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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
Physical
Description
   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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.

          
Reference
Description
   BE lamed 147; CD-EPI 0138213
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica