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Or HaChochmah – Łaszczów, 1815 – First Edition – Segulah for Easy Birth – Two Parts in Two Volumes

Or HaChochmah, Chassidic and kabbalistic essays on the Torah, by the kabbalist R. Uri Feivel of Krisnipoli (Chervonohgrad) and Dubienka. [Łaszczów: Yehuda Leib Rubinstein and Moshe Zicker, 1815]. First edition. Two parts in two volumes.
This book is a segulah for an easy birth, and is customarily placed under the head of a birthing mother.
The author, kabbalist R. Uri Feivel of Krisnipoli and Dubienka (d. 1804-1808), close disciple of R. Kehat of Werish, disciple of the Baal Shem Tov.

Two parts in two volumes. Vol. I: [2], 76; 46 leaves. Leaves 1-2 of first sequence bound after leaf 4. Extra copies of leaves 25-26 of first sequence and leaves 13-14 of second sequence. Vol. II: [1], 60, 59-103 leaves. Leaves 13-14 bound out of sequence. Approx. 23 cm. Condition varies, first leaves of vol. I and final leaves of vol. II in fair condition. Other leaves in overall good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains and wax stains. Wear. Tears, including open tears affecting text, repaired in part with paper (marginal paper repairs in several places). Worming, affecting text. Signature and stamps. New bindings.

False imprint for: Korets, 1795 on title page of vol. I, due to censorship constraints.