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Shir HaShirim, Illustrated by Shabbtai ben Yerachmiel Rubin, Berlin 1923

שיר השירים - Limited Edition

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  • Lot Number 51152
  • Title (English) Shir HaShirim
  • Title (Hebrew) שיר השירים
  • Note Limited Edition
  • Author Illustrated by Shabbtai ben Yerachmiel Rubin
  • City Berlin
  • Publisher Pardes
  • Publication Date 1923
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 1881002
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Physical Description

First edition, [1], [9] folded ff., quarto, 240:185 mm., wide margins, light age staining, A very good copy bound in the original linen over boards, rubbed.

Limited edition of 100 copies, in memory of Rubin's mother - Shaina-Baila


Detail Description

Shir Hashirim (The Song of Songs), also known as the Song of Solomon is the first of the five Megillot (scrolls) of Ketuvim (Writings) the last section of the Tanakh (Bible). Scripturally, it is unique in its celebration of love. It gives "the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other". The two are in harmony, each desiring the other and rejoicing in intimacy; the women (or "daughters") of Jerusalem form a chorus to the lovers, functioning as an audience whose participation in the lovers' encounters facilitates the participation of the reader. Jewish tradition reads it as an allegory of the relationship between G-d and Israel.

The story is read on the prior to Sabbath each week by Sephardim and Chasidim and on Shabbat during Pesah by Ashkenazim.


Hebrew Description


  כתב ועטר עטורים שבתי בן-ירחמיאל רובין.

השער נדפס בדיו אדומה. הטקסט בדיו חומה. עם קישוטים צבעוניים רבים.

  קולופון: "מהמגלה הזאת יצאו בס"ה אלף ושש מאות טפסים; מהם יצאו בשנת התרפ"ג על ידי הוצאת "פרדס" מאה טפסים מסומנים במספרים מיוחדים בהוצאה מהודרה על נייר מובחר ובכריכת משי,


Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960  # 000309116