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

Birkat David (Buchach) – Lviv, 1845 – First Edition

Opening: $500
Sold for: $688
Including buyer's premium

Birkat David, Chassidic commentaries on the Five Books of the Torah, by Rebbe Avraham David Wahrman of Buchach. Lviv, [1845]. First edition.
False imprint on title page, as was commonly done in Chassidic books printed in Galicia at that time, due to censorship restrictions and the persecution of Chassidim by the Haskalah.
Rebbe Avraham David Wahrman, the "Gaon of Buchach" (1770-1840), a leading Torah scholar and Chassidic figure, and prominent posek in his times. His halachic works became classics in halachic rulings. His work Eshel Avraham on Orach Chaim was printed in many editions of the Shulchan Aruch and is cited thousands of times in halachic literature.
[2], 1-132, 135-150, 153-182 leaves. Lacking 4 leaves: 133-134, 151-152. 22.5 cm. Printed (partly) on bluish paper. Most leaves in good condition. Stains. Dark ink stains to several leaves, affecting text. Worming, slightly affecting text. Minor open tears to several leaves, affecting text. Marginal tape repairs to title page and several other leaves. Inscriptions. New leather binding.

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