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Tefillah Nekhonah, Spanish and Portuguese Community, Amsterdam 1747

תפלה נכונה לשאלת רחמים - Only Edition - William IV, Prince of Orange

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  • Lot Number 50954
  • Title (English) Tefillah Nekhonah
  • Title (Hebrew) תפלה נכונה לשאלת רחמים
  • Note Only Edition - William IV, Prince of Orange
  • Author Spanish and Portuguese Community
  • City Amsterdam
  • Publisher דפוס יתמי שלמה פרופס
  • Publication Date 1747
  • Estimated Price - Low 500
  • Estimated Price - High 1,000

  • Item # 1812535
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Physical Description

Only edition [4] ff., octavo, 157:88 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary vellum wrappers.

Includes prayer in Portuguese for the royalty.

 

Detail Description

Prayer for the success of the armies of William IV (Willem Karel Hendrik Friso; 1 September 1711 – 22 October 1751) Prince of Orange from birth and the first hereditary Stadtholder of all the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1747 till his death in 1751. During his whole life he was furthermore ruler of the Principality of Orange-Nassau within the Holy Roman Empire.

In April 1747 the French army entered Flanders, threatening the Netherlands, which was weakened by internal division. The Dutch decided that their country needed a single strong executive, and turned to the House of Orange. William and his family moved from Leeuwarden to The Hague. On 4 May 1747, the States General of the Netherlands named William General Stadtholder of all seven of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and made the position hereditary for the first time. William first met Duke Louis Ernest of Brunswick-Lüneburg in 1747, and two years later appointed him field marshal of the Dutch States Army, which later led to Louis Ernest serving as one of the regents for William's heir.

 

Hebrew Description:

ולהתפלל... בעת צרה ולדרוש... תשועה והצלחת חיילי המדינות האלו. נדפס ברשות מעלת הפרנסים וחכמי קהלתנו... והוגה על ידי אני... יעקב בן לא"א אברהם בשן... במצות... שלמה לוי מדורו...

עם תפלה קצרה בפורטוגאלית לשלום ראשי השלטון של הולאנד.

 

Reference:

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000200433; Wikipedia