Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Pekudat HaMelech – Livorno, 1804 – One of the Few Chassidic Books Printed in Livorno – First Edition

Opening: $300
Sold for: $525
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Pekudat HaMelech, two parts, on the Rambam, the Torah and various selections, by R. Yisrael Nachman of Drohobych. Livorno, [1804]. First edition.
The author, R. Yisrael Nachman of Drohobych, was the son of R. Yosef of Drohobych (disciple of the Baal Shem Tov). On his way to Eretz Israel, he stopped in Livorno, where he made acquaintance with the Chida and gave over to him much information about the Baal Shem Tov and Chassidut.
Ownership inscription on title page of R. Moshe Aharon Rachamim Piazza, a Livorno Torah scholar in the second half of the 18th century, attesting that he received the book as a gift from the author.
[7], 36; [1], 52 leaves. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor open tears to one leaf, affecting text, and minor marginal tears to several leaves. Some worming, slightly affecting text. Stamps. New leather binding.
One of the few Chassidic books published in Livorno.


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Chassidic Books