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Lot #    12354
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:04:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Talmud Bavli - Tractate Berakhot
Title (Hebrew)    ,
Author    [Polemic Ed. - Hasidic]
City    Slavuta
Publisher    Samuel Abraham Shapira
Publication Date    1835
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Third and final Slavuta edition. [5], 118, 3-13, [1], 68 ff., 365:223 mm., wide magins, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   The first tractate of the last edition printed in Slavuta, first 4 ff. contain approbations from famous and reknowned contemporary Rabbis in support of the Shapiros exclusive right and privilage to print the Talmud. Furthermore, the approbations demand that Vilna cease to print the Talmud immediately, as the printing rights continue to belong to Slavuta and Vilna has no right to print at this time. Only three tractates of this edition were completed before the entire press was closed by agents of the Russian Czar.

In 1791 R. Moses Shapira, son of the zaddik R. Phinehas b. Abraham of Korets, founded the printing press Slavuta became known for. Later R. Moses' two sons, Samuel Abba and Phinehas, took over the administration of the press. Three editions of the Babylonian Talmud, an edition of the Bible (with commentaries), the Zohar, and many other religious works, especially hasidic literature, were all produced handsomely and with great care by the press. In 1835 the press was closed down when the owners were arrested for the alleged murder of a worker who had supposedly denounced them for printing books without permission from the censor. Reference Description

          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Slavuta 278; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
Other:    Talmud
  
Characteristic
Blue Paper:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica