Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Amtachat Binyamin, by the Maggid of Zalozitz – Minkovitz, 1796 – First Edition

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Amtachat Binyamin, on Kohelet, by R. Binyamin, the Maggid of Zalozitz (Zaliztsi). Minkovitz (Mynkivtsi): Joseph son of Isaac, Ezekiel son of Shevach and Moses son of Joseph, [1796]. The first Hebrew book printed in Minkovitz.
The work ends in the middle of chapter 9, since the author passed away while he was still in the process of writing this work.
The author, R. Binyamin, Maggid of Zalozitz (d. 1791), was well-versed both in revealed and kabbalistic realms of the Torah. A contemporary of the Baal Shem Tov and early Chassidic masters, he was one of the first disseminators of Chassidic teachings.

[2], 1-13, 18-128 leaves. 19.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Large marginal open tears to title page, affecting text and border, repaired with paper (with photocopy replacements on both sides of leaf). Open tears to several other leaves, repaired with paper. Worming, affecting text. leaves trimmed with damage to headings in many places. New leather binding.

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