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

Tzuk Ha'Itim – The Khmelnytsky Uprising – Venice, 1656 – False Name of Author

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Tzuk Ha'Itim, events of the 1648-1649 Khmelnytsky uprising, [by R. Meir son of Shmuel of Szczebrzeszyn]. Venice: Vendramin, [1656].
Tzuk Ha'Itim is the first printed chronicle of the Khmelnytsky uprising. The first and second editions feature the name of the true author, R. Meir of Szczebrzeszyn. In the present, third edition, the name of the author was changed to R. Yehoshua son of R. David of Lviv. The poem at the beginning of the book was also changed to adapt the acrostic to the false name of author.

11 leaves. 19 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including large dampstains. Worming. Open tears, affecting text and title page border. New binding.

Jewish and Chassidic History – Eulogies and Biographies