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Lot #    14078
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:09:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Simhah le-Ish
Title (Hebrew)    שמחה לאיש
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Simhah Fano
City    Trieste
Publisher    Marenigh
Publication Date    1852
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 38 pp., octavo, 197:135 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Only edition of this ethical and inspirational work by R. Simhah Fano. The title page states that it is the work of Simhah Fano, “to build and to plant” (Jeremiah 1:10, 18:9, 31:27) in the hearts of the children of Israel ethics and awe of Heaven. It is dated with the verse, “Blessed shall you be when you come in” (Deuteronomy 28:6). There is an introduction from the author, in which he notes that the word simhah is a notrikon for Talmudei Hakhamim marbeh shalom. Simhah le-Ish has approbations from R. Mordecai Samuel ben Zion Gerondi of Padua, R. Shabbetai Elkhanan ben Ezekiel Jehiel Hayyim Tries of Trieste, and R. Samuel David Luzzato (Shadal). Another introduction follows, in which R. Fano concludes that this work is some of the cautionary counsel that he gives to the children the Lord has put under his care. He said to himself tto make a small book of it, entitling it Simhah le-Ish. Even if one hundred mock him over it there is no true loss for him if one young person benefits from it and that will be his reward. The text follows, in a single column in rabbinic type, divided into twenty three chapters.
Paragraph 2    מעשה ידי שמחה מפאנו, לבנות ולנטוע בלב נערי בני ישראל מוסר ויראת שמים. שנת ב'ר'וך א'ת'ה' ב'ב'אך

[הסכמות]: ר' מרדכי שמואל ב"ר בן ציון גירונדי, פאדובה, כה כסליו [תר"י]; ר' שבתי אלחנן ב"ר חזקיה יחיאל חיים טריוש, טריאסטי, כה לספירת תפארה [י אייר] תר"י; שמואל דוד לוצאטו, ה אב תר"י.

   BE shin 1730; CD-EPI 0176078
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica