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Sefer Chachmat Tekufot U'Mazalot Bein HaShemashot [AND] Sefer HaKochavim
Lemberg (Lviv): Rabbiner Zeev Wolf Gerstel/ V.Kubler, 1907. Hardcover. g to near fine. Quarto. 24 leaves, with Hebrew pagination. Two works together in one volume. Modern maroon buckram boards with gilt-stamped design on the front cover and gilt lettering and ruling on the spine. Printed in a two column format, predominantly written in Rashi script with some headings standard Hebrew script. The book is a work on astronomy and horology (study of dates and time), with calendars, tables and chart. Included are details on the orbits of the planets and locations of the stars, as well as methods to convert from Hebrew to Gregorian calendar dates. A fold-out star chart, mapping the constellations is included at the rear. A sleeve at the interior back cover houses a reproduction of the turning volvelle that was originally included with the publication, to assist in astronomical calculations. Pages age toned with some light smudging and/or minor staining. The corner of the title page has been expertly repaired. Some small closed tears along the edges and gutters of a few pages, with a few small chips and creasing along some other corners and edges. Binding in near fine, interior in good condition overall. Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf Gerstel (1861-1931) was the rabbi of Jaryczow, and he studied science on the side.
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