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

Maayan HaChochmah by Rebbe Asher Tzvi of Ostroh – Korets, 1816 – First Edition

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Sold for: $2,000
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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, was 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.
Ownership inscriptions on title page; signatures on verso of title page.
[2], 116 leaves. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Wear. Tears, including tears to title page (repaired with paper); open tears affecting text to several leaves. Worming. Stamp and handwritten inscriptions. New binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 355.

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