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Lot #    32391
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 11:32:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Derekh Erez Zuta
Title (Hebrew)    מסכת דרך ארץ זוטא
Author    [First Ed.] R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publisher    הלל דווארזעץ
Publication Date    1872
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition of commentary. 24, [33]-134 pp., 8°, 205:144 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Tractate Derekh Erez Zuta with the commentary of R. Isaac Elijah Landau and notes of the Gra. R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra) is a dominant figure in Jewish intellectual thought, his importance and prestige undiminished, as great today, if not greater, than in his own time. The Vilna Gaon’s extraordinary intelligence, expressed by his expertise in Torah at the age of three, outdistancing his tutors while a young child, his incredible proficiency over the entire expanse of the written and Oral Torah by nine, by which time he was already studying Kabbalah, accompanied by complete piety, are attested to by numerous reputable sources. More than seventy works, encompassing Bible, halakhah, Talmud, and Kabbalah, are attributed to the Vilna Gaon.
          
Paragraph 2    עם באור דרך חיים, לבאר פשטי הדברים, וארחות חיים, לבאר ענינים הזרים במקראי קדש ומדרשי חכמים... עם הגהות... רבינו אליהו ז"ל מווילנא ... מאת צעיר... מילידי... ווילנא... יצחק אליהו לנדא ... בן... ר' שמואל ז"ל לנדא... ובשבתו בדובנא הכינו וחקרו...

בהקדמה: "סדרתי המסכת כפי שהיא מוגהת מאת... הגר"א", כלומר, הפנים תוקן על-פי ההגהות, וההגהות עצמן אינן מובלטות.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0148734; Vin Ozar Sifre ha-Gra 371
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Talmud
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica