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

Komarno Mishnayot – Set in Six Volumes – Lviv, 1861-1862

Opening: $500
Sold for: $1,500
Including buyer's premium

Six Orders of the Mishnah, with the commentaries of R. Ovadia of Bartenura and Tosafot Yom Tov, and with the Maaseh Oreg, Pnei Zaken and Atzei Eden commentaries, by Rebbe Yitzchak Eizik Yehuda Yechiel Safrin, rabbi of Zidichov and Komarno. Lviv, 1861-1862. First edition. Kodashim vol. from first issue, 1861, with printer's device, the other volumes are from the second issue, 1862.

The author, Rebbe Yitzchak Eizik Yehuda Yechiel Safrin Rabbi of Zidichov and Komarno (1806-1874), a G-dly kabbalist and leading transmitter of the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov. His books, in particular the Heichal HaBerachah commentary, are considered classic Chassidic works cherished by prominent Chassidic leaders.
On the title page of Zera'im, inscriptions and stamps of R. Kalev Feivel Schlesinger Rabbi of Topoltshan (1828-1911; leading disciple of the Ketav Sofer; author of Torat Bar Nash). On the verso of the title page of Mo'ed, ownership inscriptions from Yemen, dated 1880s-1890s. On the title page of Nashim, signature and stamp. Inscriptions in Oriental script on the title page of Nezikin.

Six volumes. Zera'im: [5], 97, 26, 92, [1] leaves. Extra copy of leaf 31 of third sequence. Mo'ed: [1], 59, 61-142, [1] leaves. Nashim: [1], 129, [1] leaves. Nezikin: [1], 4, 7-14, 17-184 leaves. Extra copy of leaf 171, with slight variations. Kodashim: [1], 94, 41, [1] leaves. Lacking leaf 42 of second sequence. Taharot: [1], 2-294 leaves. Lacking three leaves: leaf 1, and final 2 leaves. 27-28.5 cm. Condition varies. Vol. I in good-fair condition, other vols. in overall fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Wear to some leaves. Worming, affecting text. Extensive worming to title page of Kodashim (possibly supplied from a different copy). Tears, including open tears affecting text, repaired in part with paper. Large open tears to most title pages, with significant damage to text and borders, repaired in part with paper. Leaves trimmed with damage to text. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New (uniform) bindings.

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