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Lot #    35103
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 12:58:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Talmud Bavli - Tractate Pesaḥim & Ḥagigah
Title (Hebrew)    תלמוד בבלי - מסכת פסחים חגיגה
Author    [Hasidic]
City    Zhitomir
Publisher    Hanina Lipa and Joshua Heschel Shapira
Publication Date    1861
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Two titles, [1], 2-143, 25, [1], 6, 130-172; [1], 2-28, 6, 1 ff., 412:265 mm., extra wide margins, light age damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary full leather over boards, front panel detached, rubbed. A popular and heavily studied tractate in very good condition.
   Tractate Pesaḥim and Ḥagigah of the famous hasidic edition of the Talmud. In 1847 the Shapira printing press was established by the three brothers Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Joshua Herschel 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.

Pesaḥim, third tractate in the Mishnah, Tosefta, and two Talmuds, of the order Mo'ed. Pesaḥim deals, in ten chapters, with the laws concerning the Passover festival.

   Not in CD-EPI; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Other:    Talmud
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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