Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Kuzari Sheni – London, 1714 – First Edition

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Mateh Dan – Kuzari Sheni, demonstrating the authenticity of the Oral Law, by R. David Nieto. London: Thomas Ilive, 1714. First edition.
The first edition was printed in three variants: Hebrew only, Spanish only, and Hebrew with Spanish. The present volume contains the combined edition – Hebrew with Spanish.
R. David Nieto (1654-1728), Torah scholar well versed in science. Dayan, preacher and physician in Livorno, and later first rabbi of the Sephardi community in London.
The book was originally printed with two engraved title pages, one in Hebrew and one in Spanish. The present copy comprises the Spanish title page only.
[9], 254 leaves. Lacking: Hebrew title page and leaf [10] (a blank leaf is bound between leaves [7-8]). 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. New leather binding.
One of the first Hebrew books printed in England.

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Early Printed Books – Mid-17th Century and 18th Century