, in Sod Sefarim, Sinai, Volume 16, 1945, pp. 324-326. And see, D. Yardeni, Seder Hadpasato of the Tashbetz, Alei Sefer, 10, pp. 119-132, with a detailed description of the chronology of printing, two main types with changes in the covers in different copies]. Stefanski Sifrei Yesod 270. Moth holes. Fourth section, pages 3-11 are torn and partially missing, added are 4 pages from a different copy to complete this copy. Stains. Generally good condition. Defects to the binding.
Starting at $1300
LOT: 015

Tikkun Shovavim (including kavanot)—Venice 1739

Order of prayers for those whose custom is to fast on Mondays and Thursdays of the Shovavim parshiyot, with the prayer for mincha and the reading of “Vayachel,” organized according to the kabbalist Moshe Zechut, with Hatarat Nedarim and Mesirat Moda’a of Rav Shmuel David Ottolenghi, printed for Tshukat Gad ben Yitzhak Pu’ah. Printed by Bragadin. 45, 47-49 pages. 17cm. Moth holes, light defects, signs of moisture. Generally good condition. New binding
Starting at $100
LOT: 016

Lot with books of chiddushim on the Shas: Petah HaOhel (Zulzbach 1691), Shem Enosh (Warsaw 1902), pamphlet by Rabbi Haim Yona (Lemberg 1807), Sefer HaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam (Vienna 1811).

Petah HaOhel, first edition (Zulzbach 1691), a unique book on various subjects, organized alphabetically, by Rabbi Avraham ben Rabbi Yehuda Leib of Premyslan. Last page has an interesting signature: ‘Avraham Shneor [?]…[?]. Number of places bear a stamp in the local language: “D. Feldman Rabiner.” [1] 30 pages, including a verse listing. At the end is an additional text by the author with a separate cover, also called Petah HaOhel, with exegesis on the rules of the Shas and a summary. [2], 33 pages. Some moth holes, generally good condition. Shem Enosh (Warsaw 1902), first edition. “The introduction to my book which will, with God's help, be released in a few days from the printing press…” by Rabbi Yosef Aharon Rabinowitz (1853-1922), a Lithuanian Chassidic rabbi, grandson of the Gaon Rabbi Dover of Nesvizh, known as the ‘Rosh HaBarzel’, studied in Volozhin under the Beit HaLevi, father of the Brisk method, and authored a number of additional books (including the Pri David). While still a youth he began wearing Chassidic garb, and in Warsaw became famous as a miracle worker, and also began organizing tishes according to the custom of Admorim, because of which he became known as the “Litvisher Rebbe” or the “Misnagedisher Rebbe.” This work deals with kabbalah. Printed in Warsaw by Doverush Torsh. Sticker of the central library in Warsaw which testifies that this book was “a Jewish book in Poland saved from destruction, 1947.” Stamps from the Chochmei Lublin yeshiva library. [1], 24 pges, 48 total pages including a table of mistakes. Small tear to the first page, large tear on the error table, no damage to text. Generally good condition. Pamphlet by Rabbi Haim Yona (Lemberg 1807), by Rabbi Haim Yona Teumim, Av Beit Din of Breslau (1690-1728). The author died when he was only 38 years old. Known mainly for this book on halacha—Choshen Mishpat. [8], 9-24 pages. Signature of ownership not checked. Small tears, generally good condition. Sefer HaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam (Vienna 1811). This copy has many glosses and corrections, some very significant. Throughout are different types of writing, probably written by a number of people. [2], 87 pages. Tear on the cover, no damage to text, generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 017

Lot of important works of kabbalah: Mishnat Chassidim, Amsterdam 1740; Pat Lechem Livorno 1794; Pitchei Chochma, Johannesburg 1857

Book Mishnat Hasidim: "This book was authored by the great rabbi Emanuel Hai ben Avraham Riki in the city of Livorno" Amsterdam - 1740. The author Rabbi Rafael Emanuel Hai Riki was a kabbalistic rabbi and Italian poet. When he was thirty, he immigrated to Eretz Israel and settled in Safed, where he learned the wisdom of Kabbalah and studied the writings of the Arizal. After about two years he left Safed due to an epidemic that broke out in the Upper Galilee and went back abroad. On the ship he was riding, robbers attacked and captured him with his family. After forty days he was redeemed and came to Italy for the city of Livorno. During this period he composed his essay Mishnah Hasidim, which is in fact his main essay dealing with deep explanations of Kabbalah. [6], 132 pages. Unchecked signatures. Stains on pages, few moth holes, rebound. Good general condition. Sefer Pat Lechem, first Edition Livorno - 1794. By Rabbi Elisha Havilio (1719-1800), printed by the partners Rabbi Ya'akov Noonis and Rabbi Raphael Muldula". The author was the distinguished disciple of Rabbi David Pardo, this essay deals with the interpretation and intention of the blessings of enjoyment according to the Kabbalah. On the title page is a particularly interesting signature: "Mordechai Chaim et Atar." Signature that has not been properly checked. [3], 77 pages. Light stains, re-binding in good general condition. The Book of Pitchei Chochma, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto [Ramchal] by the printer Haim Ari. Johannesburg - 1857. With the introduction by the man who brought it to the printing house, and the “Book of the Tree of Life," a Preface to the book [also taught as an essay in itself even for those engaged only in revelatory theory]. 142 page. Unchecked signature, original binding worn, damaged leather spine, good general condition.
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Korban Netanel—first edition, Karlsruhe, 1755, with important signatures and glosses

On the Rosh from sidrei Mo’ed and Nashim, by the Gaon Rabbi Netanel Will, Rabbi of Karlsruhe, an important foundational book that, after being printed separately, has gone into various editions of the Babylonian Talmud to this day. First Edition, printed during the author's lifetime, illustrated cover with a copper engraving at the beginning, with a bird bearing the inscription “KEN [Korban Netanel] Bird" - Karlsruhe | 1755. Stepanski, Foundational Books 211. [2], 148, [3] pages. Very many moth holes. Fair general condition. At the title page of the book is an ancient signature: Kadosh Yehuda Moshe Segel. Stamp of Rabbi "Ben Zion ben HaRav Ya'akov Ettlinger" - Rabbi Ya'akov Ettlinger, the "Aruch Lenner" and his well-known son-in-law, Rabbi Shmaryahu Zuckerman. The book has three Ashkenazi handwritten scholarly glosses that appear from the printing period.
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LOT: 019

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.
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Rare! Likkutei Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim (Maharhav), first edition, Zolkva 1775, with interesting signatures of ownership

Likkutei Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim, with the work ‘Ta’amei Mitzvot’, first edition of the important kabbalistic book by Rabbi Haim Vittel, student of the Ari, a rare book. Missing the cover page. [8], 116, 118-120, [1]; 28, 28-31 pages. Stains and defects, moth damage mainly in the first and last pages, other than that in ok to good condition. Signatures of ownership: 1. Stamps of Rav Shmuel David HaKohen Munk (died 1981), son of Rabbi Refael Shalom Shaul, a descendent of the Rokeach. Moved to Israel at age 15 and studied at the Kol Torah yeshiva, a student of Rabbi Eliyahu Dushnitzer. Certified as a rabbi by Rabbi Hanoch Henich Dov Padova and the Ra’avad of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yisrael Yitzhak Reisman. Leader of the Haredi community in Haifa, founder of the Beit Midrash L’Hora’a named after Rav Avdidi Daman. Author of Pe’at Shadecha, and many other books. 2. Rabbi Moshe Harag (son-in-law of Rabbi Gershon), son of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef [Tzeiger], who moved to Israel in 1839 and settled in Tzfat. Appointed to the Kollel of Vizhnitz in Tzfat by Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Heger (the Tzemach Tzaddik of Vizhnitz). Head of the Hevra Kadisha in the city. See more about him in “Eretz HaZvi” (Eyalbaum, Vienna 1883). 3. Aharon Aryeh ben Menachem Mendel. 4. Yitzhak…? 5. Page 41 has completion of letters on the page of Meir Leib. 6. Avraham Shlomo.
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Lot of 3 important Shot books from the 18th-19th century: Mayim Amukim (Berlin 1778); Yad Yosef (Jerusalem 1898); Zera Yaakov (Livorno 1784)

1. Question and answers, Mayim Amukim, by Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrahi, the Ram (1435-1526), a posek halacha, scientist, and Jewish-Turkish statesman. Chief Rabbi of the Ottoman Empire, rosh yeshiva, and one of the main three commentators on Rashi’s commentary of the Torah. With another work by Rabbi Eliyahu ben Haim, the Ra’anach (c.1530-1613), a rabbi of Turkey, chacham bashi, and one of the first achronim. Second edition. 104 pages. New binding, repaired cover page, tears on the last pages, mainly not in the body of the text. Stains in some places. Generally ok condition. Signature of ownership. 2. Yad Yosef, first section (Orech Hayyim) by Rabbi Yosef Yehuda ben Dov HaLevi Strasbourg, known as the Dayan of Kasov (1821-1911). In 1896, when he was 75, he moved to Israel and settled in the Old City of Jerusalem, at a place which bordered the Tiferet Yisrael synagogue and next to the home of Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin. When a Hasidic beit din was established in Jerusalem in 1901, the rabbi joined the composition of the Tribunal, headed by Rabbi David Lipman [Dobce] Shubkes, a disciple of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk. The third dayan was Rabbi Tuva Aryeh Dolsberger. The Dayan of Kosov served as a member until his death in 1911. Only, rare edition. 17 pages including an additional cover page. Interesting stamp of ownership with the name “Mordechai ben Rabbi Yaakov Friedman of Mastrich.” Learned note handwritten. Not bound. Small tears in the spine. Generally good condition. 3. Shot Zera Yaakov by Rabbi Yaakov Haim ben Naim (died in 1804), a sage of North Africa and one of its leaders in the 18th century. Rabbi, kabbalist, and posek. During the reign of Rabbi Ya'akov Chaim, the Purim holiday of the Jews of Algiers occurred, which was celebrated following the victory over the Spaniards. As a result, Rabbi Yaakov composed poems in honor of this holiday. Rabbi Ya'akov was buried, apparently, in Livorno, Italy, the last city on his wanderlust, where he also printed his book. Among the Jews of Algeria, he used to be called "the messenger of Jerusalem,” because he immigrated to Palestine and then returned to exile. First edition. [4], 60, [1] page. Bound with the book Yeshuot Yaakov by the same rabbi. Droshim for Genesis and at the end a drash for Shabbat Kala and Shabbat Tshuva, a piyyut for shabbat. [1]. 43 pages. New binding, stains on the first pages. Generally good condition.
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Lot of 2 Shot books printed in Salonika, first editions: Berech Yitzhak (1803) and Ashdot HaPisgah (1790)

1. Berech Yitzhak, Questions and Answers in Halacha by Rabbi Yitzchak Ben Rabbi Moshe Di Fas, deals with diverse questions in all parts of the shulchan aruch, introduction by the author. [4], 70 pages. New cover. Restored title page. Stains at edges. Good general condition. Signature of ownership of "Aaron Hayyim [?]". 2. Ashdot HaPisgah, by Yosef Nahmuli, and at the end, some notes on complex issues in the Shas. In addition, there are a number of exegeses on difficult ideas in Maimonides, in addition to an essay on several chapters of the Baba Metziya tractate. At the end of the book there is a new numbering that begins from the letter zayin (7), and it seems that begins with the middle of the subject and henceforth some issues from the Maharcha [probably Rabbi Chaim ben Rabbi David Abulafia], including an interesting pamphlet called Midot HaMizbe’ach, on simanim of the Seder and on the Passover Haggadah - [4] 152 page. 24 pages [starts on page 7 as above]. Handwritten glosses, several interesting signatures, not examined. Very good overall condition.
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Mishnayot Seder Nezikin—Mahlov 1818. Rare!

Mishnayot with the commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura, Ikar Tosafot Yom Tov, and other Tosafot. [2], 244 pages, 17 cm. Moth damage and many stains. Various tears and imperfections, also on title page. Original binding with worn and damaged leather spine. Fair general condition - poor. Catalogued in The National Library as a rare book. Ancient signature on the title page title page, "The Benjamin Ze'ev", on the last page an ancient manuscript inscription: "The one who will say after lighting the Chanukah candles ..." With various prayers inscription probably by Chassidim. "Benjamin Ze'ev HaCohen Shem [?]". About the Mahalov print, see Friedberg's article on this print in his book on Hebrew print in Poland. We will quote a paragraph here about the importance of this print for Hasidim from the article by Avraham Yaari "The Hebrew print in Mahlov on the Dniester River" from Kiryat Sefer, Year 23: Printer R. Zvi was a smart student and precise, and he added a few books of commentary, including various manuscripts, or formulas according to exact books, so he added a great deal to Midrash, and many additions. Levi Yitzhak of Berdychov and Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshil of Afta [Ohev Yisrael] while sitting in Ias and Ma'zibuz. Their endorsements appear in a number of books printed in Mahlov. The Rabbi of Aphtha also inspired the printer to print the "ma’amadot" and even handed him the "Seder Amirat HaKetoret" that he arranged, for printing at the end of the ma’amadot
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Eyle Divrei HaBrit (against the Reform movement)—Altona 1819, with responses from sages of the period

"a judgment which was issued by the Beit Din Tzedek of Hamburg, and held by the great geniuses of the State of Ashkenaz, Poland, France and Italy, and the State of Bohemia, Maharran and Hungary, all of which answer … to prevent a new religion (which, they believe, is only a few simple people who do not know Torah) from founding customs unlike the religion of Moses and Israel ... ". Composition against the Reform Movement for the prohibition of changing the Prayer, not praying in other languages, and not playing songs in synagogues even by non-Jews. These outbursts began following the publication of Noga HaTzedek - Or Noga (Desau 1818) which justified these amendments and changes by the rabbis of the Reformation, various “amendments” introduced in the text of the prayer at the "Hall" in Hamburg, where German language prayers were also accompanied by prayers accompanied by an organ in the Hall. Attached are 22 Halachic Answers by the greatest sages of that generation, including the Chatam Sofer, who initially opposed printing the book, because he feared that engaging and arguing with the Reformers would give them strength and strengthen their status, but eventually agreed to its publication. Also included are Rabbi Akiva Iger, Rabbi Mordechai Benet, Rabbi Yaakov of Lissa (the Netivot), Prague Rabbis and others - XVI, 132 pages. 22 cm. Moth holes and minor stains. Worn original binding. Good overall condition.
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Ben Yemini (commentary on the ibn Ezra)—only edition, Vienna 1824. Rare!

Sefer Ben Yemini, exegsis on the commentary of Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra on the Torah, with the solutions to his riddles, by Rabbi Benjamin Ze'ev Wolf of Fararoy (Moravia region in the Czech Republic). As Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra's commentary on the Torah is very profoundly known, many books have been printed throughout the generations to interpret the Ibn Ezra's commentaries. At the beginning of the book, the following rabbis' consent was printed: Rabbi Mordechai Bennett, Rabbi Baruch Frenkel Teumim (The "Baruch Ta’am" of Leipnik [father-in-law of the "Divrei Chaim" of Sanz]) who writes on the note: "... and he really revealed his conscience to his truth ..", and the addition of Rabbi David Deutsche "the Ohel David", and Rabbi Moshe Sofer "Chatam Sofer.” Rare edition. 186 [3] pages. 17.5 cm. Minor stains. Excellent overall condition. Original binding with spine tear. Nice copy.
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Glosses of the Bach—first edition, Warsaw 1824, with stamps of the Great Synagogue in Mastrich

On all of the Shas, Gemara + Rashi + Tosafot. [1], 88 pages. Lots of moth damage, tears and various wear over the years. Generally bad to ok condition. Throughout the book are two types of ownership stamps of the “Beit Midrash HaGadol of Mastrich,” (different picture of the Beit Midrash for each stamp)
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Lot of rare books from Amsterdam printings from the 16-18th centuries

1. Volume with the three books of mussar, Se’a Solet, Merapeh LaNefesh, Orech Hayyim v’Tochechet MeGola, by Rabbi Raphael Ben Gabriel Nurtzi of Mantua (16th Century), one of the greatest scholars of Italy - Amsterdam, 1757. [3], 15; 3, 31, [1]; [4], 34; 10 pages. Separate title page for the first three books. Tears on some edges of pages with adhesions. Moth holes. General condition - good. Ownership stamps: "Yitzhak Meir Markovich from Jerusalem, in Tzfat", "Moshe Halpin." Ancient Signature: "Joseph [?] Maharimlov." Original binding with leather spine, various binding defects. 2. Sefer Or Hadash, on the Laws of the Matzot Blessings and Blessings of Enjoyment and more by Rabbi Haim Buchner of Krakow, with the consent of the owner of the "Tosafot Yom Tov" and more - Amsterdam 1671. [6], 53, [3] pages. Tape to title page. Minor defects. New cover. Good general condition. 3. Mishnat Hasidim, by Rabbi Emanuel Hai Ben Avraham Riki in the city of Livorno "- Amsterdam, 1740. [6], 132 pages. Interesting signature on the cover, not checked. Various stains. New binding. Generally good condition.
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Lot of rare books on language and accounting, printed in Germany in the 17th-18th centuries

1. Klil HaCheshbon, on algebra and geometry by Rabbi David HaCohen Friedenson [Frisenhausen] (1758-1828), a sage of Firet, Berlin, dayan in Unsdorf and a Motz in Oyel. The book is accompanied by a an interesting endorsement by the Chief Rabbi of Berlin, Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Levin - First Edition Berlin, 1797. 128 [1] pages. Includes table of errors, missing some charts. Moth damage. Old binding worn detached. General condition moderate. 2. Rare German Hebrew Dictionary - Berlin 1837. [4], 604 pp. Partially detached sheets Good condition 3. Yeriyat Shlomo, an exegesis on synonyms in Hebrew, and wordplay, by Rabbi Shlomo Papenheim (1740-1814), a dayan in the City of Breslau, Linguist and Hebrew Poet - First Edition Diehrenport 1784. 11 [supposed to be 13], [2], 122 page. Light moth holes, tears and various stains. Good overall condition. Cover with imperfections partially detached.
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LOT: 029

Lot of 3 important books of kabbalah and mussar, Constantinople printings, 18th-19th centuries

1. Tikkunei HaZohar, written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, printed by Yona ben Yaakov Ashkenazi, 1740. [4], 160 pages. Moth damage, stains and defects, generally ok to good condition. Signatures of Shlomo ben Shmuel Ovadya. Additional notes handwritten in a number of places. Old binding, with defects. 2. Reishit Chochma, by Rabbi Eliyahu di Vadash, student of the Ramak. Printed by Yona ben Yaakov Ashkenazi, 1736. [1], 304, [20] pages. Tear on the cover. Moth holes, stains and defects, tears and tape in a few places. Generally good condition. New binding 3. Matok LaNefesh, a book of mussar from Rabbi Yitzhak Perachi—first edition, 1828. 91 pages. Stains, generally very good condition. New binding.
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Lot of two rare books printed in Izmir: Kra Mikra, 1842; and Yesharesh Yaakov by Rabbi Haim Abulafia, 1729 (first edition)

1. Kra Mikra by Rabbi Meir ben Rabbi Khalifa Bikiyam. 16 pages. Signatures and stamp of ownership. Binding partially detached, generally good condition. 2. Yesharesh Yaakov by Rabbi Haim Abulafia, with the work Be’er L’Chai by Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim ben Gamil, signature of ownership of Rav Chezekaya Belul, a sage of Jerusalem who signed a letter from the leaders of the community in 1787. Moth holes on the cover. New binding, pages unnumbered, generally good condition.
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Orech Mishor—first edition, Berlin 1723, from the Chochmei Lublin yeshiva library with old handwritten notes

Chiddushim on masechet nazir, by Rabbi Yochanan Kremnitzer, who awoke to write this essay because he saw that there were almost no books written on Masechet Nazir and it hardly ever went through glosses. His book has been reprinted several times as a book in its own right and since then has been printed in the Vilna Shas printed by the Ram widow and sons. First Edition Berlin 1936. Cover page and page after missing. 44, 8, 3-6 [pages 1-2 at the end are missing] pages. Moth damage and tears on some pages. Most pages are in good condition. Time stains. Adhesive. Ok - good condition. Inside the binding are old notes dating from the early 1840s, in our estimation, this is a writer of stature. Not investigated at all. There may be a connection to the author of the book. Ancient ownership inscription: ".... The publisher is exalted by Rabbi Moshe .... MK ..." Signatures of Rabbi Haim Schwartz, who donated the book to the Yeshiva scholars of Lublin.
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Lot of 3 books from first editions printed in Prague in the 18-19th century

1. Yavin Shmu’a, drashot organized by parshah by Rabbi Elazar the “Shemen Rokach” and more books—first edition, Prague 1814. [4], 95 (supposed to be 93), [1] page. Old interesting signature on the cover, with additional notes handwritten on the last page (not checked thoroughly). Moth damage at the end of the book. Simple binding, generally good condition. 2. Sha’arei Chochmah and Sha’arei Yireh, guidelines on the Talmud by Rabbi Elazar the “Shemen Rokach” and more books, first edition Prague 1807. Tears with missing bits on the cover, tape, moth damage and light stains. Generally good condition. Old, worn binding. 3. Sha’ar HaMizrach, Sefer HaMizrachi, and Sefer Ma’aravi, kitzur HaMizrachi on Rashi and Tosefet Yishuv Kushiyotav of the Ram on Rashi, by Rabbi Avraham Stern of Plezen—first edition, 1793. [2], 143 pages. Tears and light stains, generally good condition.
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Lot of 3 books, first editions from the books of Rabbi Elazar Pleklas, one of which has a handwritten correction by the author

1. Chazon LaMoed from the Raf, first section, drashot on mo’adim—first edition Prague 1824. Thick, high quality paper. [2], 32 pages. Tear on the last page, first pages disconnected. Generally very good condition. Self-dedication on the cover: ‘I was honored to receive this from the author, Yehuda Leib…[?]’. Given by the author, who died 2 years after the book was printed. 2. Chazon LaMoed from the Raf, first section, drashot on mo’adim—first edition Prague 1824. Thick, high quality paper. [2], 32 pages. Generally very good condition. Page 2 has a handwritten correction by the author himself. On the back of the bindings are taped printed pages on Mishnayot of Orla and Bikkurim with the commentaries of the Rambam and the Rosh. 3. Olat Chodesh, first section from Mili d’Shmaya. Drashot. First edition, Prague 1785. [13], 106 pages. Tape on the first three pages. Generally very good condition. Original binding is worn. Gaon Rabbi Elazar Pleklas (1754-1826) was the son of Rabbi David, a descendent of the Maharal of Prague, and Rabbi Heschel of Krakow. Student of Rabbi Yehezkel Landau (the Noda B’Yehuda), and head of the Prague Beit Din at the time. Known as the Tshuva M’Ahava, and known for these books and more.
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Three books printed in Amsterdam, 18th century, with important signatures

1. Lev Shalem, on the book Yad Hazaka by the Rambam, by Rabbi Shlomo ben Yehiel Shalem. 1773. [3], 64 pages. Moth damage, generally good condition. Signature of ownership on the cover (“Issachar Be’er ben Moshe Fosval.” On the back of the second page is a signature in a local language. 2. Sama d’Chayai, shot by Rabbi Haim Yaakov, a Shadar of Tzfat, known as the Tzror HaHayyim. 1739. [2], 100 pages. Worn binding, moth damage, and stains. Generally ok to good condition. 3. Panim Me’irot, 2 sections, by the Maharam Esh. First edition, 1715. [4], 96, [1] 35 pages. Binding and pages partially disconnected, moth damage. Tears on the first cover with tape. Generally ok to good condition. Stamps and signatures of Rabbi Dov Barish Zuckerman (1901 [or 1895] - 1973), son of Rabbi Aharon of Hibanov and son-in-law of Rabbi David Frankel of Husyatin. Came to the US and served as a rabbi in Buffalo. Published "Derech HaHayyim" by Rabbi Menachem di Lonzano, and more. Author of "Beit Aharon".
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LOT: 035

Lot of 6 books printed in Furth, 18th century. Some with signatures

1. Minchat Yaakov, first section on the book Torat Hatat by the Rama, with commentary Minchat Yaakov, by Rabbi Yaakov Reisher, second section (Sefer Torat HaShlemim), with separate cover, and then the book Solet L’Mincha and Shemen L’Mincha—second edition, printed by Haim the Printer, 1763. Page numbering is messed up. [2], 45, [2], 46-58, [1], 62-65, [7], 87-108 [supposed to be 109]; 39 pages. Moth damage and stains. Binding detached and worn, no spine. Generally ok condition. Signatures of ownership, not checked. 2. Shnei Shot by the Mahari of Trani—second edition, Furth 1768. [1], 145, [2] pages. Moth damage, binding and pages disconnected. Worn binding, no spine. Ok condition. Listed that it belongs to “Rabbi Gavriel Kohen.” 3. Yam shel Shlomo, Masechet Hulin, by Rabbeinu Shlomo Luria (the Maharshal)—1766. Stains and defects. Generally good condition. Stamp of “Yom Tov Lipman HaKohen, Av Beit Din of Mir”. 4. Knesset HaGedolah, Choshen Mishpat. 1692. 196 pages. Moth damage, detached binding and pages. Stains and defects, generally ok to good condition. Signatures of ownership, not checked. 5. Ha Lachem Zera L’Tzedakaha, psaks and shot, 1766. Stains and a little moth damage, generally good condition. Worn binding. 6. Shot Tzemach Tzedek, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Krochmal of Nicklasbourg, from Furth (listed Amsterdam on cover) 1766. Old signature on cover, not identified. Much moth damage, detached and worn binding. Generally bad to ok condition.
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