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Lot #    19244
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:59:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Elijah
Title (Hebrew)    סדר אלי(הו) - הגדה של פסח
Author    [Haggadah - Second Ed.] R. Elijah of Vilna (Gra)
City    Prague
Publisher    Franz Johann Scholl
Publication Date    1814
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition. 25, [3] ff., 201:174 mm., wide margins light age and use staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   With the commentary of R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra, 1720-97) dominant figure in Jewish intellectual thought, his importance and prestige undiminished, as great today, if not greater, than in his own time. The Vilna Gaon’s extraordinary intelligence, expressed by his expertise in Torah at the age of three, outdistancing his tutors while a young child, his incredible proficiency over the entire expanse of the written and Oral Torah by nine, by which time he was already studying Kabbalah, accompanied by complete piety, are attested to by numerous reputable sources. More than seventy works, encompassing Bible, halakhah, Talmud, and Kabbalah, are attributed to the Vilna Gaon, among them a Torah commentary entitled Adderet Eliyahu published posthumously by his sons and son-in-law, and commentaries on other books of the Bible, also entitled Adderet Eliyahu, beginning with Joshua (Shklov, 1802). As noted above, this edition includes commentaries on thirteen books of the Bible.
          
Paragraph 2    פירוש על הגדה של פסח [עם הפנים] מהגאון ... רבינו אלי' מווילנא זצ"ל ... והוספת כמה דינים והנהגות טובות מאדמ"ו הגאון הנ"ל. וגם הקאנטראקט למכירת חמץ בלשון אשכנז אליבא דהלכתא ... גם ... העתקתי מכמה ספרים בלשון אשכנז [באותיות צו"ר] ... מהמעשים ... שאירעו לאבותינו בימים ההם ... חברו לקטו ואספו ... שמואל קליין (הוגה ע"י התו' ר' מרדכי יארמוט נ"י)...

שני שערים. הראשון שער-תערובת, בעברית ובגרמנית: ספר סדר אלי'
Das Buch SEDER ELIA oder kurze Erklaerung des ... Rabbi Elias ... Wilna ueber die Haggodo ...
על-פי פראג תקע"ג, בהשמטת הפירוש על חלק ה"הלל" שלפני הסעודה וכל הפירוש על "כי לו נאה". "קאנטראקט למכירת חמץ" הועבר מסוף הספר אל מעבר לשער הראשון. יש טפסים על ניר כחול.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0184997; Yudlov 562; Yaari 397
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Bohemia
  
Subject
Haggadah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica