(Editor). Mehararei Nemeirim

AUCTION 41 | Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

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(Editor). Mehararei Nemeirim

FIRST EDITION. Title within ornamental border ff. 58 (mispaginated), lacking final ff. 6 of indices (as most copies), some staining. Ex-library. Recent boards, . 8vo Vinograd, Venice 877

Venice: Daniel Zanetti 1599

Est: $400 - $600
A collection of invaluable “Kelalei ha-Gemara” or principles of Talmudic methodology. These essays were penned by R. Emanuel Sephardi and by the distinguished Egyptian halachist R. David ibn Zimra. Specialized studies on the hermeneutic principle of “kal ve-chomer” (a fortiori) were drawn from the writings of R. Samuel Al-Valensi and R. ibn Musa. In his introduction, the printer bemoans his inability to provide page numbers of the Talmudic citations, due to the scarcity of copies of the Talmud in Italy following its mass confiscation and subsequent destruction