Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Brit Kehunat Olam – Three Parts – First Editions – Lviv, 1796 and 1848 / Munkacs, 1891

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Brit Kehunat Olam, kabbalistic homiletics and allusions, by R. Yitzchak Eizik Katz Rabbi of Korets and Ostroh. Three parts – first editions:
• Brit Kehunat Olam, Part I. Lviv: Judith, wife of R. Tzvi Hirsh [Rosanes], [1796]. First edition of part I.
[4], 16, [2]; 7; 18; 27 leaves. 22.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Wear. Open tears, primarily to first and final leaves, affecting text in several places, repaired with paper (handwritten text replacement on final leaf). Worming, affecting text, repaired with paper. Several leaves presumably provided from a different copy. New leather binding.

• Brit Kehunat Olam, Parts I-II. Lviv: [Joseph Schnayder], 1848. First edition of Part II.
The printing of Part II was delayed for many years, due to the prohibition to print kabbalistic books in Galicia (initiated by Galician maskilim). Upon the annulment of this prohibition in 1848, Part II, which was still in manuscript form, was immediately brought to press. Part I, which by that time had sold out, was reprinted in the same volume.
[3], 37; 23; [1], 3-15 leaves. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, including dark stains. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New binding.
Additional copy enclosed, containing part II only (title page damaged and partially lacking). Ownership inscriptions on back endpaper.

• Brit Kehunat Olam, Part III. Munkacs: Dov Ber Blayer and brother-in-law Yaakov Kohn, 1891. First edition of part III.
28 leaves. Without leaves 29-32 (prenumeranten lists), found in some copies only. 23.5 cm. Slightly dry paper. Good condition. Minor stains. New binding.

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