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

Keter Shem Tov – Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov – Both Parts – First Edition – Zhovkva, 1794-1795

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Sold for: $3,500
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Keter Shem Tov – selections of the Baal Shem Tov's teachings, Parts I and II, compiled by R. Aharon HaKohen of Żelechów and Apta (Opatów). Zhovkva: Yehuda Leib Meyerhoffer and Mordechai Rabinstein, [1794-1795]. First edition. Two parts in two volumes.
Keter Shem Tov – the renowned compendium of the Baal Shem Tov's teachings, selected from the books of his disciples, R. Yaakov Yosef of Polonne and the Maggid of Mezeritch. This is one of the first compendiums printed of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov.
The compiler of this book, R. Aharon HaKohen of Żelechów and Apta, authored several popular Chassidic books, including: Or HaGanuz LaTzadikim, the Tefilla Yeshara – Keter Nehora siddur and other books.
Two parts in two volumes. Vol. I: [30] leaves. Approx. 18 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains and dark stains, slightly affecting text. Tears, open tears and worming, affecting text and title page border (repaired in part with paper and photocopy replacement). New binding. Vol. II: [27] leaves. Lacking 5 leaves (originally: [32] leaves). Approx. 17.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains (including dampstains) and wear. Tears to several leaves. Large open tear to one leaf, affecting text. Worming affecting text (primarily to two leaves, presumably supplied from a different copy). Stamps. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 249.

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