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Lot #    17238
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 11:16:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tehilat Polisi
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Isaac Joseph Cingoli
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Israel Kushta
Publication Date    1882
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 24 pp., [1] p. tipped in, octavo, 182:121 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers.
   Only edition of this monograph recording the history and praising the Polisi family by R. Isaac Joseph ben Abraham David Cingoli. The author, rabbi in Urbino, Italy, is described on the title page as the youth and a Sephardi Tohar, marbitz Torah in the Beit Midrash Foa, under the direction of R. Joseph Raphael ha-Levi. R. Cingolis name also appears on documents of the period, such as Ketubbot. The title page is dated Fear not (642 = 1882), O Jacob, my servant (Jeremiah 44:2, Isaiah 30:10, 46:27, 28). There is an introduction from the author who infiormns that he is from Ancona and that he was a student of R. David Abraham Hai and R. Isaac Raphael Ashkenazi. He writes this in honor of R. Joseph Samuel Polisi. The text follows, in a single column in square vocalized letters. Tehilat Polisi is written in a biblical style. It begins in the days of Carlo Alberto, king of Piedmont there was a man in the city of Verzalli by the name of Samuel ben Joseph of the family Polisi. And it came to pass that Samuel, a blameless and upright man, one who feared G-d and turned away from evil (Job 2:3). The L-rd placed wisdom in his heart to learn and teach, to do the the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments (Deuteronomy 7:11) that the L-rd commanded by the hand of His servant. After this preamble the work begins to describe the activities and deeds of Polisi. Tipped in on the verso of the front wrapper is a letter from R. Cingolli to Professor Giuseppe di S. Pugliese.
   BE tav 102; Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica