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Ohel Mo'ed, R. Solomon b. Abraham d'Urbino, Venice 1548

אהל מועד - First Edition

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  • Lot Number 52725
  • Title (English) Ohel Mo'ed
  • Title (Hebrew) אהל מועד
  • Note First Edition
  • Author R. Solomon b. Abraham d'Urbino
  • City Venice
  • Publisher Marco Antonio Giustiniani
  • Publication Date 1548
  • Estimated Price - Low 1,000
  • Estimated Price - High 2,000

  • Item # 2229360
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Physical Description:

First edition. [2], 118 ff., quarto, 198:136 mm., crisp  margins,  light age staining, old hands,  A very good copy bound in later boards, rubbed and split.


Detailed Description:   

R. Solomon b. Abraham b. Solomon d'Urbino flourished in the latter part of the fifteenth century and at the beginning of the sixteenth. In 1500 he completed his "Ohel Mo'ed," a work on Hebrew synonyms, which he dedicated to his teacher Obadiah. This book was printed at Venice in 1548, and reprinted by Willheimer with notes by Heidenheim and Dukes, Vienna, 1881; the "Yetad ha-Ohel," R. Isaac Berechiah Canton's commentary on it, has remained in manuscript.

Marco Antonio Giustiniani was a Christian printer of Hebrew books in Venice in the 16th century. His master printer Cornelius Adelkind printed a fine edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1546–51). Soon, this very active press faced a formidable competitor in the house of Bragadini which issued Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, with the notes of R. Meir Katzenellenbogen. Giustiniani then printed the full text of that code without R. Meir's notes. The mutual recriminations that the rivals engaged in at the Papal Court ultimately resulted in the confiscation and burning of all Hebrew books (1553).


Hebrew Description:

  אמר שלמה בן אברהם בן שמואל מאורבינו ז"ל המחבר, הספר הזה יקרא שמו בישראל אהל מועד, מצד היותו בית ועד למלין השוים בהוראה אחת ושפה מתחלפת הלא המה המלין אשר יזכרו בשמם גבולים נרדפים



Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960  #000170454; JE