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Bidding Information
Lot #    12755
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:22:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mishneh, Seder Tehorot
Title (Hebrew)    משניות, סדר טהרות
Author    [Hasidim]
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Shapira Brothers
Publication Date    1848
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], 223, [1] ff., 251:206 mm., wide margins, old hands, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards. No copy in Junl.
          
Detailed
Description
   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. Zhitomir imprints are not common as they were consistently and continuously used by Hasidim, causing extreme wear and the destruction of many copies.
          
Paragraph 2    שני שערים לכל חלק. חלק מנוסח השערים בדיו אדומה. על-פי דפוס יוזעפאף תר"ו.
          
Reference
Description
   EJ; CD-EPI 0150717 (incomplete set)
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
Other:    Mishnah
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica