Auction 5 Judaica
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LOT 18:

Lot of two Seforim. Sefer Eilim Odessa 1865. Nishmas Chaim Leipzig 1862.

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• Sefer Eilim/Odessa 1865/1870.
• Sefer Eilim, by R. Yosef Shlomo Delmedigo of Candia. 5 parts in one. 1- Sefer Eilim (Odessa 1870). 2- Ma’yan Ganim (Odessa 1865), which includes the author’s portrait. 3- Chukas Shomayim (Odessa 1868). 4- Gevuros HaShem (Odessa 1867). 5- Ma’yan Chasom (Odessa 1867). An important early sefer dealing with Astronomy and the Sciences from a Jewish perspective.
This is the second edition of the work that was originally published by R. Menashe Ben Yisroel in Amsterdam, 1629. This edition includes additional notes, corrections and a biography of the author.
R. Yosef Shlomo Rofeh Delmedigo, known as Yoshor Mi-Candia, was born in 1591. At the age of 15, he began to study the laws of nature, philosophy, mathematics and medicine at the University of Padua. Galileo Galilei was one of his teachers. His many works deal with a wide range of subjects including Astronomy, Algebra, Chemistry, Mechanics, translations of Greek texts, Copernicus’s theories, a book on paradoxes, a debate with Aristotle’s Philosophy , a book of logic and more. Some of his books were never published.
M. A. Bellinson press. 18, 107, [2], 123-442, [5] pages. 22 cm. Very fine condition. Last page torn slightly effecting text. Antique binding.
• Nishmas Chaim by R. Menashe Ben Yisroel, Leipzig 1862.
This edition includes a beautiful portrait of R. Menashe Ben Yisroel and is prefaced by an important lengthy biography of the author.
Vinograd Leipzig 190. L. Schneeweiss press. 20, 107 pages. 22 cm. Very fine condition. Some staining. Modern half leather binding.
Opening bid $300
 

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