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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
   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.
   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.
   Vinograd, Venice 607; Habermann-Yudlov, diGara 37; CD-EPI 0180813
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Philosophy
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica