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Lot #    14534
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 10:43:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Minhat Kohen, v. I
Title (Hebrew)    מנחת כהן
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Joseph Hayyim ben Judah Kohen
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Levi
Publication Date    1902
          
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Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
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   Only edition. [3], 41, [1] pp., 318:200 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
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   Encyclopedic work on Talmudic subjects, including Talmudic methodology by R. Joseph Hayyim ben Judah Kohen. The title page has a decorative border with verses set within its lines on all four sides, all utilizing the word minhah. The text describes this volume, as part two of the entire work (part one was published separately in 1902) based on the words the author collected from the works of early and later sages (rishonim and achronim). He arranged their sayings in alphabetic order according to the alef bet, for “There is no wisdom, nor understanding” (Proverbs 21:30) except for labor. The title page includes the disclaimer that the gentiles of our day are not like those in previous times and references to the latter are not meant to impugn the former. It is dated with the verse, “For every meal offering for the priest shall be wholly burned; it shall not be eaten” (Leviticus 6:16). The verso of the title page has the names of individuals who supported publication of Minhat Kohen. It is followed by three pages of approbations from leading rabbis, among them such Torah giants as R. Hayyim Berlin, R. Saul ha-Levi Horowitz, and R. Joseph Hayyim Sonnenfeld. There is an introduction from R. Joseph Hayyim and then the text, which is in two columns in rabbinic letters, excepting headers and initial words. The volume concludes with indexes of the contents and sources.
          
Paragraph 2    (על כללי וסוגיות הש"ס)... אשר אספתי... מספרי... ראשונים ואחרונים... וסידרתם [!] על סדר א"ב... יוסף חיים הכהן... חלק א בשנת ו'כ'ל' מ'נ'חת' כ'ה'ן' כלי'ל תהיה ל'א' תאכל [תרס"ב].

הסכמות: ר' יעקב שאול אלישר, ירושלם, טבת תרס"ב; - (חלק א ר' אליהו דוד ב"ר בנימין ראבינאוויץ תאומים, ירושלם, ד בא תרס"ב (עם הערות); - (חלק א ר' חיים חזקיאו מדיני, חברון, ג בא תרס"ב; - (חלק א ר' שאול חיים ב"ר אברהם הלוי הורוויץ, ירושלם, יט טבת תרס"ב; - (חלק א ר' יוסף חיים זאננפעלד, ירושלם. - (חלק א

          
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   CD-EPI 0140433; BE mem 2386
        
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