Shemesh Lashon HaKodesh - Sole della Lingua Santa.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 110

Shemesh Lashon HaKodesh - Sole della Lingua Santa.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Printer’s device on title. Folding grammatical chart. ff. (12), 415. Lightly browned. Limp vellum. 4to.

Bergamo: Comino Ventura 1591

Est: $500 - $700
The first Hebrew grammar in Italian. Guglielmo Franchi (1563-1598) was born a Jew in Rome and later converted to Christianity. He joined the Order of Vallombrosani and taught Hebrew in Florence. This work represents the first appearance of Hebrew printing in Bergamo, an ancient walled city located in Lombardy, Northern Italy. This edition unknown to M. Rosenfeld in his Gazetteer of Hebrew Printing (1992) who records only a later, 1603 edition (see no. 30).