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Lot #    12362
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:08:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ner David
Title (Hebrew)    נר דוד
Author    [Only Ed.] R. David ben Abraham Ghez
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Israel Kushta
Publication Date    1868
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [3], 99 ff., 294:196 mm., usual light age staining, stamps of previous owners on title and fly. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather, rubbed and split.
          
Detailed
Description
   Novellae on tractates in Seder Mo’ed by R. David ben Abraham Ghez., a Talmudist who lived at Tunis in the second half of the eighteenth century. He was a pupil of R. Isaac Lombroso and R. Zemh Zarfati. There is a title page with lengthy text, dated, “no good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly להולכים בתמים (5628 = 1868)” (Psalms 84:12). That the author was held in high regard is evident from the large number of approbations, from R. Shimon Ashkenazi of Safed; and rabbis of Tunis, R. Nathan Borgil, R. Samuel Zafag, R. Aaron ha-Kohen Tanugi, R. Abraham Hagagi, R, Shalom Hai Bashmot, R. David ben Attar, R. Joseph Nataf, R. Elijah Gabizon, R. Abraham Kalif, R. Solomon Paitusi, R. Elijah Borgil, and R. Hayyim Borgil. There are also approbations from R. Joseph Lombrozo, R. Daniel Cartoso, R. Abraham Abukara of the Portuguese community, Tunis. The text follows, in two columns in rabbinic type. The tractates for which there are detailed novellae are Shabbat, Pesahim, Sukka, and Hagigah. On the final leaves are briefer novellae for the other tractates in Mo’ed. The volume concludes (96a-99b) with an qaddenda with brief neovellae on several tractates both in Mo’ed and other orders of the Talmud. Although the title page and the final page describe this as part one this is all that was printed from R. Ghez’s novellae. It is the sole work of several that he wrote to have survived. Ner David was published by R. Ghez’s great-grandson R. Zion Ghez
          
Paragraph 2    חלק ראשון ... שיטה על התלמוד ... ויחלק לב' חלקים. אשר אזן וחקר ... ר"מ ור"מ ... זקני כמהר"ר דוד גי"ג זלה"ה בן ... כמהר"ר אברה"ם גי"ג זצוק"ל ... חלק א' סדר מועד ... רבים כתבי הקדש למר"ן זקני ... מונחים בארון ... כי אפס כסף ... איש אשר כמוני ... צי"ון היא שעשה ... שמי"ה יטמין בר"מז ... זרעא דיוסף ... א"א ... ז"ל ברמניה דמר זקני ... קרבה בן ציון ... למלאכת הקדש ... דף צז ואילך: השמטות ... אשר ... נמצא בכ"י להרב מ"ז ז"ל פרי ... זקני אבי אמי כמהרי"ך [ר' יהודה כהן טנוג'י] ז"ל ... יושב ... צפ"ת ... אשר נשמט מס[פרו] אדמת יהודה [נדפס בתוך ספר "צמח דוד" לר' דוד נג'אר, לי אור נא = ליוורנו תקפ"ג].
          
Reference
Description
   BE nun 676; JE; CD-EPI 0116859
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica