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Lot #    13188
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 12:28:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Divrei Hafetz
Title (Hebrew)    דברי חפץ
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Aaron de Toledo
City    Salonica
Publisher    Mordecai Nahmun and David Yisraeliga
Publication Date    1798
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [3], 194, [1] ff., 288:201 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Derashot and hespadim by R. Aaron de Toledo (c. 1750-c. 1751). The title page states that Divrei Hafetz is discourses for all one’s wishes. The title page has a decoratiove border made up of asterisks (stars) and is dated, “to find out acceptable words למצא דברי חפץ (555 + 3 = 1795)” (Ecclesiastes 12:10). The date is followed by the words עם הכולל which means that the each of the individual words used for the date are to be included as additional units in the calculation, in this case three words are to be added to the sum, giving the correct date. There are introductions from the author and R. Joseph ben Isaac Molkho, who brought the book to press. Next is the text, set in two columns in rabbinic type excepting headers and initial words. There are fifty discourse on a wide variety of subjects. The volume conmcludes with an index of subjects.
          
Paragraph 2    דרושים לכל חפציהם ... ביומא דכלה או במת או בקבר ... פעולת ... ר' אהרן די טולידו זצוק"ל ...

שנת ל'מ'צ'א' ד'ב'ר'י' ח'פ'ץ' >עם הכולל< דף [3]: הקדמת המשתדל להוציא לאור, ר' יוסף ב"ר יצחק מולכו.

          
Reference
Description
   Vin Salonika 466; Zedner p. 759; CD-EPI 0134195
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica