Siddur Saphah Berurah

AUCTION 22 | Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art Including Holy Land Maps, Illustrated Books, Photography and Graphic Art from The Collection of Daniel M. Friedenberg of Greenwich, Conn

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Lot 123

Siddur Saphah Berurah

ff. 132. On ff. 2-4, 6-7 stamps of “Ohel Moishe Synagogue, Shanghai.” Modern boards. 4to

Irkutsk: (1918-1919)

Est: $500 - $700
This prayerbook was published by the “National Committee of the Jewish Communities in Siberia and the Urals.” According to the Russian imprint on 1v. the actual physical printing was done by typo-lithography by the Commercial Press of Shanghai, China. Although the book was produced after the fall of the Russian monarchy, based on the prayer on 64v.-65r. for Tsar Nikolai Aleksandrovitch, Queen Mother Maria Fodorovna, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, and heir apparent Georgi Aleksandrovitch, it would seem the Jewish Community in the remote reaches of the Russian Empire surprisingly, remained loyal Royalists