AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 258


A collection of Chassidic works including: <<*>> Elimelech of Lizhensk. Seder Tzetel Katan [instructions on appropriate Chassidic demeanor]. <<*>> R. Aaron (The Great) of Karlin. Azharoth [instructions for ethical behavior]. <<*>> Chassidic Discourses by Rebbes of Karlin: R. Asher (f. 10a-34b); R. Aharon (II) (f. 35a -62b). ff. 69. Light wear, tear on lower corner of final leaf affecting some text. Contemporary calf, rubbed. 8vo.

Berditchev: 1862

Est: $10,000 - $15,000
The celebrated Tzetl Katan by R. Elimelech of Lizhensk (author of the Noam Elimelech) is one of the most fundamental works of Chassidism. Universally accepted by the entire Chassidic world, it appears in many Chassidic siddurim with the admonition to study it daily. Of the Karliner discourses present here, a number do not appear in Beth Aharon (Brody, 1875); for example a discourse on the Haftorah of Rosh Hashanah citing “the holy Rabbi of Apta” (f. 62a). Furthermore, a great many textual differences exist between this manuscript and the later, published edition (see f. 57a containing three additional lines). The manuscript is more exacting, e.g. the published version cites a discourse delivered upon the completion of Masechta Yevamoth without identifying which Rebbe gave it over, here (f. 47b) it is quoted in the name of R. Shlomo of Karlin. <<An important miscellany of Chassidic works written in the famed town of Berditchev>> home of the great Reb Levi Yitzchak and a citadel of inspiration for generations of Chassidim.