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Bidding Information
Lot #    16430
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:09:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Rare book catalogue
Title (Hebrew)    אנטיקווארע העברעישע ביכער, קאטאלאג 1
Author    [Only Ed. - Bolshevik Revolution]
City    Moscow
Publisher    Meshdunarodnaja Kniga
Publication Date    c. 1920
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 283 pp. plus wrappers, 47 pp., 284:194 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Catalogue of rare Hebrew book, stolen from Jewish homes by the Bolsheviks, for sale. Polish rabbis forbid Jews from purchasing so as not to entice the Bolsheviks appetite for further theft of books. The ban was so successful that no other catalogs were printed. The initial catalogue consists of 4494 items priced in US dollars, followed by the supplement with 961 items.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Bibliography:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica