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 $80
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $98
Including buyer's premium

* The Chinese, "The way of life of the Chinese and their customs. A look at their culture, government and trade in their country, ending with a long article about the Jews in China ... with pictures" by Shimon Perlman. London, [1911]. 264 pages. 16 cm. Fine condition.

* Di Yisurim fon Libavitchen Rabbin about the imprisonment of the Admo"r Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in Russia. Riga, 1930. 79 pages. 21 cm.

* Mishlei Kadmonim. The book presents proverbs from the Talmud and midrashim with a Hebrew translation, by Yitzchak Yerav Weisberg. Nizhyn, 1900. Owner's signature, bookplate and comments that include lists and references, all at the beginning of the book. XII, 85, 5 pp. 21 cm.

* Tzemach David, a detailed description of the history of the world and the history of the Sages from Bereshit to the year 5450 from the creation of the world [1690]. Offenbach, [1864]. Early history book which includes, inter alia, a description of interesting and unknown historical events [especially in the region of Ashkenaz], wars and power struggles between different nations, the rise and fall of various rulers and more. By Rabbi David Ganz [a Jewish astronomer, mathematician, geographer and historian, one of the first Jewish scientists in modern times. He worked at the observatory of Tycho Brahe together with Johannes Kepler. His writings mention the name of Copernicus and his heliocentric model for the first time in Hebrew. He was the disciple of Rabbi Eliezer Trivish of Frankfurt, the Rem"a and the Mahara"l]. Tzemach David became a famous bestseller in its author's lifetime. It appeared in eight editions and merited a Latin translation. All the Jewish historians of the 19th century considered David Ganz the pioneer Jewish historian. 47, [5], 34-38, 98, [9] leaves. 20 cm. Fine-moderate condition. Aging stains. Dismantled old cardboard binding.

History books