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Lot #    22401
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:38:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Me’orot ha-Gedolim
Title (Hebrew)    מאורות הגדולים
Author    [First Ed. - Hasidim]
City    Bilgoraj
Publisher    Narthan Nata Kranenburg
Publication Date    1911
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 25, 3-38, 32 pp. octavo 220:225 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound with two other works in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   First edition of this important work of Hasidic tales about the founders of the Hasidic movement. The title page describes it as consisting of wondrous and beautiful stories from men of repute, wonder, great zadikkim, their holy conversations, pearls, “sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psalms 19:11). The gedolim described in Me'orot ha-Gedolim are R. Israel Ba’al Shem Tov, R. Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezhirech, T. Levi Isaac of Berdichev, R. Solomon of Karlin, R. Zev of Zhitomir, R. Baruch of Medzebech (grandson of the Ba’al Shem Tov), R. Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (author of Ohev Yisrael), R. Asher of Stolin son of R. Aaron of Karlin, R. Israel of Razin, R. Aaron of Karlin (author of Beit Aharon). The text follows in two columns in rabbinic type. It is, as stated on the title page, comprised of numerous wondrous stories and the conversations of the founders of the Hassdic movement. Bound with Me'orot ha-Gedolim are Sefer Hasidim (Warsaw, 1911) of R. Judah he-Hasid and Mekor Hayyim (Lvov, 1912) of history of R. Hayyim Halberstam of Zanz.
          
Paragraph 2    ספורים... מהני עשר רברבי... ר' ישראל בעש"ט... ר' דוב בער המגיד הגדול ממעזעריטש... ר' לוי יצחק מבארדיטשוב... ר' שלמה מקארלין...ר' זאב מזיטאמער... ר' ברוך ז"ל ממעזיבעז ... ר' אברהם יהושע העשיל מאפטא ... ר' אשר מסטאלין ... ר' ישראל מרוזין ... ר' אהרן מקארלין ... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י ר' אהרן ציילינגאלד ...
          
Reference
Description
   BE mem 48; CD-EPI 0201164
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica