- Lot Number 52705
- Title (English) Kaftor va-Ferah (Kavvanot ha-Aggadot)
- Title (Hebrew) כפתר ופרח
- Note Only Edition
- Author R. Jacob ben Isaac Luzzatto
- City Amsterdam
- Publisher Asher Anshel ben Eliezer Hazan
- Publication Date 1709
- Estimated Price - Low 300
- Estimated Price - High 600
- Item # 2225434
- End Date
- Start Date
131 ff. quarto, 183:140 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed.
R. Luzzatto was reputedly born in Safed but later resided in Basle, Posen and Cracow. He worked as a corrector in Cracow, where he wrote a preface and index to Solomon Molcho’s Sefer ha Mefo=ar (1570) and to Elijah Vidas’ Toze’ot Hayyim (c. 1600), and for the Basle press of Ambrosius Froben, having accompanied Israel Zifroni to that city from Venice to work on the Basle Talmud (1578-81), some of his glosses appearing with that edition. Luzzatto also edited and wrote a rhymed preface to Menahem Recanati’s Ta’amei ha-Mitzvot (Basle, 1581).
The printer, Asher Anshel Shohet, (Anshel Shohet; Andries Eleazer Soget), worked from 1692 to 1709 and printed assorted items. He worked with borrowed typographical material from Moses Kosman ben Elijah Gomperts. His business partner was Isaschar Baer (alias: Issachar Ber ben Abraham Eliezer; Barent Leenderts; Linear).
Hebrew Descriptionנקרא כפתר ופרח ... בשנת י'שרש' י'עקב' י'ציץ' ו'פרח י'שרא'ל'
הסכמת רבני אמשטרדם: ר' יהודא ליב ור' שלמה ב"ר יעקב אאלייון, ב אייר תס"ט.
BE caph 461; Heller, 16th Cent. Book; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000175287