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Lot Number 524

Sefer Elim – Amsterdam 1628-9

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517$
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Lot Number 524

Sefer Elim – Amsterdam 1628-9

Sefer Elim, Rabbi Joseph Solomon Delmedigo. Amsterdam, [1628-1629]. Printed in Beit Menashe Ben Israel.
Essays on mathematics, astronomy, mechanics, physics and astrology, with many detailed and impressive schemes.
Originally the book included five essays: Elim, Ma'ayan Ganim, Chukot Shamayim, Gevurot Hashem and Ma'ayan Chatum. This copy contains only the first essay.
The author, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Delmedigo – The Yashar Mi-Qandia (1591-1665), a doctor, philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, a student of Galileo Galilei. This book was the focus of polemics amongst the sages of his generation, Jews and Christians alike.
Signatures and owners' inscriptions: "Moses Viterbo”, and others.
[8], 83 pages (without the portrait). 18 cm. Good condition, stains, moth damage on some pages.

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517$
Opening
200$

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