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

Responsa Mayim Chaim – Zhitomir, 1857 – With a Responsum Letter from the Baal Shem Tov

Opening: $300
Sold for: $1,000
Including buyer's premium

Responsa Mayim Chaim, two parts, by R. Chaim HaKohen Rappaport Rabbi of Ostroh. Zhitomir: R. Chanina Lipa and R. Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the rabbi of Slavita, 1857. First edition. Two parts in one volume.
In part I, section 27, there is a letter from Mezhibuzh signed by several prominent members of the community, including: "Yisrael B.Sh. [Baal Shem] of Tłuste [Tovste]" – the Baal Shem Tov.

84; 151 pages. Two title pages for each part; additional title page for Otzrot Chaim section at end of book (altogether five title pages). Leaf 3 of part I bound after leaf 4. Pp. 37-40 of second sequence bound out of order, after p. 148. First title page printed in red and black. Approx. 33 cm. Overall good condition. Stains. Minor marginal tears. New binding.

Books Printed in Slavita and Zhitomir