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

Nachalat Shimon (Disciple of R. Elimelech of Lizhensk) – Polonne, 1821 – Second Edition with Additions by Chassidic Leaders

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Nachalat Shimon, ethical and Chassidic essays on the Torah portions, by R. Shimon Deutsch Ashkenazi Rabbi of Dobromyl, disciple of R. Elimelech of Lizhensk. Polonne: printer not indicated, [before 1821]. Second edition, with additions.
The first edition was published by the disciple of the author, R. Shmuel of Premisla (Przemyśl), and does not contain Torah thoughts on Parashat Bereshit and several other parashiot. Selected Torah thoughts on those parashiot from other Chassidic works were added in the present edition. These additions appear in the present edition only; subsequent editions were published based on the first edition, without the additions.
The author R. Shimon Deutsch Ashkenazi Rabbi of Dobromyl (d. 1801), a holy Torah scholar, foremost disciple of R. Elimelech of Lizhensk. Held in high esteem by Chassidic leaders, his Torah thoughts are quoted reverently in the writings of great Chassidic masters. He also exchanged halachic correspondence with leading rabbis of his times, leaving behind many compositions in manuscript form, which were all destroyed in a fire after his passing.
Kvittel inscriptions on the title page. Stamps.

[48] leaves. 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including dampstains and traces of past dampness. Worming, affecting text. Marginal tears and open tears to title page and other leaves, not affecting text, repaired with paper. Censorship stamp. New leather binding.

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