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

Pri Kodesh Hilulim (Zidichov) – Lviv, 1833 – First Edition

Opening: $800
Sold for: $1,250
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Pri Kodesh Hilulim, introduction and commentary to the book Pri Etz Chaim on the prayer kavanot, by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Zidichov – "Sar Beit HaZohar". Lviv, [1833]. False imprint: Jides [Yehudit] Rosanes, 1802.
The actual year of printing is hinted to in the closing note of the publisher at the end of the book, where two chronograms each indicate the year 5593 (=1833). This type of falsification was common in Chassidic books printed in Galicia at that time, due to censorship restrictions and the persecution of Chassidim by the Haskalah movement (A. Yaari lists 16 books with similar false imprints).
Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Eichenstein, the Ateret Tzvi of Zidichov (1763-1831), was known by the name "Sar Beit HaZohar" due to his exceptional knowledge of kabbalah. From a young age, he was renowned as an outstanding genius whose knowledge encompassed all facets of the Torah.
[1], 21; 15, [1] leaves. Approx. 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains (including dark stains; wax stains to one leaf, slightly affecting text). Tears and worming to several leaves, affecting text. Slight damage to text on some leaves, due to binding. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 483.

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