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Lot of 14 Babylonian Talmud tractates – Zhitomir. 1858-1862

Volumes of ‘Shas Zhitomir’ (Tractates: Berachot, Shavu’ot, Yevamot, Ketubot, Makot Menachot, Bechorot, Temura, Arachin, Kritut, Me’ilah, Hulin, Oz, Horayot and Masechot Ketanot). (1) Additional volume of Berachot tractate, of which only the cover is printed by Zhitomir, the Gmara itself is of a different print. An important and highly demanded edition of the Shas. Bound in original and magnificent binding. With ownership signatures. Of the Shapira family of Slavita printing house, which closed as a result of a complaint and reopened anew in the city of Zhitomir in 1847 by the grandson of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira and was in business until 1864. In this printing house, editions of Shas were printed for the third time, including Rabeinu Asher, Moreinu Harav Rabi Shmuel Eideless, Rabbi Yitzhak Alphasi, commentary by Haran and many other additions.At the start of every Vol. there are two cover page, part of them, prtinted in red ink. There are also cover pages at the start of every tractate. The style of the page is of the most magnificent that could be seen until that time period. At the end of the Shas Vol. the composition ‘Meir Nativ’ for Rabi ShabtaiHa Cohen was added to some of the tractates. It is well known that the ‘ChazanIsh’ was particularly fond of using editions of Shas Zhitomir, because of the composition ‘Meir Nativ’, which does not appear in the other tractates. The books printed in Slavita and Zhitomir print, are known to possess a unique holiness, the tool and letters used to print the books were soaked in the mikve before printing begun. It is said that possessing a book in the print of Slavita or Zhitomir brings about virtues of success and protection of the home. 39 “cm. Stains of wear and moisture with no damage to the text. Moth holes. Overall fair condition.
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