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Bidding Information
Lot #    34641
Auction End Date    6/19/2012 2:09:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Baghdad - Maasim Mefoarim
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Solomon Bekhor ben Joshua Hutsin
City    Baghdad
Publisher    [ ]
Publication Date    1890
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   69 ff. octavo 160:110 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed, recent spine.
          
Detailed
Description
   Only edition of this collection of wondrous folk-tales with a moral significance compiled by R. Solomon Bekhor ben Joshua Hutsin. The title page states that as is its name Maasim Mefoarim (splendid tales) so too it includes precious stories from which a person can learn the instruction of wisdom (Proverbs 1:3) and proper conduct. Assembled from numerous books and Jewish journals. It prohibits republishing the book prior to 1905 and those who heed this will receive a blessing. It is dated with the verse the work of my hands, that I may be glorified (Isaiah 60:21). Below the date is an illustration of a three masted ship at sea and at the end a vine with grapes. The text is comprised of fifty-seven tales.
          
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Reference
Description
   BE mem 3148; Yaari, Mizrah 2:119 no. 63; CD-EPI 0133296
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Iraq
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica