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Lot #    8339
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:46:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Melekh Shalem
Title (Hebrew)    מלך שלם
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Samuel Shalam
City    Salonica
Publisher    Raphael Judah Clay & Mordehai Nahman
Publication Date    1769
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 158, [1], 84 ff., 317:209 mm., light age and damp staining, extra wide margins, ff. 77-78 from a smaller copy. A very good copy bound in contemporary full calf boards, rubbed.
   Novellae and commentary on the Shulhan Arukh and the Rambam.

R. Samuel Shalam (d. 1760), scholar and emissary. Born in Salonika, Shalem was a pupil of R. Abraham Gategno. In 1745 he went to Constantinople, emigrating from there to Tiberias. During his life in Salonika he spoke with Erez Israel emissaries, and he quoted several Torah novellae in his writings that he heard from Hebron and Safed emissaries. From 1755 he traveled for about five years as emissary from Tiberias to Turkey, Italy, France, and Germany. The letter concerning his mission - written by the hakhamim of Tiberias and describing the troubles of Tiberias in the wake of the wars between the sons of the sheikh Dahir el-Omar, ruler of Tiberias - is extant. The collection of his responsa includes many of his halakhic replies to problems raised in the communities of Izmir, Turin, Avignon, Ferrara, Verona, Leghorn, Trier, Metz, Hamburg, etc. He died in Izmir on his return journey.

Paragraph 2    אשר שנה... ר' שמואל שלם זלה"ה על סדר ד טורים. ושקלא טריא על קצת הלכות הר"ם במז"ל. ודרך אגב... קצת מקראי קדש משובצים ... הובא לבית הדפוס ע"י... זרע... המחבר... שלשה... בניו... (משה... ויצחק... ומרדכי).
   CD-EPI 0170448; EJ; Yaari, Sheluhei, 511–4
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica