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Lot #    20172
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 10:19:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Livyat Hen ve-Or Yakarot
Title (Hebrew)    לוית חן ואור יקרות
Author    R. Aryeh Judah Leib ben Samuel Gershon
City    Venice
Publisher    Meir de Gara
Publication Date    1742
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. [4], 92 ff. quarto 230:165 mm., light age staining, old hands. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Novellae and pilpulim on the Torah and tractates by R. Aryeh Judah Leib ben Samuel Gershon, printed by and together with novellae of the author’s son R. Joseph Benjamin Zev. The title page describes it as novellae of father and son, wondrous, such as not previously seen by the eye “two great lights” (Genesis 1:16) by day and night, profound insights in halakhah and mussar. The title page details the families distinguished lineage, noting the prestigious positions held by members in various cities, such as av bet din in Antwerp and rosh mesivta in Cracow, including R. Joel Sirkes (Bach) and the Yofeh To’ar among others. The second paragraph of the title page explains that the earlier edition, printed in Zolkiew, was not distributed outside of Poland and is not to be found. Given the great value of this work it is not being printed in Venice. The title page is appropriately dated “they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains around your neck” (Proverbs 1:9). The title page is followed by an index, an introduction from R. Samuel ben Schneur ish Lipshitz, who brought the book to press, an approbation signed by R. Jacob Hai Levi, R. Isaac Hai Fas, R. Isaac Foa, R. Isaac Levi Meshlumim, and R. Aaron Kohen. The text is set in two columns in rabbinic letters.
Paragraph 2    ... ועתה קם ... ר' שמואל במוהר"ר שניאור ז"ל איש ליפשיץ מק"ק לבוב להדפיס ... שנית ... ניתוסף ונתחבר לספר זה חידושים ... ששמע מוהר"ש הנ"ל מרבו הגאון נר"ו כאשר יראה עין הקורא בחתימת ספר זה. ולרוב חיבת הקודש נעשה לו מדור בפני עצמו ...
   BE lamed 279; CD-EPI 0111710
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica