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Lot #    35209
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:36:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pitron ha-Millot
Title (Hebrew)    פתרון המלות
Author    [Only Ed.] Moses ben Israel ha-Levi Landau
City    Prague
Publisher    M. I. Landau
Publication Date    1827
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [8], 26, 14,14, 12, 29, 36, [1] ff. octavo 190:100 mm., nice margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of this lexicographic work explaining difficult terms in the Torah by Moses ben Israel ha-Levi Landau. There is a title-page and half title-page and between them a German permission from the censor, Karl Fischer. The author’s introduction is followed by the text, organized by books of the Bible.

Moses ben Israel ha-Levi Landau (1788-1852) was a printer, publisher, and lexicographer. Born in Prague, he was a grandson of R. Ezekiel Landau, and was imbued with the traditional atmosphere of that rabbinical family. At the same time he devoted himself to secular studies, especially German studies. He established a Hebrew printing press in Prague which, for more than two decades, published sacred literature along with some contemporary Hebrew works. From 1831, he was head of theJewish community of Prague and was instrumental in bringing R. Solomon Judah Rapoport there to serve as rabbi. The best known of Landau’s works is Ha-Arukh u-Mussaf ha-Arukh im Ma’aneh ha-Lashon, the Talmudic dictionary of R. Nathan ben Jehiel with German transkatuion.

Paragraph 2    והוא ספר תורת אלהים מפורש, מאתי משה הצעיר מבני ישראל הלוי לנדא...

ביאור לתורה. "פתרון המלות" נספח גם למהדורה של חמשה חומשי תורה שהוציא לאור לנדא, Prag 1824. המחבר-המו"ל השתמש באותה הדפסה לשתי ההוצאות.

   CD-EPI 0142178; BE pe 1029; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Bohemia
Bible:    Checked
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica