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Lot #    8817
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 10:21:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Toledot Aharon
Title (Hebrew)    תולדת אהרן
Author    R. Aaron of Pesaro
City    Venice
Publisher    [Juan D'Gara]
Publication Date    1591-92
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Partial first edition. 87; [1 blank], 89-159 ff., 174:113 mm., light age and damp staining, nice margins, made up copy. A very good copy bound in modern half leather boards.
Paragraph 1    Contains two works in one volume: 87 ff. is the second edition of the work, the rest of the ff. are a first edition and printed independently with title.
   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. R. 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    מראה מקום מכל הפסוקים מחמשה חומשי תורה וחמש מגילות הנמצאים בשתא סדרי, המסכתא והפרק, הדף והעמוד. חברו... ר' אהרן מפיסארו זצ"ל ונדפס בעיר פריבורג [שמ"ג - שמ"ד]... פעם ראשונה [על כל המקרא].

ולעת עתה נדפס שנית ([על] תורה וחמש מגילות [בלבד]). והוספנו על הנדפסים מראה מקום מהפסוקים נדרשים ונמצאים בספר הזוהר והעקידה ובעקרים... נדפס במצות השר בראגדין ע"י נאמן ביתו אשר פורינץ.

בתוספת הדפים 159-89: יהושע - דברי הימים (דף [88] חלק). ראינו טופס, שנשאר בו השער הקודם כמו שהוא. וראינו טופס, בלא שער, שאין בו אלא הדפים הנוספים (159-89) בלבד.

   CD-EPI 0176628; 0300845
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica