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Lot #    26874
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:00:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Maaseh Hoshev
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Shimon of Djerba ha-Kohen
City    Djerba
Publisher    Or Torah
Publication Date    1943
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 162 ff. octavo 200:120 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards.
   Bi-lingual Hebrew Judeo-Arabic novellae on Sefer Bereshit by R. Shimon of Djerba ha-Kohen. The title page cleverly describes Maaseh Hoshev (skilful work, Exodus, var. cit.) as notarikon novellae, pleasant, novel, and gathered, how goodly from Shimon ha-Kohen the initial letters spelling Hoshev. It informs that in the book will be found precious novellae and choice explanations on the Humesh Humshei Torah. To to perceive the words of understanding . . . justice, and judgment, and equity (Proverbs 1:2-3) the work of the hands of an artist (Song of Songs 7:2). R. Shimon was also the author of Mateh Shimon on Pirkei Avot. It further states that the book is printed on good paper with attractive letters in Arabic so that it will be easily understood by all, the sage and the simple, the elderly and the young. It is dated and proclaim liberty throughout all the land (Leviticus 25:10). There are approbations from R. Joseph Bucratz, R. Maklof Adan, R. Calfon Moses ha-Kohen, and Rahamim Hai Havita ben Hananiah ha-Kohen, all of Djerba. There is an introduction from the mishtadlim, whose efforts brought the book to press, four pages of ziyyonim of departed, and then the text. The Hebrew is on the top of the page in rabbinic type, excepting initial words or letters, the Judeo-Arabic below in square letters. The text encompasses all of Sefer Bereshit.
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   CD-EPI 0140896
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Tunis
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica