Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Manuscript – Book of Letters, Piskei Din and Poems – Italy, 17th Century

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Manuscript, book of letters, shtarot formats, copies of letters and poems. Italy, [c. 17th century].
Eloquent Italian writing. Melitzot and copies of letters (names of rabbis or cities, mainly from the Piemonte area in Italy are mentioned in the letters), shtarot and various documents.
On Leaves 75-81 are copies of letters concerning an unknown dispute which arose in 1612: "A dispute and argument between Rabbi Yitzchak Askoli and Rabbi Tzemach Lisbona in 1612". Rabbis of Casale were requested to arbitrate this dispute and they passed their ruling in 1613.
On Leaves 85-104 is a correspondence between "Shmuel Latas Nasi" and "Ben-Zion Provincial", both from the Cuneo community and letters to "Rabbi Yehuda bar HaRav… Menachem Sinai" and to "the great scholar… in the province Rabbi Shlomo Shaul Caspi".
On Leaves 81-82 are poems on Tractate Avot. On Leaf 105/1 is a poem in rhyme intended to protect the honor of women [possibly alluding to a specific event].
[111] leaves. 18 cm. Good-fair condition. Spotting, worm damages. Faded ink. Several restored tears.
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