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Lot #    18427
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 10:50:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Yair Ozen
Title (Hebrew)    יעיר אזן
Author    [First Ed. - Ms. Notes] Hida
City    Livorno (Leghorn)
Publisher    Eliezer Sa'adon
Publication Date    1793
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 110 ff., folio, 298:198 mm., light age staining, old hands in margins of many ff., wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern half leather over boards.
   Talmudic subject index by R. Hayyim Yoseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym HIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Hida 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.

Possessed of great intellectual powers and many-faceted talents, he combined a religious and mystical ardor with an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Added to these were critical ability, a facile pen, and a boundless capacity for work. He spent most of his active years traveling abroad as an emissary of the communities of Erez Israel for the collection of funds for the upkeep of the academies and scholars. He ended his mission in 1778 in Leghorn, where he spent the rest of his life. Many stories are related of the wonders and miracles he performed. Pilgrimages were made to his tomb at Leghorn until 1960, thereafter in Jerusalem where his remains were re-interred.

Paragraph 2    ... עין זוכר, קצת כללי הש"ס ... מכללי רבינו סעדיא גאון ז"ל כ"י ומכללי הרמב"ם ז"ל כ"י ... ומכללי רבינו בצלאל [אשכנזי] כ"י אשר העלה מגאוני הדורות ... מדב"ר קדמו"ת ... קצת הקדמות מרז"ל והמפרשים ומספרי כ"י ... תיבות יעיר אזן ... עולין כמספר ח"י דוד בן יצחק אזולאי עם הכולל ... ח'י'י'"ם' ב'א'ו'"ר'ך' נ'ר'א'"ה' אור

בראשי העמודים: עין זוכר. ל"עין זוכר" שער מיוחד ועליו הפרט: זכ'ר' ד'ב'ר' ל'ע'ב'ד'ך' [תקנ"ב, 1792]. דף ע-עב: קלורית לעין ... לקונטריס עין זוכר, תקונים והשמטות. מדף עו ואילך: מדב"ר קד"מות ... הרי זה לקט אשר הונף ואשר הורם אגב גרסאי ... והוא קיבוץ קצת הקדמות ואיזה מחידושי עולם ... לנערי בני ישראל ... מדף קו, ב: אחר המדב"ר, [השמטות ותיקונים נוספים ל"עין זוכר" ול"מדבר קדמות"].

   CD-EPI 0108549; Yaari, Shluhei Erez Israel, pp. 645-646; Mispatim Zadikim, Jer. 1935, intro.
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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