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

Collection of Rare Works by Rabbi Akiva Yosef Schlesinger – Brit Olam / Tzion BeMar Tivkeh / Shimru Mishpat / Amud HaYirah

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium

Five polemic works by R. Akiva Yosef Schlesinger, in three volumes.
1-3. Three works bound together:
• Brit Olam [Kama] – Ein HaDaat, debate between the philosopher and the Torah scholar on Divine Providence. [Jerusalem, 1891].
• Tzion BeMar Tivkeh – eulogy for his father-in-law R. Hillel Lichtenstein of Kolomyya. [Jerusalem, 1891?].
• Brit Olam HaAcharon – polemic against heretics, and prayers for special occasions. Jerusalem: Schlesinger, [1898].
The first two works were printed without title page.
20; 6 leaves; 16 pages, 82 leaves. 20 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Closed and open tears, repaired in part with paper. Inscriptions and stamps. New binding.
4. Shimru Mishpat, by R. Akiva Yosef Schlesinger. Jerusalem, [1900]. Yiddish and Hebrew.
Polemic book printed in the wake of the author's dispute with the Yishuv HaYashan in Jerusalem.
2, 48; 28 leaves. Without 4 leaves at end of book (sample of upcoming book). 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including ink stains. Tears, repaired in part. Inscriptions and signatures. New binding.
5. Amud HaYirah, polemic monthly, issue 7 – Adar. [Jerusalem], 1879. Isaac Gościnny and partners.
The only issue printed with title page. Presumably the final issue.
8 pages. 17.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Stains. Large open tears, affecting text and title page border, repaired with paper. Inscriptions and deleted stamp. Pages 3-6 detached. New binding.

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Jerusalem and Eretz Israel – Books and Printed Matter
Jerusalem and Eretz Israel – Books and Printed Matter