Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 500 - $ 700
Sold for $ 366
Including buyer's premium

Etz Chaim. The Ari's Kabbalah by Rabbi Chaim Vital. Lasczczow, printed by Rabbi Yehudah Leib Rabin Stein. [1818].

There are a number of typographical variants of the title page. Before us is the one with the printer's name and the year of printing.

[1], 51 [should be: 101] leaves. 36 cm. Very fine condition. Dismantled binding.

Bound with: Pri Etz Chaim. The Ari's Kabbalah by Rabbi Chaim Vital. On the title page: Koretz [actually Horobashov or Lasczczow]. 1819.

There are a number of typographical variants of the title page. Before us is the one with the place of printing, Koretz, as recorded in Ginzei Yisrael – the Mehlman Library no. 1064, copy no. 2. However, bibliographers have determined that the book was not printed in Koretz. Some assume it was printed in Horobashov, see the Bibliography of the Hebrew book listing no. 000130735. However, Ya'ari, Kiryat Sefer, 12, 1935-1936, p. 247, assumes that it was printed in Lasczczow.

[1], 91 leaves, 36 cm. Very fine condition. Dismantled binding.

Before us are the two books bound together, most likely from the time of printing. Therefore it can possibly be determined that the book Pri Etz Chaim was also printed in Lasczczow.

Category
Kabbalah