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Lot #    8324
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:31:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Torat Moshe
Title (Hebrew)    תורת משה
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Moses ben Hayyim Shabbtai
City    Salonica
Publisher    Hayim Avraham Shabtai ve-Sadi ben Yudah ha-Levi
Publication Date    1797
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 2, 29, 49 ff., 273:180 mm., light age and damp staining, final f. with small hole affecting several words. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Responsa on the Arba’ah Turim by R. Moses ben Hayyim Shabbtai. Published with Torat Moshe are novellae from R. Moses’ father, R. Hayyim ben Shabbtai (Maharhash, c. 1555–1647). The title page has ornate decorative woodcuts in a distinct oriental style. It is dated with a chronogram from the verse, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life” (Proverbs 11:30). There is an introduction from the editor, R. Hayyim Abraham ben Shabbtai Nehemiah in which each paragraph contains in enlarged letters the words Torat and Moshe. There is a detailed index of the responsa grouped by subject, beginning with Nedarim and Shevu’ot, and including such diverse subjects as freeing slaves, Gittin, halizah, partnerships, deeds, and ba’alei teshuvah. Section headings, that is, the parts of the Tur, are enclosed in ornamental frames. Foliation begins again with Hoshen Mishpat. At the end are the novellae of Maharhash on tractates Ta'anit and on the last chapter of tractate Yoma. Torat Moshe is printed on heavy white paper.
Paragraph 2    ... שאלות ותשובות על ד טורים סדורות... חברו... ר' משה בן... מוהרח"ש [ר' חיים שבתי] זצוק"ל... בו יבא קונט' על [הר"ן מ]מס' תעניות ופ"ב [ופרק בתרא] דיומא מאת הגאון מוהרח"ש ... ר' חיים אברהם בכ"ר שבתי נחמה נר"ו (המגיה) אשר נדבה רוחו והזיל זהב מכיסו למען דפוס את ס' התורה הזאת [והרבה מחידושיו שקועים בספר]...
   Benjacob p. 648 no. 518; Vin Salonika 463; CD-EPI 0168627
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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