Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $500
Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $819
Including buyer's premium

Handwritten manuscript of Sefer HaDrushim by Rabbi Yosef ibn Tabul. Contains quotations from Etz Chaim. At the book's end the author describes how he was saved from sorcery, and summarizes Rabbi Yisrael Saruk's composition. The 18th century.

17, 19-33, [2]. Due to an error in page numbering, page 18 is not numbered. Contains numerous glosses on the leaves' sides and at the manuscript's end. Tunisian script. 17x25 cm. The final annotation ends with the hope that "I will merit to return to the city of Tiberias ... Aharon Meir Moyal."

Rabbi Yosef Maaravi, known as ibn Tabul, was a disciple of the Ari's. His sermon, "Cheftzi Bah," was published in the book Simchat Cohen [Jerusalem, 1921] by Rabbi Massoud HaCohen Chadad [the sermon was mistakenly attributed there to Rabbi Chaim Vital].

Rabbi Yisrael Saruk [Sarug] (approx.1540-1610), immigrated to Israel between the years 1565-1571, where he compiled the Ari's writings. He journeyed in Europe, Turkey, and Egypt, where he disseminated the Ari's kabbalah. He influenced the writings of Ashkenazi kabbalists, and was rabbi to Menachem Azaria from Pano, Italy.

Condition: Fine. Aging stains. New binding.

Kabbalistic Manuscripts