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Lot 99

Degel Machaneh Efraim – Korets, 1810 – First Edition

Degel Machaneh Efraim, Chassidic teachings on the Torah, by R. Moshe Chaim Efraim Ashkenazi Rabbi of Sudilkov (Sudylkiv), grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. [Korets, 1810]. First edition. Incomplete copy, lacking title page.
An early Chassidic book. This book is one of the first and most reliable sources of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, which the author, R. Moshe Chaim Efraim of Sudilkov (d. 1800), grandson of the Baal Shem Tov (son of the Baal Shem Tov's pious daughter Odel), received directly from him.
The book received approbations by foremost Chassidic leaders (the present copy is missing the approbation leaves).
Chassidic leaders greatly praised the holiness of this book, and its ability to inspire whoever studies it with fear of G-d.
Incomplete copy. 112 leaves. Lacking four leaves: first [2] leaves (title page and approbations), and leaves 113-114. 21 cm. Greenish paper. Fair-good condition. Stains. Worming, affecting text. Tears, affecting text. Many inscriptions in dark ink in margins of first leaf, slightly affecting text. Stamps. New binding.

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