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

Degel Machaneh Efraim – Korets, 1810 – First Edition

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Degel Machaneh Efraim, Chassidic teachings on the Torah, by R. Moshe Chaim Efraim Ashkenazi Rabbi of Sudilkov (Sudylkiv), grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. Korets, [1810]. First edition.
An early Chassidic book. This book is one of the first and most reliable sources of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, which the author, R. Moshe Chaim Efraim of Sudilkov (d. 1800), grandson of the Baal Shem Tov (son of the Baal Shem Tov's pious daughter Odel), received directly from him.
On p. 100b, inscription dated winter 1941/1942 from the Vizhnitz yeshiva in Grosswardein, under Rebbe Chaim Meir Hager, the Imrei Chaim of Vizhnitz.
Stamp of the Vizhnitz Kloiz in Safed on p. 1a.
Incomplete copy. [1], 109, 111-113 leaves. Lacking three leaves: title page (replaced in photocopy), leaf 110, and final leaf (114). Approx. 20 cm. Bluish paper. Overall fair condition, some leaves in fair-poor condition. Stains, including dampstains. Extensive worming, affecting text, repaired in part with paper. Open tears, affecting text, repaired with paper. Final three leaves detached. Many stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 128.

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