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Lot #    14735
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 12:23:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Le-Derosh Elokim
Title (Hebrew)    לדרש אל-ים
Author    [Only Ed. - Kabbalah] R. Abraham Shalom Hai Himoy
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Elijah ben Amozag
Publication Date    1879
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 56 ff. octavo 185:140 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards.
   Explanation of prayers recited throughout the year with interpretation of dreams by R. Abraham Shalom Hai ben Raphael Himoy. Much of the text is based on kabbalistic interpretations, in places accompanied by charts (diagrams). Also included are segulot found by the author in a manuscript. There are gematriot and kabbalistic prayers to be recited on special occasions and for singular requirements.

The first five paragraphs of the title page describing the book’s virtues begins with מילתא. The title page is dated with the verse, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God” (Exodus 18:15). It is followed by an approbation from R. Abraham Baruch Tolusa, R. Elijah ben Amozag, and R. Israel Kushta, all of Livorno. Next is R. Himoy’s introduction, each paragraph beginning le-derosh and concluding Elokim. The text of Le-Derosh Elokim follows, in a single column, primarily in rabbinic letters but also with considerable square letters. It is divided into twelve sha’ari, each further subdivided into chapters.

Paragraph 2    ... חלמא ופשרא... מגוית האר"י רדה... דברי... אברהם חמוי... שנת כי י'ב'א' א'לי ה'עם ל'ד'ר'ש' א'ל'ה'י'ם'

לקוטים שונים בדרך הסוד בינייני חלומות ופתרונם. כולל גם קריאת שמע שעל המיטה. כולל גם לקט סגולות שמצא המחבר בכתבי-יד שונים בספריות שבקר בהן בארצות אירופה. הסכמת רבני ליוורנו: ר' אברהם ברוך טולוסא, ר' אליהו בן אמוזג ור' ישראל קושטא, ואתחנן תרל"ט.

   BE lamed 147; CD-EPI 0138213
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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