ABOAB, IMMANUEL. Nomologia o Discursos Legales

AUCTION 4 | Tuesday, March 03rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 213

ABOAB, IMMANUEL. Nomologia o Discursos Legales

FIRST EDITION. Title with type-ornament border pp.(2),324,(10). Stamp removed from final page, lightly stained in places. Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, lacking clasps, upper portion of backstrip defective. Sm.4to

Amsterdam: n.p. 1629

Est: $2,500 - $3,000
Born into a New Christian family in 1555, Aboab escaped to Italy where he professed the Jewish faith and became a protagonist of Judaism among the Marranos. The Nomologia, his principle work, is a defense of the validity and Divine origin of the Jewish tradition. “Displaying a wide knowledge of Talmud and Kabbalah as well as Latin and secular learning, [the work] includes much valuable historical information, especially about scholars who left Spain and Portugal after the Expulsion.” EJ, II cols.89-90