Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 156:

Proofreading Leaves with Notations and Corrections in the Handwriting of the Lubavitch Rebbe - 1952

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Proofreading leaves for printing the book "Reshimot Al Megilat Eichah - Miluim" [Notes on Megillat Eichah - Addendum], by the Rebbe, author of Tzemach Tzedek, with notations and corrections, some in the handwriting of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn - Lubavitch-Chabad Rebbe.
Printed sheets, cut into seven long narrow strips of paper. All the pages of the book are printed on one side (the verso was used for a draft of a different composition). On each of the sheets are glosses, additions and many corrections in pencil - some in the handwriting of the Rebbe himself, which were corrected and added to the final edition of the book which was published in 1952.
The notes of the Rebbe, author of Tzemach Tzedek on Megilat Eichah were printed in 1951 [included in the Or HaTorah compilation on Nevi'im and Ketuvim, Part 2], as part of the great undertaking to publish the writings and teachings of the Tzemach Tzedek which was hastened by the management and encouragement of the Rebbe. This book of addendum was printed to complete the notes on Eichah, after a handwritten notebook ("bichel") reached the Rebbe with sections of commentaries on Eichah which had not been printed. In the introduction that the Rebbe added to the book [which does not exist on these proofreading leaves], the Rebbe writes: "Sometime after printing the 'Notes on Megillat Eichah' by the Rebbe, author of Tzemach Tzedek, a 'bichel' of his teachings in the handwriting of a copier came into my possession which apparently is a copy of the 'bichel' on the Five Megillot. It contains several notes on Megillat Eichah which have not been included in the notes printed last year and I am publishing them in this booklet…Menachem Schneersohn".
7 leaves. 63X16 cm. (with the exception of one leaf - 22X16 cm.). Overall good condition, folding creases.

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