Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400

Torah, Prophets and Writings in Yiddish, translated and elucidated by Yekutiel Blitz. Printed at the press of Uri Fayvish HaLevi.

Specifications: [6] 54, [1], 56-63, [1], 64-117 [1] 119-193, [1], 195-256 [marked 249], 30 cm.
Missing 18 leaves of the last pagination.

Unique features: First edition of the Tanach translated into Yiddish. At the same time, the "Witzenhausen Edition" of the Tanach was printed, generating a controversy that eventually involved the "Va'ad Arba Ha'aratzot" and the Dutch government. Refer to: A. Haberman: Perakim B'Toldot HaMadpisim HaIvri'im, p. 300-307. The title pages list the years 1676-1678. With the privilege from King John III. Sobieski of Poland, in Latin and Yiddish and approbations from the rabbis of the "Vaad Arba Ha'aratzot" and the rabbis and sages of the Sephardic community in Amsterdam.
Separate title pages for Torah, five megillot, Early Prophets, Later Prophets and Writings. Missing the front, inclusive title page.

Condition: Moderate-fine. Blemishes to the title page margins of the Torah sections. Aging stains. Antiquated, blemished leather binding. 

Books Of Tanach