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Lot #    20372
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:59:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Orah Mesharim
Title (Hebrew)    ארח מישרים
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Menahem ben Abraham Treves
City    Mühlhausen
Publisher    I. P. Rissler
Publication Date    1858
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 184 pp., 205:120 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern full cloth boards.
Paragraph 1    Books printed in Mühlhausen are very rare. Only three titles, this being the second, are attributed to that location, and the third is uncertain. The two titles known with certainty were both printed by I. P. Rissler.
   First edition of this ethical work on the dogmas of faith in Judaism by R. Menahem ben Abraham Treves (Dreyfus,. The title page describes it as halakhot derived from the Bible and words of our sages. These are the wells from which we draw, and from which instruction is expounded. It informs that R. Treves was rabbi in Sulzburg. He was a scion of the famous family of that name, which provided a continuous line of scholars, branches of which have been known under the names Treves, Tribas, Dreifuss, Trefouse, and Drifzan. The verso of the ttile page has the disclaimer against confusing contemporary gentiles with those ancient peoples referred to by such terms as nocri and akum. There are approbations from R. Solomon Zev ben Reuben Kalin and R. Raphael Vormaser, the latter in verse. An introduction (mevo, which stands for the initial letters pf the author’s name), and the text, which is in a single column; the basic text at the top of the page is in square letters, the detailed glosses below it in rabbinic type. Orah Mesharim is divided into thirty five thematic chapters covering such topics as fear and love of the L-rd, arrogance, anger, advice, vengeance, joy, reproof, sage, and peace. The volume concludes with errata.
Paragraph 2    הוא פסקי וסידור הלכות [דעות ומידות]. ממקרא ודברי חכמנו ... אשר הכינתי אני ... מנחם ב'ה אברהם זללה"ה טריוש פקוד על משמרת הרבנות פה זולצבורג ... הסכמות: ר' שלמה זאב ב"ר ראובן משה קליין, קאלמאר, ניסן תרי"ח; ר' רפאל וואורמסער, זולטץ [שיר תהילה].
   Benjacob, Ozar ha-Sefarim, p. 50; Vin Mulhouse 2; Zedner p. 761; CD-EPI 0134988
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica