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Auction 16 Lot Number 97

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Likutei Torah Mahari – Lemberg, 1886 – Handwritten Glosses

Sefer Likutei Torah Mahari, Hassidic and Kabbalistic sayings on the Torah and festivals, by Rabbi Yissaschar Berish of Dolina, Lemberg, 1886. First edition.
Handwritten glosses.
The Rebbe Rabbi Yissaschar Berish Eichenstein (passed away in 1886), son of the Rebbe Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik of Zidichov. Among the prominent disciples of his father in the concealed wisdom, served as rabbi in Dolina.
[1], 46, [1] leaves. (Missing title page). 20 cm. Dry paper, good condition, torn and detached binding.
Very rare, majority of copies of book were burned in the conflagration which took place in Dolina in 1887.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 98

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Sefer Beit Aharon (Karlin) – First Edition

Sefer Beit Aharon, on the Torah and prayer, by Rabbi Aharon Perlov the Rebbe of Karlin. Brody, 1875. First edition.
Beginning of book contains collection of letters and Hassidic customs by the Karlin-Stolin Rebbes: the"Great" Rabbi Aharon of Karlin, his son Rabbi Asher (the first), his son Rabbi Aharon (the second, the"old"), and his son Rabbi Asher (the second, the"young").
Two title pages, first abridged. Variant copy. Following second title page:"To reveal and publicize that the most righteous and famous of our generation have endorsed the publication of this book¦ as well Torah scholars and rabbis of Spain have approved while others have banned¦". In some of the copies this passage appears in a different version, and does not include the censorship on the other side of the title page. [Concerning the stages of publication and various corrections during the printing process, which resulted in various versions of the book, see: A. Schor, regarding the methods of the writing and printing of the Beit Aharon books, Beit Aharon V'Yisrael, year 6 issue 1 (31), pp. 139-147].
Signatures and ownership notations."This book¦ by the Rebbe Rabbi Aharon Karliner belongs to¦ Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shereshevski HaCohen of Balet adjacent to Lodz¦","Rabbi Shmuel Ze'ev Katz Shereshevski", and more.
[4] leaves, 316, [5] pages (two title pages). 28 cm. (Wide margins). Good-fair condition. Stains and wear, tears, detached binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 99

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Chesed L’Avraham (Radomsk)

Sefer Chesed L'Avraham, Section 1 - on the Torah, by the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Yissaschar Ber HaCohen Rabinowitz (1843-1892) son of the Rebbe Rabbi Shlomo of Radomsk. Piotrkow, 1893. Only edition.
434 pages. 26 cm. Good condition. Original semi-leather binding, slightly worn.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 100

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Shulchan Aruch HaRav – New York-Germany, 1948

Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Kahat Publication (Published by Otzar HaChassidim"), Brooklyn, [1948] (printed in Germany).
Five sections in three volumes, includes responsa by Rabbi Shneur Zalman and facsimile of chapter 14 of his holy handwriting. Introduction by the publisher, Rabbi Menachem Schneershon. Three volumes, 21 cm. Good condition. Damaged bindings, slightly loose.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 101

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Amarot Tehorot, by Rabbi Menachem Azaria of Fano – Signature and Gloss

Amarot Tehorot, five articles from the book Asarah Ma'amarot by Rabbi Menachem Azaria - the Rama of Fano. With the Yad Yehuda commentary, by Rabbi Yehuda Leib "from the group of bnei Yeshiva in Frankfurt and Rabbi of the community and the countries of Magentza". Frankfurt am Main, 1698. Illustrated title page.
Ancient handwritten signature from the time of print, of "Simcha son of Ya'akov Segal". On Leaf 33 is a long gloss in same handwriting.
[2], 143 leaves; 98 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition, many moth damages. Decorated leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 102

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Reshit Chochma – Two Editions (Constantinople and Korets)

1. Reshit Chochma, by Rabbi Eliyahu Di Videsh disciple of the Ramak, with the book Chai ben Mekitz, a book of ethics written in riddles by Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Gabirol. Constantinople, [1736].
[1], 304, [20] leaves. C. 20 cm. This copy is combined of two copies, varied condition, good to good-fair. Stains and minor damage to title page and several leaves. Newly bound.
2. Reshit Chochma, Korets, [1781].
162, 164-341 leaves. [Leaves 159-172 were not bound in their correct place], c. 19 cm. Fair condition, wear, stains and moth damage.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 103

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Pri Etz Chaim – Dubrovno, 1804

Sefer Pri Etz Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital. Dubrovno, 1804. Includes approbation of Rabbi Uri Shraga Feivish of Dubrovno (disciple and son-in-law of the Vilna Ga'on) as well as additional approbations.
150, [1] leaves. 34 cm. White and greenish paper. Good condition, minor moth damage (restored), especially to binding. Fine leather binding, damaged.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 104

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Hadrat Melech by Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo – London, 1770-1773

Sefer Hadrat Melech, commentary on profound articles of the Zohar, [second section], by Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo, includes: commentary on Idra Zuta and Siphra D'zeniouta, by Rabbi Chaim Vital; Sefer Hadrat Pnei Melech, commentary of the Adarot by the Ari; Sefer Hadrat Hod Melech, on Siphra D'zeniouta, by Rabbi Chaim Vital; Sefer Hadrat Kvod Melech, commentary on articles of the Tikunim. London, [1770-1773/4].
First section of composition of Hadrat Melech printed in Amsterdam 1766. Second section printed without title page, and beginning of first page lists"London press" along with year. Special title page for Sefer Hadrat Pnei Melech. In remaining compositions, book title printed at head of pages.
Ancient stamp with symbol of vulture:"Shlomo Friedman" [apparently Rabbi Shlomo son of the first Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigura (Encyclopedia of Hassidism, 3, 713) and brother-in-law of Rabbi Nachum Dover Friedman.
138-177, 178-193, [1], 178-244, 158-161, 129-132 leaves. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains, moth holes and number of tears. Scotch tape restorations on last leaves. Magnificent leather binding, with moth damage.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 105

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Olam Barur – Zholkva, 1800 / Olam Va’ed – Lvov, 1811

Olam Barur, "Explanations¦ truthful introductions¦ lofty wisdom¦" [kabbalistic homiletics], by Rabbi Eliezer Fishel of Strzyֵ¼ֳ³w. [Zholkva], [c. 1800].
Bound with: Olam Va'ed - Kuntress HaEbronot, about calculations of Tkufot (Jewish periods of time), by Rabbi Eliezer Fishel of Strzyֵ¼ֳ³w. [Lvov], [1811].
Rabbi Eliezer Fishel of Strzyֵ¼ֳ³w (1740-1812, Encyclopedia L'Chachmei Galicia 211-212), a mekubal and preacher. His other kabbalistic works also start with the word Olam (Olam Echad, Olam Hafuch, Olam HaGadol). Served as preacher in Brody.
[2], 56; [8] leaves. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth marks. Worn, detached binding. Stamps and owners' inscriptions on Vorzats.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 106

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Igrot HaRamaz – Livorno, 1780

Sefer Igrot HaRamaz, including Elef Alfin supplication, by Rabbi Moshe Zacuto. Livorno, [1780]. First edition.
The Ga'on and Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Zacuto (1610- 1698, Otzar HaRabbanim 14674), studied the wisdom of Kabbalah from his rabbi Rabbi Binyamin HaLevi, disciple of Rabbi Chaim Vital, and was one of the greatest Kabbalists and teachers in Italy. Served as Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva in Venice and Mantua. Authored and proofread numerous compositions in the revealed and concealed facets of Torah, among them: Kol HaRamaz, Shoda Dedeina and others. Many of the letters in this book discuss various matters of Kabbalah and were sent to his famous disciples, Rabbi Binyamin HaCohen (HaRabach) and Rabbi Avraham Ravigo.
[4], 48 leaves. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains, mildew stains in number of leaves. Restored tear on title-page. Fancy leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 107

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Shnei Luchot HaBrit (Shla) – Amsterdam, 1698

Shnei Luchot HaBrit, Amsterdam, 1698. Printed by the young man Emanuel ben Yosef Atiash.
In his letters, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch (Letter b 853), writes about the book Shnei Luchot HaBrit that was printed in 1698 (458 nachat in gematria) in a fancy edition. This is a sign from above that the revelation of this holy book caused "nachat" above, and that same year the Besht was born. The Besht used to say that he was born in the year that the Shla was printed to illuminate the world with the light of Hashem, of Torah and Fear of Heaven with the service of the heart.
Missing and damaged copy; [3] 263 leaves, (originally: [4], 422, 44, [12] leaves - missing illustrated title page and from Leaf 264 until the end. 31 cm. Poor condition, many moth damages and wear. Leaves 213-230 are damages and torn (substituted with ancient manuscript). Handwritten inscriptions [Yemen?]. Worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 108

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Single Leaves – Incunabula

Four Incunabula leaves.
Three leaves of Bible edition, with translation and commentary of Radak and Ralbag. Liria (Portugal), [1494]. (Leaves 4-6, of pamphlet 47 [Shmuel 2, 21]. Damages with omission of text on upper margins, professionally restored).
Leaf of Sefer Mitzvot Gadol (Smag) by Rabbi Moshe of Kotzi. Soncino, [1488]. (Leaf 4 of pamphlet 5 [chapter 81- negative commandments]. Professionally restored margins).
Total of 4 leaves. Various sizes. Good condition, stains.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 109

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Rashba Responsa Attributed to the Ramban – Venice, 1519 – First Edition – Fancy Copy

Responsa of Rabbi Moshe Bar Nachman. Venice, [1519].
A collection of queries and responses by Rabbi Shlomo ben Aderet (Rashba), mistakenly attributed to the Ramban. 288 responsa. In the introduction, the proofreader writes: "For the sake of the truth¦ I am informing¦ that these responsa attributed to¦ Rabbi Moshe Bar Nachman. Indeed, many others are written in them such as the Rashba and his followers and such in many places from the Torah geniuses that have learned their Torah from him¦ ". The book has been attributed to the Ramban because of Siman 284, where there is an explicit responsum of the Ramban to Rabbeinu Yonah, but really only that responsum is by the Ramban and the remainder are by the Rashba. (See the words of Rabbi Yosef Karo in his introduction to Beit Yosef: "I have seen a few responsa of the Rashba printed with a metal pen and lead, introduced as if they are from the Ramban").
94 leaves, 26 cm. Fancy copy, wide margins and light-colored paper, professionally restored wear and moth damage to margins. Fancy leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 110

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Nevi’im Achronim with Abarbanel Commentary – Soncino Press – Pesaro, 1520

Nevi'im Achronim with commentary by Don Yitzchak Abarbanel. [Pesaro], Soncino Press, [1520].
Title page printed in ornate frame. In some copies reverse side of title page is blank; this copy contains a song of 52 stanzas, with acronym"Yehudah ben Yitzchak Abarbanel". At end, additional short song.
This copy is divided into two volumes; first volume contains first 200 leaves until Sefer Yirmiya; second volume contains 197 following leaves until Sefer Malachi. Last leaf (blank) - missing."Pesaro, 1512" mistakenly imprinted upon spine of second volume, however, it is the continuation of the first volume of the Pesaro press, year 1520.
First volume: Title page, 11 first leaves and last leaf contain restored tears and damages. Single moth holes upon title page and 11 first leaves. Stains and mildew damage on some leaves. Ancient glosses in Oriental handwriting.
Second volume: Restored tears and damages on margins and corners of many leaves. More severe damage on last leaves, with damage to text. Stains. Few comments in Sephardic handwriting.
[397] leaves (originally [398] leaves, leaf 398, missing in this copy -blank), 29.5 / 31 cm. New magnificent leather bindings.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 111

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Tractate Me’ila-Tamid – Venice, 1528 (Fancy Copy with Ancient Glosses)

Tractates Me'ila, Kinim, Midot and Tamid, with the commentaries of Rashi, Tosfot and Piskei Tosfot. Venice, 1528. Daniel Bomberg Printing.
Second edition of the Talmud by Bomberg. Printed according to the first edition, Venice 1520-1523, with variations, see attached material. Tractate Midot has empty spaces for adding charts and illustrations.
Many glosses and notations in early Ashkenazi handwriting from the time of print.
37 Leaves, 35.5 cm. Very good condition, good quality light-color paper, light stains, restored light wear damage. Fancy leather binding.
Rare, does not appear in Bibliography Institute CD.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 112

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Abudraham – Constantinople, 1513

Abudraham, [commentary on prayers], by Rabbi David son of Yosef Abudraham]. Constantinople, Tevet [1513].
Rashi letters, two columns on each page. Leaves numbered in double pagination, on both pages. Colophon written in form of song. See also: Hebrew Press in Constantinople, Avraham Ya'ari. Jerusalem, 1967. Pages 17-21, 69.
99, [1] leaves, 26 cm. Title page and last leaf damaged and torn, missing sections completed with photocopy. Restored tears and moth damage on margins of first and last leaves. Stains. Ownership notation in Sephardic handwriting on leaf 18.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 113

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Gal Shel Egozim – Constantinople, 1593

Sefer Gal Shel Egozim, [sermons on Bereshit and commentary on sayings of Chazal], by Rabbi Menachem son of Moshe Egozi. Bil Vidir in close proximity to Constantinople, [c. 1593-1595]."Printed in the home of the glorified Mrs. M. Reina Nasi¦ widow of the great minister and duke Prince Don Yosef¦ by Yosef son of Yitzchak Ashkeloni".
53 [instead of: 61, faulty pagination], [1] leaves, 28 cm. Ownership notation on title page: Moshe Ashkenazi. Good-fair condition. Moth damage, especially on first and last leaves. Mildew stains, some dark. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 114

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Mahari ben Lev Responsa – Salonika, 1557 – Constantinople, 1573 – Signatures and Glosses

1. Mahari ben Lev Responsa. Salonika, [1557?]. First edition that the author printed in his lifetime. [At beginning of book, the author writes: "I have commanded to print them in my lifetime because I do not know when I will die, to leave blessing after myself¦"]. Glosses and signatures, an Oriental signature: "Bought by Chaim Shlomo HaCohen", and glosses by several people in Oriental handwriting [two are signed "Meir"].

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Auction 16 Lot Number 115

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Maharshach Responsa – Two Parts – Salonika-Venice, 1592-1595 – First Edition

Two parts of first edition of book of responsa that the Maharshach printed in his lifetime - Rabbi Shlomo HaCohen (1520-1602, Otzar HaRabbanim 18471), a leading posek, Rabbi of Salonika and one of the most prominent rabbis of his generation, at the end of the life of Maran the Beit Yosef.
1. Second Book of Responsa, by Rabbi Shlomo Cohen. Venice, 1592. (Handwritten dedication on title page).
181 leaves [attached to some of the copies are 21, [1] leaves that were printed in Salonika that year, and are not in this copy]. 25 cm. Good condition. Stains. Light moth marks, restored tears on title page and last leaf. New binding.
2. Responsa of the Maharshach, Part 3. Salonika, [1594-1595]. Printed without title page. (Handwritten dedication to Yehoshua Shem Tov Moreno HaLevi of Izmir).
126 leaves. 30.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Moth damages. Restored tears to several leaves. Old binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 116

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Masoret HaMasoret – Tuv Ta’am – By Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur – Basel, 1539

Sefer Masoret HaMasoret, about grammar and mesorah, by Rabbi Eliyahu "the linguist". Basel, [1539].
Printed with his book Tuv Ta'am (Sefer HaTe'amim), on Ta'amei HaMikra [a separate title page, with the year "1539"], and another book with a Latin translation of the two books above [with title page in Hebrew and Latin: Sefer HaTe'amim V'Sefer Masoret HaMasoret]. The Hebrew text has vowels [except the title pages].
Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur-Ashkenazi (1470-1549, Otzar HaRabbanim 2069), an Italian Torah scholar and a leading linguist. He is called by his book HaBachur, in addition he wrote many books on grammar, including HaTishbi and this book.
184 leaves; 109, [2] leaves. 15 cm. Good condition. Stains, moth marks, taped first page for reinforcement. Old binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 117

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Avodat HaLevi – Venice, 1546

Avodat HaLevi, sources for the 613 mitzvot in the Rambam's order, by Rabbi Shlomo son of Eliezer HaLevi. Venice, 1546.
Sources for the six Sidrei Mishna, Midrashei Chazal, and literature of Rishonim [The Rif, Smag, Smak, Arba'a Turim, Rabbeinu Yerucham, HaRokeach etc.].
28 leaves. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains, light moth marks.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 118

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Responsa by the Rosh – Venice, 1552 – Signatures

Responsa by Rabbeinu Asher (the Rosh). Venice, [1552]. Second edition.
Ownership signatures in Sephardic handwriting upon first leaves of book:"Yitzchak Gattenyu son of Rabbi Shmuel","Avraham Menachem", signatures of the Gattenyu family [of Salonika] and others. Several comments throughout book.
Ink-stamp of M. W. Kahan from Sighet and signature"Menahem Ze'ev son of Rivka". Inscription in Ashkenazi handwriting of"Menahem Ze'ev Kahana" and inscription stating that the book belongs to Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Rosenbaum Av Beit Din of Zutchka.
158 leaves, 29.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. First and last leaves worn, tears glued for reinforcement. New magnificent leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 119

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Sefer HaZohar – Cremona, 1559-1560

Sefer HaZohar on the Torah, by the Tanna Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Cremona, [1559-1560]. Notations and corrections in Oriental and Ashkenazi handwriting.
This edition of the Zohar is the first and second printing of the Zohar books [after permission was denied by the rabbis to print the Zohar for approximately 90 years after printing was discovered. Mantua printers began printing the books of the Zohar a year earlier, however, the Cremona printers succeeded in completing the printing of all sections prior to the Mantua printers].
Incomplete copy: 5-132; 99; 143 leaves (instead of: 132, 122, 146 leaves. Missing total of 30 leaves). 29 cm. Fair condition. Stains, wear and tear. Detached leaves. Unbound.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 120

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Arba’a Turim – Riva Di Trento, 1561

Arba'a Turim, by Rabbeinu Ya'akov bar Asher. Riva Di Trento, 1561.
Signature and owner's inscriptions from 1679: "I, Yeshaya son of Mordechai Shalit". On last leaf, lists of births from 1669.
6, 9-80; 66; 42; 104 leaves + folded leaf of leap year calendar [found after Leaf 51, slightly cutoff]. 28.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains. Slight wear (restored). New fancy leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 121

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Goren Nachon – Tikkun Midot HaNefesh by Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Gabirol – Riva Di Trento, 1562

Goren Nachon - Sefer Tikkun Midot HaNefesh (Correcting Characteristics), by Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Gabirol, with the book Musarei HaPhilosophim [by Chanin Ibn Aschak], and Sefer HaTapuach by Aristotle. Riva Di Trento, [1562].
First edition of the first two books, that were originally written in Arabic. Rabbi Yehuda Ibn Tibon translated Tikkun Midot HaNefesh, and Musarei HaPhilosophim was translated by Rabbi Yehuda Alcharizi.
17; 28 [should be: 30] leaves. 18.5 cm. Good condition, stains, few moth holes.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 122

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Sefer Torat HaBayit HaKatzar – Cremona, 1665 – First Edition

VeZot Torat HaBayit - Sefer Torat HaBayit HaKatzar by the Rashba. Cremona, [1665]. First edition.
Ex-libris upon inner biding of book:"Belongs to the great genius Rabbi Leib Berlin Av Beit Din of Bamberg¦". - The Ga'on Rabbi Aryeh Leib Berlin (1739-1814), among the greatest Torah scholars of his generation, among the leaders of the Fֳ¼rth communities during the years 1773-1778; served as Av Beit Din of Bamberg in 1790 and from 1794 served as Av Beit Din of Kassel and Hessen. His glosses on the majority of the tractates of the Shas were lost and only the glosses on Shvu'ot Tractate were printed in the Vilna Edition of the Shas. His brother, Rabbi Noach Chaim Tzvi Berlin author of Atzei Almogim greatly admired him and named his book Atzei Arazim after him [see attached material].
Leaf 21/2 contains handwritten signature:"Shlomo son of Avraham of Pesselburg, from Bohemia", [Rabbi Avraham Pesselburg, Av Beit Din of Prague and friend of Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeshitz, passed away in 1746].
48, 13-15, 53-72 leaves [faulty pagination]. 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains, moth damage and tears. Detached leaves. Moth damage. Worn and detached binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 123

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Tur with Beit Yosef – Venice, 1564 – Second Edition During Lifetime of Author – Glosses

Arba'a Turim, Yoreh De'ah,"with commentaries and Chiddushim of the wholesome scholar Reish Mativta in Safed Rabbi Yosef Karo¦ known as Beit Yosef¦". Venice, [1564]. Second edition printed during lifetime of author.
Ownership notations and signatures."Heirs of Yosef Otlingo" [Rabbi Yosef Otlingo, Rosh Yeshiva and printer in Cremona - passed away in 1570],"Avraham son of Mordechai Otlingo". Glosses and notations on margins in Italian handwriting.
[31], 398 leaves. 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear, moth damage. Damaged binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 124

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Mishneh Torah – Venice, 1574-1575 – First Edition with Kesef Mishneh – Glosses by author of “Admat Kodesh”

Mishneh Torah by the Rambam, on critique of the Ra'abad [Rabbi Avraham Ben David] and Maggid Mishneh, including commentary Kesef Mishneh by Rabbi Yosef Karo. Set of five volumes. Venice, [1574-1575]. First edition of the Kesef Mishneh.
Rabbi Yosef Karo passed away during the process of the printing of this book. Margins of sheets contain dozens of glosses and notations in Oriental handwriting, by several writers. Fifth volume contains numerous handwritten glosses by the Ga'on Rabbi Nissim Chaim Moshe Mizrachi author of Admat Kodesh, some signed in his name [Moshe Mizrachi, Nissim Moshe Mizrachi and Nissim Chaim Moshe Mizrachi]. Ownership notation:"Book of exalted scholar and Dayan¦ Reish Metivta¦ Rabbi Nissim Moshe Mizrachi¦". [Some glosses cut off].
The Ga'on Rabbi Nissim Chaim Moshe Mizrachi (passed away in 1749, Otzar HaRabbanim 16054), Av Beit Din of Jerusalem and among its greatest scholars, first bearer of the title "Rishon LeTziyon" in Jerusalem. He and his brother, the Ga'on Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Mizrachi, author of Pri HaAretz, were known as the"Nerot HaMizrachi'im" [Eastern Candles]. The Chida writes about him:"Would conduct himself in piety and extreme modesty with peace and righteousness". Author of Admat Kodesh Responsa. The names Nissim and Chaim were added to his name after he was imprisoned twice due to tax debts of the Jerusalem congregation.
Volume 1 (Mada-Zemanim): [21], 316 leaves (missing title page). Volume 2: (Nashim-Kedusha): [9], 217 leaves (missing title page and last leaf). Volume 3: (Hafla'a-Zera'im): [18], 164 leaves (missing: two first leaves). Volume 4 (Avoda-Tahara): 165-450 leaves (missing two last leaves). [4], 227, [5] leaves (missing: leaves 155-156, 6 leaves from beginning and 4 leaves from end. Last leaf appears). 28 cm. Condition of leaves varies, good-fair. Stains and mildew marks, moth damage. New bindings.

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Mishneh Torah – Venice, 1575 – Handwritten Glosses

Mishneh Torah by the Rambam, section 4 [Nezikin-Shoftim]. Venice, [1575].
First edition printed with Rabbi Yosef Karo's Kesef Mishneh commentary. While this edition was being printed, Rabbi Yosef Karo passed away.
Margins of leaves contain glosses in Sephardic handwriting [some cut off].
[10], 297, [9] leaves (missing: title-page and two leaves at beginning of book as well as 8 index leaves at end). Good-fair condition. Stains and moth damage, mildew stains on number of leaves. Worn and detached binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 126

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Reshit Chochma – Cracow, 1593-1594

Reshit Chochma, by Rabbi Eliyahu Vidash. Cracow, [1593-1594].
Second or third printing of the famous book of ethics which later appeared in many editions [that year, an edition of the book was printed in Venice and written on the title page is "Printed for the second time"]. Ancient owners' inscriptions [from 1723 and 1736] by Ya'akov son of Shlomo Levi.
10, 418; 32 leaves (missing: 4 first leaves). 20 cm. Fair condition. Stains, wear and tears with omissions in several leaves, primarily in the last leaf of the index. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 127

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Tvu’at Shor [First] – Lublin, 1616 – Glosses

Sefer Tvu'at Shor, abridgement the Beit Yosef [section 1-4], by Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Schor. Lublin, [1615-1616]. Only edition.
Number of glosses and illustrations in antique handwriting [close to the period of the printing] and erased ownership notation [preceding Even HaEzer section].
Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Schor (d.1634, Otzar HaRabbanim 3101), author of"First" Tvu'at Shor, was among the greatest Torah scholars of Poland, contemporary of the Bach, and son-in-law of Minister Rabbi Shaul Wahl. Served in the rabbinates of Horodna, Brisk and Lublin. Uncle of author of"Tvu'ot Shor Im Simla Chadasha" on laws of slaughtering and non-kosher food". (For additional information related to him see: Zachor LeAvraham, 1994-1995, pages 60-76).
Section 1 - Orach Chaim: 143 leaves (missing: title-page, replaced by title-page of Yoreh De'ah - which is partially torn, and leaves 2-4). Section 2 - Yoreh De'ah: 176, 77-115, [1] leaves. Section 3 - Even HaEzer: 54 leaves (separate title-page). Section 4 - Choshen Mishpat: 105, [1] leaves (missing from leaf 102 until end. Separate title-page). 18.5 cm. Fair condition, stains and tears, moth stains. Paper pasting on margins of number of leaves with damage to text. New binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 128

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Rinat Dodim – Basel, 1600

Sefer Rinat Dodim, commentary on Shir HaShirim, by Rabbi Eliyahu son of Rabbi Moshe Luantz. Basel, [1600].
Rabbi Eliyahu Ba'al Shem of Luantz (1565-1636) studied in the yeshiva of the Maharal of Prague; was involved in the study of Kabbala and the writing of amulets. He arrived in Basel after leaving his community in Frankfurt am Main, and published this book because"when something is written in a book, it is as if it has been spoken to thousands and myriads" (from the title page).
[1], 30 leaves, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Mildew stains on all leaves. Restored tears on edges of majority of leaves. Unoriginal binding, partially detached. Several signatures and ownership stamps as well as several comments.

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Sefer HaTishbi – Basel, 1601 – Signatures and Glosses

Sefer HaTishbi, book of roots from the Talmud and Midrashim of Chazal, by Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur. Basel, [1601]. Second edition.
Signatures, ownership notations [some faded]:"Belongs to Rabbi Naftali Katz","Avraham son of M. Kalman ---,"David Frankel son of Ya'akov M--- , year 1865","Ze'ev Wolf Cohen - Rabbi David Cohen of Brody".
Glosses by several writers. Two signed glosses by"Yitzchak son of Yosef Segal Horowitz". Glosses in Rashi-Italian handwriting from the 18th century, signed Shafan [initials]. Last page contains interesting riddle in handwriting of Shafan.
99 leaves. 18.5 cm. Condition of leaves varies, good-fair. Stains and wear, scotch tape. New binding.

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Sefer Arugat HaBosem – Venice, 1602 – Signature by Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Musafi

Sefer Arugat HaBosem, wisdom of the grammar and Holy Language, by Rabbi Shmuel Archevolti. Venice, [1602]. First edition.
Signatures and ownership notations in Italian handwriting. Last leaf contains signature in Oriental handwriting. Additional signature by Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Musafi [inner margin also contains notations in his handwriting?]. Signatures"Avraham Ezriel" [Rabbi Avraham Ezriel, rabbi, Dayan and prominent community activist.
119 [instead of: 118] leaves (leaves 2-3 mistakenly bound after leaves 4-5). 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, restored tears on title page. Moth stains. Notations, stamps. Worn binding.

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Urim Ve-Thummim – Venice, 1603

Urim Ve-Thummim, commentary on Yeshaya and Yirmiya by Rabbi Meir Arama (son of the"Akedat Yitzchak"), Venice, 1603. First edition.
With a foreword by Rabbi Menachem Ya'akov son of Rabbi Eliezer of Safed who tells:"¦I served many Torah scholars throughout my life¦ and enjoyed my work selling holy books, I had to leave my area and wander in many foreign countries for financial reasons¦ this book was brought to me from Heaven¦ a wonderful man of faith gave me this paper and money and I have witnessed amazing miracles¦".
76 leaves, 18.5 cm. Good condition, light stains. New semi-leather binding.
See the article written by Y. Rivkind (enclosed material), about typographic variations of this book's copies.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 132

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Me’ir Netiv – First Hebrew Concordance – Venice, 1523

Me'ir Netiv Concordance, by Rabbi Yitzchak Nathan. Venice, 1523. Daniel Bomberg Printing.
The first Hebrew concordance. Arranged by the same method of the Latin concordances used at that time; Rabbi Yitzchak Nathan labored eight years on compiling the concordance, but it was first printed only fifty years after his death. Since then, it has been acclaimed in many editions.
Missing copy - [397] leaves instead of [406] damaged title pages. 37.5 cm. At end, one leaf has handwritten substitution. General good condition. Moth damage to first leaves. Stains and creases to first and last leaves. Not bound.

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Concordance – Basel, 1632 – Fancy Copy

Concordantiae Bibliorum Hebraicae, by Johannis Buxtorfi (Senior). Basel, 1632. At the end, a chart of the parshiot. Has Hebrew title page: Concordance on Daniel and Ezra; Printed at end of chart of parshiot is a colophon: "Printed in Basilea by the order of the Praiseworthy Master Ludwig Koenig and in his home in 1630, [but actually the book was printed two years later].
At beginning of book, a Roman introduction of Johannis Buxtorfi Junior, who completed the concordance, based on the concordance Me'ir Netiv of Rabbi Yitzchak Nathan (see previous item).
Thick fancy volume, 19 pages, [456] leaves, 41 cm. Good condition. Second leaf missing and substituted with photocopy and likewise the bottom part of the tenth leaf. Tears and damage to margins of first and last leaves. Stains. Thick wooden binding covered with leather (partly new) and antique parchment, with buckle remnants.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 134

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Torah and Nevi’im Rishonim – Hollow Letters

Torah and Nevi'im Rishonim, [Hamburg, 1588].
First vol. of one of the Bible editions printed between 1586-1589 in Hamburg where "root" letters (letters which comprise the word's etymologic root) appear in regular font, and "non-root" letters are printed in a hollow font. Root letters were inserted in smaller fonts on top of every word.
pp. 3-772. [Incomplete copy, missing the Nevi'im Acharonim, the Ketuvim, the Latin title pages and introductions. Includes the Nevi'im Rishonim title page]. 34.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and restorations. Numerous remarks in antique Latin handwriting. Damaged binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 135

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Kohelet with Rashi Commentary – Early Printing – Bibliographically Unknown

Kohelet with Rashi commentary. Seven leaves of an early printing, bibliographically unknown. [Italy? c. 1530-1558].
Text and commentary, both printed in square letters. On page headings:"Kohelet" and"Rashi". New pamphlet begins on fourth leaf and numbered ׳ž׳‘ (42). Apparently, printed as part of Five Megillot or Bible. Last leaf missing. Previous owners wrote on envelope which contains the leaves:"Incunable" [incunabula].
[7] Leaves, 21 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, tears on margins.

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Five Megillot / Nevi’im Rishonim – Venice, 1594-1595

Five Megillot; Nevi'im Rishonim. Venice, [1594-1595].
Two sections of the Bible which was printed in Venice in the same year, with Rashi's commentary.
1. Five Megillot. Abridged title page and"introduction for Rashi on Shir HaShirim". 258-296 leaves.
2. Nevi'im Rishonim. Illustrated title page. [297]-447 leaves.
Volume of 20 cm. Fair-poor condition. Tears and moth damage. Old leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 137

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Arba’a Ve’Esrim – Basel, 1611-1612

Arba'a Ve'Esrim - edition of Pentateuch, Prophets and Scriptures. Basel, [1611-1612].
Edition ornamented with red ink, with delineated frames and lines for columns, titles and title-page.
Contains full Pentateuch, Five Scrolls and Prophets. [Missing: Minor Prophets; Scriptures]. The Five Scrolls are printed after the Pentateuch. Two columns on each page. Each fifth verse is marked with a letter.
224; 1-300 pages. (Missing: 301-334; 187, [7] pages). 16.5 cm. Good condition. Stains and signs of wear, number of detached leaves. Missing binding. Ownership notations and markings of verses in handwriting.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 138

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Mikra’ot Gedolot – Nevi’im Achronim – Venice, 1618

Mikra'ot Gedolot, Nevi'im Achronim, with Targum, Rashi, Radak and the Mesora. Venice, 1618.
[1], 442-668. 41 cm. Fair condition. Moisture stains, mildew marks. Moth marks on binding. Restorations to title page and last leaf. Censor erasing and handwritten substitutes, owners' inscriptions.
Contradiction between the Hebrew date (5377), and the Gregorian date MDCXVIII (1618).

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Auction 16 Lot Number 139

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Bible – Amsterdam, 1630 – Menashe ben Yisrael

Chamisha Chumshei Torah, with Nevi'im and Ketuvim. Open and closed parshiot according to the Rambam, proofread and exact for copying a Sefer Torah. Amsterdam, 1630. Menashe ben Yisrael Printing.
Printed without vowels, in two columns. Each fifth verse is marked with a letter. Separate sections for Nevi'im Rishonim and for Nevi'im Achronim. One of the only Bible editions that was printed at that time in holiness by Jews. Two columns on each page, [like the Bible traditionally used by Rabbi Aryeh Levine for Goral HaGra lots - see attached material].
612 pages. 16 cm. Good condition, stains. Pencil inscriptions. Old binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 140

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Bible – Menashe Ben Israel – Amsterdam, 1638-1639

Esrim V'Arba'ah, which includes Chamisha Chumshei Torah, [Megillot], Nevi'im Rishonim and Achronim and Ketuvim. Amsterdam, (1639?). Menashe Ben Israel Press.
One of the only Bible editions that was printed at that time in holiness by Jews. Two columns on each page [like the Bible traditionally used by Rabbi Aryeh Levine for Goral HaGra lots - see attached material].
112; 144, 144-166; 94, [4] leaves. 15.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Loose binding and detached leaves. Number of leaves with omissions due to tears and wear.
Hebrew and civil date on title page do not coincide. For additional information see Bibliography Institute CD.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 141

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Nevi’im Rishonim – Venice, 1649

Nevi'im Rishonim with commentary of Rashi. Venice, 1649.
[1], 306-462 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and minor damages. Erased stamps. New simple binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 142

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Michlal Yofi – Leket Shichecha (Variant Copy)

Michlal Yofi, Perfectio pulchritudinis. Definitions of hard words and topics found in the 24 holy scriptures. By Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Melech. With a new addition of"Leket Shichecha" by Rabbi Ya'akov Abendana. Amsterdam, 1660. Most of the title page is in Latin. Latin introductions.
(Without the illustrated title page), [3], 219, [1] leaf. 29 cm. Good condition, light stains and wear. Rebound.
Variant copy, with two additional leaves. (One Latin leaf, and leaf 219 as"book conclusion", the poems appearing on leaf 219 in the other copies appear on leaf 120 of the present copy, at the end of the book [faulty pagination, it should have been 220 instead of 120]. Refer to the Bibliography Institute CD record 0106282 which mentions [3], 219 leaves. Leaf 219 which appears on the Otzar Ha-Chochma completely differs from the one in the present copy.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 143

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Toldot Aharon / Toldot Ya’akov, Amsterdam 1652 – Einei Avraham, Amsterdam, 1627-1628

Toldot Aharon, an index to Chazal sayings in the Talmud, arranged according to the order of the Bible. Rabbi Aharon of Pesaro. Amsterdam, 1652. With Toldot Ya'akov, a supplementary to this index by Rabbi Ya'akov Sasportas. Amsterdam, 1652. Shmuel ben Sueiro Printers.
Bound with: Einei Avraham, an index to Chazal sayings in the Midrashim arranged according to the order of the Bible. Rabbi Avraham Di Ponshika. Amsterdam, 1627-1628. Daniel Di Ponshika Printing.
[158] leaves; [32 leaves]; 5-153, [2] leaves. (Einei Avraham is missing 6 leaves - the original: 153, [4] leaves). 18 cm. High quality paper, good-fair condition, stains and wear, moth marks. New binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 144

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Bible – Amsterdam, 1676-1678

Torah, Nevi'im and Ketuvim, "in Ashkenazi language". Translated into Yiddish-Deitsch [in Tzena Ur'ena letters]. Amsterdam, 1676-1678.
The translator Rabbi Yekutiel Blitz. Approbations by the rabbis of Va'ad Arba HaAratzot and Amsterdam rabbis. The title page with fancy copper engraving. Added to the last pages is a translation of "To'aliyut HaRalbag". Soon after this edition, a similar translation was printed in Amsterdam by the printer Yosef Atiash (see next Item), which caused a dispute to erupt between the printers while each side accused the other of stealing (see a lengthy description of this affair: A. Haberman, Prakim B'Toldot HaMadpisim HaIvri'im, pages 299-309).
[6], 63, [1] 64-257; 18 leaves (without the second title page after the illustrated title page. Separate title pages for Megillot, Nevi'im Rishonim, Nevi'im Achronim and Ketuvim). 31 cm. Good condition. Stains. First title page partially detached and slightly worn. Antique binding, wood covered with leather, worn and detached. Remnants of buckles, legs (metal buttons for raising when opening book).

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Auction 16 Lot Number 145

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Bible – Amsterdam, 1687

Torah, Nevi'im Ketuvim, "From the Holy Tongue they are copied and in the Ashkenaz language they are written", a bible translation into Yiddish-Deitsch [in Tzena Ur'ena letters], according to the commentaries: Targum Yonatan, Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Radak, Rabbi Sa'adya Gaon, Ralbag etc. Amsterdam, [1687]. Yosef Atiash printing.
The translator is Rabbi Yosef bar Alexander Vitzenhoisen. With approbation of the rabbis of Va'ad Arba Aratzot. In addition to regular title page, there is a fancy brass engraving.
Soon after this edition, a similar translation was printed in Amsterdam by the printer Yosef Atiash, which caused a dispute to erupt between the printers while each side accused the other of stealing (see next Item).
[6], 79; 150 leaves. 32 cm. Good condition, stains, detached leaf. Antique binding, leather covered wood, damaged, with buckle remnants.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 146

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Arba’a Ve’Esrim with Minchat Shai – First Edition – Mantua, 1742-1744

Arba'ah Ve'Esrim, including Minchat Shai, sections 1-2 [Chamisha Chumshei Torah and Megillot, Nevi'im Rishonim], by Rabbi Yedidya Shlomo Nortzi. Mantua, [1742]. First edition.
First edition of the book Minchat Shai, which became a classic composition on the Masorah and the text of the Bible. Each section has two title-pages, and first title-page is illustrated.
Section 1: [4], 136, 141-142 leaves. (Leaves [2-3] bound between leaves 141-142). Section 2: [2], 88 leaves. (Missing last leaf with list of instances where pronunciation differs from text).
26 cm. Fair condition. Stains, mildew stains on some leaves. First two title-pages as well as several additional leaves are torn and /or detached. Ownership notation / signature on title-page. Worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 147

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Chamisha Chumshei Tora – Dyhernfurth, 1805

Chamisha Chumshei Tora and the Five Megillot, with Haftarot for the whole year. Dyhernfurth, 1805.
On title page, the word Amsterdam is printed with emphasized letters. A separate title page for the haftarot.
156; 48 leaves. 13 cm. Fair condition. Stains and wear, pen inscriptions, tears to two last leaves. Restored antique leather binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 148

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Chamisha Chumshei Tora Tikun Sofrim – Amsterdam, 1827 – Fancy Bindings

Torat Emet, Chamisha Chumshei Tora Tikun Sofrim with Rashi commentary, haftarot, prayers and piyutim for every Shabbat of the year. Amsterdam, 1827.
At the end of Bamidbar another [6] leaves (bibliographically unknown) with a list of "the names of wealthy men who have signed to take the Chumash Torat Emet to their dwellings" - a list of "Prenumeranten". At the beginning of Devarim, a leaf was added with corrections of printing errors of all the volumes.
Five volumes with dark leather binding, high quality and fancy, with gold decoration and golden leaf cutting. Impressed on the bindings are the name of the book and its number. Each volume in its original cardboard box.
20 cm. Good condition. Light damage to binding margins and cardboard boxes.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 149

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Set of Chumashim – Torat Emet – Amsterdam, 1827

Torat Emet, Tikun Sofrim, Chamisha Chumshei Tora, includes Rashi's commentary, Haftarot, prayers and poems. Amsterdam, [1827].
Five volume set. Proofread and accurate edition based on earlier Torah scrolls and chumashim.
Double title-pages in all volumes. First title-page contains illustrated copper engraving.
Bamidbar contains a printed (detached) leaf from the publisher of the Chumashim"I am filled with praise to the Almighty for having completed the publication of Sefer Torat Emet¦ Amsterdam¦ 1828¦". This leaf is bibliography unknown.
Varying pagination [Bamidbar contains an additional 6 leaf pamphlet, listing those who signed on the Chumahsim. Leaves unlisted in Bibliography Institute], 18-20 cm. General condition good, stained. Margins of Bamidbar uncut in print. Two volumes are without binding, two have antique leather bindings, [one imprinted with name of owner], and one volumes is simply bound.

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Olelot Naftali – Hamburg, 1842

Olelot Naftali, commentary on Sefer Bereshit, by Rabbi Naftali Herz Wessely. Hamburg, 1842.
Olelot Naftali was not fully printed during the period in which it was written. In 1834, the author's son published only the first leaf, which is commentary on the word Bereshit, and later on, in the following book, he printed"Machberet Rishona" [commentary on Bereshit 1-3].
Ownership signature:"Moshe Shmuel son of Rabbi David Francas". Corrections and notations in pen and pencil.
A large polemic emerged against the author, Naftali Herz Wessely (1726-1805), regarding his booklet Divrei Shalom Ve'Emet, which proposed to make changes in the Jewish education regulations. The Noda BeYehuda, who formerly had given approbation to the author's commentary on Avot, entitled Yein Levanon,, wrote letters expressing his vehement disapproval of the views professed in Divrei Shalom Ve'emet. Naftali Herz Wessely also participated in the writing of the Be'ur [explanation] in the Mendelsohn Chumashim (major Enlightenist work). Therefore, many considered him one of the founders of the enlightenment movement. Nevertheless, many Torah giants [as the Netziv, the Ktav VeHaKabbalah, Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, and others] would cite him and quote from his books praisingly. See the endorsement of the author of Aruch LaNer on this book.
[8], 128 pages. 20.5 cm. Good condition, stains. Worn binding.

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Yalkut Shimoni – Frankfurt An Der Oder, 1709

Yalkut Shimoni, Section 1 [Chamisha Chumshei Torah] and Section 2 [Nevi'im and Ketuvim], by Rabbi Shimon HaDarshan of Frankfurt. Frankfurt an der Oder, [1709].
Entire composition in one large volume. Title page contains impressive copper etching.
Ownership signature in ancient handwriting throughout book:"Moshe son of Rabbi¦ Virshberg of Fֳ¼rth in Harburg".
[1], 313; 190 leaves. 29 cm. Good-fair condition. Restored tears on last title page. Stains, moth stains, scotch tape for restoration on several leaves. Ancient semi-leather biding, with remnants of binding strings, worn.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 152

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Parashat Mordechai, Kemecse, 1930 – A Rare Stencil

Parashat Mordechai on the Torah and the festivals. By Rabbi Mordechai Leonorovitz Rabbi of Kemecse and its surroundings. Kemecse, 1930. First and limited edition printed by stencil printing (typewritten). Approbations of Rabbi Shimon Sofer Rabbi of Erlau, Rabbi Shalom Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfert (son of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz), Rabbi Shaul Brach Rabbi of Kosice etc.
The author, Rabbi Mordechai Leonorovitz (1870-1925, HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav, Page 595), disciple of the Shevet Sofer and his brother Shimon Sofer Rabbi of Erlau. Served as Rabbi of Kemecse from 1904, his son Rabbi Gedalia succeeded him as rabbi of the city and published the book.
[3], 47 leaves. 28 cm. Good condition. Original cover.
Very rare. The only Hebrew book printed in Kemecse (Hungary), does not appear in the Bibliography Institute CD. It appears in the Vinograd and Rosenfeld CD according to a copy from a private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 153

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Three Books – Maharam Alshich

Three books by Rabbi Moshe Alshich:
1. Sefer Romemot Eel, on Tehillim. Amsterdam, 1695.
2. Sefer Yarim Moshe, on Avot Tractate. Fֳ¼rth, (1764). Moth damages, various ownership signatures in ancient handwritings, from the city of Yergen [adjacent to Pressburg].
3. Sefer Torat Moshe, on the Tora. Amsterdam, (1777). Approbation and Chiddushei Torah by Rabbi Shual Av Beit Din of Amsterdam. Various ownership stamps and signatures.
Various sizes and conditions, very good to fair.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 154

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Sefer Tehillim – Leiden, 1650

Sefer Tehillim, Psalterii Davidis Editio nova, Priore emendatior. Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden, Holland), 1650.
Sefer Tehillim in Hebrew, printed from right to left; each psalm is followed by comments in Latin. Beginning of book: 13 leaves of dedication to Carl Ludwig, duke of Bavaria, by publisher; 5 leaves of introduction by publisher; Hebrew song in honor of publisher, by Johannes Henricus Dauber; song of four lines, Syriac writing in Hebrew letters. Bibliography Institute CD notes that they have seen a copy which contains only one title page. This copy contains the first title page as well, in Hebrew and Latin, adorned with a fine etching. [287] leaves, 13 cm. Very good condition. Few stains, Ownership notations and few handwritten comments. Ancient parchment binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 155

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Tehillim – Utrecht, 1688

Tehillim - Liber Psalmorum. Utrecht (Holland), 1688.
Hebrew and Latin page facing page. Two additional editions were printed concurrently, with English and Dutch translations.
8 pages; 240, [2] leaves. 12.5 cm. Good condition, stains and wear. Worn parchment binding. Ownership notations.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 156

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Tehilim, Diglei Hodaya V’Hamitzvah – Talisman book

Tehillim, with the books Diglei Hodaya V'Hamitzvah and Mamtakei Yehuda on the 613 mitzvot, by Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Landau of Jerusalem. [Jozefow, 1875]. Two title pages, the first in golden letters.
Many approbations by Ashkenasi and Sefardi scholars in Eretz Yisrael, Turkey and Poland. Including approbation by Rebbe David of Tolna who blesses those who buy the book "with blessing and success and all their wishes should be fulfilled". Also an approbation by Rebbe Avraham HaMagid of Trisk who blesses the buyers "that the merit of Torah should protect them and they should be blessed with the triple blessing of scholarly children, long life and abundant livelihood". Many laws and customs of Chassidic leaders.
[12 pages], 3-13 leaves (Leaf 10 is missing); 233 leaves, (without Seder Ma'amadot). 21 cm. Dry paper, fair condition, tears and pasting. Elaborately decorated old leather binding.
Some of the first leaves of approbations and introductions do not appear in the bibliographic listings. The Bibliographic Institute CD notes that they have not seen the first of the two title pages.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 157

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Miniature Tehilim with Illustrations of Musical Instruments – Vilna, 1900

Tehilim with illustrations of musical instruments¦ and a picture of King David. Vilna, 1900.
Leaf 2 contains illustration of King David. Various illustrations of musical instruments throughout book. Although title page lists 1900 as year of printing, it is possible that it is actually a later stereotype printing.
176 leaves (352 pages), 7 cm. Good condition. Original semi-leather binding, slightly loose. Several loose leaves.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 158

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Machzor – Venice, 1599 – Numerous Glosses in Italian Handwriting

Machzor Hadrat Kodesh, Ashkenazi version [Italy]. Includes commentary Remez Drash Sod¦ Section 2 for High Holy Days. [Venice, 1599].
First leaves of Slichot finely completed in Handwriting. Leaves of Machzor contain many additions of prayers, laws and customs, version corrections and commentaries, in early Italian handwriting from the period of the printing. Large portion of additions based on Kabbalah. On leaf 252 the author notes"I have already written this in the commentary of my Machzor". Leaf 253 contains interesting comments on the poem in Ne'ilah. Apparently, the author was a Torah scholar, proficient in laws and customs, who wrote Chiddushim on the Shulchan Aruch and commentaries on the Machzor.
Leaf 94 contains more recent writing, relating the custom of the people from the city of Moncalvo (Italy) to recite the poems.
Incomplete copy: Leaves 13-301 (of 315 leaves) + 5 handwritten completion leaves at beginning of volume. 29 cm. Fair condition, very worn. Binding torn and incomplete.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 159

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Siddur Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi – First Edition, Kopys 1816

Prayers for the entire year based on the Ari rite, Part I is dedicated to the daily prayers. Chabad rite Siddur, with word definitions based on the Ari, Halachot and Hasidic essays by the Admor Ha-Zaken Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. Edited by his son the Middle Admor Rabbi Dov-Ber. Kopys, 1816. First edition.
Includes: Sha'ar Ha-Tzitzit, Sha'ar Ha-Tefilin, Sha'ar Ha-Tefilah, Peirush Ha-Milot Al Pesukei De-Zimra, Sha'ar Keryat Shema [with the Kavanot of Keryat Shema based on Kabbalah], Sha'ar Ha-Talmud Torah, Seder Netilat Yadayim L-Seudah [with Hilchot Netilat Yadayim, who are like a"second edition" of the ones brought in the"Shulchan Aruch" Ha-Rav]. Sha'ar Birkat Ha-Mazon, Seder Birkot Ha-Nehenin, interpretations for weddings, Seder Ha-Mila, Seder Keryat Shema Al Ha-Mita and Seder Tikkun Hatzot.
With a foreword by [his son] the Middle Admor Rabbi Dov-Ber"on behalf of the rabbi author", who edited the Siddur and brought it to print. He writes:"I have compiled the Siddur using several booklets from copies I had, which were copied from manuscripts, and from numerous of my writing booklets¦ which were proof-read by the Admor of Liadi with great satisfaction". [The Halachic rulings mentioned in the Siddur are like a second edition of his Halachic opinion, they stand as basis of the Chabad customs up to present generation, see introduction of the"Piskei Ha-Siddur" by Rabbi Avraham Chaim Na'eh].
[The first 2 leaves have been restored], 104, 54 leaves. 20.5 cm. Fair condition: missing title page which has been replaced by a professional photocopy on antique paper. Half of leaf 2 has also been restored. The remainder of the book is worn and stained, the wear damage affects the text on some of the leaves. Rebound with a fine, new, semi-leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 160

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Siddur Ha-Shlah – First Edition – Amsterdam, 1717

Siddur Sha'ar Ha-Shamayim, with commentaries, Halachot and customs, by Rabbi Yehoshua Horovitz author of the Shnei Luchot Ha-Brit (Shlah), Tefila interpretation by the author of the Shlah, mostly esoteric (based on several books, mainly on the Ari's teachings, which he had in manuscript). With a compilation of Halachot and customs from the"Shnei Luchot Ha-Brit" gathered and published by his grandson. [Amsterdam, 1717]. First edition.
Incomplete copy which includes most of the Siddur, Daily Services year round, Shabbat, Festivals, Tikkunei Shabbat, Pirkei Avot with commentary, Passover Haggadah and more. (Doesn't include part 2 with: Parashiot; Shir Ha-Yichud; Selichot; Yotzrot liturgy; Tehilim, Seder Ma'amadot and more. Also missing: title pages, approbations and the beginning of the introduction).
Prayer in this Siddur carries the virtue of always being heard. As written by the author of the Bayit Chadash in his approval of this Siddur:"For there is no doubt that this will spread among Israel, whoever will pray in this Siddur will always be heard and his prayer never ignored". Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov, first Admor of Sadigura mentioned this Segulah in his approbation of the Siddur's third edition (Warsaw 1882):"Siddur Sha'ar Ha-Shamayim by the Shlah is just as the Bayit Chadash said - there is no doubt that whoever prays in that Siddur will never be ignored". Kabbalistic Gaon Rabbi Naftali Katz author of the"Semichat Chachamim" attributes the Segulah to the author himself, the holy Shlah, saying the following in his letter:"¦All services year round from start to finish, for Shabbat, new months and the High Holidays as arranged and composed by Rabbi Yeshayah Segal author of the 'Shnei Luchot Ha-Brit. Rabbi Naftali yearned to see this Siddur [printed and spread] he commanded his descendants to bring it to print, so many could benefit from praying in that specific order and with those intentions because following that order while strongly holding those specific intentions before Shome'a Tefila, allows all prayers to be heard. All of this is based on approbations written by great Geonim from earlier generations¦ Rabbi Yoel Sirkis author of the Bayit Chadash and the great holy and well-known Gaon Rabbi Ya'akov ABD of Lublin¦ and the great Gaon Rabbi Yom Tov Lipmann Heller author of the Tosfot Yom Tov¦ all of whom said that if those intentions were followed while praying, no prayer would ever be ignored".
(Professionally photocopied title page), leaves 21-335 only. (Incomplete copy! Originally: [5], 4-335, 139, 130, [1], 52 leaves). 26.5 cm. High quality paper, wide margins, good condition, stains, wine marks on the Passover Haggadah. Slight moth damage. Luxurious semi-leather binding.

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Birat Migdal Oz – Berdichev 1836

Birat Migdal Oz, Part 3 of Rabbi Ya'akov Emden's siddur. Berdichev, 1836. Second edition, with the approbation of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin.
Part 3 of the siddur "Paltin Beit El", arranged by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden, Altuna 1735-1737.
This part has: Seder Brit Milah, the laws and customs from a person's birth until his death, methods of education, laws of Kashrut, ethics and philosophy etc
Owner's signatures and stamps: Moshe son of Avraham Zelig.
Missing copy: [3], 5-239 leaves (originally: [4], 5-262, [3] leaves). C. 18 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth damage. Worn semi-leather binding.

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Collection of Books of Supplication and Mussar in Yiddish

* Tchina Kol Bchiya, brought from Eretz Israel [copied to Yiddish by the woman Hena, daughter of Rabbi Yedhuda Shapiro], [Vilna? 1844?]. * Tchina Imrei Shefer,"six new supplications". Lvov, 1879. * Sefer Am Segula, on the thirteen principles of faith, Rabbi Noach Chaim son of Rabbi Moshe. Warsaw, [c. 1889. Censorship approval from 1889]. * Mikdash Melech,"Shabbat Kodesh in Gan Eden - ¦ author of Mikdash Melech". Warsaw, [1910]. * Ma'aseh Rabbi Yosef Di-La-Reina, Warsaw, [1913].
Yiddish. Total of 5 books. Various sizes. General condition good.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 163

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Siddur HaShalom (Soviet Russia) – Two Editions

Siddur HaShalom, year round prayers - Moscow, 1956; 1968.
This siddur was published by the religious community of Moscow, under the eyes of the communist rule who preferred that the synagogue in Moscow continue its activities openly for the whole world to see, but only by the elderly belonging to the old world. The siddur was printed without a Russian translation to prevent Russian youth from being attracted to Judaism. [Found on Page 71 is an interesting censor correction - in Al HaNissim, "al hamilchamot" (on the wars) was erased].
Printed on the title page of the 1957 edition: "Edited by the Head of the Religious Community of Moscow, Rabbi Shlomo¦ Shleifer", whereas printed on the title page of the 1968 edition: "Edited by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levine Rabbi of Moscow".
On Page 2, title page in Russian. On Page 479, introduction in Russian. Pages 5-6, introductions on prayer and peace. Pages 7-12, learning to read and Russian transcription of the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew vowels.
Both volumes: 479 pages. 25.5 cm. / 24.5 cm. (Page 479 in the first copy is attached from another copy). Good condition. Original fabric covers.

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Beit Chorin (Metz, 1767) / Brit Mateh Moshe (Berlin, 1701)

1. Beit Chorin, Haggadah of Pesach, commentaries and illustrations (copper etchings), Metz, 1767. Approbations of the Sha'agat Aryeh and Rabbi Avram HuAvraham of Frankfurt am Main, and others. (Ya'ari 162; Otzar HaHagadot 251).
[2] 64 leaves (without map). 22 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and wear. Damaged and loose binding.
2. Sefer Brit Mateh Moshe, Haggadah of Pesach, including commentaries [commentary based on Kabbalah]. Berlin, 1701. Approbations of Rabbi Naftali Katz of Posen and Rabbi Shaul of Krakow, and others. (Ya'ari 67; Otzar HaHagadot 103).
Missing copy, contains: 1-4, 9-104 leaves (instead of: [6], 5-104 leaves), 20 cm. Good-fair condition, paper cut bordering on text, minor stains and wear. Binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 165

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Passover Haggada – Berlin 1785

Passover Haggada, with Ashkenazi translation, grammer notes, and pamphlet Si'ach Yitzchak about grammar, by "The Rabbinical linguist Yitzchak from the house of Levi of Stanov". Berlin, 1785.
Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Stanov (1732-1804), author of VaYe'etar Yitzchak, a tremendous Torah scholar and a strange person, was also renowned for forging many books, some books that he wrote by himself and he attributed them to authors of previous generation, while also forging letters of approbation that were allegedly written for the books by leading rabbis of previous generations. [Some say that he belonged to Mendelson's group of maskilim (Enlightenment Movement) in Berlin]. The translator is his disciple Yoel Brill. Yiddish-Deitsch and Hebrew, page per page.
[4], 58 leaves. 15.5 cm. Good condition, stains. Stamps. Binding without spine.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 166

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Passover Haggada – Arba Yesodot – Offenbach, 1789

Passover Haggada, Arba Yesodot. Offenbach, [1789].
With Yiddish commentary Arba Yesodot (foundations), from which only two foundations were printed: "Yesod HaYir'ah and Yesod HaAhava. [The other two: Yesod HaAvodah and Yesod HaBracha were not printed]. That same year, another similar edition, slightly abridged, was printed in that same place.
46 leaves. 21 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and wear, minor restoration to first leaf. New binding. Ancient owner's signature.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 167

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Passover Hagadda – Be’ur Yitzchak – Breuna, 1790

Passover Hagadda, with the commentary Be'ur Yitzchak, by Rabbi Yitzchak Zekel HaLevi Shpitz. Breuna, 1790. Bound with the book: Pri Etz Hadar, on the Torah [Breishit], by his son Rabbi Yechiel Michel Shpitz [Rabbi of Hadiacz]. Breuna, 1790.
On title page: "Yitzchak HaLevi son of the author of Sefer Birkat Yitzchak" - The words Sefer Birkat Yitzchak are emphasized in especially large letters. At the top of the first title page is a dedication in faded handwriting: "To¦ R' Avraham ---".
On the title pages of both books the Jewish year 5549 contradicts the Gregorian date.
56; 20 leaves. 21 cm. Fair condition. Wine stains, extensive moth damage [primarily to inner margins]. Without covers, detached leaves. Owners' inscriptions.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 168

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Passover Haggada – HaMarbeh L’Saper – Karlsruhe, 1791

Passover Haggada, "with a new commentary HaMarbeh L'Saper¦ ". Karlsruhs, 1791.
The commentary was written by Rabbi Yedidya Tia Weil Rabbi of Karlsruhe, who wrote anonymously, and even wrote an approbation to this book [The commentary in his handwriting was found in the National Library. Manuscript no. 8ֲ°2744].
52 leaves. 21.5 cm. Good condition, stains.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 169

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Passover Haggada – Offenbach, 1800

Passover Haggada, with Yiddish-Deitsch translation. Offenbach, 1800.
The translation is in Tzena Ur'ena letters. With wood cutting illustrations.
40 leaves. 19 cm. Good condition, stains. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 170

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Passover Haggada – Ma’ale Beit Chorin – Bialistok, 1806

Ma'ale Beit Chorin - Passover Haggada, with commentaries of the Alshich, the Shla, Gur Aryeh [by the Maharal] and Ollelot Efraim [by the author of the Kli Yakar], etc. Bialistok, 1806.
[1]. 46. [1] leaves. 31.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, moth marks, tape restorations. Erased owners' inscriptions, new binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 171

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Passover Haggada – Basel, 1816

Passover Haggada, with Ashkenazi translation. Basel, 1816.
As opposed to most of the haggadot of those times, that imitated the drawings of the banks of Prague and Amsterdam, this haggada has original drawings in wood cutting.
[2], 54 pages. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Wine stains. Taped leaves for reinforcement. Worn binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 172

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Ma’aseh Nissim Passover Haggadah – Cracow, 1820

Seder Haggadah Shel Pesah with the Ma'aseh Nissim commentary, introduction, Dinei Birkat Ha-Nehenin and the general Halachot of Muktzeh, Rabbi Ya'akov Luberbaum of Lissa. Cracow, 1820.
With a nice commentary authored by one of our contemporary Geonim¦ the holy and famous Rabbi author of the Chavat Da'at¦". Antique signature of"Rabbi Yehoshua Fuchs of¦".
[31] leaves. 21 cm. Fair condition, wear and wine spots. Worn binding.
Ya'ari 436; Otzar Ha-Haggadot 612.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 173

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Passover Haggada – Ma’ase Nissim – Zholkeva, 1835

Passover Haggada, with commentary Ma'ase Nissim, by Rabbi Ya'akov Lorberbaum [author of Chavot Da'at and Netivot HaMishpat]. Zholkeva, 1835.
At the beginning of the book are the laws of blessings and Seder night. At the end of the book are the rules of the laws of muktza.
On Leaf [4]/2 there is a gloss in Ashkenazi handwriting.
[5], 28 [should be: 25] leaves. 21.5 cm. Wide left margins not cut in printing. Good condition, stains, wear to margins. Stamp. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 174

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Passover Haggada – Yom Yeshua – Zholkeva, 1836

Sefer Yom Yeshua - Passover Haggada. With two commentaries: Emet L'Ya'akov by the Magid of Dubna, and Chesed L'Avraham by Rabbi Avraham Dov Berish Flam of Mezritch [author of Shemen HaMor, a disciple of the Magid of Dubna]. Zholkeva, 1836.
A similar edition was printed in 1836, in the same place.
28 leaves. 20 cm. Good condition, stains, moth marks. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 175

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B’Chipazon Pesach – Salonika, 1871

Sefer B'Chipazon Pesach, rulings and anthologies on the laws of Passover [in Alphabetical order], Arvit (night prayer) for Passover Eve, Passover Haggada with commentary, by Rabbi Avraham Sid. Salonika, [1871].
[1], 97 leaves. 18 cm. Good condition, few stains. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 176

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Passover Haggada – Bombay, 1887

Passover Haggada, with Arabic translation, according to the custom of Baghdad and all its surroundings. Bombay, 1887.
Hebrew and Arabic translation [in Hebrew letters with vowels], paragraph by paragraph.
[2], 70 pages. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth damage, tape.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 177

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Haggada Leil Shimurim – Stockholm, 1934 – Swedish Translation

Seder Haggada Leil Shimurim, with Swedish translation. Stockholm, 1934. With original drawings and plates of musical notes for the Hagadda piyutim.
71 pages. 21.5 cm. Good condition, stains. Simple cover.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 178

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Facsimile on Parchment – Passover Hagaddah – Wadi Alhajara – The First Printed Hagaddah

Facsimile - Passover Hagaddah. Wadi Alhajara, c. 1480. The first printed hagaddah. [New York], [1983].
Printed on parchment in honor of 500 years since its printing, on parchment, 30 fancy numbered copies, by Soncino Press Company in New York. This copy is No. 2.
[12] pages. 27.5 cm. Parchment with ancient processing style, good condition, fancy leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 179

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Facsimile – Amsterdam Haggada, 1663

Facsimile - "Haggadat Amsterdam HaKadmonit - 1662. Bnei Brak, 1977. The first haggada printed in Amsterdam, with wood cutting. The edition has 99 numbered copies, on thick imitation parchment paper. This copy is no. 61.
[28] leaves. 23 cm. Very good condition. Fancy leather binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 180

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Haggadah for Pesach in Hebrew Braille Writing

Haggadah for Pesach in Braille writing, written in Hebrew, from left to right.
The words"Haggadah for Pesach" embossed in Braille letters upon title page as well as name of owner of Haggadah, Ruth Leiserowitz. [39] leaves, 32 cm. Good condition. Tears on margins of cover.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 181

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Humorous Haggadah for Purim – Breslau 1800

Melitza LePurim. Breslau, 1800. Humorous Haggadah for Purim.
12 leaves, 19 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Title-page is detached and torn, and pasted against another paper for re-enforcement. Last page is slightly detached. cardboard cover.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 182

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Divrei Purim – Warsaw, 1838 / Mishloach Manot – Vienna, 1879

1. Divrei Purim, a poem in rhyme about Purim, by Rabbi Simcha Aryeh Leib of HrubieszֿŒw. Warsaw, [1838]. Signatures and stamps: Rabbi Zvi Hirsh of Plotzk, and his son Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Chazan of Lyubcha - a renowned Torah scholar, who publicized articles in popular Torah journals, and wrote books which are still in manuscripts.
[4] leaves. 20 cm. Good-fair condition, stains. Moth marks. Several holes. New binding.
2. Mishloach Manot, a poem about the story of the Megila [each line is composed of the acronym of the word Megila], by Rabbi Yekutiel Gordon [a disciple of the Ramchal]. Vienna, 1879. (Printed in a limited edition, see: N. Ben Menachem, Pitchei She'arim, page 276).
[8] pages. 19 cm. Good condition, stains, new binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 183

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Mishnayot – Amsterdam, 1643 – Miniature Volume

Mishnayot, Part 2, Seder Nezikin, Kodshim and Taharot. Amsterdam, 1643. Proofread by Menashe ben Yisrael, printed in Beit Eliyahu Abuhav.
A miniature pocket edition. At end of volume is an index of the Chapters in Alphabetical order.
From 1643-1645, the printing press of Rabbi Menashe ben Yisrael was leased to Eliyahu Abuhav and therefore his name is mentioned in the title page of the book, but apparently, even during those years, Rabbi Menashe ben Yisrael continued to be involved in the printing.
16, 18-185, 187-289, [1] leaf. 8.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears to a number of leaves. New binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 184

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Beit David on the Mishnayot – Amsterdam, 1738-1739 – Signatures and Stamps

Beit David, commentary on the Mishnayot, Parts 1-2, by Rabbi David Chaim Corinaldi. Amsterdam, [1738-1739]. Two volumes.
Stamps in Volume 1: Beit HaMidrash Sha'arei Zion in the Churva of Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid in Jerusalem". Owners' inscriptions in Volume 2: "Hashem has granted me Menachem Mendel HaLevi son of the Tzaddik R'¦ here in the Holy City of Jerusalem¦" [Rabbi Mendel Walman of Viroshov son of Rabbi Yisrael Ya'akov HaLevi Wolman Rabbi of Plonsk, son in law of the Gaon of Kutno Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Zilberberg, see Item 428. Ancient signature in Volume 2: Eliyahu Yitzchak Modona.
Volume 1: [2], 139, [6] (Missing title page, substituted with the title page of Volume 2 [appears twice - also in Volume 2]. Author's introduction, illustration plates and approbations are bound at end); Volume 2: [2], 130 leaves. 21 cm. Good condition, stains, moth marks. Cutoff corners of title page of first volume.
Worn bindings.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 185

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Shisha Sidrei Mishna – Stamps and Glosses by Rabbi Neta Zvi Weiss

Mishnayot, with Tiferet Yisrael, six sections 1-6. Vilna, 1891.
Stamps and several brief glosses (glosses on Avot tractate and more), by the notable Jerusalemite Maggid [preacher], the righteous Rabbi"Neta Zvi Weiss - native of Jerusalem" (1873-1918), among the close disciples of the Maharil Diskin for seven years and among the very few who eulogized him; Halachic remarks are cited in his name in Lu'ach L'Eretz Israel by Rabbi Yechiel Michael Tokatzinski.
6 volumes, approx. 22.5 cm. Good and good-fair conditions. Original bindings with ornate leather spines.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 186

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Yiddishe Ethic, Torat HaMidot (appendix to Pirkei Avot) – Stencil Copied Manuscript

Yiddishe Ethic - Torat HaMidot - Ethics of Monotheism and Ethical Esthetics, "The basic principles of Judiasm, ethics and opinions¦ appendix to Pirkei Avot". Compiled and arranged by Yitzchak Berland. [New York], [194-].
Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Stencil copied photocopy of manuscript. Appendix and corrections in author's handwriting.
C. 450 pages. 28 cm. Good condition, stains. Some of the leaves have faded text. Worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 187

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Facsimiles – Bible Manuscripts and the Rambam’s Commentary on the Mishna – Copenhagen, 1956-1961

Facsimile - Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon's Commentary on the Mishna in his own handwriting. Copenhagen, 1961. Volume 1 [Zera'im Mo'ed] and Volume 2 [Nashim Nezikin - Part 1]. Hebrew and English introduction by Rabbi Saliman Sasson.
Facsimile - The Codex Reuchlinianus - A Manuscript of Prophets, with translation. Copenhagen, 1956.
Facsimile of two manuscripts: Chumash Parma manuscript (no. 1849), Bible Parma manuscript (no. 2808). Two Volumes. Copenhagen, 1959.
All the volumes are part of a facsimile series of Hebrew manuscripts from the Middle Ages that were printed in Copenhagen.
Total of 5 large volumes. C. 40 cm. General good condition, identical original bindings.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 188

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Facsimile of the Talmud Bavli – Munich Manuscript, 1912

A facsimile of the Talmud Bavli, Munich manuscript. Leidin, 1912. Volume 1, photograph plates of a manuscript written on parchment in 1342. This manuscript, kept in Munich, is the only one in the world that has all the Talmud from beginning to end. This manuscript is the basis for Rabbi Refael Nathan Rabinowitz' book Dikdukei Sofrim. Among the Rishonim that saw this manuscript and used it are the author of Korban Nethaniel, the Vilna Gaon [who traveled especially to see it] and the Chida.
Volume 1 (Seder Mo'ed, Berachot, Seder Nashim, Nida); [2], 1-293 facsimile plates, printed on both sides 48X37 cm. Good condition, stains. Original fabric cover, worn. Ex-libris. Stamps.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 189

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Kikayon D’Yonah – Amsterdam, 1669-1670

Kikayon D'Yonah, novellae on the Talmud, by Rabbi Yonah Te'omim Rabbi of Horodna, Nicholsburg and Meitz. Amsterdam, [1669-1670]. First edition.
Owners' signatures and inscriptions on title page: "Belongs to Rabbi Yosef Tropa". "Ya'akov Moshe Trop".
[2], 40, 154, [1] leaves. 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears to title page, stamps. Simple binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 190

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Study Books for Youth – Italy Printings

Collection of tractates, with commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura,"for the education of the youth". Rigio, [1809]. (Margins uncut in print). * Chanoch LaNa'ar,"to instill in children¦". Pirenzi, [1826]. (Missing 2 leaves following title-page, one replaced in handwriting). * Sefer Mavo HaLimud,"to educate the children in the reading of the letters¦". Livorno, [1858].
3 books. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 191

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Sefer Ma’aseh Rav – First edition

Sefer Ma'aseh Rav, manners of conduct of the Vilna Ga'on, by Rabbi Yissachar Dov Ber of Vilna. Vilna and Horodna, 1832. First edition.
Bound together with: Sefer Seder Olam Rabba, with two commentaries: Etz Yosef and Anan Yosef. Vilna, 1845.
Faded ownership notation on first leaf:"Belongs to Torah scholar Ya'akov Shapiro HaCohen son of the Av Beit Din D[Vo----?]" - Possibly the Ga'on Rabbi Ya'akov Cahana-Shapiro author of Ne'ot Ya'akov (passed away in 1921), son of the Ga'on Rabbi Zalman Sander Av Beit Din of Maltch.
Ma'aseh Rav: [3], 67 pages (two title pages). Seder Olam Rabba: 87 pages. 19.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, detached leaves, detached and worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 192

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Tzurat HaBayit by the Vilna Ga’on / Seder Zemanim

1. Sefer Tzurat HaAretz LeGvuloteha Saviv VeTochnit HaBayit, Vilna Ga'on commentary on verses of Sefer Yehoshua, Melachim and Yechezkel [with the text], concerning the borders of Eretz Israel and the layout of the Temple. Shklov, [1802]. First edition. Missing map, blue paper, moth damages. Ownership signatures:"Yitzchak son of Rabbi Yekutiel Zalman of Krakow - who resides in Gambin¦","Meir [Shimon] son of the deceased Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Dayan in Gambin¦ 183- [Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik son of Rabbi Yekutiel Zalman was chief Av Beit Din of Gambin (Poland) for approximately forty years, passed way at the age of 63 in 1834 - for additional information related to him see preface of book Nefesh Tova by his son Rabbi Pinchas Naftali of Khust (Hungary), where his epitaph is presented].
2. Sefer Seder Zemanim, by Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Chaver Av Beit Din of Tiktin. Warsaw, 1844. First edition. (Greenish paper, good condition).

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