Auction No. 113

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

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $300
Estimate $500 - $800
Sold for $439
Including buyer's premium

Machzor for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur according to the custom of Reisin and Lithuania, Poland, Pihem and Moravia, with Hebrew and Yiddish commentaries. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the rabbi of Slavuta. Zhitomir, 1848.

The books printed by the printing presses at Slavuta and Zhitomir are known as having special sanctity and segulah, and the printing tools and types were even immersed in a mikveh before the beginning of the printing process. Therefore, Chassidim used to look for machzors from these printing presses, as a segulah for being judged meritorious.

[2], 164 leaves. 24 cm. Large format. Red and black title page. Cropped margins.

Fine condition. Aging and tear stains. Minor blemish to title page which has been professionally restored. Restored tears in the white margins of four leaves at the end. New binding.

Slavuta and Zhitomir Prints