Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Bava Batra, Zhitomir 1859 (47542)

תלמוד בבלי - בבא בתרא - Hasidic - Regal paper

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Lot Number: 47542
Title (English): Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Bava Batra
Title (Hebrew): תלמוד בבלי - בבא בתרא
Note: Hasidic - Regal paper
City: Zhitomir
Publisher: Hanina Lipa and Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date: 1859
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

Two titles, 2-222, [1], 41,154-193, 193-204, [1], 205-237, [1], 238-259 ff., 410:250mm., wide margins, light age damp staining, old hands and stamps, some minor worming, corners turned initial ff. A good copy bound in contemporary leather over boards, rubbed. A popular and heavily studied tractate in good condition.

 

Detail Description

A tractate 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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