Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 171:

Leshem Shevo V'Achlama - First Edition - With Handwritten Glosses by Ba'al HaLeshem

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Hakdamot U'She'arim - "One branch of the book Leshem Shevo V'Achlama", by the kabbalist R. Shlomo Elyashiv. Piotrków, 1908. First edition of the first book authored by the author of the Leshem.
Several notations and revisions in the handwriting of the author, the kabbalist R. Shlomo Elyashiv of Šiauliai, author of the Leshem Shevo V'Achlama (1841-1926), leading Lithuanian kabbalist. Author of the glosses on Etz Chaim which were printed in the Warsaw 1891 edition which are known as the glosses of "Harav Shevach" [Shlomo ben Chaim Chaikel]. He was the chief editor of the kabbalistic writings of the Vilna Gaon which were printed by R. Shmuel Luria in the 1880s.
The series of the Leshem Shevo V'Achlama kabbalistic books was printed during 1909-1948; these books are basic books of kabbalistic wisdom, written in holiness, fear of Heaven and purity [reputedly, the author also used Hashba'at HaKulmus]. This first part is called Hakdamot V'She'arim [or as the author labels them HaSefer HaKadosh, which portrays its importance and holiness and also contains the acronym of Hakdamot U'She'arim]. Part 2 is called Sefer HaDe'ha and is printed in two volumes (Piotrków, 1912). Additional parts are Sefer HaKelalim and Sefer HaBe'urim which were printed in Jerusalem after the author's death by his son-in-law R. Avraham Elyashiv, the Rabbi of Gomel (Belarus), father of R. Y. S. Elyashiv.
212 pages + back wrapper with the author's address. 29.5 cm. Fair condition, dampstains and damages. Wear and detached leaves. Ancient leather binding, detached and torn.

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