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Lot #    5470
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 10:10:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Menorat Ha'Ma'ohr
Title (Hebrew)    מנורת המאור
Author    [Binding] R. Isaac Aboab
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Moshe Frankfurt
Publication Date    1722
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2], 288 ff., folio, 334:224 mm., wide margins, usual age and damp staining, few margins repaired, ff. 5-6 repaired affecting few words. A good copy bound in restored contemporary blind-tooled calf with remnants of clasps, later spine. This copy without additional copper plate title as usual.
          
Detailed
Description
   The classic work on ethics and morals with Yiddish translation. Menorat Ha'Maor,(“Candlestick of Light”), one of the most popular works of religious edification among the Jews in the Middle Ages. Written “for the ignorant and the learned, the foolish and the wise, the young and the old, for men and for women,” the work has enjoyed over 70 editions and printings (1st ed. Constantinople, 1514) and has been translated into Spanish, Ladino, Yiddish, and German. The book became a handbook for preachers and served for public reading in synagogues when no preacher was available.
          
Paragraph 2    ..עם העתקה ללשון אשכנז ... הועתק ע"י מהור"ר משה פרנקפורט דיין דק"ק אמשטרדם ... הובא לבית הדפוס על ידי המחבר הנ"ל ובהשתדלות ... חיים דרוקר. והאלוף המדפיס המפורסם כה"רר שלמה כ"ץ פרופס ... "הקדמת המעתיק" (דף א,ב) ו"התנצלות וההקדמה מן חיים בן לא"א יעקב ז"ל דרוקר" (דף ב,א) באשכנזית יהודית. יש טפסים בהם נשמטו מן השער המלים "והאלוף המדפיס המפורסם כה"רר שלמה כ"ץ פרופס".
          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Amsterdam 1186;
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Holland:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica