Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 400 - $ 600

1> Torat HaGra-Ma'ase Torah. Breita Ma'ase Torah with supplements from the Vilna Gaon.

Specifications: Warsaw, 1863. [1], 22 leaves. 16 cm. First edition. Two title pages. Otzar Sifrei HaGRA 375.
Content: Breita Ma'ase Torah authored by Rabbeinu HaKodesh with supplements by the Vilna Gaon, who gathered and authored all the numbers from 1 through 13 - and 70 - found in Tanach, Chazal, Talmud, medrashim, Zohar and Sefer Yetzira.
Unique features: Interesting approbation from Rabbi Yosef Shaul Notenhausen, author of Shoel U'Meishiv. Published from manuscript with comments by Rabbi Noach Chaim Levin of Kobrin.
Condition: Very fine. Minimal aging stains.

2> Barak HaShachar. Collection of new compilations from the commentary of the Vilna Gaon on Nach and Megillot.

Specifications: Vilna, 1863. 32 pages. 16 cm. First edition. Otzar Sifrei HaGRA 947.
Content: New compilations that have not yet been printed, including the elucidation of synonyms by the Vilna Gaon. Published and proofread by R' Shmuel of Slutzk. (Bound with Ma'ase Torah, by Rabbi Avraham, brother of the Vilna Gaon. Koenigsberg, 1858, and Sha'arei Teshuva and Sefer HaYira published by Koenigsberg).
Unique features: Approbation of Rabbi Avraham Simcha of Amstislav, nephew of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin. Novellae that had not been printed previously and elucidation of synonyms.
Condition: Very fine. Aging stains.




Books By The Vilna Gaon & His Disciples