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13.05.2019 - Auction no. 23

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LOT: 001

Mishnayot Seder Nezikin. Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the SlavitaRav. Zhitomir 1860.

Two covers in red ink. Original binding, partially disconnected. Light moth marks on the first pages. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 002

Collection of 26 books from Jerusalem printings, some rare and special.

1. Tomer Devorah by the Ramak—Jerusalem 1910. Without binding, pages disconnected. 2, 18 pages. 2. Pamphlet, “ShuviShuviHaShulamit,” the opening to the book Da’atu’Tevuna by Rabbi Yosef Haim of Baghdad, the Ben Ish Hai. To draw attention to the responsibility for learning the Kabbalah. Publishe by the Sha’arHaShamayimkabbalistic yeshiva. Jerusalem 1911. Partially missing copy (a number of pages in the middle), attributed ownership (stamped) by Rabbi Shimon Zvi Horwitz, a Ram of the Sha’arHaShamayim yeshiva, author of the Shem MiShimon, the Or HaMeir, and KolMevaser. 3. She’elotv’Tshuvot Min HaShamayim, Jerusalem 1914. 16 pages. Indices not cut. 4. DivreiGedalya, section 2—Jerusalem 1915. Not bound. 60 pages. Pages disconnected. 5. ChemdatZvi on the Torah—Jerusalem 1933. Not bound, pages disconnected. 6. Achot Yehuda—Jerusalem 1931. Jacket binding. 7. Yagel Yaakov by the KafHaChayyim—Jerusalem 1906. 8. PitgameiHAMelechShlomouMosro—Jerusalem 1929. Jacket binding, torn at the edges. 9. MishleiSho’alim—Jerusalem 1920. 10. Ohel Yosef, first section, on the book OhelMoed of Rabbi Avraham Bik—Jerusalem 1882. Missing the title page, various tears. 11. Minchat Eliezer by Rabbi Eliezer Yedid, on the family tree of the Maharhav. 1910. Cover disconnected. 12. TzirNe’eman—Jerusalem 1899. Articles and drashot by Rabbi Yehoshua Ze’ev (Avner) Zissenwein. Additional cover printed with colors, probably the first colored cover printed in Jerusalem. Endorsements from Israel and abroad. Towards the end of the book is printed a pamphlet with the list of donors, most from the United States, close to one thousand names of American Jews. With a history of Jerusalem and miniature illustrations. Interesting inscription: “I bought from the widow of the author.” Defective binding, pages disconnected. 13. Tza’akatBneiYisrael—Jerusalem 1924. Disconnected binding. 14. Shmuel 1-2 with translation to Bukhari. Jerusalem 1907. Pages and cover disconnected. 15. Nahalat Binyamin—1927. Tears, various stamps of ownership. 16. DivreiHizkiyahu—Jerusalem 1935 with dedication of the author on the back of the cover. 17. NerMa’aravi, third section—Jerusalem 1932. 18. Shulchan HaMa’aracha, first section—Jerusalem 1931. 19. 36 Sha’arim—Jerusalem 1940. 20. DoreshBa’adi—Jerusalem 1913. 21. Na’ehDoresh—Jerusalem 1933 22. Yedei Eliyahu, third section. Jerusalem 1937. Damage from moisture 23. Ruach Chachamim—1933 24. Sha’ar Yosef—Jerusaelm 1943. 25. TikkuneiHaZohar—Jerusalem 1909. 26. Ein Tarshish, third section. Jerusalem 1938. Varying conditions.
Starting at $250
LOT: 003

Lot of rare Jerusalem books. 19th century.

Some bound together. 1. Shot DavarShaulMarbeh by Rabbi Shaul David Sathon of Buenos Ares, together with Shot Maharam ben Haviv. Bound in one volume with separate covers. Jerusalem 1927, 1928. Printed by S. HaLevi Zuckerman. [5], 56, [4], 9, 5-8, 13-64 pages. *8. Generally good condition. 2. Pri Yitzhak, second section. Jersualem 1913. By Rabbi Yitzhak (Itzeleh) Belzer, edited by his son-in-law Rabbi Hizkiyahu Yosef Y. Mishkovsky. With the pamphlet AnafPri by Rav Moshe Shatzkes, son-in-law of the author. Printed by Salaman. Generally good condition. 3. A few books bound together: LikkutAmarim by Rav Moshe Yehoshua Yehuda Leib Diskin. Jerusalem 1922. Printed by Y. Halprin. Cover page disconnected. With Ma’ayanGanim by Rav David Menachem Dinard Yafo. Jerusalem 1926. Printed by Zuckerman. ToratHaShmita by RavChanoch Zundel Grossberg. Jerusalem, shmita year 1938. Pamphlet ManhigeiShvi’it, by RavYehezkelSheinlzon. Jerusalem, the year before the shmita, 1937. Printed by Zuckerman. Chamudei Elimelech by Rabbi of Rachov, Rabbi Elimelech HaKohen Rubenstein. Jerusalem 1930. Printed by Yehuda v’Yerushalayim. SichotHolin of Talmidei Chachamim HaChadash, by Rabbi ZviMoshkowitz. Margita. 1947. All in good condition, original binding (partially disconnected).
Starting at $100
LOT: 004

Lot of 3 books by the Ben Ish Hai—first editions, Jerusalem 1905-1910.

1. RavPe’alim, third section, printed during the author’s lifetime, with a gilded cover—Jerusalem 1905 2. Benayahu, first section, printed during the author’s lifetime, with a gilded cover—Jerusalem, 1905. Cover slightly defective. 3. Sefer Ben IshHayil, second section. Jerusalem 1910. Last page torn. Signatures of ownership throughout the book of Rabbi Eliyahu HaKohenRabbin, who was rabbi of KiryatYovel in Jerusalem. Bound together with binding that is disconnected. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 005

Akeidat Yitzhak by Rabbi Yitzhak Arama—Venice 1573 with many handwritten glosses in Italian script from the period.

Second edition. 105 drashot on the weekly parshiyot, at the end of which is his commentary on the Five Megillot. Rabbi Yitzhak Arama (1420-1494), known as the “Ba’alHaAkeida,” after this book, was a Spanish sage of the generation of the Expulsion. He was a rabbi and rosh yeshiva in Samora, northern Spain, and was the rabbi of Tarragona in southern Catalonia. Printed at the Juan Diga Venice printing house. First part of the book has dozens of glosses and corrections in Italian handwriting, probably from the period of the book’s printing (content not checked thoroughly). 308, 12 pages. Original leather binding, handsome, defective. Moth damage in parts of the pages, mainly the edges, with light damage to text.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $300
LOT: 006

AvodatHaKodesh by the Rashba—first edition, Venice 1602.

On halachot Shabbat and Yom Tov, by RabbeinuShlomo ben Aderet—the Rashba. First edition brought to printing by Naftali ben Yosef, printed by Daniel Zaniti. Printed with the book Ba’aleiHaNefesh by the Ra’avad, but the copy before us only has AvodatHaKodesh. Old signatures on the cover and two old important notes in the book. 47 pages. Moth damage, rebound. Tears and various defects, tape on the cover. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 007

Miniature Book of Psalms, rare, with handwritten additions. Leiden (Holland), 1636.

Small volume (11cm), rare for its beauty, with discussion by Yochanan Mira. Special copy not found in libraries in Israel and appears never to have appeared in auctions. It seems to have been printed with errors, the two first pages and the last are defective—they only have the frames and decorations printed, but without the text, which is filled in by hand by an artist punctiliously according to the lines that were supposed to be included, including the line numbers and printing marks. 118 pages, unnumbered. The chapters are marked with numbers instead of letters, as well as the number of lines in each chapter. Corrections or translation done by pencil in Latin in a number of pages in the book. Some moth marks. Worn leather binding. Light stains.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $300
LOT: 008

Handsome volume of Tanach with commentary in Ladino—Venice 1639. New condition, rare both forbeing complete and very pretty.

“Produced at the order of the Commissariat of Minister IoanniVindramin of the IoanniMartinielli house.” Perfect copy in the original binding, preserved in rare condition, a volume of the 1639 Venice Tanach with commentary and translation into Ladino by Rabbi Yaakov Lombrozzo, endorsed by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena. This copy has never been seen in auction houses in this condition, a complete copy with 4 covers, the complete original wooden binding, original decorations on the sides of the book on the pages. 4, 469, 2 pages. First cover is partially disconnected, a little wear on the cover, typical small folds and stains. Rare condition, complete and still pretty. The translator Rabbi Yaakov Lombrozzo was a sage of Venice during the reign of Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena, andshowed his knowledge of Hebrew grammar with his exegesis printed in Venice in 1630 (the cover of the Last Prophets has the year 1630 written while the others have 1639) on TAnach, and for the introduction he wrote before his commentary. He also copied the Kuzari into Spanish, and wrote a manuscript in Spanish called “Mesha’enetDatHaElokit” (History of the Italian Jewish Sages, p. 201).
Item sold at $2800 Starting at $800
LOT: 009

Book of First Prophets—Amsterdam 1666, with a hint to the reign of Shabtai Zvi.

Second section of Prophets from the Tanach, printed at the printing house of Yosef Atias ben Avraham Atias, in year “v’Haita Li HaMelucha”. In this year Shabtai Zvi reached Amsterdam and the printers hinted in the printing year the coming reign of the false prophet. The cover page has an engraved image of an eagle with an illustration of the reception of Shabtai Zvi with his turban entering Amsterdam. 155 pages. Abbreviations in Latin in the outer margins of every page. Many stains, no spine, binding disconnected, moth marks and small tears. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $200
LOT: 010

Miniature volume of the Shulchan Aruch, ChoshenMishpat—first edition with Be’erHaGola—Amsterdam 1666.

Nice copy of a small volume (16cm) of the Shulchan Aruch, with, added for the first time, the Be’erHaGola of Rabbeinu Moshe Ribkash, which was published by Dr. Rabbi Ephraim Boinoand Rabbi Yaakov Castillo, with their own money, in Amsterdam between 1661-1666. The connection between Rabbi Moshe (a Litvak) and the Dutch printers was able to happen as a result of Rabbi Moshe having spent a significant period of time in Rotterdam when he left Vilna (in Tammuz of 1655) as a result of the Khmelnytskyi pogroms. During his wanderings he reached Amsterdam and Rotterdam, where he stayed at the “Di Los Pintos” yeshiva, where Rabbi Yeshayahu Pardo led. This volume was printed by Yosef Atias in 1666. The colophon notes 1664. 486 pages. The copy before us is complete, no moth damage, but it is without binding, missing the front cover with copper opening inscription. Cover and first pages disconnected, decorations and gilding on the outside of the pages, light stains, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 011

Shulchan Aruch Even HaEzer, with illustrated cover. Amsterdam 1698.

With commentary of the Rama and Be’erHaGola. Cover with illustrations of the Jewish people at Mt. Sinai and receiving the Torah. Illustrations of angels and symbol of the printer, and more. Printed by Emmanuel ben Yosef Atias in 1698 (birthyear of the Ba’al Shem Tov). [1] 180 1 pages. Stains, original binding, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $150
LOT: 012

Chizuk Emunah (miniature edition), a strongly worded polemic against Christianity—Amsterdam 1705.

Authored by Rabbi Yitzhak bar Avraham, first printed by the priest Johann Christoph Wagenseil in 1681, reprinted in Amsterdam in 1705. Polemical work against Christianity, and against the Christian claims regarding the Jewish religion. The author responds one by one to Christian claims against Judaism, including their attempt to prove their beliefs from the Holy texts, their claims regarding Jesus’s being Messiah, and more. On the cover is the signature of ownership of “Avraham YudaArbanzo…” The author of the book is the Karaite scholar Yitzhak bar Avraham of Troky (Lithuania). This is the only Karaite text accepted by the wider Jewish community, and was even translated into Yiddish because of its strongly worded criticism of Christianity. 120 pages (in the same year, a different edition was printed with 124 pages). 13cm. Binding and spine are disconnected and reinforced with glue, margins of the first pages are falling apart. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $200
LOT: 013

Chiddushei Kiddushin of the Rashba—Constantinople 1717.

On the first page after the cover are endorsements of rabbis of Constantinople, Rabbi Avraham Kimchi, Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi, Rabbi HayyimAlfandery, and Rabbi Yehuda Rosanis. 2 ancient notes. 88 pages. Moth marks, tears and small stains. New binding. Generally good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 014

Miniature mishnayot with complete commentary KafNachat (Kedoshim, Teharot)—Offenbach 1732.

Commentary by RavShneorFeivush ben Yaakov, who was the grandson and great-grandson to Rabbi Moshe Isserlish of Krakow, Ra’avadGalogaRabbati in Poland, son-in-law of Rabbi Avigdor (from the endorsement of the commentary for the 6 Books of Mishnah given by Rabbi Shmuel Hillman Ra’avad of Mannheim). The name of the book was taken from a verse in Ecclesiastes. The printer is Israel ben Moshe. Original: 143-172, 175-462, [4] pages. 13cm. Four pages are missing here (167-172), and the cover page (unclear if there is one in the original?). Listing of ownership on the first and last pages. Original leather binding. A little moth damage. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 015

Shemesh Tzedakah, second section—only edition. Venice 1743. With stamp of Rav David HaKohenSkeli.

1, 61 pages. With stamp of Rabbi Skeli (1862-1949), a kabbalist, dayan, and Av Beit Din of Oran (Algeria), author of the books Shot Kiryat Chana David, drashot on the Torah “Lech David,” and “L’David Baruch” and more. Not bound. Pages disconnected, various tears.
Starting at $180
LOT: 016

Shulchan Aruch Even HaEzer with Be’erHaGola and Be’erHeitev—Amsterdam 1753.

With stamp at the end of the book (Sigmund Brile), the cover, and the page before it. With a pamphlet on Seder Gittin by Rav Michal RavYozef’sh of Krakow. Printer: Hirtz Levi Rofeh, and his son-in-law Kashman. [4], 176 pages. 19cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 017

Me’amLoez on the Book of Exodus in Ladino—first edition with the Pesach Haggadah, original handsome binding.

By Rabb Yaakov Kuli, exegesis and midrash on the Tanach, PirkeiAvot, and the Pesach Haggadah, with additional short piskei halacha, in easy, low-level Ladino. First section of Exodus, Izmir 1864. First edition was printed with the Pesach Haggadah expounded upon in Ladino, with commentary in Ladino for Kiddush and Havdalah. 257 pages. Second section—Salonika 1803. 112 pages. Original binding, with small defects, inscription of the name in gold. Stains and small tears. Handsome copy, very good condition.
Item sold at $475 Starting at $250
LOT: 018

Lot of 2 miniature chumashim—Dyhernfurth 1785.

Books of Genesis and Deuteronomy, with Onkelos translation and Rashi’s commentary and some of the Tosafot. Same edition as printed in Amsterdam. Cover of Genesis has a stamp handwritten by “Aharon Moshe ben Yosef Shmuel Segel.” Printer: Yehiel Michal Maya. Deuteronomy doesn’t have a cover and has the last page of the Book of Numbers at the beginning. Original bindings. Very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 019

Lot of 3 volumes of Mishnah—Dyhernfurth 1797-8. First edition with glosses on the Shas by Rabbi YeshayaPik Berlin.

Three complete, nice copies of mishnayot, Seder Nashim, Nezikin, and Teharot, printed in Dyhernfurth. This edition has, for the first time, notes printed during the lifetime of the author Rabbi Yeshayahu Berlin Pik. The cover notes his name with the suffix “Nero” while the edition published after already marks “zt”l” next to his name. 1. Nashim, cover partially has red lettering. Signatures not checked. 1, 159 pages. 2. Nezikin, 1, 196 pages. 3. Teharot. 1, 223 pages. Three volumes, bound with old bindings with a leather spine, gilded inscription made by an artist. No moth damage. Characteristic stains over time. Generally very good condition. The Gaon Rabbi YeshayaPik Berlin (1725-1799) was an Av Beit Din and Ram in Breslev. Known for his glosses on the Talmud Bavli printed in the volume of Talmud which began with the Dyhernfurth edition hear and his still printed today. His daughter Sarah was married to Rabbi Yosef Maya, Av Beit Din of Breslev, son of Rabbi Yehiel Michal (the publisher in Dyhernfurth), and he published these mishnayot and some more books by his father-in-law.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 020

Midrash Raba on the Book of Leviticus and the Song of Songs—Zolkva, 1808.

Midrash al Raboton Leviticus and Midrash Chazit on Song of Songs with the commentary Maspikv’Nechmad, as printed by Rabbi HaNaggidAMefursam Avraham Yehuda Leib Meir Hafer (son-in-law of the Rav of Svirtz). Signature of Asher ben Shlomo (?) and additional signatures and notes (Menachem Schwartz?), opening page has the note “written in remembrance of 3rd of Tammuz, ParshatChukat, year 1885, I became free of the army, Munkatch.” 1, 104 [page 96 and 104 onwards is missing], 96 [page 91 missing]. Some pages are blue, old binding is defective, stains, generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 021

Seder Tefillot, including Psalms and Ma’amadot, Perek Shira, and the LaMenatze’ach in the shape of a menorah. Vienna 1816.

Partially missing copy of a thick siddur in nusachAshkenaz, including prayers for weekday and shabbat, pesach Haggadah, LaMenatze’ach, Perek Shira, tikkunei Shabbat, and more, at the end with a separate cover is Psalms, and a separate cover for Ma’amadot, printed by Anon Shamid. No cover pages for the siddur, missing the first pages, page 2, and last page, and a number of pages in the number according to the noted page numbering: 1-160, 217-256, 135 pages. Old binding is defective, signs of use and stains, generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 022

Lot of 2 books bound together: AvodatHaKodesh of HaHida (Warsaw, 1837). MechirYayin by the Rama (Warsaw 1838).

1. AvodatHaKodesh, divided into two parts: MorehB’Etzbah, and Tziporen Shamir, dealing with kabbalistic practices. [1], 40 pages. *8. 2. MechirYayin by the Rama, a commentary on Megillat Esther. Signature on the cover handwritten. 56 pages, 12*. Signatures of ownership on both of Rabbi Yaim Yitzhak Schwartz of Haifa, an important Gur Chassid. Older signatures of “BerilRosenfeld.” Page before the cover of AvodatHaKodesh has signatures of “Yisrael Rosenfeld” and “Eliezer Lipman Rosenfeld.” Signature of “Haim Zeev Kohen Shatin.” Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 023

Last Prophets and Ketuvim with Ladino translation—Izmir 1830.

With Spanish copying, second section, printed in 1830. Two covers and an additional separate cover for part of Ketuvim. Each page is divided into two columns, one in Hebrew with vowels and one with Ladino translation. 359 pages. Small tears, stains, incorrect cutting by the printer on a number of pages. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 024

Chochmat Yehoshua ben Sira in Hebrew and Aramaic, with translation into Ashkenazit with exegesis. Vienna.

Not clear what year it was printed in. Missing one cover page. 104 pages. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 025

Otzer Lashon HaKodesh—Leipzig 1840. Handsome volume.

Concordantiae on the Tanach by Yosef ben Yaakov Alsari, known as “Julius Pirset.” Cover in Hebrew and another in Latin. First text of its type, on the connection between the Hebrew language and the languages of the ancient peoples, written by a Jewish researcher. The author is Josef ben Yaakov Alsari, born in 1805 in Poland. Served as Professor in the University of Leipzig for Hebrew and other Semitic languages. He was known throughout the world by his research name “Julius Pirset.” This book was the first of its kind, apparently only a few copies of this huge print was publishedand this is the only edition that appears in its entirety (printed again in the twentieth-century without all the additions here). XII, 1428 pages, 35cm. Hebrew cover and Latin cover. Quality paper. Original leather binding, falling apart a little. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $200