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Lot #    10760
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 3:23:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Va-ye-Kah Avraham
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Authographed Copy] R. Abraham Korkidi
City    Izmir
Publisher    Hayyim Abraham de Sagura
Publication Date    1882
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 63 ff., 296:190 mm., wide margins, stamps, old hands, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    Dedication copy with Author's inscription on title.
   Discourses and novellae by R. Abraham ben David Korkidi (1813-85). The author, who served as rav in various location in Turkey and died in Jaffe in Erez Israel, writes on the title page that this book, was my portion of all my labor (Ecclesiastes 2:10) that I have cherished and brought up (Job 2:22). He writes that all will see and mock him, but that his intent was for the sake of Heaven, in order that my lips murmur (cf. Song of Songs 7:10) I will abide in your tent for ever (Psalms 62:5), for I am aged. Therefore I made haste, and did not delay (Psalms 119:60). He names and thanks his four sons, Hayyim Moses, David, Joseph, and Nissim, who helped him with the publication. The title page is dated with the verse, and I am now old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken (5642 = 1882) (Psalms 37:25). The verso of the title page has an approbation from R. Hayyim Palache, which is followed by the text, set intwo columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The first discourses are eulogies, then on marriage and other subjects. Likkutim are on the weekly Torah reading and biblical books. The volume concludes with zionim on the Rambam (40b-61a) and an index.
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   BE vav 223; Yaari Areshet I p. 189 no. 281; CD-EPI 0163491
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Autographed:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica