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

Maayan HaChochmah (R. Asher Tzvi of Ostroh) – Korets, 1816 – First Edition

Opening: $500
Sold for: $1,125
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: Avraham Madpis, [1816].
First edition printed in the author's lifetime.
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. Rebbe and rabbi in Korets from 1804.

[2], 116 leaves. 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dark dampstains. Wear. Large open tears to title page and other leaves, with significant damage to text (lower part of title page mostly lacking), repaired with paper (with photocopy and handwritten replacement of missing text). Worming. Inscriptions and stamps, including many stamps of the Chaburat Shas synagogue in Berditchev. New leather binding.

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