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Lot #    16782
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:10:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tefillah Mikol haShanah
Title (Hebrew)    תפלה מכל השנה
Author    [Liturgy - Miniature - Psalms - Unrecorded]
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Joseph & Jacob Proophs
Publication Date    1755; 1753
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   18, 415; 103 ff., 118:70 mm., light age staining, trimmed edges touching text, several tears, ff. 237-240 bound in upside down. A good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, later spine.
Paragraph 1    Psalms, printed in 1753 by "Orphans of Solomon Proophs" is unrecorded.
   Miniature year-round prayerbook following the rites of western Germany and Poland. Includes Psalms (printed in 1753) and notes of R. Solomon Zalman London. Proophs was a family of Hebrew printers, publishers, and booksellers in Amsterdam for three centuries. Begun by Solomon b. Joseph (d. 1734), whose father may have been a Hebrew printer as well, established as a bookseller in Amsterdam and associated with other printers from 1697 to 1703. In 1704 he set up his own Hebrew press, which produced mainly liturgical books but also a wider range of works in halakhah, aggadah, Kabbalah, ethics, and history. In 1714 Proophs began to print a Talmud edition in competition with that planned by Samuel b. Solomon Marches and Raphael b. Joshua de Palasios, but was forced by them to discontinue in view of their prior rabbinic monopoly. From 1715 productions by Proophs carried advertisements of books he had published, and in 1730 he issued a sales catalog (Appiryon Shelomo), the first such Hebrew publication.

At his death, appointed guardians continued to operate the press, and even when his sons Joseph (d. 1786), Jacob (d. 1779), and Abraham (d. 1792) took over, they traded under the old name until 1751. Between 1752 and 1765 the sons - now under their own name - printed a Talmud edition with interruptions, which were due in part to attempts to print a Talmud in Sulzbach, against which they successfully asserted their own rabbinical monopoly. In 1761 they bought the typographical material of the Athias press, but business declined. In 1785 Joseph Proophs sold most of his work to Kurzbeck of Vienna, and when he died a year later his widow and sons - for some time in partnership with Abraham Prins - continued printing on a small scale until 1812. From 1774 to his death Jacob Proophs worked on his own; his widow and sons continued along until 1793 and until 1797 in partnership with Solomon (d. 1833), son of Abraham Proophs; Solomon worked alone until 1827. Abraham Proophs had been active on his own in 1776–79; afterward he removed his business to Offenbach, but his son, who worked with him, returned to Amsterdam at his father's death. David, a son of Jacob Proophs, printed from 1810 to 1849 in partnership with H. van Emde and his widow, when the press was sold to Levisson who continued it until 1869; the Levisson brothers remained active until 1917.

Paragraph 2    ... כמנהג אשכנז ופולין... עם תפלות ובקשות ותחינו'... ובדינים מלוקטים... סדר וליקט... ר' שלמה זלמן מלונדן... נדפס מחדש עם כמה הוספות ובכרך קטן... מוסיף על הראשונים כוונת המשורר אצל המזמורים שבספר תהלים, ובמעמדות בפ[רשיות] הקרבנות הטעמים. בשנת ו'א'ת'ח'נ'ן'

נדפס דף-על-דף כמו אמשטרדם תק"ט. עם הושענות, מערבות, יוצרות, סליחות לשני וחמישי ושני ולתעניות צבור, פרק שירה והגדה של פסח. לטופס שראינו צורפו ספר תהלים משנת תקכ"ט (נו דף) וסדר מעמדות משנת תקכ"ז (מז דף). בטופס אחר שבבית הספרים הלאומי (לא ראינוהו) מכורך תהלים (עם מעמדות) משנת תקי"ג.

   CD-EPI 0311496
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Psalms
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica