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Lot #    6789
Auction End Date    3/2/2004 12:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shemonah Perakim
Title (Hebrew)    שמונה פרקים להרמב'ם
Author    R. Moses Maimonides (Rambam)
City    Basle
Publisher    Wilhem Haas
Publication Date    1804
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [4], 104 pp., 170:108 mm., light age staining. A good copy loose in the original boards, split.
   Maimonides introduction to Pirke Avot in Hebrew with Yiddish translation. The Shemonah Perakim, which forms the introduction to his commentary on Avot is almost a draft of the first portion of Sefer Madda, the first book of the Mishneh Torah. In Shemonah Perakim Maimonides presents a philosophical and ethical introduction to Avot, while simultaneously reviewing and presenting an overview of Talmudic history. There is an introduction from the translator followed by the text, which is in unvocalized square letters. The Hebrew text is at the top of the page; the translation is below on the bottom half of the page. It too, although in a smaller font, is in square Hebrew letters.
Paragraph 2    ... מיט דער דייטשען איבערסעצונג [באותיות עבריות]. נייע גאנץ פערבעסערטע אוסגאבע...

עברית ואשכנזית-יהודית, זו למטה מזו. על-פי ווין 1798, עם הקדמת המעתיק.

   EJ; Vinograd, Basle 273; Joseph Prijs, Die Basler Hebraischen Drucke, 1964 pp. 441-442, # 297; CD-EPI 0150245
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Other:    Philosophy
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica