Selichoth [penitential prayers for the whole year]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 157

Selichoth [penitential prayers for the whole year]

FIRST EDITION. According to the rite of Frankfurt a/Main. Prepared with commentary by Eliakim ben Jacob of Komorno. Text in Yiddish only, printed in Wayber-taytsch type. Striking title page set with seven engraved Biblical vignettes. The Elkan Nathan Adler copy ff. (1), 79. Ownership and purchase notation by Raphael Halevi Hannover, 1721 on title-page. Lower portions of ff. 2 and 5 with some loss, stained. Modern boards. 4to Vinograd, Amsterdam 560; Fuks, Amsterdam 500

Amsterdam: Moses Kosman ben Elijah Gomperz 1688

Est: $400 - $600
The first of some 50 Hebrew books produced by this Dutch printer (also known as Cosman Elias Gomperts), he was the son-in-law of the famed diarist Glueckel of Hameln