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Ruah Hen, R. ibn Tibbon; Iggeret leHakhmei Marseille, Rambam, Colonia 1555

רוח החן; אגרת לחכמי מרסיליה - Rare

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  • Lot Number 52637
  • Title (English) Ruah Hen; Iggeret leHakhmei Marseille
  • Title (Hebrew) רוח החן; אגרת לחכמי מרסיליה
  • Note Messianic - Kabbalah
  • Author R. Judah ibn Tibbon, Attributed to; R. Moses ben Maimon, Rambam
  • City Colonia
  • Publisher Iacobus Soter
  • Publication Date 1555
  • Estimated Price - Low 3,000
  • Estimated Price - High 6,000

  • Item # 2214832
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Physical Description

Rare. [15], 157, [2]; [85] pp., 16mo., 156:88 mm., wide margins, light age staining; corners rounded; first 2 ff. extended in margins and backed. A very good copy bound in contemporary vellum over boards.


Detail Description

Two fundamental works in one volume with Latin translation. The first is:

Ruah Hen by R. Judah b. Saul ibn Tibbon, born at Granada, Spain, 1120; died after 1190. He left his native place in 1150, probably on account of persecution by the Almohades, and went to Lunel in southern France. R. Benjamin of Tudela mentions him as a physician there in 1160. R. Judah lived on terms of intimacy with R. Meshullam ben Jacob and with Meshullam's two sons, R. Asher and R. Aaron, whom in his will he recommends as friends to his only son, Samuel. He was also a close friend of R. Abraham ben David of Posquières and of R, Zerahiah ha-Levi, the latter of whom he freely recognized as a greater scholar than himself, and whose son he also wished to have as a friend for his own son. He had two daughters whose marriage caused him much anxiety. R. Judah was very active as a translator, his works including the translation into Hebrew of the following: R. Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda's work under the title "Torat Hobot ha-Lebabot." ; R. Solomon ibn Gabirol's work under the title "Tikkun Middot ha-Nefesh" (printed together with the first-mentioned translation at Constantinople in 1550). R. Judah ha-Levi's work under the title "Sefer ha-Kuzari" (1167; printed at Fano in 1506 and many timessince). Two works by Ibn Janah: "Sefer ha-Rikmah" and "Sefer ha-Shorashim". R. Saadia's work under the title "Sefer ha-Emunot weha-De'ot" (1186; first ed. Constantinople, 1562). Other works are attributed to R. Judah.

The second:

Iggeret leHakhmei Marseille by R. Moses ben Maimon, (Rambam)


Hebrew Description

מקור העברי ותרגום לאטיני, עמוד מול עמוד.

"רוח חן", המיוחס לר’ יהודה אבן תיבון, עם תרגום לאטיני מאת המומר יוחנן יצחק הלוי אשכנזי.

אגרת לחכמי מרסיליה
תוכן המאמר: הוברי השמים והחוזים בכוכבים דברים שראוי להאמין בהם האצטגנינות - חכמת הטפשים גזירת הכוכבים - דברי טיפשות חכמת הכוכבים האמיתית - אסטרונומיה


Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 # 000106583 ; EJ; Vinograd 5; 4;  Ginzei Yisroel #1860; 1873