Festival Prayer Book, Zhitomir 1850 (50070)

מחזור לשלש רגלים - Hasidic - Liturgy

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Listing Details

Lot Number: 50070
Title (English): Festival Prayer Book
Title (Hebrew): מחזור לשלש רגלים
Note: Hasidic - Liturgy
City: Zhitomir
Publisher: דפוס האחים חנינא ליפא ואריה ליב שפירא
Publication Date: 1850
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Description

Physical Description

Volume II (of II), 152 ff., quarto, 250:196 mm., margins trimmed, age and use stained, title & pp. 3-4 with tear, bound in recent leather over boards, rubbed.

First volume is not recorded nor in NLI.

 

Detail Description

Prayer book for the three festive holidays, following the rite of Ashkenaz and customs of Risen, Lithuania, Poland, Bohemia, and Moravia with Judeo-German commentary. Illustrations of the zodiac signs in the prayers for rain and dew. The book title and place of publishing are in red ink.

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.

 

Hebrew Description

... כמנהג רייסין וליטא פולין פיהם ומעהרין. עם פירוש לשון הקודש ועם פירוש לשון אשכנז, [יידיש], המועתק ללשון מדברת הנהוג בינינו, ובנקודות ... ועם המערבות מהמועדים ... חלק א-ב.

הפירוש הוא של ר' משה שעדיל.

שם הספר ומקום הדפוס בדיו אדומה.

חלק ב: לשלש רגלים. קנב דף.

 

Reference

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000317038