Sepher Machberoth Immanuel [poetry]

AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 416

Sepher Machberoth Immanuel [poetry]

Second Edition. Title within architectural arch ff. (156). Lightly browned and stained, ex-library. Modern full calf. Sm. 4to Vinograd, Const. 153; Yaari, Const. 119; Adams I-53

Constantinople: Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino 1535

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
Immanuel of Rome (c.1261-1368), a contemporary of Dante’s, known in Italian as Manoello Giudeo, modeled his literary work on the classic Sephardic poets, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Judah Halevi and Judah Al-Harizi. However, he also displayed a significant Italian influence. His famous vision of Heaven and Hell, influenced by Dante’s work is contained in the final section. Because of certain lewd sections, R. Joseph Karo forbade its reading and consequently, the next edition was only published 200 years later. See Carmilly-Weinberger, pp.214-7