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Lot #    13474
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:20:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Perush Shir HaShirim
Title (Hebrew)    פירוש שיר השירים
Author    [First Ed.- Kabbalah] R. Elisha Gallico
City    Venice
Publisher    Juan D'Gara
Publication Date    1587
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 64 ff., 207:148 mm., wide margins, old stamps light age and damp staining, corners and margins extended. A good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper over boards.
   Kabbalistic commentary to the Scroll of Song of Songs by R. Elisha b. Gabriel Gallico (c. 1583), talmudic scholar and kabbalist in Safed. R. Gallico was a pupil of R. Joseph Caro and a member of his bet din. After the death of R. Joseph Caro he was a member of R. Moses Trani's bet din. R. Elisha was the teacher of R. Samuel Uceda and other prominent scholars. His signature appears - with the other scholars of Safed - on several responsa in R. Caro's Avkat Rokhel and other period responsa. The collection of R. Elisha's responsa has been lost; however several of them are quoted both in the work Keneset ha-Gedolah and in the responsa, Ba'ei Hayyei by R. Hayyim Benvenisti. R. Elisha wrote homiletic and kabbalistic commentaries on all the five scrolls. Toward the end of his life he headed a yeshiva in Safed.
Paragraph 2    הכינו וגם חקרו... כמהר"ר אלישע גאליקו זצ"ל בצפת... והמחזיק המדפיס למען יוציאנו לאור... כמה"ר גדליה קורדואירו... שנת לאמור ל'א'ס'ו'ר'י'ם' צאו
   CD-EPI 0182244; L. Zunz, in: Kerem Hemed, 5 (1841), 141; Michael, Or, no. 474; D. Tamar, in: Sefunot, 7 (1963), 173; idem, in: KS, 33 (1958), 378; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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