Mets [Metz] Bi-defus Mosheh Mai, 1765. Item #42165
8vo; [Hebrew Date 525]. Period full leather with raised bands and interspersed gilt floral design and leather spine label, 4to (large) 18 leaves [i.e. 36 pages], 152 leaves [i.e. 304 pages], + 69 leagues [i.e. 138 pages] [i.e. 478 pages total]. 27 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-German (German in Hebrew script). Includes indexes. "In France Hebrew presses were established in Metz (c. 1760), Strasbourg (1770), and later in Paris (1806)" (Jewish virtual library), this being an early example of Hebrew printing in Metz. Vinograd, Y., Metz 10. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Repentance -- Prayers and devotions. Judai¨sme -- Liturgie -- Textes. OCLC: 265896805. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (British Library, Loyola, NYPL, YIVO, Stanford, HUC). The British library listing lists an engraved frontis; however, no other holdings nor auction records which we have seen ever list an engraved frontis, so we assume that to either be a mistake, or added later, or a variant. Some wear to leather boards as expected, especially at corners, but paper and binding remain clean and strong. About Very Good- Condition. A beautiful copy with attractive leather binding. (Rab-66-33-'belxcc).