Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $366
Including buyer's premium

Ach Pri Tevuah. Chassidut according to the order of the Torah parshas and holidays by Admor Zvi Hirsh of Liska, two volumes.

Specifications: [4], 116: [1] 88 leaves. 22 cm. First edition. Stefansky, Chassidut 41.

Background: Admor Zvi Hirsch Friedman of Liska [1808-1874] was a leader of the 19th century Hungarian chassidim and founder of the Liska chassidut. He was a dedicated disciple of Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, the "Yismach Moshe" and learned with him for many years. He also visited Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rabbi Meir of Permishlan, Rabbi Shalom of Belz and Rabbi Chaim of Sanz. He was chosen to lead the Liska community, per the recommendation of his rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum. After his rebbe's death, he served as Admor and many people were drawn to him from within Hungary and without. His noted disciples include Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner of Kerestir.

Unique features: The book was printed soon after his death, with his will. Both sections feature the approbation of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz, the "Divrei Chaim", who extols the author. The publisher writes that the author wrote in his will that his works could only be printed with the approval of [at least] one righteous person, and that is why an approbation was requested from Rabbi Chaim of Sanz.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Blemish to the last leaf of the second volume. New, simple bindings.

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