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Lot #    10460
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 10:22:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mekor Hayyim ve-Tiferet Zevi
Title (Hebrew)    מקור חיים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Schneur Susskind Gondersheim
City    Offenbach
Publisher    Zevi Hirsch Segal (Spitz) and his son Abraham
Publication Date    1798
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 144, [2] ff., 330:210 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, old hands and stamps on title. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Only edition of these elucidations on Yoreh De’ah Hilkhot Nidah and Mikva’ot by R. Schneur Susskind ben Zevi Hirsch Gondersheim. The title page informs that R. Gondersheim was av bet din in Tryr and Rosh Bet din in his birth place, Frankfort a. Main. The title page is dated from the verse, “The Torah of the wise is a fountain of life” (Proverbs 13:14). At the bottom of the page is the attractive pressmark of Zevi Hirsch Segal (Spitz), consisting oif a deer facing a pitcher within an oval frame. There is a detailed introduction followed by the text, which is comprised of the Shulhan Arukh in the center of the page and about it two commentaries. In the inner column is Mekor Hayyim, in the outer column Tiferet Zevi. Mekor Hayyim is a commentary on the Shulhan Arukh, sources and final pesak. Tiferet Zevi is pilpul (casuistry) on pertinent gemaras in tractate Nidah. The text covers Shulhan Arukh Yoreh De’ah 183 through 200. The volume concludes with errata.
Paragraph 2    וספר תפארת צבי על יורה דעה הלכות נדה שחברתי... אני הצעיר שניאור זיסקינד בלא"א... כהר"ר הירש גונדרשהיים ז"ל אב"ד דמדינות טריר ג"ת [גבאי תמחוי] וראש ב"ד בעיר מולדתי ק"ק פפ"ד... לפרט ת'ורת ח'כם' מק'ור חי'ים

עם הפנים. בהקדמה: "וחלקתי החיבור הזה לשני חבורים... הראשון... שמו מקור חיים שהוא מקור ופירש[!]לכל דברי ש"ע. ומקצר לכל פסקי דינים הנאמרים מפי ראשונים ואחרונים... והחיבור השני... תפארת צבי... הוא פלפול... וישוב... על כמה סוגיות במסכת נדה ובשאר מסכתות".

   Vin Offenbach 139; Yaari, Printers Marks, no. 156; CD-EPI 0162157
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica