Auction 93 Part 2 - Ancient Books, Chassidic and Kabbalistic Books, Manuscripts and Letters

Derech Yeshara Siddur, with Tehillim and Maamadot – Amsterdam, 1733-1734 – Two Variants of the Title Page and Approbations

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Derech Yeshara siddur with Tehillim and Maamadot, Ashkenazi rite, compiled by R. Yechiel Michel Epstein, author of Kitzur Shelah. Amsterdam: Hertz Levi son of Siskind Segal, [1733-1734].
The book opens with a copper engraved general title page, followed by a more detailed title page (date 1734), approbations, foreword and table of contents. In the present copy, these leaves are followed by an earlier variant of the detailed title page (dated 1733) and approbations, with significant variations, and an additional leaf with the foreword (in a different layout).
Divisional title pages for the book of Tehillim and Maamadot (dated 1733).
Bound in various places in the book: two handwritten leaves with additional prayers; several leaves from a different edition of the siddur.


[7], 207, 139, 18; 10 leaves. 23.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Wear. Tears to title pages and other leaves. Large open tears to several leaves, affecting text (repaired in part with old paper repairs). Inscriptions, signatures and stamps. Early leather and wooden binding, damaged, with clasp remnants.

Category
Siddurim and Teffilot