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Lot #    9212
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 10:31:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mezor u-Terufah
Title (Hebrew)    מזור ותרופה
Author    [First Ed. - Sexual Relations] R. Abraham Shtern
City    Berlin
Publisher    Hanuch Ne’arim
Publication Date    1817
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [4], 74, [1] pp., 167:100 mm., use and age staining, initial few ff. with rubbing in lower margins, bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Sexual ethics by R. Abraham ben Isaac Shtern. Mezor ve-Terufah is in two parts, each with its own title page. The first part is concerned with illnesses and nocturnal emissions, the second with medicinal responses. The verso of the first title page has dedications to R. Baruch Frankel, R. Eliezer Lazer Horowitz, and R. Zinval Baruk of Leshitz. Next is a dedication to the author’s father, R. Isaac Shtern in verse. There are prefatory remarks from the author, an introduction, and the text, all in a single column in rabbinic type excepting headers and initial words which are in square letters. The text of part one includes numerous illustrative stories from physicians and letters from patients. The title page of part two states that it is concerned with medicinal cures, and what the transgressor who has issued seed in vain should do in order to live. This part is dedicated to R. Nathan Kramzer, R. Moses Zilberberg, and R. Judah ben Isaac Shtern. The volume concludes with a page of errata.
Paragraph 2    חלק א: (מחלית האנשים אשר מתגאלים עצמם ואביא ספורים רבים אשר ספרו לנו רופאים גדולים ... מדבר הזה, גם אגרות שונות אשר כתבו חולים כאלה בעצמם אל הרופאים). עמ' [4-3]: אל אבי... ר' יצחק שטערן נ"י. שיר. פותח: פולח ובוקע בארץ איש אדמה. חלק ב: בו מדובר מענין סמי הרפואה, ואת הדבר אשר יעשה החוטא בהמוציא זרע לבטלה וחי בהם.
   Vin Berlin 526; CD-EPI 0169725
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Halacha:    Checked
Other:    Ethics
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica