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Bidding Information
Lot #    24708
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:24:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Pirkei Avot
Title (Hebrew)    פרקי אבות
Author    [Unrecorded]
City    Vilna
Publication Date    1819
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [53] ff., 170:105 mm., light age and damp staining, f. [52] with small loss, blue paper. A good copy bound in contemporary half marbled paper over boards, rubbed. Unrecorded - not in CD-EPI, or any other bibliographies.
          
Paragraph 1    Cenzor date on title verso is 1818.
          
Detailed
Description
   Avot with an Yiddish translation in the lower part of the page. Tractate Avot is an anthology of rabbinic maxims, and is the oldest compilation of ethical statements of the Mishnah. It is the only tractate without Halakhic (legal) content, but is composed solely of epigrams and moral teachings attributed to generations of sages. Avot is the most popular in Talmudic literature. Since Gaonic times (seventh to eleventh centuries) it has been studied on each Sabbath following Passover till Rosh Hashanah. The text is included in the Siddur (daily prayer book), and has been published in numerous editions with many commentaries and translations.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica