Maskil le-David, R. David Samuel Pardo, Venice 1761 (48378)

משכיל לדוד - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 48378
Title (English): Maskil le-David
Title (Hebrew): משכיל לדוד
Note: Only Edition
Author: R. David Samuel Pardo
City: Venice
Publisher: Bragadin
Publication Date: 1761
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition. [7], 172 ff., quarto, 228:164 mm., nice margins, light age and damp staining. A good copy bound in modern cloth over boards.

 

Detail Description

Supercommentary on Rashi’s biblical commentary by R. David Samuel ben Jacob Pardo. The title page has two ornamental borders and between them are columns of decorative florets. The text informs that Maskil le-David was printed for Samuel Foa at the two presses of Bragadini and Vendramini. It is dated with a chronogram based on, “and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge” (Proverbs 21:11). The front matter consists of a full page approbation from the Yeshiva Kellalit in Venice signed by R. Simhah ben Abraham Kalimoni, a page of verse in praise of the work from the editor, and R. Pardo’s introduction. The text is in two columns in rabbinic type, except for headers and initial words which are in square letters. The volume concludes with errata. The permission to print, variously described as being on [7] or at the end of the volume is not present here. From the fine condition of the text it is possible that it was not bound in this copy. An attractive volume printed on good paper. R. David Samuel ben Jacob Pardo (Hasdei David, 1718–1790), rabbinical author and poet. Born in Venice, he went to Sarajevo for a time as a result of a dispute over an inheritance, and from there to Spalato, in Dalmatia. From approximately 1738 he was a teacher of children, at the same time studying under the local rabbi, R. Abraham David Papo. Eventually R. Pardo was appointed rabbi of the town. From 1760 he was rabbi of Sarajevo. From 1776 to 1782 he traveled to Erez Israel, settling in Jerusalem where he served as head of the yeshivah Hesed le-Avraham u-Vinyan Shelomo. R. Pardo was regarded as one of Jerusalem’s great rabbis. Of his many works his series of commentaries and novellae on tannaitic literature are especially original. His first work was Shoshannim le-David (Venice, 1752), a commentary on the Mishnah. R. Pardo is best known for his Hasdei David (Leghorn, 1776–90; Jerusalem, 1890) on the Tosefta; it is considered the most important commentary on this work. Other works he wrote are Mikhtam le-David (Salonika, 1772), halakhic decisions and responsa; La-Menazze’ah le-David (Salonika, 1765), on those talmudic passages where alternative explanations are given; Mizmor le-David (Leghorn, 1818), notes on the Perot Ginnosar of R. Hezekiah da Silva and R. Hayyim ibn Attar on Shulhan Arukh, Even ha-Ezer. Pardo's liturgical poems and prayers are included in the Sephardi daily and festival prayer books. His arrangement of the Avodah for the Day of Atonement, which was adopted in the Sephardi rite, appeared in his Shifat Revivim (Leghorn, 1788). One of R. Pardo’s sons married the daughter of the Hida.

 

Hebrew Description:    

... חבור... על פירוש... רש"י ז"ל על התורה... חברו... ר' דוד פארדו נר"ו מ"ץ בק"ק איספאלטרו...

דף [3,א]: אני... המגיה... שירה עברה בי: הולכים בתורת עליון בחרו. שיר בשבח הספר. חתום: קול שמחה [שמחה קאלימאני]. דף [7,א]: רשיון השלטונות, באיטאלקית. יש טפסים, שבהם נדפס הרשיון בין דף קסח-קסט, לפני לוח הטעויות. עיין: מ' בניהו, הסכמה ורשות בדפוסי ויניציאה, ירושלים תשל"א, עמ' 349, מס' 35.

 

References

Vinograd, Venice 1953; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000156643