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

Avodat Yisrael (Kozhnitz) – Józefów, 1842 – First Edition

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,500
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Avodat Yisrael, Chassidic and kabbalistic essays on the Torah portions, Haftarot and festivals; two letters; Chassidic commentary on Tractate Avot and novellae on Talmudic topics in Tractate Chullin, by R. Yisrael Hopstein – the Maggid of Kozhnitz. [Józefów, 1842]. First edition.
Avodat Yisrael is considered a classic Chassidic work, and was held in high esteem by prominent Chassidic leaders.
Inscriptions on title page and second leaf.
[3], 90; 32 leaves. Lacking first title page (book originally comprised two title pages). 20.5 cm. Greenish paper. Fair condition. Stains. Significant mold stains to two leaves. Wear. Open tears to title page and other leaves, affecting border and text, repaired with paper. Worming affecting text, repaired with paper. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 452.
Without leaf [5] comprising three approbations, which was included in some copies only (approbations which were brought to the printer after the printing of the book was completed).

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