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Lot #    26864
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 10:55:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Aggadah Ahat
Title (Hebrew)    אגדה אחת
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jacob Samuel ha-Levi Trachtman
City    Odessa
Publisher    M. A. Belinson
Publication Date    1870
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [8], 152 pp., octavo, 204:130 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
          
Paragraph 1    Presentation copy with the author's inscription on title verso.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of this collection of essays previously published in Hebrew journals by R. Jacob Samuel ben Isaiah ha-Levi Trachtman (b. 1831). The journals in which these essay appeared are ha-Maggid, ha-Maeliz, ha-Carmel, ha-Zifera, and al-Hadas. There are forty three items, including some letters. Among the topics are life and death; the path of wealth; saying Shema; a cluster of grapes, introspection in prayer; two sages in the language of the Mishnah; two letters to explain a saying of the sages, and zot Hanukkah. There is a dedication page to his parents and then the text in a single column in square letters. Many of the essays are signed Jacob Ish Tam (“Jacob was a quiet man” (Genesis 25:27). The back wrapper is in Cyrillic. R. Trachtman was also the author of a second book of essays, Or Torah (Warsaw, 1881).
          
Paragraph 2    והיא קבוצת מאמרים שונים אשר כבר באו בדפוס במכתבי העת העברים: המגיד, המליץ, הכרמל, הצפירה, ועלי-הדס, מאת יעקב שמואל בן ישעיהו טראכטמאן הלוי. אגדה ראשונה ... בכמה מאמרים חותם: יעקב איש תם.
          
Reference
Description
   BE alef 318; CD-EPI 0134864
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Essays
  
Characteristic
Autographed:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica