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Lot 152


Tephilah li-B’nei Israel K”K Mantova…al ha-shemu’ah ki ba’ah ki chalah eth cholyo ma’alath romemuth adoneinu he-chasid ha-melech ve-ha-keisar Giuseppe Secundo / Orazione dalla Nazione Ebrea di Mantova…ad implorare da Dio il ristabilimento in salute di S.M.…Giuseppe II [Prayer by the Jewish Community of Mantua for the Recovery of Emperor Joseph II] pp. 4. Creased, light stains. Loose. 4to Vinograd, Mantua 567

Mantua: Eliezer Solomon d’Italia, 23rd April 1789

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Civil rights were first granted to the Jews of Mantua during the reign of Emperor Joseph II. It stands to reason therefore, that the prayers for Joseph’s recovery were more than pure lip service. One of the prayers chosen for the occasion was Psalms 21, “Hashem be-ozecha yismach melech” [Lord in Thy strength the king rejoiceth]. Joseph died in January, 1790. See S. Simonsohn, History of the Jews in the Duchy of Mantua (1977), pp. 83-84, 93