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

Ge'ulat Yisrael – Ostroh, 1821 – Selections from the Baal Shem Tov and His Disciples, Including Many Selections from Rabbi Pinchas of Korets – First, Rare Edition

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Ge'ulat Yisrael, Parts I and II, selections from the Baal Shem Tov and Chassidic leaders on verses, sayings of the sages and midrashim, by R. Yehoshua Avraham of Zhitomir. [Ostroh: Aharon Madpis and son Avraham, 1821]. First, rare edition.
Two parts, with divisional title pages.
The selections by R. Pinchas of Korets comprise a large part of the book. This is presumably the first anthology of the teachings of R. Pinchas of Korets to be printed.

[2], 8, 11-25, 29-31; [2], 25 leaves. Lacking 5 leaves from first sequence: 9-10, 26-28. 20 cm. Greenish paper. Fair condition, several leaves in fair-poor condition. Stains. Wear. Extensive worming affecting text (some leaves with significant damage), repaired in part with paper. Tears, including large open tear to final leaf, affecting text, repaired with paper. Signature and stamps. New binding.

Rare Chassidic book. In most subsequent editions, only part of the book was printed.

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