Ayil Meshulash, R. Elijah of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra), Vilna 1833 (50263)

איל משולש - First Edition

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Lot Number: 50263
Title (English): Ayil Meshulash
Title (Hebrew): איל משולש
Note: First Edition
Author: R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra)
City: Vilna
Publisher: דפוס מנחם מן ושמחה זימל בן מנחם נחום
Publication Date: 1833
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

First edition, [7], 31 ff., quarto, 207:170 mm., nice margins, use and age staining, several tears touching letters, rounded edges, not bound.
     

Detail Description

Ayil Meshulash is a classic work on mathematics by R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra, 1720-97). The Vilna Gaon, among his many accomplishments, was his mastery of kabbalistic literature. Approbations and introduction were omitted in this edition.
 
R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (Vilna Gaon, Gra) is a dominant figure in Jewish intellectual thought, his importance and prestige undiminished, as great today, if not greater, than in his own time. The Vilna Gaon’s extraordinary intelligence, expressed by his expertise in Torah at the age of three, outdistancing his tutors while a young child, his incredible proficiency over the entire expanse of the written and Oral Torah by nine, by which time he was already studying Kabbalah, accompanied by complete piety, are attested to by numerous reputable sources. More than seventy works, encompassing Bible, halakhah, Talmud, and Kabbalah, are attributed to the Vilna Gaon.
 
 

Hebrew Description

על חכמת המשולשים וההנדסה, ובתוכו ... כמה כללי תכונה ואלגיברא, סך הכל ת’ כללים. אשר נמצא באמתחת כתבי הגאון ... אליהו זצוק"ל מווילנא ... בכ"י ממש ... אך ... הגאון ... קיצר במקום שראוי להאריך ... ויהי כספר החתום עד שקם ונתעורר הרב ... שמואל במו’ יוסף אב"ד דק"ק לוקניק וסדר אותו בסדר נכון וחלקו למאמרים נפרדים והגיה אותו ... וגם עשה פירוש מספיק ...

פרידברג רושם: תקצ"ה.

דף [4-7]: "דרך הפתח", הקדמה, מאת ר’ יעקב משה ב"ר אברהם, נכד הגר"א.

בעמוד האחרון: "לוח הבקעים", העתקה מספר עמודי השמים מאת ר’ ברוך [שיק] משקלוב, ברלין תקל"ז.

 

 

Reference

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000110348; EJ