80 . "Yismach Moshe al HaTorah," by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Ujhely. Complete set. Lemberg [1848-1861]
Elucidations on the Chamisha Chumshei Torah by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Av Beit Din of Ujhely. Organized and arranged according to the manuscripts of his grandson, Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, author of the Yitav Lev. Lemberg [1848-1861].
Specifications: [Section one]: Genesis . , 117 leaves. On the back of the title page: Introduction by Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, the author's grandson [author of the Yitav Lev].
[Section two]: Exodus. 1850. 90 leaves.
[Section three]: Leviticus. 1851. 42 leaves.
[Section four]: Numbers. 1861. , 49 leaves. Approbation from Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz and Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum given to R' Yitzchak Eizik [Baum] who published sections 4-5.
[Section five]: Deuteronomy. 1861. 72,  leaves. Approbation of Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz and Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum given to R' Yitzchak Eizik Baum] who published sections 4-5.
Stefansky Chassidut 239-240.
Unique features: First edition of this classic chassidic work. Extremely uncommon in such complete, fine condition.
Background: Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, known in the chassidic world by the title of his work Yismach Moshe, was the patriarch of the magnificent Sighet-Satmar dynasty. He was a many-faceted person; a leading chassidic righteous person, G-dly kabbalist, halachic responder and writer of amulets that were famed throughout the world.
He was born in 1759 and was convinced by his son-in-law, Aryeh Dov Ilai, to visit the Chozeh of Lublin. He was fascinated by chassidut there, and in 1808, was appointed rabbi of Ujhely and became the first, most prominent disseminator of chassidut in Hungary. His fame grew and even the 'Chatam Sofer', who corresponded with him in halacha, asked for his blessing and that he pray for his son, the 'Ktav Sofer', when he was ill.
As mentioned, his beloved grandson, the Yitav Lev, arranged his works. His grandson, Rabbi Moshe Dovid Teitelbaum, relates in his introduction to the third edition of the Yismach Moshe that his grandfather, the Yitav Lev, related that once, as he was arranging the writings, he considered changing their order so that they would be more easily understandable. He then fell into a deep sleep. His holy grandfather, the 'Yismach Moshe', appeared before him and told him, "Son, see if the lulav is held in the position that it grows, in which case it is suitable to be used for a blessing, but if it is turned with the leaves facing down, then it can be used as a broom to sweep the floor, and the wise person will understand." It follows, that everything printed in this work was written carefully and with great integrity. It also includes many ideas that were revealed to the 'Yismach Moshe' during dreams. Refer to the list of sources in the work of the 'Yismach Moshe,' chapter 11.
Condition: Very Fine. Simply bound, in four volumes. A few aging stains