Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300

Erchai HaKinuyim. Ideas related to the holy language, in alphabetical order, by Rabbi Yechiel Heilprin. Approbation of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov.

Specifications: 4, 85 leaves. 33 cm.

Background: Rabbi Yechiel Heilprin was the noted author of Sefer HaDorot.

Unique features: Many approbations, including one from Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov. Though his name is signed as הק' צבי לוי בר"ש זעליחאבי, ל"ג בעומר תקל"ה, it was undoubtedly written by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak. Refer to Kiryat Sefer, year 23, 2006-2007, p. 192-193]. It is not clear whether the signature was misprinted or purposely printed that way. The date of the approbation is important for the study of the history of chassidut and Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov. It indicates the approximate date that he was forced to leave Zelichov because of the mitnagdim. The title page bears rabbinic owner signatures.

Condition: Fine. About half of the book bears professional restoration to the white margins near the binding, with blemish to solitary words on a few last leaves. New binding.

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