Metz: Ephraim Hadamard (Hadamar), 1821. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 54 double-sided leaves (53 in Hebrew pagination, with a printing error listing leaf 5 twice). 3/4 brown library tape over original brown-red mottled stiff paper boards.
This scarce work is a comprehensive instructional guide and overview of customs and prayers for the major Jewish Holidays of the year. These occasions include the High Holidays, the three festivals (Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot), Chanukah, Rosh Hodesh (first of the month) and the Sabbath. Text in Yiddish, printed in Judeo-German (vayber-taytsh) typeface and occasional regular Hebrew text for headings and prayers.
Rubbing and scratches to boards and extremities of the original binding. Interior front cover with the sticker of the previous owner. Gutter at title page has been reinforced with scotch tape. Book block coming loose from leaf 9-59. Sporadic light smudges and minor water stains throughout. Binding and interior in good- condition overall. Scarce. g-. Item #45717
וויא מאן זיך דש גאנצע יאהם נוהג אויש בימות החול ושבת קודש ושלוש רגלים ובימים הנוראים ר״ח חנוכה ופורים אונד אנדרע צייטן
*Ephraim Hadamard (or Hadamar, 1787-1854), was among the most prominent Hebrew printers in the Alsace region during his era, starting from 1813. He also published in German and French. He was the grandfather of famed French mathematician Jacques Hadamard.