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Lot #    22400
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:37:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Melitzei Esh
Title (Hebrew)    מליצי אש
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Stern
City    Galanta
Publisher    Singer
Publication Date    1930-38
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 140 pp. octavo 220:145 mm., light age and damp staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and ripped.
   Volume 4 (of 8) of biographical lexicon by R. Abraham ben Isaac Judah Leib Aryeh Stern (1844-1944). Melitzei Esh is, as noted on the title page, about the lives and events of the sages of Israel, arranged according to the calendar, each and every gaon according to their jahrzeit. It describes R. Stern as author of Gabi Esh, six parts on Mishnah; kuntres Kitvei Esh, three parts on responsa and pilpul; Kovod Shamayim on the Torah; and Melitzei Esh, noting three previous volumes. This volume is on the months of M. Av through Elul. The entire work, not completed until 1938, consists of eight volumes. Melitzei Esh received, not printed here, an unusually large number of approbations. This volumen begins with an introduction by R. Stern and then the text in a single column in square letters. An example of the detail, breadth, and comprehensiveness of the entries is suggested by the first entry, suggestive of the breadth of the work, begins with Aaron, Kohen Gadol and his son Eleazer, brief entries on R. Joseph ben Jehiel av bet din Levov and R. Samuel Meir Perl of Zeborov, followed by a lenghty entry on R. Naphtali Zevi Judah Berlin (Neziv).
Paragraph 2    ... כולל תולדות ... גדולי ישראל ... מסודרים על סדר ימי השנה, כל גאון וצדיק ביומא הלולא <יאהרצייט> שלו ומרובא דרובא גם מחידושי תורה שלו, ובתורתם של ... אלו ח"ת שאמרתי ... אברהם שטערן ... (חלק) א-ח.
   BE mem 2058; CD-EPI 0169727
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica