Bi’ur al Tikunei Zohar [commentary to Tikunei Zohar]

AUCTION 65 | Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ceremonial Objects and Graphic Art

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Lot 16

Bi’ur al Tikunei Zohar [commentary to Tikunei Zohar]

Manuscript in Hebrew, written in cursive Aschkenazic hands on paper. ff. 21, 17-99. Lightly stained and frayed. Later boards, gutter split. 4to.

Vilna-Jerusalem: 18th-19th century

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
The main part of this manuscript is numbered 17-91, preceded by 21 numbered leaves written in two hands in order to complete the volume. Leaves 1-7 <<ARE WRITTEN BY R. YOSEPH ZUNDEL OF SALANT.>> The text includes the commentary on the first 54 Tikunim, which correspond to the 53 Tikunim in the published version (Vilna 1867). In this manuscript, Tikun 36 is divided into two, hence 54 in place of 53. On f. 17 (the first page of the original text) an inscription by R. Yoseph Zundel appears stating: “Commentary on Tikunei Zohar from our Master… the Gaon… Elijah of Vilna…” The final page is signed by a former owner, Abraham Aschkenazi son of R. Mendel son of R. Baruch Aschkenazi (perhaps a son of R. Mendel of Shklov?)