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Lot #    10602
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 12:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Moznei Leshon ha-Kodesh (Moznayim)
Title (Hebrew)    מאזני לשון הקדש
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Ibn Ezra
City    Offenbach
Publisher    Zevi Hirsch Spitz Segal; Wolf Heidenheim
Publication Date    1791
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition of notes. [1], 59, [1] ff., 163:92 mm., wide crisp margins, light age and damp staining, stamps, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    First book published by R. Wolf Heidenheim (Benjamin Ze'ev; 1757–1832), Hebrew grammarian, masoretic scholar, exegete, and commentator on the liturgy. Born in Heidenheim, Germany, he studied with Rabbi Nathan Adler in Frankfort. In 1788 he established himself in Offenbach, where he subsequently published R. Abraham ibn Ezra's grammatical work Moznayim (1791), with commentary and notes and part of an edition of the Pentateuch (up to Gen. 43:16) with a carefully corrected text of the Targum and several commentaries, together with explanations and a detailed commentary on Rashi by Heidenheim (Torat Elokim Meforash). He was obliged to abandon the project for financial reasons.
   Devoted to the fundamentals of grammar with notes and commentary by R. Wolf Heidenheim.
Paragraph 2    ... כבר נדפס זה פעמים ושלש באויגשבורג שנת רפ"א, בוויניציא ... ובאלטונא ... ואנכי וואלף בן שמשון היידנהיים בראותי כי בדקדוק לשון עברי אין טוב מזה הספר ... עברתי על פני כולו. וירדתי אל תוכו לנקותו לבררו ולקבעו בדפוס ... ובאר כל סתום ... כל חסר השלמתי ואת היתר החרמתי ...

דפוס אויגשבורג שנזכר בשער אינו ידוע לנו. בראשי העמודים: מאזנים.

   CD-EPI 0106340
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Grammar
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica