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

Yismach Lev (Chernobyl) – Slavita, 1798 – First Edition

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Yismach Lev (Part II of Meor Einayim), commentary on Aggadot and Midrashim (following the order of the Talmudic tractates), by Rebbe Menachem Nachum [Twersky] of Chernobyl. Slavita: [R. Moshe Shapira, 1798]. First edition.
Two books by R. Menachem Nachum of Chernobyl – Yismach Lev and Meor Einayim – were published in Slavita in 1798. In later editions (from 1810), both parts were published together under the title Meor Einayim.
The maggid R. Menachem Nachum of Chernobyl (1730-1798) was one of the founders of Chassidut and the progenitor of the Chernobyl dynasty. He studied directly from the Baal Shem Tov and was a close disciple of the Maggid of Mezeritch.
33, [1] leaves (final leaf also numbered 33). Lacking title page (title page from a different copy enclosed, damaged, with loss of half the page; repaired with paper and photocopy replacement). 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, including dampstains (some dark). Open tears and worming, affecting text, repaired with paper. Stamps and handwritten inscriptions. New leather binding.
Stefansky Chassidut, no. 237.

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