Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $300
Estimate $600 - $800
Sold for $671
Including buyer's premium

Machzor for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur according to the custom of Reisin and Lithuania, Poland, Pihem and Moravia, with Yiddish and Hebrew commentaries. "Printed in Józefów at a printing press that was previously in Slavuta; expert rabbinical supervision by Chanina Lipa Shapira, grandson of the rabbi of Slavuta." The word "Slavuta" is emphasized with red ink, while the word "Józefów" is played down to the point of being almost invisible. The reason for this is that after the printing press in Slavuta was shut down by the government, the Shapira brothers moved it temporarily to Józefów, with the intention of returning to Slavuta when the situation calmed down. However, after several years, seeing that it was impossible to return to Slavuta, they moved the printing press to Zhitomir.

[2], 164 leaves. Large format. Red and black title page. Many handwritten glosses, mainly textual variations between the Ashkenaz version and the Sephard one.

Fine condition. Aging and tear stains. Stickers for reinforcement on several leaves. Original binding.

Slavuta and Zhitomir Prints