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

Kedushat Levi – Berditchev, 1816 – First Edition to Contain the Essays on the Torah Together with the Kedushot for Chanukah and Purim, with Many Additions

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Kedushat Levi, two parts, Chassidic and Kabbalistic essays on the Torah portions, festivals, and Aggadot, by R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev. Berditchev (Berdychiv), 1816.
The book Kedushat Levi was printed by the author R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev twice in his lifetime, and comprised only the Kedushot essays on Chanukah and Purim. After his passing (Tishrei 1809), his descendants published for the first time his essays on the Torah portions (Berditchev, 1811), yet without the Kedushot essays on Chanukah and Purim. In the present edition, both parts were printed together for the first time in one volume – the essays on the Torah together with the Kedushot on Chanukah and Purim (separate title page for each part).
This edition also includes many additions from the author's manuscript.
Prominent Torah scholars attested that Kedushat Levi bears the remarkable power of endowing its reader with enthusiasm and devotion in love and fear of G-d, also maintaining that just keeping the book in the house has the capacity to mitigate decrees and protect from destructive forces.
Two parts in one volume. Part I (lacking several leaves): [1], 7-18, [1], 22-147 leaves (originally: 3, 3-18, [1], 22-147 leaves; lacking leaves 2-3 of first sequence and 3-6 of second sequence). Part II: 38 leaves. 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains and wax stains. Worming, affecting text. Tears and open tears to several leaves, repaired in part. Inscriptions. Stamps. Old binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 510.

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