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Lot 148

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Discorso pronunziato da Elia Morpurgo, Capo della Nazione Ebrea di Gradisca, nel partecipare a quella Comunit`a la Clementissima Sovrana risoluzione 16.Maggio 1781. Dedicato all’alto merito di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Filipo del S.R.I. Conte di Gobenzl. [“Discourse delivered by Elijah Morpurgo, Chief of the Jewish Community of Gradisca...Dedicated to His Excellency, Count Philip Kobenzl] pp.102, (2 blank), 3, (1blank). Browned. Wrappers. 4to

Gorizia: Valerio de’ Valerj Stamp. dell’Eg. Ces. Reg. Governo ed Incliti Stati Provinciali 1782

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
In this discourse, the author outlines through the ages, the many contributions of the Jews to the fields of astronomy, medicine, philosophy, etc., providing precise bibliographic data. Elijah Morpurgo of Gradisca (1740-1830) was a noted Hebraist. The Morpurgos were a North Italian family of Austrian origin. Gradisca d’Isonzo is situated in the province of Gorizia in NE Italy. See EJ, Vol. XII, col. 348; St. Cat. no. 6408