THE ARABIC ORIGINAL OF IBN SHAHIN'S BOOK OF COMFORT, KNOWN AS THE HIBBUR YAPHE OF R. NISSIM B. YA? AQOBH

Nissim Ben Jacob Ben Nissim Ibn Shahin; Julian Obermann

Published by New Haven, Yale University Press; Paris, P. Geuthner, 1933
Hardcover
From Dan Wyman Books, LLC (Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 31, 2011

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 135.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Original Cloth. 4to. LIX, CLIV, 183 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In English and Judeo-Arabic. The manuscript of the Book of comfort. Edited from the unique manuscript by Julian Obermann. Facsimile edition of a Judeo-Arabic ms. With transcription into Arabic; introduction and notes in English. Yale oriental series. Researches, XVII. Nissim ben Jacob ben Nissim ibn Shahin (c. 9901062) , "together with Hananel b. Hushi'el , the outstanding leader and talmudist of North Africa. Hibbur me-haYeshu'ah (Ferrara, 1557) , Nissim's best-known work, is a collection of Hebrew stories and folktales taken from early sources. It is designed to strengthen belief, faith, and morality among the people and to raise their spirit. This work, possibly the first prose storybook in medieval Hebrew literature, paved the way for Hebrew belletristic literature as a literary genre. Tradition has it that Nissim dedicated the book to his father-in-law, Dunash, who is otherwise unknown, to console him in his mourning. The first printed edition was published from an early Hebrew translation, and the Arabic text was published by J. Obermann. The Hebrew version has been frequently republished, not always according to the same translation. A new Hebrew translation, together with critical annotations by H. Z. Hirschberg, was published in 1954. Additional Arabic texts have been published by S. Abramson. The work circulated widely even before its first printing, and had a great influence on similar story collections. Ma'asiyyot she-ba-Talmud (Constantinople, 1519) was based upon it, and the Hibbur ha-Ma'asiyyot (ibid. , 1519) is an anthology of its stories. Many of the stories included by Gaster in his The Exempla of the Rabbis (1924; 19682) were taken from it. " - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Talmud - Legends. Jewish legends. Aggada - Translations into English. Folk literature, Judeo-Arabic - Translations into English. Endpages and cloth soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (RAB-58-39) xx. Bookseller Inventory # 34478

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE ARABIC ORIGINAL OF IBN SHAHIN'S BOOK OF ...

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press; Paris, P. Geuthner

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Store Description

Dan Wyman Books is the largest Jewish Antiquarian bookstore in New York, and a leading dealer worldwide. Please stop by when you are in town. Open by appointment most days, but closed on Jewish Holidays. Please visit our homepage at www.DanWymanBooks.com Please contact us with your needs or if you have books to sell. We consistently out-bid our competitors and we make housecalls to buy books!

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Receive free of charge our monthly book list of unusual out-of-print Jewish,
titles in your e-mail box--days before they are posted on line. E-mail us for
details (no purchase necessary).

All titles are 100% returnable for any reason. U.S. Shipping is free. We accept
payment by check or major credit card (MC/VISA, AMEX, Discover), PayPal or Cash.
Please call or e-mail to hold an item. We reciprocate standard trade terms.

Dan Wyman Books, LLC.
1250 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
dan@danwy...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer