Auction 85 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Ahavat Shalom (Kosov) – Lviv, 1833 – First Edition

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Ahavat Shalom, Chassidic discourses on the Torah portions, by Rebbe Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov – founder of the Vizhnitz and Kosov Chassidic dynasties. Lviv, [1833]. First edition.
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Hager (1768-1826) was the son of R. Yaakov Koppel Chassid, cantor in the Beit Midrash of the Baal Shem Tov and member of his inner circle of disciples. He was the disciple of the early Chassidic masters R. Elimelech of Lizhensk and R. Tzvi Hirsh of Nadvorna. In 1802, after the passing of R. Tzvi Hirsh of Nadvorna, he began leading his own court.
Handwritten inscriptions on second leaf.
[4], 131 leaves. 22 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including large, dark stains and dampstains. Wear. Open tears to title page and other leaves, affecting text, mostly repaired with paper. Worming, affecting text. Stamps and many handwritten inscriptions. New leather binding.
False imprint on title page.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 18.

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