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

ri HaAretz – Kopust, 1814 – First Edition

Opening: $800
Sold for: $1,625
Including buyer's premium

Pri HaAretz, Chassidic and Kabbalistic essays on the Torah portions, by Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk. Kopust (Kopys): R. Yisrael Yoffe, prominent disciple of the Baal HaTanya, [1814]. First edition.
The book contains a collection of discourses which R. Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk delivered in Tiberias, following his immigration to Eretz Israel (in 1777).
Pri HaAretz is one of the most profound and difficult to understand Chassidic books.
[2], 27 leaves. Lacking final [9] leaves (letters from R. Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk and R. Avraham of Kalisk). 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including significant dampstains. Wear. Open tear to title page, slightly affecting imprint, repaired with paper. Marginal tears; minor open tear to one leaf. Minor worming, affecting text. Final leaf reinforced with paper, affecting text. Leaves trimmed close to text, with extensive damage to headings (many were completely trimmed off). Handwritten inscriptions. New binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 477.

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