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

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

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $3,250
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, according to the instructions of Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhyn, as written in the publisher's preface.
Rebbe Aharon of Chernobyl writes in his approbation to the 1869 edition: "I hereby… bless… anyone who buys this book at full price, with success in all their dealings".
[1], 125 leaves. Lacking leaf [2] with end of printer's apology and homily for Passover. Also lacking [1] leaf at end, with list of subscribers, found in some copies only. 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including dampstains and wax stains. Tears, including open tears to title page and other leaves, repaired with paper. Open tear to title page, affecting border and text on verso (handwritten replacement of border). Worming to several leaves, affecting text, repaired in part with paper. New leather binding.

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