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Lot #    12712
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:00:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Nitsanim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] Samuel Hayyim Zelman
City    Trieste
Publisher    Jonah Kohen
Publication Date    1884
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 45 pp., 183:116 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original blue title wrappers. Not in CD-EPI.
   Book of poetry by Samuel Hayyim Zelman. Nitsanim is dedicated to the famed Italian scholar and Bible commentator R. Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal, 18001865) wisdhing him comfort for the death of his daugther Mariam. The poems are in a single column in square vocalized Hebrew within a thin border, in most but not all cases in stanzas of four lines. Many of the poems are dediated to individuals, for example two to Mordecai Ashkenazi and another to Joseph Almanzi. Among the subject matter of poems are, Ther is a God Who judges; My sin I recall; an ass in the skin of a lion; On the day of Rosh HaShanah; Tishah bAv; and On events in the land of Egypt. Nitsanim is bound in its original blue wrappers.

Samuel Hayyim Zelman (1808-1885) was an Austrian-Italian poet. He was educated at the rabbinical College in Padua, where he was a favorite student of Shadal. Among his other works are Kina per a Morte de S. D. Luzzatto (Padua, 1865), Primi Discorsi di Rab Melza (Trieste, 1854), Neim zemirot Shemu'el, o, yelid kinor: zemirot ve-shirim (Drohobitsh, 1886); and Le Parole di un Ignorante al Dotti (Trieste, 1855), this last against demagogic writers.

   BE nun 651; JE
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica