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Auction 30 Lot Number 49

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Four Haggadot – Livorno Printing

* "Shevach Pesach", Rabbi Yishmail HaCohen of Modena. Livorno, 1790. First edition. (Ya'ari 227; Otzar HaHaggadot 339). * "Brachot" according to the custom of the Italian community (with Shabbat songs…and songs for festivals… and one hundred" brachot"). Leaves 69-85 are the Passover Haggadah. Livorno, [1832]. * "Mat'e Reuven", Rabbi Reuven Abo. Customs for the month of Nissan; Passover evening prayer; Passover Haggadah with commentary; "Shir HaShirim" and "Pirkei Avot". Livorno, 1865. (Ya'ari 935; Otzar HaHaggadot 1259). (Passover Haggadah, with Spanish (Ladino) translation and illustrations. Livorno, 1932. The illustrations are in red ink. (Ya'ari 2169; Otzar HaHaggadot 3424).
4 books, varied size, good condition.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 50

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Five Haggadot

* Haggadah, with kabalistic commentary. Wilhermesdorf, 1715. (Ya'ari 79; Otzar HaHaggadot 128). * "Seder Haggadah Shel Pesach", with English translation. London, 1830. Plate with an illustration of a Synagogue. Owners' signatures from 1832. (Ya'ari 516; Otzar HaHaggadot 717). * "Seder Haggadah". Vilna, 1817, missing end and bound with a missing copy of Shabbat songs and "Keri'at Shema" before retiring for the night. (Ya'ari 409; Otzar HaHaggadot 577. The copy that appears in Otzar HaHaggadot is also missing at the end). * Haggadah with Ashkenasi translation. Vienna, 1812. (Otzar HaHaggadot 540). * "Ma'ale Beit Chorin", with commentary and illustrations. Vienna, 1823. (Ya'ari 453; Otzar HaHaggadot 633).
5 books, Various sizes and conditions. Most in good condition.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 51

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Five Haggadot with Commentaries

* Haggadah," Zera Kodesh". Warsaw, 1865. (Ya'ari 922; Otzar HaHaggadot 1250). * Haggadah, "Milchamot Hashem". Rabbi Shmelke Toibesh. Tschernovitz, 1864. (Ya'ari 900; Otzar HaHaggadot 1231). * Haggadah, with 10 commentaries and the commentary of the Vilna Ga'on. Vilna 1868. (Ya'ari 975; Otzar HaHaggadot 1312). * Haggadah with Talpiot commentary. Warsaw, 1870. (Ya'ari 1007; Otzar HaHaggadot 1358). * Haggadah, with" Shivcha D'Mara", Rabbi Meshulam Yissachar of Stanislav. Lemberg, 1880. (Ya'ari 1170; Otzar HaHaggadot 1552).
5 Haggadot, Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 52

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Five Modern Haggadot – With Translations and Illustrations

* The Passover Haggadah – Haggadah in English and Hebrew, with eight color illustration-plates on chrome paper. London, [1916, first edition] (Otzar HaHaggadot 2655). * Haggadah, "Mit fil Biblishe bilder" [=With many Bible pictures]. Vilna, 1922. (Otzar HaHaggadot 2854). * Haggadah, artistic and scientific publishing. Warsaw, 1924. (Ya'ari 1983; Otzar HaHaggadot 2941). * "Seder HaHaggadah L'leil Shimurim", German translation. Frankfurt am Main, 1938. (Ya'ari 2261; Otzar HaHaggadot 3664). * Seder Haggadah. With English translation and musical notes. New York, 1910 (Otzar HaHaggadot 2582).
5 books, Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 53

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Four Booklets for Purim – Ladino, Yiddish and Hebrew

* "Konflas Veizhas di Purim". Ladino piyutim. Jerusalem, 1924. * Purim Haggadah, "Las Simanas di Pesach" [Ladino translation by Ben-Zion Taragan of a Haggadah for Purim night, by R' Zvi Hirsh Zomerhoizen]. [Jerusalem, 1894]. Missing title page. * "Yosef Shpil", Yiddish [no year or place mentioned]. * Haman's praises and memorial service, Tunisia, [1925]. Uncut sheet.
4 booklets, Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 54

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Siddur Tefilat Nehora HaShalem – Slavita, 1819

"Tefilat Nehora HaShalem" prayer book, prayers for all days of the year, Ashkenazi version. Slavita, [1819]. Rabbi Moshe Shapiro printing press. Title page for the second section.
Without first title page. [1], 5-191; [1], 189-318 leaves (one or two leaves following title page possibly missing). Varying condition of leaves; many in good condition, some in fair condition and several in fair-poor condition. Stains, moth stains, wear and tear. Worn binding.
Not listed in Bibliography Institute CD or in the JNUL.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 55

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Machzor for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur – Slavita, 1832

Machzor, section one – Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Ashkenazic version. Slavita, 1832. Printing press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro – son of the Rabbi of Slavita.
The title page text is partially written in red ink.
Printed upon bluish paper. [2], 23, 26-84, 83- 86, 89-151, 153-164 leaves (faulty pagination. Missing 3 leaves: 24-25, and 152). 25 cm. Good condition, stains, wear and tear. Tear restoration on several pages. New elegant leather binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 56

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“Tikunei HaZohar” – Slavita, 1821

"Tikunei HaZohar", written by the Holy "Tana" Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Slavita, [1821]. First edition printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapiro. Stamps of Rabbi Raphael Zilberman Rabbi of Safed and his son Rabbi Avraham.
50, 49-151 leaves (missing 3 leaves at the end, at “rules of Kabalistic wisdom”). 20.5 cm. Bluish paper, varied condition, majority of leaves in very good condition, several leaves with restored damage, damage with missing sections on title page and following leaf. Copy composed of several copies (Leaves 150-151 are duplicates). Elegant semi-leather binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 57

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“Zohar Shemot”, Slavita 1815

"Zohar", Part 2 "Shemot". Slavita, [1815]. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
269, [3] leaves. 19.5 cm. Fair condition, stains and use damages. Title page detached and damaged with ink acid of censor inscription on reverse side of title page. Ownership stamps and signatures. Antique leather binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 58

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Zohar, Slavita 1804 – Two Volumes

Zohar, Parts 1, 3 and 4. "Bereshit, VaYikra, BaMidbar-Devarim". Slavita, [1804-1805].
Printed by Rabbi Dov Ber Segal. All the approbations hint to the "Owner of the Slavita printing press" [the owner is Rabbi Moshe Shapira Rabbi of Slavita, who at that time concealed his name under the names of his partners Rabbi Dov Ber Segal and Rabbi Dov Ber ben Rabbi Pesach for various reasons.
Three parts in two volumes: [3], 253, 253-256, [8]; 115 leaves; [1], 117-299, [1] leaves. Approximately 20 cm. High-quality paper, parts are greenish. Good-fair condition, wear and moth damages. Damages and tears to first and last leaves. Most leaves are in good condition. New bindings.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 59

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Ein Ya’akov Slavita – Full Set

"Ein Ya'akov (Kotnot Or)", Talmud Aggadot. Three volumes, "Brachot-Nidah". Slavita printing.
* Volume 1. [1811. Printed by Rabbi Dov Ber. Missing title page, begins with the approbations of Ostroh rabbis, who hint to the real owners of the printing press: "In the printing press of the Honorable Owner of the printing press in Slavita" – the city's rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Shapira, who at that time had to refrain from mentioning his name on title pages of books he printed].
* Volumes 2-3. Slavita, 1834-1835. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira.
3 volumes: [6], 285 leaves (title page and another leaf missing); 298 leaves; 300 leaves; Various sizes and conditions, good-fair. Wear and stains.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 60

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Chok L’Yisrael, Sefer Bereshit – Slavita, 1825 / Chumash Devarim – Slavita, 1833

* "Sefer Chok L’Yisrael, Sefer Bereshit". Slavita, [1825]. Printing press of Shmuel Avraham Shapiro. (Missing two leaves following title page). * "Chumash Devarim", with commentary of "Rashi, Siftei Chachamim and Ba’al HaTurim". Slavita, 1833. Printing press of Shmuel Avraham Shapiro.
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 61

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Sefer Menorat HaMa’or – Slavita, 1824

Sefer Menorat HaMa’or, with commentary Nefesh Yehuda and Teitch [Yiddish] commentary. Slavita, [1824]. Rabbi Moshe Shapiro printing press. Approbation by Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel author of Ohev Yisrael of Apta.
Upon title page: “Printed by… Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro son of Rabbi of Slavita”, however, from the approbations granted in the year of the printing it is apparent that the printer was Rabbi Moshe Shapiro himself. Part of the title page text is in red ink.
Printed on bluish paper. [8], 316 leaves. 27 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, wear and tear, mildew damage.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 62

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Collection of Books Printed in Slavita

* Chumash Devarim, with Or HaChaim. Slavita, 1823. Printing press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro. (Damaged copy, missing leaves in middle). * Zohar, section one, Bereshit. [Slavita, 1804? / or 1805?]. (Missing beginning until leaf 29). * Zohar, section two, Shemot. [Slavita, 1804?, printing press of Dov Ber Segal?], (missing title page and last leaf). * Ein Ya’akov, section two. Slavia, 1812. Printing press of Rabbi Dov Ber Segal. * Machzor for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, “printed in Jozefow in printing press which formerly operated in Slavia”. 1842, supervised by Rabbi Chanina Lipa Shapiro. (Damaged copy, missing at end).
5 books, various sizes and conditions. Stamps and signatures.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 63

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Three Volumes of Mishnayot – Zhitomir and Slavita

* Mishnayot Seder Kodshim, Slavita, 1830. Printing press of Rabbi Moshe Shapiro. * Mishnayot Seder Kodshim. Zhitomir, 1860. Printing press of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapiro. * Mishnayot Seder Taharot, Zhitomir, 1851. Printing press of Shapiro brothers.
All volumes contain ancient inscription notations to various Batei Midrashot in Holy City of Safed.
3 books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 64

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Mishnayot – Seder Taharot – Slavita, 1821 / Seder Nashim and Seder Kodashim – Zhitomir, 1857

* Mishnayot, Seder Taharot, with commentary Rabbi Ovadia Bartenura, Tosfot Yom Tov and Tosafot Chadashim. Slavita, [1821]. Rabbi Moshe Shapiro printing press. (Bluish paper).
* Mishnayot Seder Nashim, with commentaries. Zhitomir, 1857. Printing press Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapiro. (Stamps “Aharon son of righteous Tzvi Aryeh Malik… of Stretin-Safed).
* Mishnayot Seder Kodashim with commentaries. Zhitomir, [1857]. Printing press of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapiro. (Missing first title page).
Condition of volumes varies, general condition fair. Stamps and ownership notations.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 65

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Four Or Hachaim Chumashim – Zhitomir, 1859

Chamisha Chumshei Torah, with commentary of Rashi, Onkelos translation, Yonatan ben Uziel translation, commentaries of the Chida and Or HaChaim commentary. Four sections: Sefer Bereshit, Sefer Shemot, Sefer Vayikra (with Shir HaShirim) and Sefer Bamidbar. Zhitomir, 1859.
Each volume contains two title pages. Prayers for Shabbat in Sephardic version appear at end of Sefer Shemot and at end of Sefer Bamidbar.
Bereshit: 343 pages (missing section of prayers at end). Shemot: [2], 164, 167-180, 175-188, 13 leaves (missing last leaf). Vayikra: 270 pages (missing sections of prayers at end). Bamidbar: [2], 3-145, 9 leaves.
26 cm. Volumes in varying condition. Missing bindings (except for Sefer Bamidbar).

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Auction 30 Lot Number 66

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Tikun Leil Shavu’ot – Zhitomir, 1848

"Tikun Leil Shavu’ot" with "Seder Leil Hoshana Rabbah". Zhitomir, 1848. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa, Rabbi Aryeh Leib and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapiro, grandsons of rabbi of Slavita.
334 pages (without first title page). 21 cm. Fair-poor condition. Stains, moth stains, mildew on last leaves. Worn and detached binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 67

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Tikun Leil Shavu’ot, Zhitomir, 1857

Seder Tikun Leil Shavu’ot and Hoshana Rabbah, Zhitomir 1857. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapiro.
336 pages, 21.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Professionally restored moth damage. New binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 68

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Chumash “Or HaChaim”, Bamidbar – Zhitomir, 1859

Sefer Bamidbar, fourth section of Chamisha Chumshei Torah, including Megillat Ruth, translations, commentary of Rashi and Ba’al HaTurim, commentary of" Or HaChaim "by Rabbi Chaim Ben Atar and commentaries of the Chida. Zhitomir, 1859. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapiro, grandsons of Rabbi of Slavita.
Two title pages. End of book contains order of prayer for Shabbat (Shacharit and Musaf; Sephardic version), and “chart of determination of new moon for twenty six years” (1860-1885).
145; 6 leaves. 27 cm. Good condition, stains, few moth stains (on inner margins and cover). Number of detached leaves. Detached and damaged ancient leather binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 69

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Sefer HaZohar – Zhitomir, 1863

Sefer HaZohar, four parts: Bereshit, Shmot, Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim. Zhitomir, 1863. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapiro.
3-volume set: [4], 251, 17 leaves; [1], 278 leaves; 115, [1], 117-309 leaves. (End of Devarim volume missing 9 additional leaves of indexes). 23 cm, High quality paper, wide margins, good-fair condition, volume I has many stains, moth damage on volumes II and III, wear damage on margins of volume III. Elegant half leather bindings.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 70

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Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – Sephardic Custom – Zhitomir, 1865

Sephardic Machzor for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Zhitomir, 1865. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshu’a Heschel Shapiro – grandsons of Rabbi of Slavita.
154 pages. 29 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth and mildew damage. Several tears.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 71

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Totzot Chaim, Zhitomir 1847

Totzot Chaim, by Rabbi Eliyahu di Vidash, author of "Reshit Chochma". Zhitomir, 1847. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Shapira Partners. Ownership inscription: Rabbi "Yosef Menachem M--- ben R' Ari".
[2], 70 pp. 15.5 cm. Fair condition, wear and stains. Damaged title leaf. New binding.

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Auction 30 Lot Number 72

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Four Books Printed in Slavita and Zhitomir

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4 books, various sizes and conditions.

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