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  • LOT: 088

    Sefer HaChinuch – first printing (facsimile edition).

    Reasons behind and for mitzvot. First edition, printed by Daniel Bombirgi, Venice 1523. Attributed to Rabbi Aharon bar Yosef HaLevi of Barcelona. | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages, Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn NY. Only between 1-10 facsimile copies were printed. [2], [179] pages. 28cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $150
  • LOT: 087

    Nekudot HaKesef, first printing – facsimile edition.

    On the Song of Songs with Ladino translation and commentaries. Bragadin printing, Venice 1619 (facsimile). By Rabbi Avraham Laniado. | Rabbi Avraham Laniado (born in 1545) moved to France and studied with Rabbi Yosef Karo, he was the student and son-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel Laniado, the Kli Yakar. Travelled to Venice, where he printed the book in front of us, and the Kli Yakar of his father-in-law. | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn NY. Only between 1-10 facsimile copies were printed. [2], 70 pages. 22cm. Very good condition.
    Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
  • LOT: 090

    Rashi on the Torah – incunabula. Facsimile edition.

    Originally printed by Ovadia and Menashe and Binyamin of Rome, Rome 1469 according to the Winograd Registry. |Elegant binding, dark & quality pages, Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn NY. Only between 1-10 facsimile copies were printed. | [1], [214] pages. 36cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $250
  • LOT: 089

    Urim v’Tumim – first printing. Facsimile edition.

    Commentary on the Prophets: Isaiah and Jeremiah. First edition printed by Zanitti Daniel, Venice, 1603. By Rabbi Meir Arama, son of the Akeidat Yitzhak (Rabbi Yitzhak Abravanel quotes in his biblical commentary parts of the book Akeidat Yitzhak without citing their source. As a result, Rabbi Yitzhak’s son Rabbi Meir Arama accuses Rabbi Yitzhak Abravanel of plagiarism). | Elegant binding, dark & quality pages. | 76 pages. 22cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $120
  • LOT: 091

    Yalkut Chadash by Rabbi Yisrael of Belzitz – facsimile edition.

    Kabbalistic collection by Rabbi Yisrael ben Binyamin of Belzitz, a collection from midrash of Chazal and kabbalistic stories. Printed by Uri Weibisch, Amsterdam, 1659. | Rabbi Yisrael of Belzitz, a rabbi of Belzitz, Slotzk, and Lublin. Authored also Tiferet Yisrael. Spared from the decrees of 1648, and he wrote a drasha and eulogies about those who perished. | Elegant binding, dark& quality pages, Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn NY. Only between 1-10 facsimile copies were printed. | [2], [1], 202, [1] pages. 23cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $150
  • LOT: 082

    Kesef Tzaruf by Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto – facsimile edition.

    On Proverbs, first printed by Leon Templo, Amsterdam 1724. By Rabbi Pinto, the Rif (1565-1648), a sage of Syria in the 17th century. Student of Rabbi Yaakov Abulafia and certified by him – known as the Rav HaMusmach. In-law of Rabbi Haim Vittel (through his son Rabbi Shmuel). | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. [2] 99, [1] pages. 22cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $150
  • LOT: 083

    Milot HaHigayon of the Rambam – Venice, 1550. Facsimile edition.

    A philosophic work by Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, the Rambam. With two commentaries. At the end of the book is a logical explanation, a sketch in the shape of circles. Printed by Yoshtanian, Venice 1550. First edition of these commentaries. | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. 18 pages. 22cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $150
  • LOT: 085

    Magen Avraham, only printing – facsimile edition.

    Printed by Daniel Zanitti, Venice 1603. Droshim and articles by Rabbi Avraham Laniado. | Rabbi Avraham Laniado (born in 1545) moved to France and studied with Rabbi Yosef Karo, he was the student and son-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel Laniado, the Kli Yakar. Travelled to Venice, where he printed the book in front of us, and the Kli Yakar of his father-in-law. | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. | 180 pages, 22cm. Generally very good condition.
    Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
  • LOT: 084

    Maftechot HaZohar – Venice, 1744. Facsimile edition.

    Bragadin printing, Venice. By the early kabbalistic sage Rabbi Shmuel. Published by Rabbi Yisrael Berachya Fontanilla of Reggio. Two sections in one volume. | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn New York. Only between 1-10 copies were printed. | [2], [4], 43, [1]; 48, [2] pages. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $150
  • LOT: 086

    Novlot Chochmah, only printing – facsimile edition.

    Basel, 1630. By Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Rofeh (Yashar) of Candia. | Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Delmegido (1591-1655), known as the Yashar of Candia, was the grandson of R”a Delmegido (the Bekhinat HaDat). Was a rabbi, philosopher, and studied medicine and science. Among other things, studied with Galileo Galilei. For a number of years was the personal doctor of the Prince of Lithuania, Janos Radzivil, when he also studied other sciences and medicine, while at night studying Talmud and kabbalah. At the end of his life he was the Av Beit Din and Ram of Hamburg and Amsterdam. There were those who claimed that his reference to kabbalah was negative (as a result of his grandfather, who was opposed to kabbalah), but HaHida praises him, and says in the introduction to Metzaref L’Chochma that later rabbis read him widely. | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn NY. Printed between 1-10 facsimile copies only. | [2], [8], 208 pages. 22cm. Generally very good condition.
    Item sold at $190 Starting at $180
  • LOT: 077

    Writings of Rav Yehuda Aryeh of Modena – first printing. Facsimile edition.

    Facsimile of first edition, Budapest 1906. According to the manuscript held by the British Museum. At the end is translation into German. | Rav Yehuda Aryeh of Modena, the Ri’am (1571-1648) was a rabbi, darshan, author, and poet. He was extremely opposed to the kabbalah, and authored books on this subject. The Dardaim, led by Rav Yehiya Kapach used his texts in their battle against the kabbalah. | Elegant binding, dark & quality pages. | [4], 208, 96 pages. 22cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $120
  • LOT: 078

    Yedei Moshe – first printing. Facsimile edition.

    Book on the Five Megillot, facsimile of the first edition, printed by Yosef Yaavetz, Salonika 1572. By Rabbi Moshe Almoshnino (1516-1580), rabbi in Salonika (Greece). Parshan and thinker. Born into a family of anusim, a student of Rabbi Yosef Taitachak, also a qualified doctor. | Elegant binding, dark & quality pages. | 246 (supposed to be 250) pages. 22cm. Very good condition.
    Starting at $180
  • LOT: 079

    Ot Emet – Prague, 1624. Facsimile edition.

    Facsimile of the second edition (the first edition was published in Salonika in 1565). Glosses and corrections of mistakes in the Mechilta, Sifra, Sifrei, Midrash Raba and Tanchuma, Midrash Shmuel, Midrash Tehilim, Midrash Mishlei, and Yalkut Torah. “Seder Kedusha,” glosses on the order of tefillot among Sefardim, with some pizmonim. By Rav Meir Benvenisti. | Elegant binding, dark & quality pages. | 70 (supposed to be 90) pages. 36cm. Generally very good condition.
    Starting at $150
  • LOT: 080

    Psalms with the commentary of the Radak – Bologna, 1477. Facsimile edition.

    Original printing by Maister Yosef (and Neriya) Haim Mordechai and Chezekaya Montro. | Psalms in block lettering from an Ashkenazi type-setting. The first 8 columns have vowels (the first vowelled text in printing). The commentary uses “middle” letters from an Italian type-setting. | Rabbi David ben Yosef Kimchi (Radak—1160-1235) was a Rishon, a great parshan of the Bible and a grammarian of Hebrew. | Elegant binding, dark & quality pages. | [153] pages. 28cm. Very good condition.
    Item sold at $300 Starting at $180
  • LOT: 081

    Noam Elimelech, first edition – facsimile edition. A segula book.

    By Rabbi Elimelech of Luzhinsk. The real first edition was printed by his sons Rabbi Elazar and Rabbi Eliezer Lipman, at the printing house of the tzaddik Rabbi Shlomo Rapaport, Lviv 1787. In its first edition (and this facsimile edition), it was known for many segulot for those who owned it (the home of the owner, a wife giving birth). | Elegant binding, thick & quality pages. Printed by Renaissance Hebraica, Brooklyn, New York. Only between 1-10 facsimile editions were printed. | [4], 112, 17-28 page. 23cm. Generally very good condition.
    Item sold at $800 Starting at $180
  • LOT: 043

    Natla made of stamped silver, archeological design – Italian, hand-made.

    Stamped 925 sterling, with a polished texture. The shiny silver handles hatch on the edge of the cup and connect to the base. The unique finishing (polished) was created specifically to resemble a drop of water splashing across a lake. Inside is gilded. Stamped by the artist. Made in Italy. Height: 19cm, diameter: 12cm. Weight: 342g. Very good condition.
    Item sold at $850 Starting at $600
  • LOT: 059

    Set with a designed cup and plate – handmade, stamped silver.

    925 stamped sterling, with a hammered texture. Modern, minimalistic design, double asymmetric cone shape, sitting on a silver ball. The inside of the cup is gilded. Stamped by the artist Nadav Jr. Plate: matching, square design rounded at the edges. Stamped, made in Italy. Height of the cup: 16cm. Diameter: 7cm. Plate: 16x16cm. Total weight: 364g. Very good condition.
    Starting at $600
  • LOT: 142

    Collection, 3 Books of the Zohar with Stamps and Glosses –16th and 18th Centuries. Blemished

    1. The book of the Zohar on the book of Bereishit, ownership inscriptions and stamp. 255 [11] leaves. 2. The book of Zohar on the book of Bereishit, with many glosses in oriental handwriting. 1515. | 251, 18 leaves. 3. The book of the Zohar on the books of: Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim. A separate title page for the book of Bamidbar. In the printing press of Yonah son of Yaacov Kustandina, 1736. Ownership inscriptions and rabbinical signatures in oriental handwriting. 308 leaves. Sizes and conditions vary. Overall condition: Fair – Poor.
    Starting at $200
  • LOT: 100

    Lot of birkonim – Eastern Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

    1. Beit Yitzhak, including the first and last brachot of Birkat HaMazon, for engagements and weddings, brit milah, pidyon haben, chanukkah, megillah, tefillat haderech, and more. With exegesis Mei Nefesh by Rabbi Yitzhak bar Aba HaKohen. Jacket binding. Lifshitz printing, Warsaw 1914. 2. Birkat HaMazon with the order of brachot. Translation into German on facing pages. Green binding with gilded inscriptions. Published by Mendel Salzman, Vienna. Different sizes and conditions, generally good.
    Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
  • LOT: 018

    Likkutei Moshe Yaakov, stencil edition. By the mystical tzaddik Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Revikov, the “Sandlar.” Copy 1 of 100. Tel Aviv, 1969.

    Book of the holy kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Revikov, known as the Holy Sandlar. Book printed from chapter headings written by the Rav to himself as a preparation for drashot that he gave on shabbat. The internal binding says “published in 100 copies which are legally like manuscripts and for whom the rights are retained by Yosef Revikov.” The pages are doubled. Picture of the author is glued to the introductory page. Published by his son, the author and translator Rabbi Yosef Revikov. | Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Revikov (1873-1967) studied kabbalah under the Leshem Shebo v’Achelma. Rabbi Aryeh Levin testified that he heard from Rav Kook that Rabbi Yaakov was without a doubt one of the 36 tzaddikim. After the Chazon Ish encouraged him to publicize himself, he became better known, and many travelled to receive blessings from him. | Soft binding, bound by hand. [2], 460 pages, 32.5cm. Generally good condition.
    Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
  • LOT: 268

    "Ana Hashem" Decorations. Silver Letters. Karaites. Israel. 20th Century.

    'Ana Hashem Hoshiah' – 'Ana Hashem Hatzlichana' decorations. Silver letters on blue velvet. The Karaite community – Israel. Dimensions of each part: 89x21 cm. Overall condition: Good.
    Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
  • LOT: 267

    A 'LuchotHaBrit' Decoration. Silver Letters. Karaites. Israel. 20th Century

    A decoration of the 'LuchotHabrit', silver letters on blue velvet. The Karaite community – Israel. Dimensions: 56x66 cm. Overall condition: Good.
    Starting at $100
  • LOT: 145

    Manuscript – Donations – Early 20th Century

    A manuscript, a large bound ledger with tabs in the order of the English alphabet. Some ten thousand names of donors, their addresses, the amount of the contribution and the date. The text is in Hebrew and in a foreign language. | 299 pages. 35 cm. Overall condition: Good.
    Starting at $300
  • LOT: 039

    Seemingly anti-Semitic walking stick. Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

    With a handle made of bone, carving work in the shape of a person with two faces (on either side). Length: 92cm. Good condition.
    Starting at $100
  • LOT: 120

    Printed picture of the Tzaddik Rabbi Yeshayle Krestirer – known as a segula for hanging at home. Defective.

    1852-1925 from Krestirer (Bodrogkeresztur), an important Admor and one of the most well-known in Hungary. Under the picture, his signature is printed. Inscription in Hungarian as well. This picture is known as a segula for hanging at home, safeguarding the home against rats and other bad things. 29x20cm. Defective, tears with missing text. Bad condition.
    Starting at $100
  • LOT: 121

    Amulet on parchment given out by the Admor Rabbi Yeshay’le Kristerer – rare.

    The amulet before us is written in the shape of one of the scribes of Rabbi Yeshay’le with slight changes: “Yelshatet” with an extra taf and missing the bet of the next word. The above amulet was found in a siddur of a Jew from the area and the time period when the Tzaddik was active.“The following things the author would write on a small parchment, and no evil would befallen him nor to any members of his household,” so wrote Rabbi Hillel Liechtenstein in his book “Tshuvot Beit Hillel HaChadash” (32). “Yelshat B’Asher Boliv v’haAph HaBamug v’la” (the words written on the parchment)—three verses for preservation are hinted at in it, appearing in the book Elef Katav, and this is the exegesis: “the verses are ‘Yehi Shalom B’Kheilech Shalva b’Armnotaich’ (Psalms 122:7); ‘Lo TeUna Elayech Ra’ah v’Negah Lo Yikrav B’Ohalayech’ (Psalms 91:10), linked by the first initials of the first line. The verse ‘Ve’et HaAnashim Asher Petach HaBayit Hiku BaSanverim MiKotan v’Ad Kadol Vayelu Limtzo HaPatach,” (Genesis 19:1), appears in the first initials of the second line.” For many generations, the deeds of the Tzaddik from Krestir, Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner, have reverberated, especially the story of the Jew who immigrated to the United States, who opened a laundromat for parnasa that he profited off. Two goyim opened a laundromat across the street from him to compete, and the Jew sent another Jew to Hungary with a request to go to Rabbi Yeshayla and ask him for deliverance from his difficulty. The Jew returned to the United States and brought with him an amulet similar to the one before us here. The competitors decided to burn the Jew’s store, and sent someone to light it on fire, but the person couldn’t identify the storefront and accidentally burned down the Italians’ store. When the Rabbi Yeshayla died, the Jew dared to open the amulet and was astonished in seeing the verse and people who entered the home were struck with blindness. Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner (1852-1925) from Krestir (Bodrogkeresztur) was one of the most important and well-known Admorim in Hungary. When he was 3, his father died, and at age 12 his widowed mother sent him to Rabbi Zvi Hirsch from Liska, where he was until his Rav died, and then he succeeded him, but remained indigent and did not think of himself. He is considered a miracle-worker and many amazing stories are told of him. Until today thousands of people continue to visit his grave and unburden their hearts there, and many amazing stories have been generated about the power of that event. He is known for his merciful heart and his care for the parnasa of the Jewish people. The amulets given during his lifetime to those seeking deliverance were written on parchment by professional scribes from his students, and he would himself bless them and give them by hand. His picture is most known as a segula against rats in a home, after an incident when he blessed a home and rats left the Jews’ bags of wheat, as well as another where he blessed a Jew who had been sued and rats came and ate the suit that was hanging before him in the court. Size: 4.9/1.3 cm. Excellent condition. An additional amulet from his holy hands was sold in Auction #12 (Item 270) and sold for $160000.
    Starting at $10000
  • LOT: 029

    Medallion with portrait of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Berlin 1937.

    Metal medallion in memory of Rabbi Akiva Eiger, in the center is his portrait. Around is an inscription “in memory of his date of death, 13th of Tishrei 1837.” On the back is an illustration of a pair of lions holding the Two Tablets, and inscriptions in German. Diameter: 9.5cm. Generally good condition.
    Item sold at $260 Starting at $200
  • LOT: 148

    A Manuscript and Homilies and References in Ladino, by Rabbi Avraham Korkaidi, 18/19th Century

    A manuscript, in ink on high-quality paper, in semi-scribal handwriting in Ladino. The first part of homilies on the Torah, and the second part are references to all parts of Maimonides's 'YadChazaka'. In the handwriting of Rabbi Avraham Korkidi, one of the sages and rabbis of the city of Izmir. The manuscript was written in the 18th and 19th centuries, some of the handwritten homilies are dated: "A homily I wrote…23rd Tammuz 1773" "Upon the marriage of my brother-in-law the great sage Yosef HaCohen1733 to the portion of Ki Tetzei", "a homily I wrote in Constantinople on 27th of the month of Nissan 1733", "A homily I wrote… within the year for the sister-in-law the wife of Yosef YeshoshuaGukra… on 15th Iyar 1871" "A homily I composed… Rabbi David Azan 1842". The author even mentions his father-in-law and his son in the manuscript (see more about them below). "My son the clever and important young man Chaim Moshe Korkaidi…a homily composed by my father-in-law Rabbi Chaim MosheHaCohen". | Rabbi Avraham Korkodi, one of the sages of Izmir, a disciple of Rabbi Chaim Palagiwho even mentions him in his book 'NishmatKol Chai' (part II omission from page 100). His son Rabbi Chaim MosheKorkodi, known as 'Moreinu' was also one of the sages of Izmir and author of the book 'Moshe Eved' with the approbations of Rabbi Avraham Palagi, who wrote about him: "Rabbi Chaim Moshe is a great author… and it was all consumed by fire, and this is the last remnant and is a miniscule amount". Rabbi Avraham Korkodi's father-in-law – who is also mentioned in the manuscript – Rabbi Chaim Moshe HaCohen was also among the sages of Izmir. | Original binding, front is detached, back is missing. Leather spines. First leaves are detached. Worming holes. Water signs. | Enclosed is signed confirmation ofthe manuscript expert Rabbi Shimon Schwartz about identification of the manuscript. | [173] leaves. Overall condition: Fair – Good 29x23 cm.
    Item sold at $2000 Starting at $400
  • LOT: 014

    Pnei Yehoshua – Furth, 1766.

    On masechtot Ketubot, Gittin, and Kidushin. By the Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Yehoshua Folk (1681-1756), rabbi of Lviv, Berlin, and Frankfurt. Author of the series Pnei Yehoshua on the Talmud Bavli. HaHida writes that he succeeded in meeting him and describes his face as angelic. When the Heavens notified the Ba’al Shem Tov that he needed to serve a talmid chacham, he went to the Pnei Yehoshua and served him: he would bring him an ember from the fire to light his pipe. They discussed Chassidut together. He was the direct rabbi of the Maggid of Maastricht. | Binding disconnected. Signature of ownership. Stains from moisture. Moth damage. | 4, 212, 217-296, 23 page. 32cm. Generally bad to ok condition.
    Starting at $100
  • LOT: 132

    Korban Aharon – second edition, Dessau, 1742. Copy of Rabbi Haim Berlin – with glosses.

    Commentary on Sefer Sifra by Rabbi Aharon Even-Haim. Printed by Eli of Dessau from the Isserles family, 1742. At the front of the book is a text called Midot Aharon by the author. Second edition. Stamp of ownership of Haim Berlin (see about him in other items from this auction. | New binding, a few signs of moths damage. | [2], 20; 260 page. 34cm. Good condition.
    Starting at $120
  • LOT: 011

    Lot of mishnayot with handsome binding gilded with an illustration of the Hurva – Berlin, 1863.

    Mo’ed and Nashim (two volumes) with commentary of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura, additions of Yom Tov and tosafot of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Printed by Julius Zittenfeld. Half-leather, red binding, handsome, with golden inscriptions of an illustration of the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem. Mo’ed: [4], 174, [1] page. Nashim: [2], 159, [2] page. 29cm. Generally good condition.
    Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
  • LOT: 129

    Shot of the Chatam Sofer – first edition, Pressburg, 1841-1855. Copy of the Gaon Rabbi Haim Berlin with glosses handwritten by him.

    Sections: Orech Hayyim and Yoreh De’ah bound together. Each section has a separate cover page. First edition. Printed by Anton/Franz Schmidt, Pressburg 1841-1855, respectively. With listing of ownership on the cover and last page of Yoreh De’ah: “Hayim Berlin of Volozhin.” A number of glosses in both sections written by hand by Rabbi Haim Berlin. Rabbi Moshe Sofer (1762-1839) was a leader of the Charedi community in Germany and Mediterranean Europe. A great rabbi and posek. Rabbi of Pressburg, which was the most important community in the country, and served there until his death. The yeshiva he founded became a spiritual center for European Jewry and was the largest since the Jews of Babylon. His teaching method was slowly adopted by a majority of yeshivot in Hungary. Authored around 100 different text. Rabbi Haim Berlin (1832-1913), Av Beit Din and Ram of Volozhin, rabbi of Moscow and Jerusalem, son of the Natziv of Volozhin. | New binding, stamps of ownership, moth holes. | 82; [4], 153, [6] pages. 38cm. Generally good condition.
    Item sold at $325 Starting at $180
  • LOT: 144

    Manuscript, America, Early 20th Century

    Manuscript, in scribal handwriting, on which a thousand names, of both married couples and individuals are immortalized. Their first names, surnames and place of residence. The commemorations are from between the years: 1944-1950. America, early 20th century. | 74 written pages. 32x21 cm. Overall condition: Good.
    Item sold at $650 Starting at $300
  • LOT: 127

    Chiddushei HaRitba – copy of the Admor Rabbi Alter Beiderman of Sosnovitz, son of Rabbi Elazar Mendel of Lalov, glosses. Rare.

    On Masechet Yevamot, printed by Rabbi Yitzhak Madpis, Sadilkov, 1833. Light blue pages, two stampf of ownership of Alter ben Rav Eliezer Menachem,” the Admor Rabbi Alter of Sosnovitz-Lalov. The cover page has a handwritten listing of ownership, Yitzhak David, probably the signature of his uncle Rabbi Yitzhak David, son of Rabbi Moshe of Lalov, who was called after two of his elders, one from his mother and one from his father: Rav David of Lalov, and the Yehudi HaKadosh of Peshischa. Glosses handwritten in pencil. Books signed by Admorim of Lalov are extremely rare. | The Admor Rabbi Alter Avaraham Betzalel Natan Neta (1862-1933)son of the Admor Rabbi Elazar Mendel and brother to Admor Rabbi David Zvi Shlomo of Lalov. Returned to Poland during the First World War and settled in Sosnovitz. There he became known as the “Admor of Eretz Yisrael.” He was the son-in-law of his cousin, Rav Binyamin Yehuda Leib Bernstein. Stamps and listing of ownership. Moth damage. [1] 56 pages. 34cm. Generally ok to good condition.
    Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
  • LOT: 008

    Talmud Bavli, complete set, Munich 1948.

    Munich-Heidelberg, published by the “Agudat HaRabbanim Committee of the American section of Ashkenaz.” At the end of World War II, groups of Jewish survivors in the DP camps led to a lack of gemaras and holy texts. Beginning in 1946 the German Rabbinical Association, with the help of the American Army and the Joint Committee, began printing the Shas. At first only individual masechtot were printed. In 1948 the first complete edition was published, which is the edition before us. Each volume has two covers. The first was especially designed to mark the event of the publication on German soil after the Shoah. At the top is an illustration of a Jewish town and the inscription “from loss to redemption, from darkness to light.” 19 volumes, 39cm. With original bindings. Different conditions, generally good.
    Item sold at $1200 Starting at $1200
  • LOT: 022

    Q&A of the Maharik, Cremona, 1557.

    By Rabbi Yosef Kolon, one of the great first poskim. With indices for answers according to the Rambam’s seder. Second edition. Illustrated cover. (12) 173 (supposed to be 172) pages. 29cm. New leather binding. The cover, first and last pages are repaired in the margins. Moth holes, stains. Generally ok condition.
    Starting at $800
  • LOT: 021

    Sefer Mitzvot HaGadol (Samag), Venice 1547.

    By Rabbeinu Moshe Makotzi, with chiddushim and commentaries of Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrahi and Rabbi Isaac Stein. Printed by Daniel Bombirgi. 250, [2], 251-316 pages. 31.5cm. Condition varies, ok/good, the cover and first and last pages are professionally repaired with light damage to text. Pretty leather binding, stains, moth holes.
    Starting at $1200
  • LOT: 019

    HaRoke’ach, Pano, 1505. First edition. First book printed with a cover page. Signature of ownership.

    Written by Rav Elazar of Gremiza, son of Rabbeinu Yehuda. One of the most important halachic books, includes (using a short formula) all of the laws incumbent on man for the whole year. According to many bibliographies, this is the first Hebrew book printed with a cover page. Pano 1505, first edition. Cover page has a signature of ownership, 28cm. New half-leather binding, professionally restored throughout with light damage to text. Generally ok to good condition.
    Starting at $7500
  • LOT: 020

    Rabbeinu BeChayei on the Torah, Venice 1544.

    Exegesis on the Torah via the Pardes, by Rabbeinu BeChayei Even-Halawa. 243 pages, 28cm. Signature of ownership. Cover and pages are professionally repaired with light damage to text. New half-leather binding. Stains. Ok condition.
    Starting at $1000
  • LOT: 003

    Talmud Yerushalmi, complete set. Zhitomir, signatures.

    Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the Slavita Rav. 5 volumes: A) Moed Part 1, Shabbat Eruvin, PEsachim. 1860. Missing the cover of Pesachim. B) Moed Part 2, Yoma-Moed Katan. 1860. C) Nezikin and Masechet Nida. 1865. D) Zraim. 1866. E) NAshim, 1867. Covers printed partially in red ink. Signatures: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Landau, Rabbi Moshe Bernstein, and others listings of ownership. 38cm. Bound in new half-leather binding. Number of pages professionally repaired without damage to text, different conditions, generally good.
    Starting at $800