Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 50
Estimate $ 250 - $ 300
Sold for $ 220
Including buyer's premium

Lot of three important books including Chassidut, first editions and pedigree copies.

Kitvei Kodesh MiChachmei Emet. From four leaders of the generation - Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov, his disciple Rabbi Dov Ber - the Maggid of Mezeritch, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak - Av Beit Din of Berdichev, and perspectives from Rabbi Yisrael of Kozhenitz. Lemberg, 1862. First edition.

Chassidic compilations collected by the Maggid of Kozhenitz's grandson including Torah thoughts from the Besh"t, the Maggid of Mezeritch and some of his disciples, from Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, and from his grandfather, the Maggid of Kozhenitz. On the back of the leaf of approbations there are "glosses on the kabbalistic work VaYakhel Moshe from a manuscript by the Maggid of Kozhenitz."

First edition of the important Chassidic work which became very beloved among Chassidic leaders and was later printed in a number of editions. There are a number of variants of the book. This edition does not mention the printer's name on the title page. See Stefansky, picture no. 244.

[2] 5-52 leaves, 23 cm. Stefansky Chassidut 244. Moderate condition. Reinforcements and completions with pasted paper on the margins of the first and last leaves. Stains.

Yeshuot Yaakov al Yoreh Deah by the gaon Rabbi Yaakov Meshalem, Zolkiew 1835, first edition.

On the title page: ''שייך לרב הגאון מוהר"ר יוסף אב"ד דקהילה קדושה יאס.'' 

The Admo"r Rabbi Yosef Landau Av Beit Din of Jassi, author of Birkat Yosef [1791-1854] was a Chassidic leader, disciple of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rabbi Baruch of Mezhibuzh and the Rebbe of Apta.

Unbound. Worming damage. Moderate condition.

Beit Yisrael, novellae and elucidations on topics from tractate Shabbat. Arranged by Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Sher. Berlin 1923.

Handwritten dedication to the Kovno Kollel: "Kollel Kovno united with Kollel Beit Yisrael, Kovno Lithuania." Kollel stamp. Aging stains on some of the leaves.

Very fine condition.

Distributed copies of Admorim