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

Midrash Rabba – Zhitomir, 1851 – Four Volumes – Dedication by Rebbe Shlomo Shmuel Twersky of Chernobyl

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Midrash Rabba, with the Matnot Kehuna and Asefat Amarim commentaries, on Bereshit, Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim; with Midrash Shir HaShirim, Midrash Ruth, Midrash Eicha and Midrash Kohelet. Zhitomir: Shapira Brothers – R. Chanina Lipa, R. Aryeh Leib and R. Yehoshua Heshel, 1851. Four volumes (out of five).
Lengthy dedication handwritten and signed by Rebbe Shlomo Shmuel Twersky of Chernobyl on the endpaper of the Bereshit volume. The dedication is based on Tehillim, Psalm 119, using verses beginning with the letters which spell out the recipient's name: Avraham son of Moshe. The dedication concludes with the Rebbe's signature: "As a souvenir of love and friendship, Shmuel Twersky".
Rebbe Shlomo Shmuel Twersky of Chernobyl (1866-1936), son of Rebbe Baruch Asher of Chernobyl (son of R. Aharon of Chernobyl) and Raizel daughter of Rebbe Moshe of Koristchov. Son-in-law of his uncle Rebbe Yeshayahu Meshulam Zusia of Chernobyl, and in his second marriage, of Rebbe Dan of Radvil. In 1905, he succeeded his father as rebbe of Chernobyl. With the Russian Revolution, he moved to Kiev and then Riga, from there he immigrated to the United States and established his court in Brooklyn.
Four volumes. Bereshit: [4], 572 pages. Vayikra: [2], 454 pages. Bamidbar: 5-498 pages. Lacking 2 leaves at the beginning. The last leaves are bound out of sequence. Devarim: 4, 9-264; 178 [i.e. 176] pages. Lacking 2 leaves in the middle and last leaf. 19.5 cm. Darkened paper. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains and dark ink stains. Worming. Tears, including open tears, slightly affecting text. Non-original bindings.

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