Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $250 - $300
Sold for $342
Including buyer's premium

Sefer Hakdamot V'She'araim. One section of the Leshem Shvo V'Achalma by the foremost kabbalist of recent generations, Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv.

Specifications: 212 pages. 29 cm. First edition.

Unique features: The leaf before the title page bears the signature of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Tuvia Markowitz, Av Beit Din of Antaliepte, who received the book from the author's son-in-law, Rabbi Mordechai Sperber of Šiauliai.

Background: At the conclusion of his preface, the "Leshem" writes that his family believes that they are progeny of the Arizal, both from his father's and mother's side. He is also a descendant of kabbalist Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropole.
He warns readers not to verbally express the holy names included in the work.

Condition: Very fine. Brittle paper. Blemished binding.