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Lot #    7500
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 10:02:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Toldot Aaron
Title (Hebrew)    תולדות אהרן
Author    [First Ed.] R. Aaron of Pesaro
City    Freiburg im Breisgau
Publisher    Israel Zifroni
Publication Date    1583
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [39] ff., 370:244 mm., extra wide margins, minor worming neatly repaired, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in modern full leather boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   The Author, Italian lay scholar and bibliophile, was a wealthy businessman of Novellara in northern Italy (not Nicolara, as in some works of reference), he later extended his interests to Gonzaga in the duchy of Mantua, where he was authorized to open a loan-bank in 1557. From a manuscript in his rich library the Mirkevet ha-Mishneh of Isaac Abrabanel was published in Sahbionetta in 1551, the first Hebrew book printed there. His only known work is Toledot Aharon, a concordance of biblical passages cited in the Babylonian Talmud, arranged in the order of the Bible. After his death, his three sons who succeeded him in his business, sent the manuscript of the work to the wandering Hebrew printer, Israel Zifroni, who published it at Freiburg in 1583–84, and Venice in 1591–92. Jacob Sasportas appended to the work references from the Jerusalem Talmud (Toledot Ya'akov, Amsterdam, 1652) while Aaron b. Samuel added references from other rabbinic and kabbalistic works (Beit Aharon, Frankfort on the Oder, 1690–91). Toledot Aharon is printed in abbreviated form in most editions of the rabbinic Bible.
          
Paragraph 2    מאסף לכל מחנות הפסוקים הנמצאים בש"ס לצבאותם הפרק והדף והעמוד: חברו ... ר' אהרן מפיסארו זצ"ל ... קולופון: נשלם ספר תולדות אהרן ... אשר נשאתי את ידי להדפיסו בסוף הקונקורדאנציאה [מאיר נתיב, בסיליאה שמ"א] ... ועוד חזון למועד להודי' סבת אחור הדפסתו עד עתה יבושו ויכלמו שני יהודי' א' תושב ק"ק פראג וא' במדינ' פולן אשר הכשילו כחנו ... נאם ישראל המחוקק במצות ובבית השר פרוביניאו, אלול שנת דמ"ש.
          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Freiburg 5; CD-EPI 0107669; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
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Subject
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica