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Lot #    8350
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 11:57:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hameshei Humshei Torah
Title (Hebrew)    חמשה חומשי תורה
Author    [Bible] Samuel David Luzzatto, ed.
City    Trieste
Publisher    Jonah Kohen
Publication Date    1862
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 138, [4]; [2], 155; [2],180; [2], 137; [2], 129 pp., 175:110 mm., light age staining, pencil notes on several ff., dedication on inner front panel. A very good copy bound in contemporary linen boards, rubbed and split.
   Hameshei Humshei Torah in five volumes. The text is in vocalized square letters enclosed in a border. The title page informs that there are a small number of marginalia from Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal, 1800–1865), the renowned Italian scholar, philosopher, Bible commentator, and translator, here described as an instructor (moreh) in the Bet Midrash ha-Rabbunim (rabbinical college) in Padua, where Shadal spent most of his life. Haftarot are at the end of each volume. At the end of Genesis are the names of the tamim according to the order of the Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Italian Jewry. This is a complete set of Hameshei Humshei Torah. In contrast, the copy in the JNUL is incomplete. The front leaf of each of the five volumes has a handwritten inscription in Hebrew stating that it is a gift, for a remembrance, from Joseph Samuel Koriel to his beloved, dear to his heart, Nathan Almosninu [the Lord should keep and watch over him], Bucharest, in the month of Tishrei 5661 (1900). Below that is the date of death of Nathan Almosninu, 4 Heshvan, 5661 (Saturday, October 27, 1900). Below these inscriptions is an additional inscription in another hand in French, dated October 15, 1915 stating that it is Souvenir a mon bien Aimes neveu Samuel D. Cohen, with a signature that is not clear.
Paragraph 2    עם כל ההפטרות וחמש מגילות ... מאת שמואל דוד לוצאטו...
   Vinograd, Trieste 40; Not listed in CD-EPI.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica