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

Manuscript, Italian Essay on the History of Spanish Jewry, Published in the Jewish-Italian Paper L'Educatore Israelita (Vercelli, 1857)

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Handwritten notebook – copying of an essay on the history of Spanish Jewry (Sunto Storico, degli Israeliti di Spagna), published in installments in 1857 in L'Educatore Israelita ["The Israelite Educator"], a Jewish-Italian monthly. Italian.
The present notebook contains most of the essay – chapters I-IX (published over several issues in the fifth year of the paper's publication), signed by Leone Tedeschi of Ferrara. The conclusion of the essay, chapters X-XI, which were published in year 6, are not included in the present copying.
Copying of the Italian translation of Psalm 119 by Felice Sadun on the final pages of the notebook (published in the paper in two parts in 1853).
L'Educatore Israelita, the first Jewish newspaper in Italy, was founded and edited by Prof. Guiseppe Raffael Levi (1814-1874) in conjunction with R. Esdra Pontremoli (1818-1888), and appeared monthly in Vercelli, Northwest Italy, in 1853-1874. The monthly resumed after R. Levi's passing under a new name – Il Vessillo Israelitico, in Casale Monferato, by Flaminio Servi.
[33] leaves. Original, bluish wrappers. Approx. 19.5 cm. Fair condition. Minor stains, creases and wear. Worming to all leaves (and wrappers), affecting text.

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Italian Jewry – Manuscripts, Letters and Documents
Italian Jewry – Manuscripts, Letters and Documents