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Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Menuhot, Zhitomir 1860

תלמוד בבלי - מסכת מנחות - Hasidic - REGAL PAPER

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  • Lot Number 51112
  • Title (English) Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Menuhot
  • Title (Hebrew) תלמוד בבלי - מסכת מנחות
  • Note Hasidic - REGAL PAPER COPY
  • City Zhitomir
  • Publisher Hanina Lipa and Joshua Heschel Shapira
  • Publication Date 1860
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 1868522
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Physical Description

[2 titles], 118 ff., folio, 410:265 mm., extra wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy not bound.



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.