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Lot #    20441
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:34:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Yaffe Anaf
Title (Hebrew)    יפה ענף
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Nissan Palombo
City    Izmir (Smyrna)
Publisher    Ibn Zion Benjamin Raditi
Publication Date    1877
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 95, 27 ff., 310:200 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of these halakhic novellae and discourses by R. R. Nissan Palombo (c. 1797-1841) rabbi in Constantinople. The title is from, “a cedar in Lebanon with attractive branches (yaffe anaf)” (Ezekiel 31:3). The title page has a decorative frame, and begins its lengthy text as Happy is the one who come here with his learning in his hand, on the Torah and on the Avodah, night and day, with darkness and with light. I informs that R. Palombo was a descendant of R. R. Palombo, author of Yad ha-Melekh. It praises R. Elijah Palombo who brought the book to press. It is dated, “That I may see לראות (637 = 1877) the good of your chosen” (Psalms 106:5). Yaffe Anaf has an approbation from R. Meir Yaish of Constantinople. There is an introduction form the author’s son, R. Elijah Raphael Palombo, each of its seven paragraphs beginning with the word ben. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words. The first part of Yaffe Anaf are halakhic novellae on Shulhan Arukh arranged alphabetically. The second part is comprised of ten discourses followed by likkutim on the weekly parasha and responsa from R. Solomon Uziel and R. Rafael Biataron.
Paragraph 2    ... זכרון לראשונים והאחרונים... פסקים וכתבים וכל הדבר הקשה... ותשם בסו'ף... דרושים... פעולת... ר' נסים פאלומבו זלה"ה... בן חכם... ר' אליהו פאלומבו נר"ו אשר פעל ויגע... להוציא לאור... הכ"ד... שלמה הלוי... וערב'ה שנת'י ל'ר'א'ו'ת' בטובת בחירך

נדפס יחד עם ספר ענף עץ, מאת ר' שלמה עוזיאל. הסכמה: ר' מאיר יעיש, קושטא, שבט תרל"ז.

   BE yod 850; Yaari Areshet I p.180 no. 236; CD-EPI 0156424
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica