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Bidding Information
Lot #    14333
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 1:16:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Iyun Tefillah
Title (Hebrew)    עיון תפלה
Author    [Women's - Liturgy] R. Hayyim Roshpitz
City    Dessau
Publisher    Moses b. Simhah Bunim
Publication Date    1699
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition in Judeo-German. [8] ff., 154:93 mm., usual age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in later full vellum boards. Very rare - only one known copy in Britian.
          
Detailed
Description
   Prayerbook for women in Judeo-German with specialized prayers (tehinot) for various personal occassions that a Jewish mother encounters during her life. Printed in single colume in Waberish type. The author (d. 1638) passed on in Vienna, where he is buried.

Rare - Women's prayer books have generally not survived the test of time. The "alta Yiddishe mama" used these types of prayerbooks for daily recital of the Tehinot, while occupied with hosehold chores, shedding tears, and abusing the prayerbook. This copy has survived reasonable well.

          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Dessau 32 (1 known copy); B. Wachstein, Die Inschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien, I, 1912, p. 182-184.
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Women's Literature
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Judeo-German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica