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Lot #    24559
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:10:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Form of Prayers... new edition
Title (Hebrew)    סדור שפתי צדיקים
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham de Sola, ed.
City    Philadelphia - Montreal
Publisher    Sherman & Co.
Publication Date    5638(1878)
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First de Sola edition. [1], 7 pp., 277 ff., 279-285 pp., 185:125 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather, rubbed, spine lacking, panels detached.
   Volume one (of 6) of R. Isaac Leeser's year round prayerbook with additions and editing by R. Abraham b. David Aaron de Sola (1825-1882). He was a renowned rabbi, scholar, and lecturer whose popularity went far beyond the bounds of Montreal. Born in London to a prominent Sephardic Jewish family, one on 15 children, he gained recognition at a very young age for his writings on Eastern languages and literature, as well as on Jewish history and scripture. In 1847, at only twenty-two years of age, he moved to Canada to become the Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregation of Montreal, a community he continued to serve for thirty years. In 1853, McGill invited de Sola to become Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Literature, and later also appointed him Lecturer in Spanish Literature. The great popularity of his lectures is perhaps best demonstrated by an extraordinary invitation in 1872: he traveled to Washington, D.C. to deliver the prayer which opened that year’s session of the United States Congress. He was the first non-Christian theologian to perform this ceremony, and his speech was very well received.
Paragraph 2    ... כמנהג ק"ק ספרדים... כאשר נדפס על ידי המגיה והמעתיק... ר' דוד בן אהרן די סולה נ"ע והמגיה והמעתיק ר' יצחק ליסר נ"ע. [פילאדילפיא תרכ"ד, ועוד] ועתה נדפס בתוספות חדשות... השכבה לילד ותפלה וברכה ליום שמחת בר מצוה מאת החכם... בנימין ארטום... הכל מסודר תחת השגחת הרב הנ"ל על ידי... אברהם בן כהר"ר דוד די סולה... (חלק א) בשנת ו'י'ת'פ'ל'ל' אב'רה'ם אל' האל'ה'י'ם

עברית ואנגלית, עמ' מול עמ'. בטופס שראינו חסרים החלקים ב-ג, ה-ו. חלק א: סדר התפלות מכל השנה.

   CD-EPI 0202186; Singerman 2628; Wachs 257 (No copy in NYPL)
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica