Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $317
Including buyer's premium

Imrei Elimelech. Chassidut on the Torah by Rabbi Elimelech [Shapiro] of Grodzhisk.

Specifications: [4] 340 pages, 27 cm. First edition. Stefansky, Chassidut 54. The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book notes that some copies have another [2] leaves with approbations and a concluding leaf with errata; however, they note "we have not seen these leaves".

Unique features: First edition of a chassidic work printed during the author's lifetime. Impressive copy with nice margins.

Background: Rabbi Elimelech of Grodzhisk [1824-1892] was the great-grandson of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk and the Maggid Yisrael of Kosnitz. He was a prominent Admor of his generation and founder of the Grodzhisk dynasty. His descendants served as Admors of Grodzhisk, Piaseczno and Kosnitz.

Condition: Very fine. Original, simple binding with embossed title. 

Chassidic & Kabbalah Books