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Lot #    12609
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:09:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Derisha me-Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [First Ed.] R. Nissim Hayyim Moses Modai
City    Izmir (Smyrna)
Publisher    Hayyin Abraham di Shigora
Publication Date    1888
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], 219 (i.e. 220) ff., 300:195 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Discourses on various subjects by R. Nissim Hayyim Moses ben Abraham Modai. The title page describes the discourses as sought out (deroshim) all by all who love the (Psalms 111:2). Then I said, behold, I come (Psalms 40:8) Moses inquired (Leviticus 10:16) in the congregation of the holy ones (Psalms 89:6). He brings aggadah that draw the heart, with faith in the sages. There is an introduction from R. Modai, in which each of its seven paragraphs begins and ends with hayyim. R. Modai praises the wife of Joseph Rozanes, who, on her death bed, with vowed money to print a book. On the verso of the introduction is an omission from folio 199 with an attractive tail-piece. The discourses follow, in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The volume concludes with an alphabetic index. Within the text the homilies are arranged by subject matter and there are numerous discourses for each subject. Topics include sefer Torah, halbisha, Shabbat zecor, sefer Torah, marriage, and eulogies.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE daled 1077; Yaari, Areshet I 194 no. 309; CD-EPI 0146770
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica