Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Amtachat Binyamin, by the Maggid of Zalozitz – Minkovitz, 1796 – First Edition – First Book Published in Minkovitz – Copy of Rabbi David Ben Shimon

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Amtachat Binyamin, on Kohelet, by R. Binyamin, the Maggid of Zalozitz (Zaliztsi). Minkovitz (Mynkivtsi), [1796].
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 hidden 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.
Ownership inscription on title page signed by R. David Ben Shimon, author of Shaarei Tzedek (d. Kislev 1879), a Moroccan Torah scholar who immigrated to Jerusalem; founder of the Maghrebi community in the city and head of its Beit Din.
[2], 1-13, 18-82, 85-98, 101-128 leaves. Lacking 4 leaves: 83-84, 99-100. 19.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains and wear. Worming and tears to several leaves. Open tears and worming to title page and three following leaves, with significant damage to text and border, repaired with paper and photocopy replacement (leaves possibly provided from a different copy). Worming, damage and tears to final leaves (possibly also supplied from a different copy). New binding.
First book printed in Minkovitz.

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