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Moscato, Judah ben Joseph, ca. 1530-ca. 1593.
Sefer Nefutsot Yehudah: derushim le-khol heftsehem ... .
Venice: Giovanni di Gara, 1589. First edition. References: Adams M 1836. Steinschneider 5751:1, col. 1363 (“Opus aestimatum non frequens”)./Cycle of 52 sermons--one for each week of the calendar--by a figure who sought to weave Renaissance humanism with Kabbalistic Judaism. Chief rabbi of Mantua, Yehudah Moscato is considered one of the principal Jewish thinkers of the Italian Renaissance. The cycle of sermons collected here is still in print, but the first edition is extremely scarce.. Quarto (20 cm); 14, 239 leaves. Three-crown printer's device on title page. Bound in full early 20th-century crushed green morocco, fading to brown, ruled in gilt along binding edges; gilt turn ins and edges. Marbled endleaves. Red morocco bookplate of Adolph Lewisohn to pastedown. Some early ink notes to title page and 1st textual leaf, with light marginal staining to same. Minor foxing, but a clean tight copy, finely bound.
Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio
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