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

Lechem Shamayim – Wandsbek, 1733 – First Edition – Rabbi Yaakov Emden's First Book

Opening: $300
Sold for: $750
Including buyer's premium

Lechem Shamayim, on the Mishnayot, Part I, with Binyan Beit HaBechirah, by Rabbi Yaakov Emden (the Yaavetz). Wandsbek, [1733]. First edition.
The Yaavetz's first published book and the only one of his books not printed in Altona, where he established his printing press. An illustration on verso of title page depicts the altar according to the Raavad.

118, 120-122 leaves. 30.5 cm. Most leaves in good condition. Stains, including dampstains. Tears, including marginal open tear to title page, repaired with paper, and minor open tears to several other leaves, not affecting text. Minor worming, slightly affecting text. New binding.

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