Auction No. 102

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

October 24, 2017
Opening $ 300
Estimate $ 500 - $ 800
Sold for $ 366
Including buyer's premium

Selichot for the High Holy Days, and for Shovavim Tat, with a list of Selichot for 20 Sivan. The Selichot were printed in large, vowelized print. Poritsk, at the printing press of Rabbi Mordechai Mardush, 1805.

Specifications: [114] leaves, paper, 18 cm. 9x18 cm.

Background: The printer, Rabbi Mordechai Mardush, son of Rabbi Hillel, was rabbi of Poritsk. A fire broke out in 1804 which destroyed the printing press. The parts of the machines that were saved were transferred to the rabbi's house, where the book before us was printed. Only one other book is known to have been printed there.

Unique Features: Especially rare book. Not listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, not found in the National Library. Among the largest public libraries in the world, it is found in the JTS library. There is a known edition of Selichot printed in Poritsk in 1794 with Yiddish, but it is not similar to the Selichot before us.

Condition: Leaves 2, 11-12 are missing. Aging stains. Paint stains, wear and tear on the edges of the title page. A few leaves have small tears. Fine condition.

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