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Lot #    5579
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 1:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Yefeh Mareh
Title (Hebrew)    יפה מראה
Author    [First Ed.] R. Samuel b. Isaac Jaffe
City    Venice
Publisher    Jaun D'Gara
Publication Date    1590
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. 331 ff., folio, 288:206 mm., initial and final few ff. with lower margins frayed, scattered worming mainly in margins - occasionally touching letters, wide margins, important notes in old hand on several ff., censor on final, old hand on title. A good copy bound in contemporary calf on wood boards, rubbed, spine laid down on modern cloth.
   Expositions of the aggadot of the Jerusalem Talmud. In the preface the Author explains that it was his aim to interpret the aggadot of the Jerusalem Talmud "because they are very similar to the aggadot of the Midrash Rabbah in style and in language".

R. Samuel b. Isaac Jaffe (d. late 16th century), was rabbi of the Ashkenazi community of Constantinople. He studied under R. Joseph Leib. When he reached an advanced age, his son Joseph was appointed to succeed him. R. Jaffe's fame rests upon his comprehensive commentary to the whole of Midrash Rabbah, which reveals an extensive knowledge of the relevant literature.

Paragraph 2    ... חברו... ר' שמואל יפה אשכנזי נר"ו... בק"ק קושטנטינה, פירושים וחדושים על אגדות מירושלמי [עם הפנים]... והוגה... על יד... ר' יוסף סאמיגה... דף ב,א: "הסכמתי להביא פירושם [של האגדות שבמדרש רבה, שפורשו בספרו "יפה תואר"] גם בספר הזה... כי בכמה מקומות נמצא חלוף בנסחת האגדה... ועל פיהן ישתנה הפירוש".
   CD-EPI 0304394; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Other:    Talmud
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica