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Lot #    16843
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:41:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kisei Rahmim
Title (Hebrew)    כסא רחמים
Author    [First Ed. - Avot] R. H. J. D. Azulai (Hida)
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Eliezer Sa'adon
Publication Date    1803
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 120 ff., 300:194 mm., wide sharp margins, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Commentary on three minor tractates with text by R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Chidah was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works.
          
Paragraph 2    ... שלשה מסכתות... מס' כלה, מס' סופרים, מס' אבות דרבי נתן (ר"ת כסא)... [עם] פירוש... [מאת] חיים יוסף דוד בכמוהר"ר יצחק אזולאי ...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0148715
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica