Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $244
Including buyer's premium

Sefer Yetzira with the commentaries of the Raavad, Rabbi Sa'adya Gaon, the Ramban, HaRokeach, Rabbi Moshe Butril and with the commentary of the Vilna Gaon, brought to print by his student Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov. First edition. Grodno, 1806.

Specifications: [2], 42, [30] leaves. 20 cm. Kabbalistic charts and diagrams. Vinograd, Otzar Sifrei HaGra 682.

Unique Features: The Vilna Gaon's first book of kabbalah printed. Brought to print by his well known disciple Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov, who later immigrated to the Land of Israel and settled in Safed, and afterwards established the Ashkenazic settlement in Jerusalem. Handwritten kabbalistic comments.

Condition: Moderate. Tears on the first two leaves and the last four leaves with damage to text. Worming holes and stains. New binding.

Category
Books By The Vilna Gaon & His Disciples