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

Kedushat Levi – Berditchev 1811 – First Edition of the Torah Commentary and Selections

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Sold for: $27,500
Including buyer's premium

Kedushat Levi on the Torah portions, with selections, by Rebbe Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. [Berditchev (Berdychiv): Shmuel son of Yissachar Ber Segal, 1811]. First edition of the Torah commentary.
The essays by R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev on the Torah portions were printed for the first time in this edition (up until then, only the Kedushot essays on Chanukah and Purim were printed, under the title Kedushat Levi). The essays were published by his descendants after his passing (in Tishrei 1809), based on the writings he left behind. The present edition does not include the Kedushot on Chanukah and Purim.
[1], 162 leaves. 20 cm. Bluish paper. Fair condition. Stains; dark stains to some leaves. Many leaves with significant worming, affecting text, repaired with paper. Open tears, including tears affecting text, repaired with paper. Abrasions and stamp remnants in several places. New, elegant leather binding.

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