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

Toldot Yaakov Yosef – Medzhybizh, 1817 – Second Edition – Approbation of the Rabbi of Apta

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Toldot Yaakov Yosef, Chassidic work on the Torah portions, by R. Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polonne, disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. Medzhybizh, [1817]. Second edition. Approbation of the rabbi of Medzhybizh, R. Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apta.
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.
Signatures on title page. Handwritten inscriptions on final leaf.
[1], 3, 5-89; 59 leaves. Approx. 32 cm. Greenish paper. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains. Extensive worming, affecting text. Large marginal open tears to title page and other leaves, affecting text (significant damage to final leaf), repaired with paper. Leaves trimmed close to headings in several places. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 606.

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