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Lot #    13969
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:15:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zera Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    זרע אברהם
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Abraham Israel ben David ha-Kohen
City    Hamburg
Publisher    Nathan ben Moses Mai
Publication Date    1799
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 36, [2] ff., octavo, 202:152 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, old hands, stamp. A very good copy bound in moden cloth over boards.
   Only edition of these novellae on selected tractates by R. Abraham Israel ben David ha-Kohen. The title page describes the volume as novellae in the manner of pilpul and straightforward reasoning on tractates selected from the writings of the late author, the Torah scholar, rabbi, pious, and complete R. Abraham Israel ha-Kohen ben David ha-Kohen, son-in-law of R. Solomon Zalman Alzas. There is a lengthy introduction which provides biographical information and extols the author, built to some extent about the verses in Genesis concerning the Patriarch Abraham. Next is the text, in a single column in rabbinic type. The tractates for which there are novellae are Pesahim (5a-11a), Kiddushin (11b-24a), and Hullin (24a-32a). After the novellae are likkutim on various other tractates.
Paragraph 2    חידושים... על איזה מסכתות (פסחים, קדושין, חולין, ליקוטים)... מכתבי... ר' אברהם ישראל הכהן בן... ר' דוד כהן זצ"ל חתן... ר' שלמה זלמן עלזאס זצ"ל... דפוס נתן בן משה מאיי' ובנו חרגו חיים,

דף [א,ב]-ד: הקדמת המעתיק החותם מנחם ובסוף ([2] דף) חידושים ממנו.

   BE zayin 626; CD-EPI 0140219
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica