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

Maayan HaChochmah (Ostroh) – Korets, 1816 – First Edition

Opening: $700
Sold for: $938
Including buyer's premium

Maayan HaChochmah, on the Five Books of the Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim, Tehillim, Pirkei Avot and Likutei Chiddushei Aggadot, by Rebbe Asher Tzvi, maggid of Ostroh. Korets, [1816].
First edition printed in the author's lifetime, a number of weeks before his death (the book was printed during Chanukah 1816, and Rebbe Asher Tzvi passed away on 16th Shevat 1817). With approbations by Rebbe Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apta.
Rebbe Asher Tzvi of Ostroh (ca. 1740-1817), a leading disciple of the Maggid of Mezeritch, a holy person and pious kabbalist. Served as a maggid in Ostroh and was known as one of the foremost rebbes of his times. In 1804, he began serving as rebbe and rabbi in Korets.
[2], 116 leaves. 21.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains, including dampstains. Wear. Worming, affecting text. Tears, including open tears to title page and other leaves, slightly affecting text, repaired with paper. Large marginal open tears to several leaves. Singeing to several leaves, with marginal hole in one place. Two leaves (80-81) with smaller margins (presumably supplied from a different copy). Inscriptions. Old binding, worn.

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