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Migdal Oz – Birkot Shamayim – Part III of Rabbi Yaakov Emden's Siddur – First Edition – Altona, 1748 – Original Binding

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Birat Migdal Oz – Birkot Shamayim, Part III of the siddur of R. Yaakov Emden, the Yaavetz. Altona: [printed in the home of the author, R. Yaakov Rabbi of Emden], 1748. First edition.
Printed label inside binding, stating that the book was gifted by the Toelet society in Amsterdam, 1825. Stamps of the society ("Toelet") on the title page and other leaves.
This book is the third volume of the siddur Paltin Beit El published by R. Yaakov Emden. The book begins with Brit Milah and its blessings, and continues with discussions on various topics: halachah, ethics, polemics, homiletics and kabbalah. The book ends with the conclusion to "Aliya 32 – Aliya of Fear", followed by a conclusion and indexes to all 32 "Aliyot" (chapters). There are some additional chapters which were not added to all copies (see below)
314 leaves. 17.5 cm. Good condition. Many stains and wear. Stamps. Original leather binding, worn and slightly damaged. Labels on spine.
The printing of this book was interrupted and never completed. This book has several variants: Some copies end with leaf 395, in the middle of a topic (with the catchword "Aroch" on the last page), and some copies, such as this one, end with leaf 314, with the conclusion to the first 32 chapters of the book.

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