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Lot #    34736
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 10:21:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shoshannim
Title (Hebrew)    שושנים לשר בן חיל העדלמי
Author    R. Simhah Reuben Edelmann
City    Koeniigsberg
Publisher    גרובער עט לאנגריען
Publication Date    1860
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 204, [1] pp. 16 mo. 138:96 mm., light age and damp staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of this multi-subject work comprised of some treatises on grammar and exegesis, a few poems, and a commentary on Canticles by R. Simhah Reuben Edelmann. There are facing Hebrew and German title page, a dedication to the author’s father R. Hayyim Judah Leib, an introduction by Edelmann, a versified dedication to Isaac Heshel Ben-Hayyil, who brought the book to press, and then the text. At the end is an epilogue from Isaac Heshel and eratta.

R. Simhah Reuben Edelmann was a Russian grammarian and commentator; born in Vilna Jan., 1821; died in Warsaw Dec., 1892. He received a good Talmudical education at home and later at the yeshivah of Volozhin. He lived in Rossein for about thirty years, mainly in the employ of a rich merchant of the name of Gabrilovitch, but for a part of the time in business for himself. R. Edelmann was the first to discover the latent talent of the poet Judah Loeb Gordon, for whom he obtained a position as teacher in Gabrilovitch's house. After the death of his wife R. Edelmann left Rossein and lived for a short time in Tels (1867). Later he was employed successively in Mohilev and Königsberg. In his later days he was again in business for himself, first in Brest and then in Kovno, and at last settled in Warsaw, the home of his surviving children, where he died. In addition to Shoshannim, R. Edelmann author of "Ha-Mesillot," in three parts, of which the first treats of the Masoretic text of the Bible and of the changed readings occurring in the Bible quotations of the Talmud;the second is a quasi-critical commentary on Psalms lxviii., xc., and c., and the third contains commentaries and explanations on various difficult passages of the Haggadah, Wilna, 1875; "Ha-Tirosh," a commentary on Midrash Rabbah, part 1, Genesis, Warsaw, 1891; and "Doresh Reshumot" (a scathing criticism of the liberal views advanced by Weiss in "Dor"), ib. 1892. He also contributed valuable articles to Fuenn's "Ha-Karmel" and Atlas' "Ha-Kerem." R. Edelmann was considered one of the foremost champions of Orthodoxy in modern Hebrew literature.

Paragraph 2    מוגשים קרבן ראשית לפני החרדים על דבר יושר בפשטי מקראי הקדש ואוהבים ומחבבים את השפה העבריה, מאת שמחה ראובן בן חיל עדעלמאנן מראסין.

ביאורי מקראות ושירים. עמ' 202-204: דבר אל הקורא, מאת המביא לבית הדפוס, אייזיק העשיל אייגעש , אח המחבר.

   BE shin 607; JE; CD-EPI 0107332
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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