COMPONENTS: Folio, orig vellum binding, printed in comprises,: Torah 54 folios, with title pages, Polish contemporary censors stamp at bottom. 5 scrolls with title page, folios 56-63. The former prophets with title page, folios 64-117. Latter prophets with title page, folios 118-249. Supplementary section of chronicles and additional commentaries folios a-18. The printers sign of Uri Feibush (the fish and ewer appears on all the title pages). The British Library has seen the book and says it is complete.
CONDITION: Text is good and clear; blank endpapers are very edge worn and have contemporary scribbling on, the binding is showing its age but has protected the book quite well, overall a good copy.
NOTES: Yiddish is a high-German derived language historically spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews of Central Europe which originated during the 9th century. It is high-German mixed with Hebrew and Aramaic as well as Slavic languages and uses the Hebrew alphabet. Prior to the Holocaust, it was spoken by 12 million of the 17 million Jews worldwide. 85% of the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust were Yiddish speakers and today between 1.5 -2 million still speak it, mostly among the Hasidic and Haredi ( Orthodox) Jewish communities.
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