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Auction 49a Lot Number 1

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Babylonian Talmud Set – Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main – Original Wood-Leather Bindings

Babylonian Talmud set, 12 volumes, printed in Amsterdam and Frankfurt am Main [one volume printed in Berlin], originally bound together and served as a complete Talmud. Volumes contain: 1. Berachot, Seder Zera'im. Amsterdam, 1714-1715. 2. Shabbat and Eiruvin, Amsterdam, 1716. 3 Pesachim, Beitza, Chagiga, Mo'ed Katan. Berlin, 1735. 4. Rosh Hashanah, Ta'anit, Yoma, Succah, Megilah. Amsterdam, 1716. 5. Yavamut, Ketubot (missing title page), Kidushin. Amsterdam, 1719. 6. Gittin, Nedarim, Nazir, Sotah. Frankfurt a. M, 1716. 7. Bava Kama, Bava Metzi'a. Frankfurt a. M, 1716. 8. Bava Batra, Avodat Kochavim (Avodah Zarah). Frankfurt a. M, 1716. 9. Sanhedrin, Shavuot, Eduyot, Horayot, Makot, Masachtot Ketanot. Frankfurt a. M, 1716. 10. Zevachim, Minchot, Bechorot. Frankfurt a. M, 1716-1717. 11. Chulin, Kritut. Temurah, Me'ilah, Kinim, Tamid, Midot, Arachin. Frankfurt a. M, 1716. 12. Nidah, Seder Taharot. Frankfurt a. M, 1716. Ancient ownership inscriptions, in Hebrew, on endpapers of the volumes, among them: "This Talmud belongs to Yitzchak Yokl Bamberg---Basbach", "... Itzk and Yokl sons of the deceased Leib", "Lipman son of Sender of Heitzfeld…", "Nehm Hirsch Leicht of Arnstein", "Yehudah ben Yitzchak …", "HaKatzin – Meir—of Heitzfeld", "This Talmud belongs to… Lipman Masbach Segal, from this Talmud I began to learn… Ya'akov…", "from this Talmud I began to learn… Menachem Mendel… Lipman Segal…", "Neta[?] Hirsch of Furth", and more. 12 volumes. 36 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, tears and wear. Several detached leaves. Original bindings, wood covered with leather, with metal clasps (missing or damaged in some of the volumes). Stamps of Hermann Gumpertz, Rabbi in Hamburg.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 2

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Babylonian Talmud – Amsterdam, 1644-1648

Babylonian Talmud, with commentaries. Amsterdam edition, 1644-1648, printed by Emanuel Benveniste. A complete set with the exception of Tractate Gittin. Some volumes contain several tractates, as follows: · Berachot with Seder Zera'im. · Shabbat, Eruvin (missing two leaves). (Signature on title page of "Moshe bar Menachem Galicho"). · Pesachim, Beitza, Chagiga, Moed Katan. · Yoma, Rosh Hashanah, Succah, Ta'anit, Megillah. · Yevamot. · Ketubot. · Nazir, Sotah. · Kiddushin (glosses in Italian writing). · Avodah Zara, Shekalim (Yerushalmi). · Bava Kama (signature of "Moshe Galico" and several glosses). · Bava Metzi'a. · Bava Batra (missing two leaves). · Sanhedrin. · Makot, Shevuot, Nedarim. · Zevachim. · Menachot, Bechorot. · Chulin. · Arachin, Me'ila, Kinin, Midot, Kritot, Temura. · Nidah, Eduyot, Horayot, Masechtot Ketanot. · Mishnayot Seder Taharot. · Enclosed is another copy of Tractate Berachot (without Seder Zera'im). For further information about the edition of the Talmud, see: R' N.N. Rabinowitz, article on the printing of the Talmud, Jerusalem 1952, pp. 93-96. 21 volumes. Varying condition among the volumes. Stains and wear, worming, detached leaves, tears. From the library of Prof. Moshe David Cassuto.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 3

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Ma’adanei Melech – Prague, 1628 – First Edition

Rabbeinu Asher, Part 1. With Ma'adanei Melech and Lechem Chamudot commentaries, by Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman HaLevi Heller, author of Tosfot Yom Tov. Prague, 1628. Printed by Moshe son of Yosef Bezalel Katz. First edition. The title of the composition Ma'adanei Melech was changed in later editions to Ma'danei Yom Tov and to Pilpula Charifta because of the famous libel which sent the author to prison claiming that he aspired to rebel against the king and therefore named his composition Ma'adanei Melech. The fourth part of the composition on Seder Nezikin was printed in 1619. This Part 1 was printed in 1628 on Tractate Berachot, Halachot Ketanot, Tractate Chullin, Tractates Nedarim and Nidah. Part 2-3 on Seder Moed and on Seder Nashim were not printed at all. In the book are hundreds of erasures and many censor corrections, in an ancient handwriting from the time of printing. (At each place the words "Talmud", "Talmuda", "Goy", "Nations of the World", "Avodah Zara", etc. appear). On the title page is an ownership signature in Italian handwriting, of "The Modena brothers” – 1679). [2], 2-7, 7-320 leaves. 34 cm. Good condition. Dark-colored paper typical of Prague printings. New binding. From the library of Prof. Moshe David Cassuto.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 4

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Omek Halacha – Amsterdam, 1710 – Dozens of Illustrations on Talmudic Treatises

Omek Halacha, illustrations and explanations of Talmudical treatises, by Rabbi Ya'akov Koppelman son of R' Shmuel Bunim. Amsterdam, [1710]. Second edition. Contains dozens of illustrations and diagrams explaining difficult Talmudic treatises (from Zera'im to Taharot). [2], 36, [1] leaves. 19 cm. Good condition. Stains. Contemporary binding, with leather spine (damages).

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Auction 49a Lot Number 5

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Lechem Shamayim, Wandsbek, 1733 – First Edition – First Book of the Ya’avetz – Rabbi Ya’akov Emden

Lechem Shamayim, on the Mishnayot, Part 1. Kuntress Binyan Beit HaBechira, by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden – the Ya'avetz. Wandsbek, [1733]. First edition. The first book which the Ya'avetz printed in his lifetime and the only one not printed in Altona, the place in which he established his printing press. On the verso of the title page is an illustration of the altar according to the Ra'avad. [1], 118, 120-121 leaves. Missing last leaf (122) of the list of errors. 34 cm. good condition. Dark-colored paper with dampstains, minor worming. New binding.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 6

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Pirkei Avot – Mincha Chadasha – Frankfurt am Main, 1722

Mincha Chadasha, Pirkei Avot with a compilation of ten commentaries, by Rabbi Yechiel, known as Michel of Ropczyce. Frankfurt am Main, [1722]. Approbation by Rabbi Ya'akov Cohen of Prague, Av Beit Din of Frankfurt [author of Shev Ya'akov]. [1], 131 leaves. 12.5 cm (pocket edition). Good condition. Wear and stains, semi-leather binding, ancient and slightly damaged. Signature on title page: "Avraham ---".

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Auction 49a Lot Number 7

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Pirkei Avot – Safed, 1865

Pirkei Avot, vowelized, with commentaries of Rabbi Ovadya of Bartenura and Rabbeinu Moshe Alshich. Rashi commentary and Chasdei Avot by the Chida on the sixth chapter. Safed, [1865]. Printed by Dov Ber Kara. Ancient stamps [from Safed], of "Ya'akov Daktir – son of Avraham Segal". 43 leaves. 19 cm. Good-fair condition, some leaves are cut bordering the text. Illustrated ex-libris, new binding. Illustration in the center of the title page: "Tombstone of the G-dly Tana Rashbi and his son R' E. and R' Y”. On the last page is a list of subscribers "People who paid in advance for this book".

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Auction 49a Lot Number 8

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Babylonian Talmud – Zhitomir, 1858-1864 – Complete Set

Babylonian Talmud, with Rav Alfas and Mordechai. Zhitomir, 1858-1864. Printed by the Shapira brothers. 20-volume set. Twenty volumes: Berachot, with Seder Zera'im; Shabbat (half-title from another tractate); Eruvin; Betza, Moed Katan, Megillah, Ta'anit, Rosh Hashana, Yoma, Succah, Pesachim, Chagiga, Yevamot, Sota, Ketubot (without half-title), Kiddushin, Nedarim, Gittin, Nazir, Bava Kama, Bava Metzia, Bava Batra, Sanhedrin, Bava Batra (without title page for Bava Batra. With cover printed on greenish paper); Makot, Horayot, Eduyot, Avot and Masechtot Ketanot. Shevuot, Avoda Zara, Zevachim, Menachot (with front cover printed on yellow paper), Chulin, Bechorot, Arachin, Temura, Kritot, Me'ilah, Tamid, Nidah. 36 cm. Condition varies, good-fair. Stains, tears to several leaves (some with damage to text), worming and wear. New bindings. Ownership inscriptions, signatures and stamps.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 9

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Ein Ya’akov Slavita – Complete Set – Stamps of Lelów Rebbes

Ein Ya'akov (Kutnot Or), Talmudic Aggadot. Three volumes, Berachot-Nidah. Slavita, 1834-1835. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira. In all the books are many stamps of Rebbe "Eliezer Menachem ben Moshe, Jerusalem", as well as many stamps, made like a handwritten signature of the Rebbe's son Rebbe "Alter ben R' Eliezer Menachem". Many stamps of "Avraham Bezalel Natan Neta ben R' Elazar Menachem Biderman, Jerusalem". Rabbi Elazar Menachem Mendel Biderman (1827-1883), son of Rebbe Moishele of Lelów and son-in-law of the son of the Chozeh of Lublin, immigrated with his father to Eretz Israel in 1851. After a short while, Rebbe Moshe died and Rabbi Biderman succeeded him as Rebbe. He was renowned for his prayers and did not miss even one day of prayer at the Western Wall. The Lelów Rebbes were the first Chassidic rebbes who established a Chassidic community in Jerusalem. Until that time, most Chassidic groups settled in Tiberias and Safed whereas mostly Pharisees resided in Jerusalem - disciples of the Vilna Gaon and of the Chatam Sofer. Following the years 1836-1850 (after the earthquake in the Galilee) a Chassidic community began to form in Jerusalem, [among its members: Rabbi Aharon Moshe of Brad, disciple of the Chozeh of Lublin, Rabbi Israel Bak, the printer of Safed, and Rabbi Asher Shapira, the Rabbi of Zalin]. His son, Rebbe Alter Biderman (1862-1933), was born in Jerusalem. His father named him Avraham Bezalel Natan Neta; but still, he was known by the name Alter. In 1894, he traveled to Poland and led a Chassidic community in the city of Sosnowica; there he was called "Der Eretz Israel Rebbe". 3 volumes: [6], 260 leaves; 298 leaves; 300 leaves. Approx. 23 cm. Bluish and white paper. Good-fair condition. Wear and stains. Ancient leather bindings, slightly worn.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 10

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Babylonian Talmud – Tractate Sanhedrin and Tractate Avodah Zara – Slavita, 1820

Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin. Slavita, [1820]. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira. Bound with Tractate Avodah Zara. Slavita, 1820. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira. 126, 41 leaves; 99, 16 leaves. 35 cm. Blue paper, good-fair condition, wear and stains. Ownership inscriptions and inscriptions of words of Torah. Ancient leather binding, slightly worn.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 11

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Babylonian Talmud – Tractates Bechorot-Midot, Slavita, 1821 / Tractate Shevuot, Berdychiv, 1821

Babylonian Talmud – Tractates Bechorot, Erchin, Temura, Kritot, Me'ila – Kinim, Tamid and Midot. Slavita, [1821]. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira and Rabbi Dov Ber Segal. [Variations of dates and the printer's name among the four title pages]. · Bound with: The Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shevuot. Berdychiv 1821. (Lacking 14 leaves at the beginning of Tractate Bechorot) 15-71 leaves; 36 leaves; 35 leaves; 30 leaves; 42, [2] leaves; 50 leaves. 32.5 cm. Varying condition. The Slavita Talmud, on blue paper, good-fair condition, wear damages, with minor damages to text. Restored worn leaf corners. Tears to the maps of the Beit HaMikdash at the end of Tractate Midot. Tractate Shevuot is printed on soft worn paper in fair condition, leaves cut on border of titles (damaging the titles). Non-contemporary binding.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 12

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Collection of Books Printed in Zhitomir

Collection of books printed in Zhitomir, by the Shapira family, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi: · Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Ketubot. Zhitomir, 1860. Ancient leather binding. · Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Part 3, Orach Chaim, Simanim 429-651. Zhitomir, 1861. Original ornamented leather binding, damages. · Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Part 3, Yoreh Deah and Choshen Mishpat. Zhitomir, 1859. · Bound with: She'elot U'Teshuvot. Zhitomir, 1857. Original adorned leather binding, slightly damaged. · Ein Ya'akov, Part 1. Zhitomir, 1850. Original leather binding, ornamented. · [2] title pages of Mishnayot Seder Kodshim. Zhitomir, 1860. 4 volumes + 2 leaves. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 13

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Tehillim Amarot Tehorot – Zhitomir, 1855

Tehillim, with Rashi commentary and Amarot Tehorot commentary by Rabbi Eliezer Horowitz, Av Beit Din of Tarnogród, disciple of Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Złoczew and Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk. [Zhitomir, 1855]. Bound with Seder Ma'amadot and Seder Ketoret according to the Rebbe of Apta. Zhitomir, 1855. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. Second edition of the Amarot Tehorot commentary, (first printed in Warsaw in 1839). The first Hassidic commentary printed on Tehillim. By Rabbi Eliezer Ish Horowitz (died in 1806, Encyclopedia Le'Chassidut, Vol. 1, 257-259) Av Beit Din of Tarnogród, descended from the Shla, disciple of Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Zloczew and Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk and disciple-companion of the Chozeh of Lublin and the Magid of Koznitz. Author of No’am Megadim and Kevod HaTorah. (Missing the title page and two pages of the introduction) 4-219; 31 leaves (missing last leaf at the end of Seder Ma'amadot). 21 cm. Fair condition, wear, stains and worming. Ancient damaged binding with leather spine. Leaves 214-219 in this copy - index to Amarot Tehorot - do not appear in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, no. 0305437. In Kedem Catalogue (Auction 14 Lot 91), is a copy of this edition of Tehillim with Seder Ma'amadot, without the index.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 14

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Slavita Tehillim – Incomplete Copy

Tehillim with two commentaries: Metzudat David and Metzudat Zion. [Slavita, 1821? / 1822? – printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira]. With the Yehi Ratzon prayer after saying Tehillim, the Yehi Ratzon for the eve of Hoshana Raba and a prayer for an ill person. Reciting Tehillim from this book printed by Rebbe Moshe Shapira of Slavita, the son of Rabbi Pinchas of Korets and by his son Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira has a special segula. Incomplete copy: 24-129, 130-143, 145-184 leaves, mispaginated. (Originally: [2] 184 leaves. Missing the first 25 leaves and 2 middle leaves: 130, 145 – Leaves 133-140 are bound out of order). 16.5 cm. Blue paper. Fair condition. Wear and stains. Restored damages. Elaborate leather binding. Without Seder Ma'amadot. The pagination matches the Slavita editions of the Book of Tehillim with the Metzudot commentaries, printed together with Seder Ma'amadot in 1821, 1822 in the printing press of Moshe Shapira. [The same number of leaves exists in the 1824 edition printed by his son Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira, but the 1824 edition is not mispaginated like this copy].

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Auction 49a Lot Number 15

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Sha’arei Zion – Slavita, 1824

Sha'arei Zion, prayers and tikunim, by Rabbi Natan Neta Hanover. With additions of Tikun Seudah and Sefer Yetzira, Slavita, [1824]. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira, son of the Slavita rabbi. Contains Tikun Chatzot, Tikun HaNefesh, Tikunei Tefillot, Tikun HaMalkot, Tikun Hatarat Nedarim, Tikun Se'udah, Tikun Shlosha Mishmarot, Seder Mesirat Moda'a, prayer for drought and Seder Pidyon Nefesh. On the title page is an ownership inscription in old handwriting of Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaCohen of Pinsk, who lived in Jerusalem in the Even Yisrael neighborhood. 132 leaves. 14 cm. Fair-poor condition. Heavy worming to text, restored with paper filling. Elaborate leather binding, with beautiful gilt embossments.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 16

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Menorat HaMa’or – Slavita, 1824

Menorat HaMa’or, with Nefesh Yehuda commentary and [Yiddish] Deitch. Slavita, [1824]. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira. Approbation by Rebbe Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apta, author of Ohev Yisrael. On title page: "Printed by… Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira son of the Rabbi of Slavita". However, the approbations of the book in the year of the printing attest that the printer was Rabbi Moshe Shapira himself. Part of the title page is printed in red ink. [8], 316 leaves. 28.5 cm. Bluish paper. Fair condition. Worming and stains. Leather binding [Yemenite work].

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Auction 49a Lot Number 17

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Menorat HaMa’or – Zhitomir, 1861

Menorat HaMa'or, by Rabbi Yitzchak Abuhav, with Nefesh Yehuda commentary and Yiddish-Deitsch translation. Zhitomir, 1861. Printed by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Slavita Rabbi. Owners' signatures to title page: "Shmuel son of Meir – Iasi". Ownership stamps: "Avraham Yitzchak son of Sheftil – Segal Kopelowitz Melamed". 852 pages, 27.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and stains. Original ornamented leather binding, slightly damaged.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 18

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Midrash Talpiyot – Zhitomir, 1860

Midrash Talpiyot. Rabbi Eliyahu HaCohen [author of Shevet Mussar]. Zhitomir, 1860. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita. 328 pages. 26.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, worming. Semi-leather elaborate binding.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 19

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Machzor for the Entire Year, the High Holidays and the Three Festivals – Zhitomir, 1853

Machzor for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and the Three Festivals, according to the tradition of Poland, Bohemia and Moravia, Lithuania and Raszyn. Zhitomir, 1853. Printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. 582 pages (missing leaf 175). 20 cm. Good-fair condition, dampstaining and minor worming. Heavily stained title page. Handsome new leather binding.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 20

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Three Books Printed in Zhitomir

Three books, printed by the Shapira family in Zhitomir: · The Zohar, Bereshit. Zhitomir, 1863. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. Contemporary leather binding, torn. · Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, with Ba'er Hetev. Zhitomir, 1850. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa, Rabbi Aryeh Leib and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira (worming). · Tikun Lel Shavuot and Hoshana Raba, Zhitomir, 1862. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. (Missing first title page and 8 leaves at the end). Three books, size and condition vary.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 21

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Three Books Printed by the Shapira Family in Slavita and Zhitomir

Books printed by the Shapira family in Slavita and Zhitomir – incomplete copies: · Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, with Hebrew glossary and Yiddish translation. [Zhitomir, 1857?]. (Missing: title page and four last leaves). · Machzor for the Three Festivals with Korban Aharon commentary. Zhitomir, 1851. (Missing Leaves 144-164 at end). · Tehillim with Targum Unkelus, Rashi commentary, Metzudot and Yiddish-Deitch. [Joint copy of two different editions of the HaMagid Nach printed in Slavita]. (Missing 3 leaves: The title page, leaf 1 and leaf 137. The last four leaves are replaced by leaves from another edition, with different pagination). Three books. Size and condition vary. Worming and wear.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 22

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Four Books Printed by the Shapira Family

Four books printed by the Shapira family, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita: · Choker U'Mekubal, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto – the Ramchal. Zhitomir, 1855. (Margin cutting with damage to text). · Bine’ot Deshe, by Rabbi Shlomo Adahan. Zhitomir, 1856. Missing 6 last leaves. · Tikun Lel Shavuot V'Hoshana Raba, according to the order of the Shla. Zhitomir, 1860. Missing 16 leaves (in the middle and at the end). · Sefer Hafla'ah, on Tractate Ketubot, by Rabbi Pinchas HaLevi Horwitz. [Sudilkov, 1833]. Missing title page. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa Shapira, grandson of the Slavita Rabbi [who later founded the Zhitomir Printing Press], Four books, size and condition vary.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 23

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Collection of Books – Kabbalah and Chassidism

Collection of various books, Kabbalah and Chassidism, and books printed in Kapust and Slavita: · Shulchan Aruch, Even HaEzer. Slavita, [1822]. · Likutei HaPardess. Kapust, 1808. Signature in Oriental handwriting of the renowned wealthy Rabbi "Meir Shlomo ben Rabbi Ya'akov Parchi". · Toldot Aharon V'Moshe. Jerusalem, [1870]. · Noam Elimelech. Lemberg, [1849]. · Sefer HaCheshek. Kabbalah. Lemberg, 1865. · Bound with five books. Including: Milei D'Chassiduta, by Rebbe Avraham David Wahrman of Buchach. Kolomyya, [1890]. First edition. · Vikucha Raba. Mukacheve, 1894. · More. Ten books in 5 volumes, size and condition vary.

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Auction 49a Lot Number 24

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Avodat HaKodesh – Cracow, 1576 – Glosses and Signatures

Avodat HaKodesh, on matters pertaining to Kabbalah and G-d's service, by Rabbi Meir Gabai. Cracow, 1576-1577, printed by Yitzchak of Prostějov (Prostich). First edition with this name [printed previously in Venice in 1567 with the title Marot Elokim]. Many glosses in Italian-Ashkenazi writing from the 16th century. Most glosses contain brief summaries of the content, apart from for one long gloss (Leaf 13/b), which begins with the words: "This is the explanation according to my lowly opinion…". The title page features ownership inscriptions in Oriental writing [18th-19th centuries]: "Nissim Avraham Chabif", "Shlomo Shaul". Rabbi Nissim Avraham Jilbi Chabif, an Izmir rabbi and sage, Dayan in Izmir from 1806-1825, was the son of Rabbi Chananel Chabif, author of Migdal Chananel and father of Rabbi Ya'akov Chabif, author of Va'Yechi Ya'akov. Rabbi Chaim Falagi wrote in his book Kaf HaChaim: "And remembered the good of… Rabbi Nissim Avraham Chabif who always conducted himself piously, even in the days of extreme cold he would wash his arm and head before donning tefillin". Rabbi Refael Ashkenasi also mentions Rabbi Chabif in a responsum in his book Mazkeret Gittin. Rabbi Shlomo Shaul, apparently "sage and important” son-in-law of Rabbi Ya'akov Amado, was mentioned in his book Imrei Emet (Izmir, 1881) Leaf 38/a – Sermon for his wedding which took place in the month of Tevet 1854. 139 leaves. 29.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears to title page. Several detached leaves. Stains and worming. Old binding, with leather spine. Early Polish printing. The title page features the date of the beginning of the printing of the book - Cheshvan 1576, and the last leaf is a colophon with the date it was concluded – Cheshvan 1577. On the last leaf are handwritten Latin censor authorizations from 1601-1609.

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