Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 750
Estimate $ 900 - $ 1,000
Biur HaGRa on Safra Dizniuta, a pillar for the Idra Raba and Idra Zuta, and a foundation for the entire Zohar. First edition. Vilna, [1820]. [6], 59, [3] leaves. 22 cm. The first printed work of the GRA's kabala. Approbations from the rabbis of Vilna. Introduction from the author's grandson, R' Yaakov Moshe Ish Slonim, and the famed introductions of his great disciple, Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin describing the greatness and virtues of the GRA of Vilna. Magnificent, new leather binding. Wide marigns. Minimal aging stains and worming holes. The wide margins of leaves 3-5 have been slightly restored. Fine-very fine condition. Rare. Vinograd, HOtzat Sifrei HaGRA, 696.
Chassidut & Kabala