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Jewish printed books
  Ahavat Chesed by Avraham ben Shimshon Wittmund, Amsterdam, 1777

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Unknown,

This text was prepared by William Gross:

Ahavat Chesed is a commentary on Massechet Avot by R' Avraham b. Shimshon Witmond.
The book was brought to press in 1777 by the author's son-in-law R. David b. Shimshon Bloch, and his [the author's] grandson Shimshon b. Moshe. Their printer's mark is a crowned double shield, with each side containing visual and textual references to one of the two printers. The right half is dedicated to R. David b. Shimshon, and shows his zodiac sign -- the two fish of Pisces, topped by a sun, moon and star -- and an arched quote from Judges 16:25 that hints at the name David. The left section refers to Shimshon b. Moshe, showing his zodiac sign -- a hand holding a bucket of water [Aquarius] topped by a sun, moon and star. The quote here is from I Chronicles 29:10, and hints at the name Shimshon.
The volume's publisher is Gerhard Johann Jason.

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