Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 500
Estimate $ 700 - $ 800
Ohr Yisroel. Kabala by Rabbi Yisrael Yaffe, Rabbi of Sklow. Frankfurt on the Oder, [1702]. Only edition. [1], 7, 187 leaves, 33 cm. Large kabalistic work. The first section relates to Aggadot and Psalms, the second section relates to the entire Shulchan Aruch Orech Chaim. With many approbations. Magnificent, woodcut title page, with the artist's signature. The author was accused of including Sabbatean ideas in his works. Some people destroyed his works, which is why it is so rare. Most of the copies are missing leaf 7 [following the author's preface]. This leaf features the approbation of Rabbi Naftali Katz, given two weeks after the printing was finished, with the date 27th of Tishrei, 1703. This leaf is included in this copy. New, half-leather binding. Minimal worming holes and aging stains. Fine-very fine condition.
Chassidut & Kabala