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

Toldot Yaakov Yosef – Medzhybizh, 1817 – Second Edition

Opening: $800
Sold for: $2,000
Including buyer's premium

Toldot Yaakov Yosef, Chassidic work on the Torah, by R. Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polonne. Medzhybizh, [1817]. Second edition.
Toldot Yaakov Yosef was the first Chassidic book brought to print. It was authored by R. Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polonne (d. 1781), a leading and close disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and the first to disseminate Chassidut. This book is the most important and authentic source of the Baal Shem Tov's teachings, and was especially cherished by Chassidic leaders.
The book contains several stamps of R. Mendel Weg, prominent Slonim Chassid in Tiberias.
[1], 3, 5-89; 59 leaves. 32.5 cm. Bluish paper. Fair condition. Stains, including traces of past dampness and large, dark dampstains. Extensive worming and large open tears to title page and other leaves, affecting text (loss of chronogram on final line of title page; damage to text on verso as well), repaired in part with paper. Stamps. New leather binding.

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