Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $500
Estimate $800 - $1,000
Sold for $744
Including buyer's premium

Printed Mizrach board - with a wondrous segulah from the pure and holy teacher Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli, zy"a - Jerusalem, 19th Century.

Printed Mizrach board, published by Rabbi "Ber Zwebner, son of the gaon of Kavelsdorf, N"Y." Jerusalem, [c. 1870-1875].

Printed at the top: "סגולה נפלאה... בזמן עיפוש ומגיפה" ["Wondrous segulah ... at times of mold and plague"] in Hebrew and Aramaic by kabbalist Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli, ending with the prayer, "לטהר ולזכך אויר עולמיך מכל עיפוש וקלקול" ["To purify and refine your world from all mold and spoilage"]. Two illustrations are printed under the segulah and prayer: on the right - the Western Wall, and on the left - tomb of the kings of the House of David. In between, there is a commentary by the Riva"sh of Zamoshye - a chart detailing the 42 journeys of the Children of Israel in the desert, arranged according to the letters אב"ג ית"ץ. On the board, it is mentioned that it was printed "by order of and published by Rabbi Ber Zwebner son of the gaon of Kavelsdorf, N"Y." The publisher's father, Rabbi Avraham Shaag-Zwebner, Av Beit Din of Kobersdorf, passed away in 1876, and given that he is mentioned with a blessing for the living (N"Y [=Nero Yair]), we conclude that this board was published even earlier. Not in the National Library!

[1] leaf paper. 36x49 cm.

Condition: Very fine.

Proclamations, Etchings and Graphics