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Lot #    13208
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 12:38:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pa’amonei Zahav
Title (Hebrew)    פעמוני זהב
Author    [First Ed. - Psalms] R. David ha-Kohen (Katz)
City    Furth
Publisher    Itzik Buchbinder
Publication Date    1769
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 82 ff., 204:172 mm., light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   First edition of this homiletic commentary on the book of Psalms through Psalm 41 by R. David ben Joseph ha-Kohen (Katz) av bet din in Krotoschin and a descendant on his father’s side of R. Joshua Falk (c. 1555–1614) and on his mother’s side of R. Joel Sirkes, (BaH , 1561–1640). Included are marvelous tales of sages. The title page has a frame made up of rows of varied florets. It states that he has taken from earlier sages, the Talmud, and wondrous midrashim. He also makes reference to his many other works. There are eight approbations from leading rabbis, among them R. Ezekiel Landau (1713–1793, Noda bi-Yhudah) and then R. Katz’s introduction. He relates that he called the work Pa’amonei Zahav so that people will do, “and his sound shall be heard” (Exodus 28:35) and he will merit that people will not come to sin. Below is a woodcut the width of the page. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words which are in square letters. At the end of the volume after the colophon is a second woodcut, also the width of the page. There are owners’ stamps on the front end paper and title page and an owner’s signature on the title page.
Paragraph 2    (על ס' תהלים, ספר א, קפיטל א-מא) שחיבר... ר' דוד כ"ץ דיין ומגיד דק"ק קראטשין במדינות פולין... ואגב מפרש כמה גמרות ומדרשות תמוהים...

הסכמות: ר' יוסף משטיין הרט, פיורדא, יב טבת תקכ"ט; ר' יחזקאל [לנדא], פראג, ג אלול תקכ"ח (עם דייני בית-דין צדק): ר' יהודא ליב קאסוויץ, ר' משה גינצבורג ור' יוסף ב"ר ארי' ליב ליברלש; ר' יצחק [ב"ר אברהם], העלשויא, טו תמוז תקכ"ח; ר' מתתי' [נויגערשעל] מפראג, פרוסטיץ, תקכ"ח; ר' יעקב ליווא מברודא, קעלין, יח מנחם-אב תקכ"ח; ר' צבי הירש ב"ר אברהם, צילטץ, ב דראש-חודש תמוז תקכ"ח; ר' בנימין לבית קצנאלנבוגן, "אב"ד דק"ק סמטור וגל הויזן ורב"ד דק"ק קראטשין", כו למב"י [יא אייר] תקכ"ח; ר' צבי הירש מזאמושט "אב"ד דק"ק וישוויץ", ברעסלא, כג סיון תקכ"ח.

   Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 255; JE; Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, p. 85; Vin Feurth 410; CD-EPI 0141450
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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