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Bidding Information
Lot #    8849
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 10:53:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Festival Prayer Books
Title (Hebrew)    מחזור של כל השנה
Author    [Liturgy - Hassidim]
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Chanina Lipa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1859
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Two volumes. 164; 6, 5-8, 11-152 ff., 285:210 mm., wide margins, age and use stained, minor worming and tears in volume one expertly restored somewhat affecting text. Bound in uniform contemporary leather boards, modern spine, tooled in blind. Vinograd - first volume is not in the Jewish National Library in Jerusalem.
          
Detailed
Description
   Prayer book for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the three holidays, following the Ashkenaz rite and customs of Reizen, Lithuania, Poland, Bohemia, and Moravia with Judeo-German commentary. Illustrations of the zodiac signs in the prayers for rain and dew. The book title and place of publishing are in red ink.

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of R. Samuel Abraham Abba Shapira, the printer in Slavuta. Until 1862 this was one of the only two Hebrew presses the Russian government permitted to operate in the whole of Russia, the other being in Vilna. This press had 18 hand presses and four additional large presses. In 1851 Aryeh Leib broke away and established his own printing press in Zhitomir. In these two establishments only sacred books of every kind were printed.

          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Zhitomir 240; CD-EPI 0172898
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Bindings:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica