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Nov 24, 2020
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LOT 12:

Selichot According to Polish Rite – Slavita, 1819 – Important Handwritten Glosses

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Selichot According to Polish Rite – Slavita, 1819 – Important Handwritten Glosses
Selichot, following the rite of Lesser and Greater Poland. Slavita: R. Moshe Shapira, rabbi of Slavita, [1819].
Lengthy handwritten explanatory glosses in the margins (Ashkenazic script, typical of the 19th century). In the gloss on p. 2a, the writer raises a difficulty on one of the commentaries and notes that "…in a responsum to Russia, I explained this at length". In a different gloss (p. 8b), he refers to Teshuvot HaGeonim printed in Zikaron LaRishonim (Berlin, 1887). The identity of the writer is not known, yet he appears to be an outstanding Torah scholar and rabbi, who even sent halachic responsa to other countries.
Various inscriptions in Yiddish and in Latin characters on the endpapers and other leaves (from various writers; not in the same hand as the glosses).
Beautifully printed Selichot, in large typeface. The merits of this edition are noted on the title page.
[1], 2-74 leaves. 22.5 cm. Bluish paper. Fair-good condition. Stains. Wear and many creases (predominantly to first leaves). Tears and worming, affecting several words (repaired with acid-free tape). New binding.

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