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

Or Pnei Moshe – Rabbi Moshe Sofer of Pshevorsk – Mezeritch, 1810 – First Edition – Incomplete Copy

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Or Pnei Moshe, homiletics, ethics and Chassidic teachings on the Torah portions and Five Megillot, by R. Moshe Sofer Stam of Pshevorsk (Przeworsk). Mezeritch (Mezhirichi), [1810]. First edition.
The author, R. Moshe of Pshevorsk (1720?-1806) was a prominent Chassidic leader in the generation of R. Elimelech of Lizhensk and his brother R. Zusha of Anipoli, who held him in high esteem. He was also renowned as a supremely holy and pure Torah scribe, and Tefillin and mezuzot he scribed were deemed exceptionally holy.
Incomplete copy. 238 leaves. Lacking first [2] leaves and final two leaves (239-240). 20 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including significant dampstains. Worming affecting text (some with significant damage). Tear to one leaf, repaired with paper over text. Leaves trimmed close to text, affecting headings and text in several places. Stamps. New binding.
Without two additional leaves of approbations [leaves 3-4], added after the printing to some copies only.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 32.

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