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Bidding Information
Lot #    19849
Auction End Date    2/19/2008 10:03:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Orah Hayyim, Even Ezer, Yore Deah
Title (Hebrew)    ', ', '
Author    [Hasidim]
City    Slavuta
Publisher    R. Moses Shapira
Publication Date    1820-7
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Three of four volumes:
Vol 1. Orah Hayyim: 220:124 mm., wide margins, light age staining, blue paper, minor worming. A very good copy bound in contemporary full leather boards, rubbed.
Vol 2. Yore Deah: 233:136 mm., wide margins, light age staining, blue paper. A very good copy bound in modern boards, rubbed.
Vol 3. Even Ezer: 225:138 mm., wide margins, light age staining, blue paper. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Pocket size edition of the Shulhan Arukh. This very popular edition was reprinted several times. In 1791 R. Moses Shapira, son of the zaddik R. Phinehas b. Abraham of Korets, founded the printing press Slavuta became known for. Later R. Moses' two sons, Samuel Abba and Phinehas, took over the administration of the press. Three editions of the Babylonian Talmud, an edition of the Bible (with commentaries), the Zohar, and many other religious works, especially hasidic literature, were all produced handsomely and with great care by the press. In 1835 the press was closed down when the owners were arrested for the alleged murder of a worker who had supposedly denounced them for printing books without permission from the censor.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica