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Lot #    19279
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Psalms
Title (Hebrew)    תהלים
Author    [Liturgy - Bible]
City    Berlin
Publisher    (Zittenfeld)
Publication Date    1872
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3], 160-200 pp., 84 col., [1] p., 136:162 mm., usual age staining, some chipping, several ff. loose in binding, bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Psalms with a Russian translation. Rare - as Orthodox Russian Jews seldom read the vernacular. Indeed the great majority of Russian Jewry despised the Russian aristocracy and the government that constantly subjected Jews to persecution and pogroms. This work was translated by Abraham Mandelstamm, haskalah member, and advocate of secularism.

The recital of the whole Book of Psalms is widespread, whether as an act of piety by saintly individuals, or by groups of unlearned people. For this purpose "societies of reciters of psalms" (hevrot tehillim) were and continue to be formed, and in recent times a special society has been formed in Jerusalem whereby two separate groups recite the whole Book of Psalms daily at the Western Wall. The psalms are included in their entirety in all large prayer books.

Paragraph 2    עם תרגום רוסי ... לאב"י מטה השקדים [אברהם אריה ליב מאנדלשטאם].

שמו של המדפיס והשער הנוסף באותיות קיריליות.
עברית ורוסית, שתי עמודות מול שתי עמודות. הוצאה ראשונה: [ברלין] 1864 באותה שנה הוציא מאנדלשטאם "הוצאה שלישית" נוספת, שונה במקצת.

   CD-EPI 0323133; T. H. Darlow and H. F. Moule, Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture, v. 2, London 1911, part IV
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Russian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica