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

Ginzei Yosef – Lviv, 1792 – First Edition

Opening: $1,500

Ginzei Yosef, essays of ethics, homiletics, Chassidut and Kabbalah on the Torah portions, with novellae on tractates Berachot, Shabbat, Pesachim and Sukkah, by R. Yosef Bloch Rabbi of Alesk (Olesko). Lviv, 1792. First edition.
The author, R. Yosef Bloch (1724-1790), was a close associate of the Maggid of Mezeritch. Rabbi of Alesk and maggid in Satanov (Sataniv). He was renowned in the Chassidic world for his book Ginzei Yosef, one of the first Chassidic books.
Signature on title page.
[4], 98; 24 leaves. 33 cm. Fair condition, several leaves in fair-poor condition. Stains, including large dampstains. Extensive wear. Large open tears to title page, affecting border and text on verso, repaired with paper. Open tears to other leaves, affecting text, repaired with paper. Worming, affecting text. Leaves trimmed with damage to headings and text (many headings completely trimmed off). Stamp and handwritten inscriptions. New binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 110.

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