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Lot #    5127
Auction End Date    7/15/2003 11:36:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shem Ha'Gedolim
Title (Hebrew)    שם הגדולים
Author    [First Ed.] R. H. J. D. Azulai (Chidah)
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Gio. Falorni
Publication Date    1774
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 131, [1] f., 16 mo., 148:103 mm., age staining, several minor wormholes expertly repaired, A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Biography of Gedolim and commentary on Pirkei Avot.

R. Hayyim Yoseph David Azulai (known by his Hebrew acronym CHIDA, 1724–1806), halakhist, kabbalist, emissary, and bibliographer. The Chidah was born in Jerusalem; he was descended on his father's side from a prominent family of rabbis and kabbalists from Spain while his mother was a daughter of Joseph Bialer who had gone to Erez Israel with R. Judah Hasid in 1770. He studied under some of the outstanding Jewish scholars of his age including R. Jonah Navon, R. Isaac ha-Kohen Rapoport, and R. Hayyim ibn Attar. R. Azulai attained early eminence in Jewish studies and was regarded by the Jewry of the Ottoman Empire and of Italy as the leading scholar of his generation. He was highly esteemed, too, by the Jews of Germany, especially after the publication of his works.

Paragraph 2    מן הגאונים ועד דור אחרון הסמוך ... מחברי ספרים ... זמנם דוכתא דאיניש ושם כבודו וכבוד רבו ... מאל"ף עד תי"ו ... העירותיהו ... אנכי ... חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי ס"ט ... דף פד-קכח: חסדי אבות; פירוש על מסכת אבות.
   CD-EPI 0120340; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Bibliography:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica