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Lot #    10888
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Devek M’ach
Title (Hebrew)    דבק מא'ח
Author    [Medical - Only Ed.] R. Abraham Shalom Hai Hamavi
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Israel Kushta & Partner
Publication Date    1874
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [8], 124 ff., 222:155 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A good copy loose incontemporary boards.
Paragraph 1   
   Segulot, remedies, medical advice by R. Abraham Shalom Hai ben Raphael Hamavi. The author writes on the title page that he will open a an entrance to the gate, seven “wells of water” (Exodus 15:27, Numbers 33:9), a pit or fountain, all arranged according to the alef bet. The title page is dated, “rightly they love you מישרים אהבוך (634 = 1874) ” (Song of Songs 1:4). After the printer’s name it informs that he acquired the press of Moses Yeshua Tuviana. Devek M’ach has approbations from R. Hayyim Palagi, R. Abrham Ashkenazi, printed previously with his Hach Nafsho; and new approbations for this work from R. Abraham Tolosa, R. Elijah ben Amozag, and R. Israek Kushta; R. Solomon Leoni, R. Joseph Hayyim Sinaigalia, R. Isaac Milol, R. David Ottilenghi, and R. Reuben ben Benjamin Fonaro; and from R. Elijah Hazzan of Jerusalem. Next is R. Hamavi’s lengthy introduction and then the text, which is set in a single column in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The text is arranged alphabetically with entries numbered within each letter of the alphabet. An example of the subjects covered in yod, which has twenty eight entries are yam (23), yezer tov (24), Yesurin (25), Yamim (26) Yerat Hashem (27) and Yom (28). The volume concludes with verse, the initial letters forming an acronym of Abraham Hamavi.
Paragraph 2    ... ע"ס א"ב סדרתי סדר המערכה ... דברי חכמים... סגולה... הגורל... לידע ולהודיע לעתיד... פתרון חלומות (ולכל נגע ומחלה רפואות)... דברי הצעיר אברהם חמוי... שנת מ'י'ש'ר'י'ם' א'ה'ב'ו'ך'

עם הסכמות ר' חיים פאלאג'י ור' אברהם אשכנזי שנדפסו בספרו האח נפשנו, אזמיר תר"ל; הסכמות חדשות: רבני ליוורנו: ר' אברהם טולוסא. ר' אליהו בן אמוזג ור' ישראל קושטא, תמוז תרל"ד, ר' שלמה ליאוני, ר' יוסף חיים סיניגאליא, ר' יצחק מילול , ר' דוד אוטולינגי, ר' ראובן ב"ר בנימין פונארו, תרל"ד; ר' אליהו חזן, שליח ירושלים, ליוורנו, ח"י בסך אדד"ם [ג אייר] תרל"ד.

   BE daled 36; CD-EPI 0138208
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Medical
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica