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Seder Eliyahu Rabba ve-Seder Eliyahu Zota [Two Vols. on One]

Ish Shalom, Meir

Published by Achiasaf, Vienna/ Warsaw, 1902
Condition: poor to good Hardcover

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Octavo. (10) 150, 200, (X)pp. Original three quarter leather over decorative paper covered boards. Three frontispiece photos. Text in Hebrew with introductions in German. Contains the Seder Eliyahu Rabbah and the Seder Eliahu Zuta according to a manuscript (dated to the year 1073) from the Vatican archives, edited and commented on by Meir Ish Shalom. M. Friedmann (German for Ish Shalom) points out, that there are a few manuscripts from different times and editorial backgrounds. This manuscript, which is the source for this edition of our book, is one of the oldest manuscripts, but there are missing parts and with some parts the authorship is unsettled. Nevertheless, the editor states, this book is one of the most beautiful in style, ethical depth and richness, outstanding in aggadic literature. The editor argues, that the book has been handled secretly because of its mystical origin and its attitude to avoid superstition. Text in Hebrew. Leather binding at corners missing, partially at spine. Front cover and pages up to page 2 attached only at lower joint. Back cover and 18 pages detached but present. Some staining at free end paper and title page. Handwritten inked dedication at free end paper. Handwritten inked name at title page. Page 15 (first Book), and p. 177 (second book) up to back cover detached from block, but present. Binding in overall poor, interior in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39548

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Title: Seder Eliyahu Rabba ve-Seder Eliyahu Zota [...

Publisher: Achiasaf, Vienna/ Warsaw

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:poor to good

Edition: First edition.

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