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Lot #    5561
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 1:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tsarkhei Tsibur
Title (Hebrew)    צרכי צבור
Author    [Ladino - First Ed.] R. Abraham b. Isaac Assa
City    Constantinople
Publisher    Jona b. Jacob
Publication Date    1733
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [4], 165, [3] ff., 8 vo., 157:100 mm., damp stained, large wormhole in margin of final 10 ff. affecting letters, initial 4 ff. foxed and frayed, loose in contemporary leather boards, rubbed and split.
          
Detailed
Description
   Compilation of Jewish laws of daily living. Assa states in the introduction that he wrote the work to counteract the ignorance among the people. The people, he writes, spend their time in gambling, gossip in the winter, and walking the gardens in the summer. Books are not used and they don't know the difference between a Pentateuch and a prayerbook!
          
Paragraph 2    דינים קוג'ידוש די ליברוש די קונסואילוס. קופייא דוש אין לאדינו פור אינטינדירלוש...לו אורדינו פור אין ריקורדו טינירלוש. אברהם אסא דף [1,ב-2,א]: הקדמת ר' דוד ן' פורנה. בסופה שיר, הפותח: פלגי חסדים נתנה לאל אשר המציא לעמו דת ועוד יוסף. דף [2,ב-4,א]: הקדמת המחבר, ר' אברהם ב"ר יצחק אסא, בעברית ובלאדינו. הספר כולו בלאדינו.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0111051; Yaari, Ladino 202
        
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
  
Subject
Customs:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Ladino
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica