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Keter Shem Tov, Part I – Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – First Edition – Zhovkva, 1794

Keter Shem Tov, Part I – selections of the Baal Shem Tov's teachings, compiled by R. Aharon HaKohen of Żelechów and Apta (Opatów). Zhovkva: Yehuda Leib Meyerhoffer and Mordechai Rabinstein, [1794]. First edition.
Part I of Keter Shem Tov – the renowned compendium of the Baal Shem Tov's teachings, selected from the books of his disciples, R. Yaakov Yosef of Polonne and the Maggid of Mezeritch. This is one of the first compendiums printed of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov. The book was published in two parts in Zhovkva, 1794-1795.
The compiler of this book, R. Aharon HaKohen of Żelechów and Apta, authored several popular Chassidic books, including: Or HaGanuz LaTzadikim, the Tefilla Yeshara – Keter Nehora siddur and other books.

[30] leaves. 17.5 cm. Overall fair condition, title page and several other leaves in fair-poor condition. Stains, including dark stains. Wear. Tears, including large open tears to title page and many other leaves, affecting text and border, repaired with paper (with photocopy replacement of missing text). Defects and abrasions to title page and other leaves, affecting text. Some worming, slightly affecting text. New binding.