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Lot #    16326
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:18:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Modu'ah Rabbah - Circolare
Title (Hebrew)    מודעה רבה
Author    [Only Ed. - Community] R. Abraham Ashkenazi
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    [Joel Moses Solomon]
Publication Date    1869
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4]; 4 pp., 215:142 mm., claen copies. Rare - No recorded copy of Hebrew version, only one recorded copy of the Italian.
   Appeal by R. Abraham Ashkenazi, Haham Bashi of Jerusalem, for funds to alleviate the harsh living conditions in Erez Israel. The Haham Bashi seeks monies to redeem the two last properties of the Kollel in Jaffa and Jerusalem, sold to support the members of the Kollel with a one year stipulation of redemption. The document was printed in Hebrew with a second circular in Italian.

Shoshana Halevi (Jerusalem Imprints) does not record where she saw the copy. According to inquires with the heads of the archives in Jerusalem, it appears that Halevi did not see an original copy and records this pamphlet from other historical sources. Possibly her source was the newspaper Havezelet, (vol. 1, issue 2, p. 8). In any event the campaign was successful!

The Italian version is unknown to bibliographeres.

   HaLevi, Jerusalem Imprints # 147; Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica