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Lot #    29225
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 12:30:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mishpatim Yesharim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    R. Solomon ben Aaron ibn Hassan & R. Samuel Gaon
City    Salonica
Publisher    Yom Tov Kanpolish, Moses Falcon, Saadi Angel
Publication Date    1733
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [1], 92, 119, [3] ff. folio 195:285 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining, minor worming several ff. A good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of collection of responsa by R. Solomon ben Aaron ibn Hassan and R. Samuel Gaon. The title page describes it as Mishpatim Yesharim right ordinances (Nehemiah 9:12) by the two great lights (Genesis 1:16) naming ibn Hassan and R. Gaon. It dates the completion of the work to Elul, in the year Save us, O God of our salvation (I Chronicles 16:35). There is an introduction on the verso of the title page. An interesting feature of this volume appears below the introduction, the press mark employed by the Gabbai press in Livorno, consisting of a shield with the famous five balls, the escutcheon of the Medicis, rulers of the Duchy. The first part of Mishpatim Yesharim consists of eighty-six responsa and concludes that it is part two if Ibn Hassans responsa, presumably referring to his Beit Shelomo, also responsa, printed in Salonika in 1720. R. Solomon ben Aaron ibn Hassan (d. 1621) lived in the sixteenth century and was a renowned decisor in the Ottoman Empire. Part two, with its own foliation, consists of seventy-one responsa from R. Samuel Gaon, also a distinguished Sephardic halakhic authority. At the end of the volume is an index of the responsa, concluding with the three crowns first used by Hebrew presses in Italy and afterwards in Salonica.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE mem 4311; JE; CD-EPI 0138331
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica