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Lot #    24546
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:03:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Livyat Hen
Title (Hebrew)    לוית חן
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Immauuel b. Jekuthiel Benevento
City    Mantua
Publisher    Meir b. Ephraim of Padua & Jacob of Gazzolo
Publication Date    1557
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [6], 108, [2] ff., 210:150 mm., light age and damp staining, old Moroccan hands, extra wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Paragraph 1    Includes [2] ff. historical poem lamenting the burning of the Talmud in Ancona 1554.
          
Detailed
Description
   Grammer and poetry by R. Immauuel b. Jekuthiel Benevento (died c. 1560), Italian grammarian and kabbalist. R. Benevento, who lived in Mantua, was the pupil of R. Moses Basola of Pesaro. He wrote Livyat Hen (Mantua, 1557) on Hebrew grammar and poetry and published Ma'arekhet ha-Elohut, the kabbalistic work of R. Perez b. Isaac Gerondi (of Barcelona), which he annotated with his own commentary (Mantua, 1558). He was also one of the publishers of the first printed edition of the Zohar (Mantua, 1558–60), and went to the Ottoman Empire in search of new Zohar manuscripts for this edition. R. Benevento was also involved in the dispute about printing the Zohar, justifying it in the introductions to his books. He passed on before the printing was completed.
          
Paragraph 2    חבור כולל בלשון צח וקצר כל דרכי לשון הקדש ... חברו והדפיסו והגיהו כמהר"ר עמנואל יצ"ו בכמ"ר יקותיאל ז"ל איש בניונטו ... שנת א'ש'ג'ב'ה'ו' כי ידע שמי

שני הדפים האחרונים: קינה על שריפת התלמוד באנקונה, בשנת שי"ד, שהמחבר היה עד לה, הפותחת: ערמת כל תלאותי. יגונותי ואנחותי. עיין: אוצר השירה והפיוט, ג, עמ' 291, מס' 949.

          
Reference
Description
   Steinschneider, Cat Bod, 541, no. 3492, 1055, no. 5266; J. Perles, Beitraege zur Geschichte der hebraeischen und aramaeischen Studien (1884), 220; G. Scholem, Bibliographia kabbalistica (1927), 166, 177; CD-EPI 0122726
        
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica