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Lot #    6421
Auction End Date    1/13/2004 12:56:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Memoria de los 613 preceptos de la S. Ley
Title (Hebrew)    שש שערים
Author    [Marranos] R. Solomon Sasportas
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Naftali Hertz
Publication Date    1727
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition of the Spanish translation. 16, [30] f., quarto, 210:128 mm., light browning, Spanish title laid down. A good copy bound in later cloth boards, split. Rare, no sale recorded in the Virtual Judaica Database.
   Poem in Hebrew with Spanish translation of the 613 commandments following the Rabbinic count - intended to negate the Karaite count.

The Author, R. Solomon b. Isaac Sasportas, was Rabbi at Nice from 1690 and died there on Oct. 2, 1724. He was the son of R. Isaac Sasportas and grandson of R. Jacob Sasportas, the famed Rabbi of Amsterdam. Like his father, R. Solomon engaged in kabalistic studies.

Bought to press by R. Solomon b. Misod Adahan, translator and author, who lived in the first half of the eighteenth century. He went from Tafilelt, Morocco, to Amsterdam so as to obtain the necessary means for the ransom of his family and of his synagogue from the hands of the Moors. In the introduction to the first edition he decries the horrible living conditions in his hometown, the endless assaults of the gentiles, hunger and other ills that afflict Tafilelt's Jewish population.

Paragraph 2    בדף ג,ב: דפוס יצחק בן שלמה רפאל יהודה ליאון טימפלו. דף ב-ג כוללים את השיר בשלימותו, מנוקד. השיר נדפס שנית בדפים הבאים עם הפירוש, מילה אחרי מילה. [30] דף: תרגום ספרדי של השיר עם הפירוש, עם שער מיוחד: זכר רב.
   CD-EPI 0180578; EJ; JE
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Customs:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Spanish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica