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Lot #    5634
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 3:36:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Nevah Shalom
Title (Hebrew)    נוה שלום
Author    R. Abraham b. Isaac Shalom
City    Venice
Publisher    Jaun D'Gara
Publication Date    1574
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition, [4], 128, 131-193, [1], 193-208, 211-213 [i.e. 215], [15] ff., quarto, 198:145 mm., stamps on few ff., crisp wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards. With architectural woodcut title-border and a typographical cartouche.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Abraham b. Isaac Shalom (died 1492) was a Spanish philosopher and translator of philosophical writings. Shalom's major work, Neveh Shalom, gives evidence of the author's thorough command of the fields of knowledge of his time, and is rich in quotations from Greek and Arabic philosophical literature. In its external form, Neveh Shalom is a series of homilies on various aggadic passages drawn from the Talmudic tractate Berakhot. Into this framework Shalom weaves a number of philosophic discussions, to consider just those views which are in harmony with Scripture, to decide which among them is correct, and, especially, to prove that 'Moses Maimonides is true and his teaching is true'. In other words, he undertakes to defend Maimonides' philosophy with its particular equilibrium between Greek philosophy and scriptural teachings.
          
Paragraph 2    קולופון (דף [רטו,ב]): ותהי השלמתו ביום ה שמנה ימים לחדש תשרי ... בראש הספר (דף [3-2]): הקדמה, ובסופה שני שירים, מאת ר' מאיר ב"ר אשר, ששמו מרומז בסי' של השיר הראשון: מאיר בן רבינו אשר זצ"ל. השיר פותח: מקום שאין בו חנינת גלגל וזמנים לא נתראות. אוצר השירה והפיוט, ג, עמ' 172, מס' 2224. השיר השני פותח: נפשי בהוד שבחי אספר לאחי בתוך עדתי. שם, עמ' 218, מס' 484. על-פי קושטאנטינה רצ"ח-רצ"ט, עם המפתחות שבאו שם. נשמטו הקדמות ר' משה אלמושנינו ור' משה ן' חביב ושירו של האחרון.
          
Reference
Description
   Vinograd, Venice 607; Habermann-Yudlov, diGara 37; CD-EPI 0180813
        
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Philosophy
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica