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Lot #    6088
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 1:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Me'am Lo'ez, Volume II, Part II
Title (Hebrew)    מעם לועז, שמות ח'ב
Author    [First Ed. - Ladino] R. Jacob Culi
City    Constantinople
Publisher    Reuven & Nissim Ashkenazi
Publication Date    1747
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [2], 6, 120, [4] f., folio, 305:190 mm., wide margins, old hands on few f., age staining, rounded edges, bound in contemporary leather boards., rubbed and split.
   The masterpiece of Ladino, ethical-religious literature, and one which has had a profound influence on the masses to the present day.

Encyclopedic work begun by Jacob Culi in 1730 and continued by other writers after his death. This thesaurus of Sephardi knowledge draws its inspiration from the traditional sources of Jewish thought: Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, and Kabbalah.

Paragraph 2    חלק ב, [כרך ב]: חלק שני מספר שמות (תרומה-פקודי)... איל אינג'ינייאדור די דיטו ליב'רו... ר' יצחק מאגריסו ה"י. דפוס האחים ראובן ונסים בני יונה אשכנזי, תק"ו-תק"ז. בשער: שנת ונתת עליו ה'ו'ד' מ'ל'כ'ו'ת' לפ"ג [תק"ו]. קולופון: תם ונשלם בחדש טבת... שנת 5507 ליצירה [תק"ז]. דף [2]: הקדמת המחבר... יצחק מאגריסו.
   CD-EPI 0311674
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Ladino
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica