Amudei Shomayim. * Sha’arei Shomayim. * Birchath Shomayim.

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 120

Amudei Shomayim. * Sha’arei Shomayim. * Birchath Shomayim.

ALL FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. Vol. I: ff.418. Vol.II: ff.159, first 3 ff. loose, last 2 ff. taped at margins. Vol.III: ff.395 (all published), ff.315-395 disbound and supplied from a shorter copy. Browned throughout (as are all books from Emden’s Press, printed as they were on inferior quality paper), modern uniform calf-backed boards, 8vo Mehlman 214, 804; Y. Raphael, Areshet III, no.26 i-ii, 27-i

Altona: at the Author’s Press 1745-48

Est: $1,500 - $2,500
An important 3-volume detailed commentary to the Prayer-Book (including text) with extensive examination of ritual law and custom. This copy with the revised text (Vol.III, ff.2-3) relating to circumcision and sexual pleasure; (the original uncensored text supplied in facsimile and tipped in at end). See G. Scholem, Kiryat Sepher XVI (1939) p.322, within his review of M.J. Cohen’s Jacob Emden: A Man of Controversy.