Babylonian Talmud, Several Tractates, Zhitomir 1860 (47218)

תלמוד בבלי - מסכת בכורות, ערכין, כריתות, תמורה - Hasidic - Regal

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Lot Number: 47218
Title (English): Babylonian Talmud, Bekhorot, Arakhin, Keritot, Temurah
Title (Hebrew): תלמוד בבלי - מסכת בכורות, ערכין, כריתות, תמורה
Note: Hasidic - Regal paper
City: Zhitomir
Publisher: Hanina Lipa and Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date: 1860
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Description

Physical Description

Two titles,  [2], 2-87; 37; 35 ff., folio, 388:237 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, on heavy regal paper. A very good copy bound in contemporary full leather over boards, rubbed.

Regal paper copy

 

Detail Description

Several tractates of the famous hasidic edition of the Talmud. In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of R. Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed.

 

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