Nishmath Chaim

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

Back to Catalogue

Lot 221

Nishmath Chaim

FIRST EDITION. Hebrew title witthin architectural arch. Additional Latin title and dedication, lacking portrait (as most all copies). wide margined copy ff.(8),174,(2),(4). Hebrew title repaired. Contemporary blind-tooled calf with clasp (one only) and hinges, rebacked, rubbed. 4to Vinograd, Amsterdam 202; Mehlman 1211; Fuks, Amsterdam 190; Silva Rosa 59

Amsterdam: Samuel Soeiro (Author’s son) 1652

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
Menasseh ben Israel’s celebrated work on the immortality of the soul. This copy with the uncommon Latin title-page and dedication to the German Emperor, Ferdinand III. The engraved portrait of the author by Shalom d’Italia is recorded in just two copies