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Lot #    8934
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 12:16:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pentateuch - Ohr ha-Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    חמשה חומשי תורה - אור החיים
Author    [Bible - Hasidim - Unrecorded]
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Hananiah Lippa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1859
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Four of five volumes. 343, 17, [1]; [4], 376, 17, [1]; 270, 17, [1]; 256, 17, [1] pp., 280:223 mm., light age staining, some minor worming, wide margins. All very good copies, v.1 bound in later boards; v.2, 3, & 5 bound in the original boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    Rare - complete sets unrecorded! CD-EPI records volumes 1, 3, & 5 only from a auction catalog.
   The Pentateuch with several commentaries including the Ohr ha-Hayyim, this lot being the only Zhitomir edition to carry the commentary. Each volume contains at the end a full siddur in the Sephardic rite followed by a calendar.

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.

Paragraph 2    עם תרגום אונקלוס ותרגום יונתן בן עוזיאל ותרגום ירושלמי, עם פירושיהן... ועם פי' רש"י ובעל הטורים ופי' אור החיים, הכינו וגם חקרו ... ר' חיים ן' עטר... וכעת נוסף ספר נחל קדומים על התורה ונחל שורק על ההפטרה ונחל אשכול על חמש מגילות, השלשה... חיבר... ר' חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי... וספר עבודת הלוי להחכם... שלמה הלוי ז"ל, מורה מקום דיני המצות כפי סידורם בש"ס ופוסקים. גם הוספנו סדר תפלה לשבת ויוצר לארבע פרשיות...

לכל כרך שני שערים. השער הראשון קצר. התפילות כמנהג ספרד.

   CD-EPI 0202377; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica