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Lot #    22035
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:11:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tokhahat Musar
Title (Hebrew)    תוכחות מוסר
Author    [Inscribed R. A. Palache] R. Saadiah Azubib
City    Livorno
Publisher    Elijah ben Amozeg
Publication Date    1871
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 12, [2], 97 ff. quarto 250:190 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hand on title. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper boards, rubbed.
Paragraph 1    Inscribed on title by R. Abraham b. Hayyim Palache.
   Only edition of this commentary on Proverbs by R. Saadiah ben Nehorai Azubib. The title page is followed by R. Azubib’s introduction, concluding with verse, and an approbation, in the form of an introduction, from R. Israel Kushta and R. Elijah ben Amozeg, and an introduction from Joseh ben Mordecai Azubib who brought the book to press. The text is comprised of Proverbs at the top of the page and Tokhahat Musar below in two columns in rabbinic type. At the end of the volumne, from 87b, are likkutim, primarily on Psalms.

R. Saadiah ben Nehorai Azubib belonged to Algerian rabbinical family prominent in the 17th and 18th centuries. He was author of Tokhahat Musar (Leghorn, 1871), a commentary on Proverbs, and of Limmudei Adonai, an unpublished commentary on Psalms (Mss. Ginsburg, no. 26, Moscow). His novellae on the Talmud are referred to by Judah Ayyash in Lehem Yehudah (1745). Saadiah was among those who banned the books of Nehemiah Hayon, the follower of Shabbetai Zevi. A copy of the ban, with his name at the head of the Algerian signatories, is published in the Milhamah la-Adonai of R. Moses Hagiz (Amsterdam, 1714, 51b).

Paragraph 2    ... סובב הולך על ספר משלי... מנייהו מלכי בעלי הפר'שים... נקבצו באו פנינו אמריהם עייפינהו וסדרינהו... ר' סעדיה זלה"ה בן להרב הגדול נהוראי אזוביב זלה"ה... בשנת ש'ל'ו'ם' ט'ו'ב'ה' ו'ב'ר'כ'ה'

עם פנים ספר משלי. דף ג,ב - ד,א: הקדמת ר' יוסף דאדון, המספר ש"החבור היקר הזה טמיד היה ונעלם מאה וששים וארבעה שנים". דף ד,ב -יב: "הקדמת... יוסף (ב"ר מרדכי אזוביב) המדפיס [המביא לבית הדפוס]". דף [1,ב - 2,ב]: אזנים לתורה; הערות קצרות על ספר משלי... ממני המדפיס והמגיה אב"א [אליהו בן-אמוזג].

דף [1,א]: הקדמת (הסכמת) ר' ישראל קושטא ור' אליהו בן-אמוזג, ליוורנו, ו תשרי תרכ"ו.

   BE tav 157; EJ; CD-EPI 0305709
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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