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Lot #    19494
Auction End Date    1/8/2008 10:24:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hukei Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    חקי חיים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jacob Hayyim ben Joshua ha-Kohen
City    Berlin
Publisher    Haveret Hanukh Na’arim
Publication Date    1796
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 42 ff. quarto 209:170 mm., nice margins, old hands, usual light age staining. A very good copy loose in later boards, split.
   Only edition of this work on the rules of Hebrew grammar by R. Jacob Hayyim ben Joshua ha-Kohen. The title page has a border made up of verses. Its text states that it was written by the wondrous grammarian, R. Jacob Hayyim ben Joshua ha-Kohen of Jaraslov currently resident in Brod. Small in size but of great value, it includes almost all the rules of grammar in such a manner as to enter the hearts of those who hearken to it. It is an opening to to those who come to learn the wisdom of grammar of the holy language. It has been compiled from the works of earlier and later sages in the field. Hukei Hayyim is dated “and kept וישמר (556 = 1796) my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws” (Genesis 26:3). There are approbations from R. Zevi Hirsch Lewin, R. Aaron ha-Levi Horowitz, R. Zenvul Niyya Gas, and R. Zenvul Brandborg, followed by the author’s introduction. The text is in a single column in rabbinic type, excepting the numerous examples which are in square punctuated Hebrew.
Paragraph 2    חברו ... ר' יעקב חיים בהרבני ... ר' יהושע הכהן ז"ל מק"ק יערסלב וכעת מתושבי ק"ק בראד ... בו נכלל כמעט כל כללי ספרי הדקדוק ... מלוקט מספרי המדקדקים ... שנת ו'י'ש'מ'ר' משמרתי מצותי חקותי ותורותי

הסכמות: ר' צבי הירש [לווין], בערלין, כח אדר-ב תקל"ז; ר' אהרן הלוי הורוויטץ, ר' זנוויל נייא גאס מפ"פ דמיין ור' זנוויל בראנדיבורג, אב"ד דק"ק שטרעליץ, בערלין, ב ניסן תקל"ז.

   BE het 1131; CD-EPI 0136239
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Grammar
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica