AUCTION 35 | Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 at 1:00
Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 147


Nell’ Occasione di manifestare l’Universita’ degli Ebrei di Mantova il loro cordoglio per la seguita morte di S.M.I.R.A. Maria Teresa. stanze di Bonajuto isac Levi Ebreo Mantovano. [“On the occasion of the Jewish Community of Mantua expressing their condolences for the death of Her Imperial Highness Maria Theresa of Austria. Poems by Azriel Isaac Levi, Mantuan Jew.”] pp. (15).Faintest stains, loose black wrappers. Lg. 4to Vinograd, Mantua 518

Mantua: n.p. 1781

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Azriel Isaac Levi (d.1809) was a rabbi and scribe of the Mantuan community at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century. It appears he was an extremely versatile poet, able to versify in both the sacred and vernacular tongues. See S. Simonsohn, History of the Jews in the Duchy of Mantua (1977), pp. 617-618, 718