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Auction 19 Lot Number 73

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Torat Chaim – With Glosses by Rebbe Mendel Hager

"Written in his own holy handwritingג€¦ the renowned Tzaddik Rebbe Chaim of Kosov, son of Rabbi Yitzchakג€¦ Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kosov" (from the title page). Stamps in foreign language of Rabbi Mendel Hager Rebbe of Zablutov. Last pages have glosses on Kabbalistic topics in Rabbi Mendel's own handwriting. (Handwriting is identical to his handwriting which appears in the Encyclopedia L'Chachmei Galicia, Volume 2, pages 59-60 - see attached material).
Rebbe Mendel Hager (1840-1910), only son of Rabbi Ya'akov of Zablutov, son of Rabbi David of Zablutov (brother of author Rabbi Chaim of Kosov - a founder of the Vizhnitz dynasty).
[1], 5-39, 7 leaves. 24 cm. Wide margins. Good condition, stains and foxing. Owner's signature "Shmuel ---". Fancy new binding.
Without 2 additional leaves of omissions and table of mistakes, missing from most copies, see Bibliography Institute CD Listing 0137870.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 74

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Mishkenot HaRo’im – Responsa and Eulogies

Mishkenot HaRo'im, Volume 1: Responsa and Novella. Volume 2 contains three separate sections: "Et Dodim", "Et Metzo" and "Et Shalom" - eulogies on leading rabbis of Galicia and on the Rebbes Avraham of Stretin and his brother Rebbe Eliezer of Azipoli; eulogy on Rebbe Shalom of Belz. Lemberg, 1865.
First book of Rabbi Yechiel Michel Hibner (1834-1907) Av Beit Din of Nizhnov in the Stanislav region, an outstanding Torah genius, in contact with the Rebbes of Stretin, Premishlan, Vizhnitz and Belz. Also spent time with Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin and his sons and Rabbi Chaim of Sanz and his sons. Eulogized many of the Torah geniuses and Rebbes of his generation. Authored many books: "Nachala L'Yisrael", "Sha'ar Bat Rabim", "Hadrat Kodesh", "Hadar Responsa" etc.
[3], 90 leaves; [1] 21 leaves; [1] 25 leaves. 24 cm. Good condition, few stains. Owner's signature "Shmuel ---". Fancy new binding.
Very rare. The book is printed in booklets, numbering a few hundred copies. (Encyclopedia Galicia, Volume 2, page 376).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 75

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Da’at Kedoshim – Buchach – Lvov, 1871

Sefer Da'at Kedoshim, on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah, laws of slaughtering and non-kosher animals, by Rabbi Avraham David, Av Beit Din of Buchach, with Gidulei HaKodesh. Lvov, 1871. First edition.
The Rebbe Rabbi Avraham David Warman of Buchach (1771-1841, Encyclopedia of Hassidism, I, pp.68-72), disciple of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, Av Beit Din of Yazlovets and Buchach, rabbinical authority and Kabbalist, among the geniuses of his generation, author of "Eshel Avraham" and many other books.
[2], 33, 20, 34-146, 31 leaves. 34.5 cm. Good-fair condition, moth damage and some wear. Detached semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 76

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Collection of Various Books of Chassidism

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Total of approx. 14 books. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 77

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Collection of Various Books of Chassidism

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Seven volumes, various sizes and conditions. Good-fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 78

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Nine Books of Chassidut

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Nine books and booklets in total, good to good-fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 79

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Collection of Books of Chassidism

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Ten books in five volumes. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 80

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Mishnayot Komarna – Seder Zera’im

Mishnayot Seder Zera'im, with a commentary by Admor Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Isaac of Komarna. Lemberg, 1862. Second print of the first edition, [the title page is the only difference between the two]. Various signatures and owners' ink-stamps.
[5], 97, 26, 92, [1] leaf. 29 cm. Varying good-fair condition, wear damage and light tears. Tears affecting the text on the title page and leaf 2. Semi-leather, very worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 81

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Darkei HaChaim – Copy of Rebbe Aharon Rokeach of Dobromil

Darkei HaChaim, on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim and Shulchan Aruch Harav of Liadi, responsa and Chassidic homiletics, by Rabbi Yosef Av Beit Din of Cherin. Piotrkow, 1883. Only edition. Approbations by the Twersky Rebbes (Rabbi Yochanan of Rachmistrivka and his sons, Rabbi Ya'akov Yitzchak of Khyriv, Rabbi Mordechai Dov of Hornostaipil, Rabbi Efraim Margaliot Av Beit Din of Maziv etc.).
Handwritten inscriptions that the book belongs to Rebbe Aharon Rokeach of Dobromil - son of Rabbi Yehuda Zundel Rebbe of Uchanie, (son of Rebbe Shalom of Belz). Owners' stamps of his relative the Rebbe of Przemyֵ›l, Rabbi Baruch Avraham Rokeach of Przemyֵ›l. Handwritten Torah novellae.
256 pages, 26 cm. Good condition, stains. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 82

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Three Books by Rebbe Yehoshua of DzikֿŒw

1. Emek Halacha, on Talmudic topics, by Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz of DzikֿŒw, grandson of Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce. Lemberg, 1870. First edition.
2-3. Ateret Yeshua, on the Five Books of Torah. By Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz Rabbi of DzikֿŒw. Volume 1, Cracow, 1918. Volume 2, Cracow, 1925. First edition.
3. Ateret Yeshua Responsa, Volume 1, by Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz Rabbi of DzikֿŒw, Cracow, 1931. First edition.
Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz (1848-1913), son of Rabbi Meir of DzikֿŒw, grandson of Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce, was appointed Rebbe of DzikֿŒw and from 1877, served as Rebbe instead of his great father.
Four books in three volumes. Various sizes and conditions, overall good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 83

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Seven Books of Chassidut – Dinov and Mukachevo

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Seven volumes and booklets in total, varying sizes, good to good-fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 84

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Book Collection of Chabad Chassidism

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Ten books + approx. twenty booklets. Various sizes and conditions

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Auction 19 Lot Number 85

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“Drushei Chatuna” – By Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in Honor of Marriage of His Daughter to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn – Chabad Rabbi

Drushei Chatuna by Rebbe of Lubavitch, "delivered in honor of marriage of his daughter". Riga, [1928].
Collection of sermons delivered by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn on the occasion of the marriage of his daughter, Rabbanit Chaya Mushka to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn - the Rabbi of Lubavitch-Chabad: "Shabbat Parashat Vayetzehג€¦calling the groom to the Torah", "on Mondayג€¦ the groom from Tomchei Temimim Yeshiva in Warsaw", "weddingג€¦ 14th of Kislev", "Shleyer Vermes meal", "Sheva Brachot meal", and more.
71, [1] pages. 22.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, minor tears. Bound with printed cardboard cover, reinforced with tape.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 86

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Torat Chaim – Shanghai, 1947 – Manuscript Lithograph

Sefer Torat Chaim, on Sefer Shmot. Chassidic homiletics by the Rebbe Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author of the "Tanya", and the Mittler Rebbe Rabbi Dov Ber. Stereotype printing of manuscript. Shanghai, [1947].
In the introduction of the publisher, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Rabbi of Lubavitch: "This publication is a photograph of the holy handwriting of the copyist Rabbi Shmuel Sofer".
[2], 669 leaves. 25.5 cm. Good condition. Original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 87

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Book Collection of Breslov Chassidism

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Sixteen books in fifteen volumes and booklets. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 88

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Large Collection of Breslov Chassidic Books

A large and varied collection of various Breslov Chassidic books, most from 1875-1960.
Includes: Meshivat Nefesh (first edition Lemberg 1902, and other editions); Likutei Moharan (Jerusalem 1936, Apta 1938, etc.); Likutei Eitzot (Warsaw 1875, etc.); Likutei Halachot; Yerach HaEitanim; Tikun HaKlali; Chayei Moharan; Tefilla U'Techina L'Lag B'Omer; Zimrat HaAretz; Ma'ase B'Va'al Tefilla; Ma'ase M'Chacham V'Tam; Likutei Tikunim; Shivchei Haran; Sipurim Nifla'im; etc.
Approx. 48 books and booklets, various sizes and conditions, good-poor. One of the books has the signature of Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz, a prominent Breslov Chassid.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 89

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Yismach Moshe – Siget, 1898 – Rebbe Moshe David Teitelbaum’s Stamps – Copy in Preparation for Printing of Berlin Edition 1929

Yismach Moshe, on Bereshit and Shemot, by Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum of Ohel. Siget, 1898. Third edition.
Stamps of Rabbi Moshe David Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of Magyarlֳ¡pos - publisher of current edition. On the title page and leaves of the book, inscriptions of preparation for printing-copy of Berlin edition 1928. Corrections to title page version, note of page numbers etc. [possibly, Rabbi Moshe David Teitelbaum was also involved in publishing the Berlin edition]. Stamp of Rabbi "Yitzchak David Teitelbaum" [Rabbi of Magyarlֳ¡pos]. * Between book leaves, two handwritten leaves were found (one is a sermon for Yom Kippur and the other a prayer for the government).
Rabbi Moshe David Teitelbaum (1856-1935), grandson and disciple of Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, author of Yitav Lev, served as Av Beit Din of Magyarlֳ¡pos and Rosh Yeshiva there for fifty years. Published many books of his grandfather, author of Yitav Lev and of his great-grandfather, author of Yismach Moshe.
[2], 203 leaves. 27 cm. Fair condition, stains and wear. Tears to several leaves. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 90

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Books of the Rebbe Author of Yitav Lev

1. Sefer Yitav Lev, on the Torah, sections 1-5, by the Rebbe Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of Siget. Sighetu Marmaֵ£iei, (1875). First edition. Ownership stamps of Rabbi Naftali HaCohen Schwartz Av Beit Din of Mad and the Galilee (1846-1897) and stamps of his son, Rabbi Yosef Schwartz (1875-1944). Handwritten glosses.
2. Sefer Yitav Panim, Mussar for Shabbatot and festivals, sections 1-2. By Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Teitelbaum. Host, (1912). Second edition. Signatures and ownership notations.
Two volumes, 23.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 91

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Book Collection of Siget-Satmar Chassidism

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Ten books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 92

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Chassidut Gur – Collection of Items

* Four handwritten leaves, copies of letters, from the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter of Gur, author of "Imrei Emet". * Lithograph of a letter of recommendation from Gur rebbes (author of "Sefat Emet" and his son, author of "Imrei Emet") to the newspaper "Der Yid". "A letter from the Gur Rebbe to the Diaspora - to our brothers, the Children of Israel refugees wherever they shall be" - a printed leaf. Jerusalem, 1946. * "The holy Rebbe of Gur" - an issue of the newspaper "She'arim", from the 10th of Sivan 1948, announcing the demise of the author of "Imrei Emet".
Various sizes and conditions. Fair-poor condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 93

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Kuntress Matan Torah / Kuntress HaArvut – Rebbe Ba’al HaSulam of Ashlag

Two pamphlets written and published by Ba'al HaSulam - the Rebbe, Mekubal Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag, dedicated to "spreading original knowledge of the soul of Judaism, religion and kabbalistic wisdom amongst the people". * Kuntress Matan Torah - Kuntress 1. Tel Aviv, 1st of Sivan 1933. * Kuntress HaArvut - Kuntress 2. Tel Aviv, 14th of Sivan 1933.
The Torah genius Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag (1885-1955), brilliant Torah scholar, holy mekubal served in the Warsaw rabbinate, immigrated to Jerusalem in 1922, where he established the Itur Rabbanim Yeshiva for studying the revealed part of Torah, besides his many classes in kabbala taught to chosen young men. Eventually, a large group of disciples and Chassidim gathered around him and he became a Rebbe. He did much to spread the wisdom of kabbala and in this framework wrote and published many books. His most prominent work is the Sulam commentary on the Zohar. These booklets are some of the first works that he printed [only his commentary Eitz Chaim preceded them].
Two booklets. 30 cm. 8 leaves in each booklet. Good-fair condition, stains and wear. Cover title pages in poor condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 94

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Collection of Books of Wills and Eulogies

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Various sizes and conditions. Ownership signatures and stamps.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 95

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Raziel HaMalach – First Printing – Segula Book

"This book was given to ancient Man by Angel Raziel". Kabbalah and Segulot [supernatural cures]. Amsterdam, 1701. Moshe Mindis Quotinu Press. First edition. Many Kabbalistic illustrations.
This book is the source of many known Segulot; for retaining material studied, amulet for protection of woman giving birth. Having this book at home is a verified Segula for protection against disaster and fire as written on the title page of this book: "Excellent Segula to have wise sons and for success and blessing and to put out the fire and protect against any demon and disasterג€¦ anybody who owns this book will have blessing in his wealth and will have a salvation at the time of need. All Torah observant Jews will testify to this". Some say that it is a Segula for childless couples and for women experiencing difficult labor.
Forty five leaves. 21.2 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and mildew stains on sheet margins. New binding.
Handwritten prayers and Segulot glued on leaves of binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 96

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Sefer Ginat Egoz – Hanau, 1614

Sefer Ginat Egoz on the wisdom of Kabbalah, by Rabbeinu Yosef Ibn Gikatila. Hanau, [1614]. First edition. Illustrated title page and Kabbalistic illustrations. Approbation by Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz (The Holy Shl"a).
44, 43-58, 58-75 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition, water stains, minor moth damage. Stamps and ex-libris of "Sa'adat Bachurim" Association in Amsterdam.

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