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The Book of Life and Expression of the Tongue, London 1847

ספר החיים (מענה לשון) - No copy NLI - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 53959
  • Title (English) The Book of Life and Expression of the Tongue,
  • Title (Hebrew) ספר החיים
  • Note No copy NLI - Liturgy - First Edition
  • Author Rev. B. H. Ascher, ed.
  • City London
  • Publisher Meldola, Cain, & Co.
  • Publication Date 1874
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2497003
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Physical Description

First edition. [4], ix, 244, [1] pp., quarto, 225:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth over boards, rubbed, spine taped.

Rare - no copy NLI and major collections


Detailed Description   

The book of life and, Expression of the tongue : the first being a complete formula of the service and family devotion, adapted for the use of the sick, and for those who attend them in their dying moments : the latter being prayers and supplications to be said on visiting the burial ground, Translated by the Rev. B. H. Ascher.

Comprehensive book of prayers for times of need, for the sick and deceased. The text is primarily in vocalized Hebrew, all accompanied by translation on opposite page in English. There are also prayers to be recited at the graveside.


Hebrew Description

ספר החיים: כולל תפלות החולה ... גם כן תחנות ובקשות אנשי החברה בעד החולה ותפלות ולמוד בבית האבל, מנהגי הטהרה והקבורה וכל דיני האבל ... תוכחת מגולה מהחכם ר' משה אבן עזרא ... / הוגה ... ומתורגם מהעברית ללשון אנגליש ממני ... בנימין חיים בן ר' משה הלוי אשער.



Zedner p. 256