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Lot #    20174
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 10:20:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Parperot le-Hokhmah
Title (Hebrew)    פרפראות לחכמה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Meir b. Abraham Elhanan Fuerth
City    Dessau
Publisher    E. Schlieder
Publication Date    1811
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], 32 ff.; [3], 71, [1] ff. octavo 208:175 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining. A good copy loose in later boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of this bi-lingual Judeo-German and German commentary the Sefer Ebronot by R. Meir ben Abraham Elhanan Fuerth. Beginning with a quote, in German from Pirke Avot, Parperot le-Hokhmah states that it is a commentary on Ebronot, adding calculations pertaining to the renewal of the monthly solar cycle, by which the nations number their years and explaining the relationship between the times of the renewal of the solar cycle and the moon on a daily basis and thus the length of the days. Also addressed are sun rise and the appearance of three stars in the evening throughout the year and in every place, the molad of Tishrei from the year 1808 through 1900, the cycles of the year for this period, which day of the week and when in the month they occur. Also provided are calendars for the years 1791 through 1900. There is an introduction and then the text, in a single column in Judeo-German in rabbinic letters. The text is followed by numerous and comprehensive tables. The second half of the book is in German. The German section has its own title page which describes it as Entwurf zur Selbstverfertigung eines immerwaehrenden Kalenders nach Sonnen und Mondenjahren berechnet, nebst einer astronomischen und chronologischen Einleitung There are several books entitled Work on the intercalation of the Hebrew calendar. No author=s name appears with the book. The title page, without ornamentation, states that it is Sefer Ebronot, among them a work on the intercalation of the Hebrew calendar first printed in Basle (1527) and reprinted in Riva di Trento (1560). Another such work was written by R. Benjamin Aaron ben Abraham Slonik (Solnik), (c. 1550–c. 1619), addressing the Hebrew leap year.
          
Paragraph 2    ... פירוש על ספר עברונות ונתוסף הנה חשבון חדשי החמה... וכן ידיעת אריכת היום, וזמן עלות השחר וצאת הכוכבים של כל השנה ובכל מקום שבעולם גם מולדות של כל תשרי מן שנת תקסח עד תרס, ותקופות של כל שנה מן שנים הללו... גם קביעות ולוח של כל שנה ושנה מן שנת תקנא עד תרס. חובר והובא לדפוס מאת מאיר פירדא...

המבוא וההסברים בגרמנית באותיות עבריות. [3], 71, [1] עמ' גרמנית עם שער-נוסף:
Entwurf zur Selbstverfertigung eines immerwaehrenden Kalenders nach Sonnen und Mondenjahren berechnet, nebst einer astronomischen und chronologischen Einleitung... von Meyer Elkan Fuerth...

          
Reference
Description
   BE pe 732; CD-EPI 0158140
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Astronomy
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica