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Lot #    13473
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:20:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ohel Mo'ad
Title (Hebrew)    אהל מועד
Author    [First Ed.] R. Solomon b. Abraham d'Urbino
City    Venice
Publisher    Marco Antonio Giustiniani
Publication Date    1548
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [2], 118 ff., 192:131 mm., light age staining, several wormholes affecting letters. A good copy bound in modern leather over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Solomon b. Abraham b. Solomon d'Urbino flourished in the latter part of the fifteenth century and at the beginning of the sixteenth. In 1500 he completed his "Ohel Mo'ed," a work on Hebrew synonyms, which he dedicated to his teacher Obadiah. This book was printed at Venice in 1548, and reprinted by Willheimer with notes by Heidenheim and Dukes, Vienna, 1881; the "Yetad ha-Ohel," R. Isaac Berechiah Canton's commentary on it, has remained in manuscript.

Marco Antonio Giustiniani was a Christian printer of Hebrew books in Venice in the 16th century. His master printer Cornelius Adelkind printed a fine edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1546–51). Soon, this very active press faced a formidable competitor in the house of Bragadini which issued Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, with the notes of R. Meir Katzenellenbogen. Giustiniani then printed the full text of that code without R. Meir's notes. The mutual recriminations that the rivals engaged in at the Papal Court ultimately resulted in the confiscation and burning of all Hebrew books (1553).

          
Paragraph 2    אמר שלמה בן אברהם בן שמואל מאורבינו ז"ל המחבר, הספר הזה יקרא שמו בישראל אהל מועד, מצד היותו בית ועד למלין השוים בהוראה אחת ושפה מתחלפת הלא המה המלין אשר יזכרו בשמם גבולים נרדפים ...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0170454; JE
        
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica