Hanhagath Hachaim [ethics]

AUCTION 5 | Tuesday, June 23rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 12

Hanhagath Hachaim [ethics]

FIRST EDITION. Text in Ladino with side-notes in Hebrew. Hebrew-Ladino glossary at end. ff.167 (of 168). Final leaf supplied in facsimile. Closely shaved with some loss to head-notes, stained, marginalia, Title remargined. Later sheep, re-cased and re-backed. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Salonika 64; Mehlman 1497; not in Adams

Salonika: Joseph Ya’abetz 1564

Est: $2,500 - $3,500
Appended is a lengthy treatise on the interpretations of dreams “composed at the request of the most illustrious Senõr Don Joseph Nasi” and giving a graphic description of the later’s luxurious way of life. Through the efforts of Almosnino and Nasi, the Community of Salonika was granted by Sultan Selim II the status of a self-governing entity, which it enjoyed for several centuries. See EJ, II cols.669-71.