English printing of Hebrew Mahzor 1785

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Lot 122: (Hebraica) Title: Mahazor: `im Kavanat ha-paytan: ke-minhag Polin, Raisen, Lita, Pihem, Merherin u-sheare kehilot...: `im leshon Ashkenaz ve-`im Hadrat kodesh.. fil neytige zakhn hobn mir fer mehrt. Place Published: London. Publisher: Aleksander ben Yehudah Leyb u-veno Yehudah Leyb. Date Published: 1785. Description: 2 volumes. In Hebrew. Engraved pictorial title-page. (4to) 24x19 cm (91/2x71/2"), modern cloth-backed marbled boards. Rare English printing, in Hebrew, of the Mahzor, or Machzor, the prayer book used by Jews on the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. OCLC/WorldCat lists only three copies of this edition, at the Newberry LIbrary, at Brandeis University, and at the Yivo Institute of Jewish Research. Condition: Some moderate darkening to contents, else very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $400-$600
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