Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 600 - $ 800
Sold for $ 488
Including buyer's premium

Machzor according to the custom of Poland, Reisen, Lithuania, Pihem, Moravia and the other holy congregations, in large letters. Vienna, at the printing press of Joseph Hraschanzky, 1794. Two volumes.

Specifications: Part one, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. 37, 37-307, 307-466 leaves. 18 cm.

Part two: Three pilgrim festivals. 474 leaves, 18 cm.

Unique Features: That the Polish custom was added to the Selichot for Yom Kippur is written on the first title page. Tiny illustrations of the twelve signs of the Zodiac are in the piyut for dew for Pesach and rain for Succot.

Machzorim with Yiddish were printed in the same year in Vienna. The machzorim before us are rare. The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book only lists the first part. The National Library only has the first part (and one copy is incomplete), and the description of the second part is according to a photocopy of the title page and last leaf of the copy of the Jewish Community Library in Zagreb. Among the first machzorim printed in the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Condition: Very fine. Two identical original leather bindings with slight abrasions.

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