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Belmonte, Moses (translation by)
Paraprasis Caldayca, en los Cantares de Selomoh; con el Texto Hebrayco, y Ladino, Traduzida en Lengua Española [WITH] Perakim (Perkei Avot)
Amsterdam: Yshak de Cordova, 5466. Fifth printing. Hardcover. poor to g-. 16mo. 3.5x6". 167pp. (missing final page). Original brown calf boards. The book is a complete Spanish-language translation of the biblical book Song of Songs (Song of Solomon), and Perkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers), the famed collection Jewish ethical sayings taken from the Talmud. Both of these works feature Moses Belmonte's translations, which had been printed in Amsterdam since 1644. The translations are interlinear with each passage printed in Hebrew, followed by the Spanish, and in the case of Song of Songs the translation is followed by Spanish-language commentary. These works are related in their connection to the Jewish observance of Passover. Song of Songs is read on the Sabbath during Passover, and chapters from Perkei Avot are traditionally read one each week between Passover and Shavuot. Pages 1-91 contain Song of Songs and 92-167 contain the text of Perkei Avot. As stated in the preface, this is the "Quinta Imprension" (Fifith printing) of the work, based on Belmonte's translation and that it was printed for the congregation of Rabbi Jacob de Mesa, in Amsterdam. Title page bordered with a decorative woodblock motif. Decorative head and endpeices at the beginning and end of sections. Some of the translated text of Perkei Avot contains numerous in-text hand-corrections and Hebrew marginal notes in ink, from the period. Text in Spanish, with passages in Hebrew and some Ladino. Binding with spine missing, rubbing and light chipping to extremities. Covers with … [Click Below for Full Description]
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