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Lot #    14557
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 10:54:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Luhot ha-Ibbur
Title (Hebrew)    לוחות העיבור
Author    [First Ed. - Unrecorded] Raphael Levi Hannover
City    Leiden - Hannover
Publisher    Johannes Luzac - Shliter
Publication Date    1756-57
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [1 unrecorded p.], 36; 38, [1] pp., 255:197 mm., nice margins light age staining, old hands, initial and final corners turned. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, lacking spine.
          
Paragraph 1    Signed by Autor on title verso.

Part II is the first Hebrew book published in Hannover.

          
Detailed
Description
   Raphael Levi Hannover (1685–1779), mathematician and astronomer. Born in Weikersheim, he worked as a bookkeeper in the house of Oppenheimer in Hanover, where he met the philosopher Leibniz and became his devoted pupil, studying mathematics, astronomy, and natural philosophy. He wrote two books in Hebrew on astronomy: Luhot ha-Ibbur, astronomical tables for the Jewish calendar (Leiden-Hanover, 1756–7; Dessau, 1831), and Tekhunat ha-Shamayim ve-Khol Zeva'am u-Mahalakham (Amsterdam, 1756). He left several unpublished manuscripts.
          
Paragraph 2    ... חברם ויסדם... התוכן... רפאל (בלא"א... יעקב יוסף) הלוי מהאנאבר... (חלק [א]-ב).

[חלק א]: בהם... שבעה עיתים... רגע מולד האמצעי... רגע מולד הנכון... רגע מולד האמתי [!]... רגע ניגוד האמתי... רגע תקופה האמתי...רגע ליקוי השמש... רגע ליקוי הירח. ליידן, דפוס ליסאק, תקט"ז. לו עמ'. חלק ב: לוחות המהלכים למאורות הגדולים לדעת... הרמב"ם ז"ל וסדר חשבון מקום המאורות האמתי וראיית הירח לכל זמן ולכל מקום... ע"י חמשה משלים. האנאבר, דפוס שליטר, תקי"ז. לח, [1] עמ'.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0174950; Fuks, Leiden 80; Vinograd, Leiden 62 - Hannover 1
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Astronomy
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica