Shiltei Hagiborim [on the Second Temple]

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 550

Shiltei Hagiborim [on the Second Temple]

FIRST EDITION. Four parts in one. Three divisional titles all within a decorative typographical border. Margianl notes in Italian ff. 12, 186. ff. 60-64 printed twice. Small tear on f.85, lower corner of final leaf removed without loss of text., title repaired. Later vellum. Folio Vinograd, Mantua 196

Mantua: Vicenzo Gonzaga 1612

Est: $2,000 - $2,500
An encyclopedic work on war, music, numismatics, weaponry, architecture - all discussed in order to elucidate the details of the Temple in Jerusalem. “Portaleone’s treatment is so discursive as to make the work a compendium of all branches of of science known in his day, in which all of the ten languages he knew were amply used.” EJ, XIII cols.908-9. See C. Roth, Jews in the Renaissance (1959) pp.315-9