Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 400 - $ 500

Kuntress Ha'hitpa'alut. Chassidut by Admor Dov Ber ben Rabbi Shneur Zalman. [Zolkiew?] [c. 1850].

Specifications: 4, 9-21, [1]; 8, [1] page, 19 cm.

Unique features: Along with the small compilation, Mei'inyanei Bechira, with a separate title page. Early edition of this work. Printed without noting the location of printing. The chronogram indicates [1831], however the book wasn't printed that year. The book before us was apparently printed soon after 1850. Refer to Ginzei Yisrael - Mehlman Collection, 1177.

Background: For more information regarding this work and its various editions, refer to: Rochel Elior, Kuntress Ha'Hitpa'alut of R' Dov Ber Schneersohn, Kiryat Sefer, 54, 1980, p. 384-391; Shalom Dovber Levin, Kuntress Ha'Hitpa'alut L'R' Dov Ber Schneersohn, ibid, p. 829-830.

Condition: Very fine. Minimal aging stains. Simple binding.