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Lot #    12684
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:46:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mesehet Shturot
Title (Hebrew)    מסכת שטרות
Author    [Parody] [Abraham Abel Rakowski]
City    Warsaw
Publication Date    1894
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 47, [1] pp., 8vo., 205:133 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in later cloth boards, rubbed.
   A satire, in the form of a Talmudic treatise, on brokers and merchants, describing all the subterfuges used by them in accumulating wealth.

Abraham Abel Rakowski b. R. Azriel Aryeh Rakovski (1855-1921) was born in Kapsukas, Lita. His father was rabbi of Plock for seventeen years, which he resigned in 1880, and was considered an extremely long one for a community that frequently changed its rabbis during the nineteenth century. Rakowski died in Zambrow a suburb of Bialystok.

Paragraph 2    עם פירוש הקונדס, תוספות גידולי-שביעית, הגהת עשרי וחידושי הרב אל-פת ז"ל. נמצא בכתב יד ישן נושן בבית עקד-הספרים של אחד מתגרי-לוד, ויצא לאור לתועלת סוחרים ואנשי מעשה. ע"י זעירא דמן חברייא לא סייפא ולא ספרא [אברהם אבלי ראקאווסקי]... בשנת ישוטטו רב'י'ם' ותר'ב'ה הדעת'
   Davidson, Studies in Jewish Parody p. 238, # 215 ; CD-EPI 0165884
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Parody:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica