(“Leone Ebreo.”) Dialoghi di Amore.

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(“Leone Ebreo.”) Dialoghi di Amore.

(“Leone Ebreo.”) Dialoghi di Amore.
Lot 3
ABRABANEL, JUDAH.

(“Leone Ebreo.”) Dialoghi di Amore.

Printer’s mark on title. ff. 246. Despite a few marginal repairs, a bright copy. Recent tinted vellum. 12mo. Adams A-63.

Venice: Domenico Giglio 1558

Est: $300 - $500
PRICE REALIZED $350
The author was the eldest son of Don Isaac Abrabanel and one of the foremost philosophers of the Renaissance. Commonly known as Leone Ebreo, his reputation rests upon the Dialoghi, among the most popular philosophical works of the age. See C. Roth, The Jews in the Renaissance (1959), pp. 128-36. The Dialoghi consists of a series of three dialogues between two fictional characters, the male Philo (“love”) and female Sophia (“knowledge”), on the nature of love; both characters are philosophers.