Auction 88 - Part I - 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.
[4], 130 leaves. Lacking final leaf (replaced in photocopy). 22 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. wear. Worming, affecting text, repaired in part with paper. Tears, including large open tears to title page and other leaves, with damage to border and text, repaired in part with paper (with photocopy and handwritten text replacement in several places). New binding.
False imprint for Lviv, 1802 on title page.

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