Shiltei Hagiborim [on the Second Temple]

AUCTION 13 | Tuesday, June 26th, 2001 at 1:00
Important Hebrew Printed Books and Manuscripts Together With Fine Graphic and Ceremonial Art

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Lot 372
PORTALEONE, ABRAHAM

Shiltei Hagiborim [on the Second Temple]

FIRST EDITION. Four parts in one. Three divisional titles all within a decorative typographical border. ff. 12, 186. Lightly stained in places, neat marginal repairs on a few leaves, clean tear on final leaf repaired. Later gilt-tooled tan mottled calf, rubbed at corners, re-backed. Folio Vinograd, Mantua 196

Mantua: Vicenzo Gonzaga 1612

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
PRICE REALIZED $2,250
An encyclopaedic 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.