Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Etz Chaim (by the Arizal) – Lviv, 1864 – Copy of R. Shmuel Fränkel of Dorog Author of Imrei Shefer

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Sold for: $7,500
Including buyer's premium

Etz Chaim, kabbalah of the Arizal by R. Chaim Vital. Lviv: S.L. Kugel, Lewin et Comp., 1864.
Copy of R. Shmuel Fränkel of Dorog (Hajdúdorog), with an ownership inscription in his handwriting and with his signature at the top of the title page: "G-d granted me this, Shmuel Fränkel MiBach". Stamps of his son-in-law R. Yaakov Tzvi Katz Rabbi of Hajdúszoboszló.
R. Shmuel Fränkel (1815-1881), prominent Chassidic rabbi in Hungary, renowned as an exalted Tzadik and wonder-worker. Close disciple of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. He also frequented the court of Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Liska. He lived in Komádi (Hungary; earning the title of "R. Shmuel Komader"), and in Berettyóújfalu. He would sign "MiBach", and is referred to as such on the title page of his book Imrei Shefer (according to some, this acronym stands for "MiBeit Chalfan", while others interpret it as "MiHar Chadash", after his place of residence Berettyóújfalu). In 1874, he was appointed rabbi of Hajdúdorog, Hungary. His descendants include many prominent rabbis and personalities. The Torah institutions of the Dorog Chassidut today were established in his memory.


[2], 2-99 leaves. 36.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Stamps. New binding.
In his foreword on the verso of the title page, the publisher states that the book was edited and published in accordance with the detailed instructions of his teacher, the rebbe of Zidichov.

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Chassidut – Books of Important Ownership