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

Bat Ayin (Ovruch) – First Edition – Jerusalem, 1847

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $3,500
Including buyer's premium

Bat Ayin on the Torah, by Rebbe Avraham Dov of Ovruch. Jerusalem: R. Yisrael Bak, [1847]. First edition.
This book is a classic text of Chassidic thought and contains the holiness of Eretz Israel. It was written by the disciples of the author, but it was carefully edited by Rebbe Avraham Dov after Rebbe Mordechai of Chernobyl instructed him to print it. The first edition of the book was printed specifically in Eretz Israel and not in the Diaspora, following the instructions of Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin.
In his approbation to the 1869 edition, Rebbe Aharon of Chernobyl blesses anyone who buys the book at full price with success in all their dealings.
Signature on final leaf of Shlomo of Letichev (near his name in list of donors).
[2], 125, [1] leaves. 19.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including dark stain to final leaf. Worming affecting text (extensive worming to first and final leaves), repaired in part with paper. Tears, including marginal open tear to one leaf, repaired with paper. Several places reinforced with paper. Leaves trimmed with damage to text in one place. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New leather binding.
Including final leaf with list of subscribers from Eretz Israel, not present in some copies. This leaf serves as historical documentation of the members of the Chassidic settlement in Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Hebron in the mid-19th century.
Sh. HaLevi, no. 38; Stefansky Chassidut, no. 103.

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