Selichoth Mi'Kol HaShanah.
[Penitential prayers for the whole year, according to the rites of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary and Moravia].
London, William Tooke (printer), 1770
In the 1770s, several Hebrew prayer books were printed in London for the first time by three different Jewish publishers: A. Alexander & Son, David Levi and a new Jewish publishing house, responsible for publishing this book, established by Isaac ben Yedidi, Moshe ben Gershon and Ya'akov ben Issaschar. Unlike Levi and Alexander this group printed books exclusively in Hebrew and Yiddish. Their first publication is said to have been the Toledoth Jacob, a work written by an immigrant Polish scholar named Jacob Eisenstadt. It was followed by a portly liturgy book with Yiddish translation published in 1770/1 in three quarto volumes. All three publications are considered to be very rare, with only a small number of surviving copies. We could not locate any copies in the ESTC.
First edition; 4to (20.5 x 13.5 cm); 114 leaves; pagination in Hebrew; leaves browned, wear and occasional small tears to margins of leaves. Half cloth marbled boards, hinges and corners restored.
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