Winter event 2022
Auction 13

Prime selection of historical Jewish Antiques

December 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM EST
  • $1,000
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    $8,500
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Lot : 41

Tzuras Ha’Aretz by Rabbi Avraham Hanassi, Basel, 1546.
First book on astronomy written in Hebrew!
    Fundamental Sefer Sefer Tzuras HaAretz by Rabbi Avraham Hanassi ben Rabbi Chiyya HaSephardi Fundamental work on astronomy regarding…
Start price: $6,000
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Est. Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Lot : 42

Fundamental Sefer on Astronomy

 

Yeshua B’Yisrael on the Constellations

Frankfurt am Main, 1720

Illustrated work with distinguished provenance!

    Explanation of the Rambam’s laws of Hilchos Kiddush Hachodesh by Rabbi Yehonasan Ruzhinai, the premier commentator on laws…
Start price: $1,800
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Est. Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 43

Original Jewish Medical book

Maaseh Tuviah with Author’s Portrait

Venice, 1707

    Maaseh Tuviah by Rabbi Tobias Cohn. Includes pertinent information regarding diseases, remedies, and the arts of medicine and…
Start price: $4,000
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Est. Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Lot : 44

First Jewish History Book!
The Book of 
Yosifun (Josephus)
Venice, 1544
    Jewish Library Classic!     The history of the Jewish people beginning with the eras of the Babylonian…
Start price: $3,000
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Est. Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Lot : 45

History  

Tzemach Dovid HaChadash by Rabbi Dovid Ganz

Frankfurt am Main, 1692

  The history of the Jewish and gentile nations beginning with Creation up until the times of the author Rabbi…
Start price: $1,200
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Est. Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 46

Autographed Halachic Ruling by the Holy

Rabbi Yehuda ben Attar & Rabbanim of Fez. 1709

  Autographed psak din by Rabbanim of Fez, most notably among them Rabbi Yehuda ben Attar.   Rabbi Yehuda ben…
Start price: $5,000
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Est. Price: $7,000 - $10,000

Lot : 47

Personal Emissary Letter of the Tzaddik
Rabbi Amram ben Divan
while Journeying to Morocco. 1763
Emissary letter signed by the great Rabbanim of Hebron, recommending the tzaddik Rabbi Amram ben Divan who traveled from his…
Start price: $36,000
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Est. Price: $60,000 - $100,000

Lot : 48

Premier historical source for Jewish life in Jerusalem
Sefer Hatakanos V’Haskamos
Jerusalem, 1842
Regulations, rulings, customs and practices observed in the holy city of Jerusalem as established by local Rabbanim, edited and prepared…
Start price: $5,000
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Est. Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Lot : 49

Letter by Leading Jerusalem Rabbanim
to Lady Judith Montefiore Jerusalem, 1853
 
    Letter of blessing and thanks to Lady Judith Montefiore, wife of Sir Moses Montefiore, for her generous contribution…
Start price: $2,000
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Est. Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 50

Letter from Rabbanim of Tzfas to Sir Moses Montefiore

Tzfas, 1859

  Handwritten letter dispatched by Rabbi Shmuel Heller and Rabbi Refael ‘Hamalach’ Maman, both Rabbanim of Tzfas to Sir Moses…
Start price: $1,000
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Est. Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 51

Autographed Letter by Sir Moses Montefiore  

London, 1871

    Autographed letter by Sir Moses Montefiore to Rabbi Zecharya Lipschitz, grandson of the Tiferes Yisrael. The letter, written…
Start price: $1,000
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Est. Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 52

Recanati al HaTorah  

First Edition. Venice, 1523

Fundamental Kabbalah Sefer

  Magnificent copy! Commentary on the Torah based on the wisdom of kabbalah by Rabbi Menachem of  Recanati  one of…
Start price: $8,000
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Est. Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Lot : 53

Sefer HaZohar. Shapira Press  

Slavita, 1824

Magnificent condition

  Sefer HaZohar by the Tanna Eloki Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, edited and amended based on the Constantinople edition and…
Start price: $5,000
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Est. Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Lot : 54

Tikkunei HaZohar with Handwritten Chiddushim & Glosses
First Edition. Mantua, 1558
  Fundamental Kabbalistic Sefer Sefer Tikkunei HaZohar by the holy Tanna Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Encompasses the seventy ways (…
Start price: $12,000
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Est. Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Lot : 55

Shaarei Orah with First Edition of the Kabbalistic Commentary by Rabbi Matasya Delacart

 

Cracow, 1600

  Kabbalah Classic    Sefer Shaarei Orah fundamental kabbalistic work by Spanish kabbalist Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla with commentary by the…
Start price: $2,000
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Est. Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 56

Pa’amon V’Rimon by the Ramak  

 

Amsterdam, 1708

  Pa’amon V’Rimon. Kitzur of Pardes Rimonim by the Ramak with the rare Illustration of the Kabbalistic Tree. (צורת האילן…
Start price: $1,000
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Est. Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 57

Toras Chacham by the Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Hakohen

 

Venice, 1654

   Large volume replete with commentary and explanations on the weekly Torah portions by the saintly kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Hakohen…
Start price: $1,200
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Est. Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 58

Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli

 

RARE!!! Sefer Karnayim with Dan Yadin Commentary.

 

First Edition. Zolkova, 1709

    Sefer Karnaim  an ancient  kabbalistic work  with Dan Yadin commentary by Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli. Includes also Likutei…
Start price: $7,000
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Est. Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Lot : 59

Toldos Adam – Chochmas HaSirtut - Palmistry (חכמת היד)

 

Rare. Complete Illustrated Copy!  

 

Offenbach, 1715

  The fascinating study of the wisdom of face reading and Palmistry, with illustrations by Rabbi Moshe ben Rabbi Eliyahu…
Start price: $4,000
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Est. Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Lot : 60

Handwritten Kabbalistic Chiddushim by the Author of Shemen Sasson. Autographed

Jerusalem, Circa 1857

  This manuscript is completely handwritten and features his autograph in several places (see leaves 32a; 37b; 42a), as well…
Start price: $25,000
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Est. Price: $40,000 - $60,000

Lot : 61

Shaar Hagilgulim with Handwritten Commentary, Glosses, Segulos & Amulets by Rabbi Yehudah Petaya.

 

Jerusalem, 1863

    Shaar Hagilgulim replete with handwritten glosses, segulos, amulets and chiddushim by the saintly kabbalist Rabbi Yehudah Petaya.  …
Start price: $10,000
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Est. Price: $25,000 - $35,000

Lot : 62

Tikkunei Shabbos by the Ariza”l with Minchas Yaakov Commentary.
Dyhrernfurth, 1692
  Zmiros from the Ariza”l, along with songs, poems, prayers and special passages from the Torah to be studied and…
Start price: $4,000
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Est. Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Lot : 63

Siddur with Kavanos of the Arizal  

 

Zolkova, 1781

    “One who puts his heart to pray from this siddur…his prayer is not returned empty-handed” (Title page of…
Start price: $12,000
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Est. Price: $15,000 - $20,000

Lot : 64

Sacred manuscript with teachings from the Chassidic Founders

 

1771-1777

  Unpublished Manuscript: Divrei Torah with earliest recording of the Baal-Shem-Tov's Iggeres Aliyas HaNeshama    250 year old unpublished manuscript with Chiddushim…
Start price: $18,000
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Est. Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Lot : 65

Sacred Letter by the Admor Hazakein Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

Circa 1808


Sacred letter completely written in the holy hands of the venerable Admor and progenitor of Chabad Chassidus Rabbi Shneur Zalman…
Start price: $350,000
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Est. Price: $600,000 - $1,000,000

Lot : 66

Rare!
Chassidus, Handwritten folio by 
the Rasha”b
 
  Handwritten leaf replete with Chassidic divrei Torah written by the holy hand of the Admor Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneerson…
Start price: $15,000
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Est. Price: $20,000 - $30,000

Lot : 67

Kedushas Levi by  
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev
First Complete Edition. Berditchev, 1816
    “The merit of the author and holiness of his sefarim shall shield and safeguard anyplace they are found”…
Start price: $5,000
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Est. Price: $8,000 - $12,000

Lot : 68

Likutei Eitzos by  
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
Zolkova, 1849
  Rare First Complete Edition. Fundamental Breslov sefer!   Brilliant guidance to serving Hashem garnered from Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s…
Start price: $2,000
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Est. Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 69

Chassidic Classic on Shabbos!
Sidduro shel Shabbos. Shapira Press.
Zhitomir, 1849-1850
  Fundamental Chassidic sefer regarding the attributes and sanctity of Shabbos Kodesh based on the teachings of Chassidus. It was…
Start price: $1,000
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Est. Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lot : 70

One of a kind! Sacred Manuscript Handwritten By the Chasam Sofer zt”l

The one and only time in which the Chasam Sofer quotes from a Sefer Chassidus!

      Handwritten leaf of chiddushei Torah with commentary on Parshas Behaaloscha in the handwriting of the legendary Chasam…
Start price: $25,000
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Est. Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Lot : 71

Personal Menorah of  
the holy
Bas Ayin!
  Silver Chanukah menorah! Original base and candelabra owned and used by the saintly tzaddik, the Admor Rabbi Avraham Dov…
Start price: $150,000
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Est. Price: $300,000 - $600,000

Lot : 72

Chassidus.
Ohr LaShamayim.
First Edition. Lemberg, 1850
  Chassidic and kabbalistic commentary on the parshiyos and anthology of essays by the Admor Rabbi Meir Halevi of Apta.…
Start price: $2,000
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Est. Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Lot : 73

Rare historic document portraying
the battle of Gedolei Yisrael against the Maskilim of Galicia
  Autographed Letter of Protest by Nine Gedolei Yisrael to Austrian Emperor Objecting the Founding of a Rabbinical Seminary in…
Start price: $15,000
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Est. Price: $30,000 - $50,000

Lot : 74

Autographed Invitation by the  
Admor Rabbi Yissachar dov of Belz
to the Wedding of His Son the  
Admor Rabbi Aaron of Belz. 1898
  Original letter containing an invitation to the wedding of the Admor Rabbi Aaron of Belz, with word of blessings…
Start price: $36,000
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Est. Price: $50,000 - $70,000

Lot : 75

Handwritten & Autographed Divrei Torah by the    
Rogatchover
Dvinsk, 1934
  This letter, handwritten and autographed by the saintly Rogatchover, Rabbi Yosef Ruzhin, discusses the halachic issues of pas akum.…
Start price: $3,000
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Est. Price: $5,000 - $7,000

Lot : 76

Handwritten & Autographed letter by the 
Admor of Skulen 
Rabbi Eliezer Zusia Portugal
Bucharest, 1951
    “I am humbled by all the kindnesses that Hashem Yisboach did for me, for He has performed great…
Start price: $2,000
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Est. Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Lot : 77

The Ribnitzer Rebbe’s
Tikkun Chatzos Gartel
   “breite gartel” (wide fabric sash) worn by the holy Ribnitzer Rebbe!   The Admor Rabbi Chaim Zanvil Abramowitz of…
Start price: $8,000
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Est. Price: $10,000 - $20,000

Lot : 78

Yismach Moshe al HaTorah by the Admor
Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Ujhel.
First Edition. Complete Set! Lemberg, 1849-1861
  Commentary on Chamishah Chumshei Torah by the  holy Yismach Moshe, the Admor Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Av Beis Din of…
Start price: $4,000
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Est. Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Lot : 79

Rare. Sacred Folio from Al Hageulah V’Al Hatemurah Handwritten by the  
Admor Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar
Brooklyn, 1967
  Sacred writings of the Admor in his holy hand, fiercely condemning the praising of the Reshaim . He explains…
Start price: $7,000
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Est. Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Lot : 80

Psak Din by the Admor
Rabbi Yoel of Satmar & His Beis Din  
Karoly, 1932
Handwritten & Autographed Psak Din by the Admor Rabbi Yoel of Satmar & His Beis Din. Karoly, 1932 A halachic…
Start price: $7,000
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Est. Price: $8,000 - $12,000
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