(Editor). Tumath Yesharim (including):

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Lot 249

(Editor). Tumath Yesharim (including):

Rabbenu Tam ibn Yachia. Ohalei Tam [responsa]. * R. Isaac Luria (AR’I), R. Bezalel Aschkenazi, et al. Derech Tamim [glosses and commentary to the RI’F]. * R. Eliahu HaLevi. Ma'mar Kol Dei. * R. Abraham ben David of Posquières (Raba’d). Tamim De’im [responsa]. * R. Samuel ibn Sid. Kelalei Shmuel [Talmudic topics and issues]. <<FIRST EDITION.>> Title within decorative architectural arch. ff. 114, 120, 94, 66. Wormed and stained in places, few taped repairs including on title. Modern calf. Folio. Vinograd, Venice 1142.

Venice: Calleoni for Bragadin 1622

Est: $700 - $1,000
An important compendium of Halachic works. Although all are first editions, the various authors lived in entirely different centuries: The author of Ohalei Tam, R. Tam ibn Yachia (not to be confused with the Tosafist R. Tam) was one of R. Eliyahu Mizrachi's principal disciples and lived in the 16th century. He was a son of R. David ibn Yachya (author of Lashon Limudim) and a contemporary of both R. Bezalel Aschkenazi and R. Isaac Luria (the AR’I zal). The Raba’d of Posquieres, author of the critical glosses to Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, lived in the 12th century. Many of his smaller treatises and responsa covering a wide gamut of subjects are included in this collection under the title "Tamim De’im." His critical glosses on the Rif, published here for the first time were later incorporated into the standard editions of the Rif. R. Samuel ibn Sid, also known as Sirillo (see title page) or Sadillo (see first paragraph of Kelalei Shmuel), the son-in-law of R. Isaac Aboab, was exiled from Spain in 1492 and later settled in Egypt. He is widely cited in the responsa of the Mahara’m Alshakar, Mahari Bei-Rav and in Midrash Shmuel on Pirkei Avoth by Samuel di Uceda. He was also known as a miracle worker and fabulous stories concerning his wondrous actions are cited in Shalsheleth HaKaballah, Seder HaDoroth, Kore HaDoroth and Shem HaGedolim.