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

Or HaMeir – Korets, 1798 – First Edition

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Sold for: $4,250
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Or HaMeir, Chassidic and kabbalistic homiletics and allusions on the Torah portions, Megillot and festivals, by Rebbe Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomir. Korets, [1798]. First edition.
Or HaMeir is one of the first Chassidic books, and contains teachings of the Baal Shem Tov. The author, R. Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomir was one of the foremost disciples of the Maggid of Mezeritch, and a close disciple of R. Yaakov Yosef of Polonne, R. Nachum of Chernobyl, R. Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev and R. Pinchas of Korets.
[2], 58, 61-80, [2]; 52, 55-98, 101-120; 60; 257-260 leaves. Lacking original four final leaves (61-64), replaced with four final leaves (257-260) of second edition of book printed after 1798. Title page and second leaf presumably supplied from a different copy. 20 cm. Fair condition. Many stains, including dampstains and wax stains. Wear. Open tears to title page and other leaves, affecting border (replaced in photocopy) and text, repaired in part with paper. Worming. Significant worming to four final leaves, with extensive damage to text, repaired with paper. Leaves trimmed close to headings in several places. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 24.

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