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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
Physical
Description
   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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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].
          
Reference
Description
   Benjacob, Ozar ha-Sefarim, p. 50; Vin Mulhouse 2; Zedner p. 761; CD-EPI 0134988
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Ethics
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica