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Lot #    19179
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Nehpah ha-Kesef
Title (Hebrew)    נחפה בכסף
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jonah ben Hanun Navon
City    Constantinople
Publisher    Reuben & Nissim ben Jonah Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1748
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 190. 7 ff. folio 300:195 mm., wide margins, stamps, old hands, damp stained. A good copy bound in later boards.
   Only edition of these responsa on all four parts of the Shulhan Arukh and R. Elijah Mizrahi on the Semag by R. Jonah ben Hanun Navon. This is part one of R. Navon’s responsa, part two not being printed until 1843 (Jerusalem). Is dated with the verse “[Sing to the Lord, all the earth;] tell of his salvation from day to day” (I Chronicles 16:23). There are several approbations from eight Jerusalem rabbis and from rabbis in Constantinople and introductions from R. Raphael Isaac Zerachia Azulai, R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai (Hida), and from R. Navon who was in Constantinople at the time as an emissary. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type. At the end of the volume is an index.

R. Jonah ben Hanun Navon was a celebrated Talmudist and Kabbalist was born in Jerusalem in 1713 and died there in 1760. His father, R. Hanun Nabon also resided in Jerusalem in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, was the earliest known member of this family, and the author of a volume of sermons which the Hida saw in manuscript. R. Jonah ben Hanun Navon was the teacher of Hida and the author of several works, of which only two have been published, namely these responsa and Geṭ Mekushshar on divorce, in the form of a commentary on Get Pashut by R. Moses ibn Habib.

Paragraph 2    והוא שאלות ותשובות על סדר הארבעה טורים... חיברו... ר' יונה נבון נר"ו בעיר... ירושלם... חלק [א]-ב.

[חלק א]: בסופו... ביאור רחב על הרא"ם [ר' אליהו מזרחי] בפי' לסמ"ג [ספר מצוות גדול] הלכות חג. קושטאנדינה, דפוס ראובן ונסים בני יונה אשכנזי, שנת ב'ש'ר'ו' מיום אל יום ישועתו [תק"ח]. [1], קץ, ז דף. עם הקדמות ר' רפאל יצחק זרחיה אזולאי ובנו ר' חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי (חיד"א, משנת תק"ו). סייע להדפסה ר' אהרן צונצין.

   BE nun 392; JE; Yaari, Constantinople, p. 204 no. 415; CD-EPI 0302806
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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