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Hayyei Avraham, R. Abraham Khalfon, Livorno 1826

חיי אברהם - First Edition - Kabbalah

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  • Lot Number 52679
  • Title (English) Hayyei Avraham
  • Title (Hebrew) חיי אברהם
  • Note First Edition - Kabbalah
  • Author R. Abraham Khalfon
  • City Livorno
  • Publisher יעקב טובייאנא
  • Publication Date 1826
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2221793
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Description

Physical Description

First edition. [4], 72, [2] ff., 218:143 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.

 

Detail Description

R. Abraham Khalfon, (Halfon), (late 18th century), rabbi in Tripoli. Information about Halfon is limited to the fact that his book, Hayyei Avraham (Leghorn, 1826), was published posthumously by his son Rahamim. The haskamot (recommendations) for the book were written by two emissaries from Tiberias, R. Joseph ibn Samon and R. Samuel Shoshanah, indicating R. Halfon's ties to that town. The book contains traditional explanations of the commandments in the Shulhan Arukh (Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De'ah). The explanations, based on the Talmud, the Zohar, Ketem Paz (a commentary on the Zohar), Sefer Hasidim, and Penei David by R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai, are lucidly and attractively presented and avoid wearying casuistry. The book was published in several succeeding editions: 1844, 1857, 1861. Several other works by him, halakhic and homiletical, are still in manuscript.

 

Hebrew Description

... ללקוט ספר דבי רב אשר לא שזפתם עין... עייפנהו וסדרינהו בסדר... מרן... בא"ח וי"ד... בשנותו את טעמו... פעולת... ר' אברהם כלפון זלה"ה...

הסכמות: ר' יוסף אבן סאמון, שד"ר טבריא, טריפולי, תקנ"ו; ר' שמואל שושנה, שד"ר טבריא, תק"ן.

 

References

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000140170; EJ; Vinograd 1148