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Lot #    24613
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 10:37:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Magen Geborim
Title (Hebrew)    מגן גבורים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Eliezer b. Samuel de Avila
City    Livorno [Leghorn]
Publisher    Gio. Vincenzio Falorni
Publication Date    1781
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 4, 136, 139-153 ff., folio, 298:195 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hands. A good copy bound in later cloth boards, rubbed and taped.
   Novellae on tractate Baba Metzia by R. Eliezer b. Samuel de Avila (known from the initials of his name as "Rav Adda"; 1714–1761), Moroccan rabbinical scholar; son of Samuel Avila, born in Sale, Morocco. His commentaries on the Talmud, written while he was still a youth, are noteworthy for their acumen and independence. His works, published posthumously, are Magen Gibborim, on the Talmud (2 vols., Leghorn, 1781–85); Milhemet Mitzvah, also on the Talmud (Leghorn, 1805) and including sermons entitled Hesed ve-Emet; Be'er Mayim Hayyim, responsa (Leghorn, 1806); Ma'yan Gannim, on the Turim. Another part of his responsa, entitled She'elot u-Teshuvot de-Rav Adda, and a work on the Bible, remain in manuscript. His responsa are a valuable source of information on the condition of the Jews of Morocco in the 18th century. He died in Rabat. To this day the Jews of Morocco go on pilgrimage to his grave.
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   CD-EPI 0119915; Vinograd, Leghorn 168 (wrong pagination); EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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