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Lot #    9103
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 3:03:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shulchan Arukh
Title (Hebrew)    מגני ארץ שלחן ערוך אורח חיים; מחצית השקל ח'א
Author    [Hasidim]
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Hananiah Lippa & Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1855
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Volume 1 of 2 only. 444; [2], 224 pp. 360:223 mm., usual age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in modern brown cloth boards. Paginination differs from CD-EPI.
   Part I & II of III of Shulhan Arukh Orach Hayyim with many commentaries.

In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Heschel Shapira, sons of 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. During the years 1858–64 the press of the two brothers printed a beautiful edition of the Babylonian Talmud together with the Halakhot of Isaac Alfasi, while between 1860 and 1867 Aryeh Leib printed an edition of the Jerusalem Talmud.

Paragraph 2    כאשר נדפס מקדם [בווילנא תר"ו] ... וכעת הוספנו ... הספר מחצית השקל ... וחלקנו אותו לכמה חלקים והצגנו אותו אחר איזה הלכות [נדפס כספר בפני עצמו באותה שנה. ... חלק א

שני שערים לכל חלק. שם הספר ומקום הדפוס בדיו אדומה. "לוח הסימנים" לחלק א נדפס בעמ' [250].

   CD-EPI 0180072; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica