Auction No. 113

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Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 5,000
Estimate $ 8,000 - $ 10,000

First edition of the first Chassidic book with the Torah thoughts of Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, who was among the greatest disciples of the maggid of Mezeritch (a disciple of the Besh"t) and founder of Chabad Chassidut.

Likkutei Amarim [Tanya], "Sefer shel Beinonim" and "Sha'ar HaYichud V'HaEmunah." Rabbi Moshe Shapira Press.

This copy lacks 16 leaves (of the original 86). Blank leaves are bound for completion, some were completed in an antique hand from the 19th century. The completions are according to the versions in the first editions, before the omissions of the censorship.

One of the fundamental books of Chassidut, which is studied in all circles as a fundamental book on issues of faith and service of G-d.

8 blank leaves, 9-21, 22-23 were completed by hand, 24-80, 81-83 are handwritten, 85 is blank, [2] blank leaves. 15 cm. There is an owners' stamp and writing attempts in the inner linings of the binding at the front and at the back. Stefansky, Chassidut no.622.

Moderate-fine condition. Aging stains. Stains on leaf 23-24. Slight tears, restored, with damage to text in leaves 9-13, 18-19. Worn semi-leather binding.