Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]
Item 243669. SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES]

SIDUR SIFTEI TSADIKIM. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS. [COMPLETE SET IN SIX VOLUMES] ‏סדור שפתי צדיקים :‏ ‏כמנהג ק"ק ספרדים

PhiladelphiaPrinted by Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1837-1838. Hardback. Item #42121

1st Edition. Gorgeous Period-style gilt-tooled leather. 8vo. Vol. 1: "Part one - Prayers for the Whole Year" [siddur]. VII, 216, 216 pages. Vol. 2: "Part 2 - Prayers for Rosh Hashana". 120, 121 page, 121 page. Vol. 3: "Part 3 - Prayers for Yom Kippur". [4], 245, 246, [1], 3 pages. Vol. 4: "Part 4 - Prayers for the Festival of Succot". 175, 176, [1] pages. Vol. 5: "Part 5 - Prayers for Pesach and for Shavuot". 182, 182 pages. Vol. 6 - Prayers for Fast Days". [4], 184, 186, [4], 12 pages. The first complete machzor printed in America. Hebrew and English on facing pages, parallel pagination. Goldman 36; Singerman 630. Isaac Leeser (1806-1868), one of the first leaders of American Jewry, head of the Jewish community of Philadelphia, cantor, philosopher and author of many sermons and essays. He was very active in founding Jewish institutions and publications central to the building of Judaism in America. He was a great translator of Hebrew works into English, and was the first Jew to offer a translation of the Hebrew Bible (old testament) into English. His other most famous and important translation is this machzor (prayer book set for the full year), which is the first complete machzor printed in America, including festival prayers. Publishing this machzor was a complex project. Leeser based his translation on a prayer book printed in London, adding and improving upon both the English translation and the original Hebrew. Once the translation was ready for publication, he ordered new Hebrew types from Europe but could not find printers who were familiar with Hebrew–so he taught two Christian printers Hebrew in order to prepare them for the printing. In spite of all the difficulties involved, the all six volumes of the machzor set were published in a total of only 13 months. Leeser marketed his prayer book to audiences in both America and the British Empire and therefore included prayers on behalf of a monarch (British) and a republican government (America). "hugah bi-shekidah merubah me-iti ha-katan Yitsh'ak ben Uri zal n. Eli'ezer." Includes interesting list of subscribers at end of Vol. VI. One of only 500 sets of the first edition printed, complete sets are very rare. A set sold at Christies in 2006 for $60,000.00. SUBJECT(S): Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Passover -- Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Pa^que -- Liturgie -- Textes. Judai¨sme -- Rite sefardi -- Liturgie -- Textes. Fe^tes religieuses -- Seder -- Passover -- OCLC: 18532819. Interesting period service leader's margins notes in vol VI. All pages washed, paper generally very clean and bright with marbled endpapers. Stunning matching blue leather binding with raised bands and gilt tooling in custom slipcase. Very Good+ Condition. Gorgeous and important. (KH-1-1).

Price: $32,000.00