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Lot #    5922
Auction End Date    10/28/2003 11:46:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shevet Mussar
Title (Hebrew)    שבט מוסר
Author    R. Elijah b. Abraham Solomon ha-Kohen
City    Wegrow, Poland
Publisher    Johann Anton Krieger
Publication Date    1794
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   111 ff., quarto, 205:178 mm., light age staining, stamps on fly and title, made up copy, several paper repairs to margins. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards. The Isaac Mehlman copy with his notes on fly.
          
Detailed
Description
   One of only three Hebrew books printed in this city. Wegrow's Hebrew printing press was a branch of the Nowy Dwor press founded by Johann Anton Krieger. A German editor, Krieger, had taken over a Hebrew printing privilege from the Warsaw printer and bookseller Du Four, so that between 1781 and 1816 Nowy Dwor had one of the most active Hebrew presses in Eastern Europe, issuing well over 100 works. The driving powers behind the business were Eliezer b. Isaac of Krotoszyn and his son-in-law, Jonathan b. Moses Jacob of Wielowicz, who had also acted as proofreader and later as manager of Krieger's bookshop in Warsaw. An ambitious project of a Talmud edition did not proceed beyond the publication of the first two volumes in 1784, and subsequently the Napoleonic wars put an end to Krueger's enterprise.
          
Paragraph 2    ...אזרתי כגבור חלצי ... להביא תחת מכבוש[!] הדפוס חדש שלי ... והצגתי פירוש על כל מלות חמורות ועניינים קשי ההבנה. כמו שנדפס באמשטרדם בשנת תצ"ב ... במצות והוצאות ... מהו' משה בהרב מהורר אריה יהודא זל"ה וגיסו ... מהו' יהושע העשל בהרבני ... מהו' טוביה יצ"ו ...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0110281
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Ethics
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica