AUCTION 37 | Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 221


I privilegi di Livorno son chiari, che proibiscono di poter ricevere contro la volonta de i genitori i figlioli di diversa religione che volessero professare la religione cattolica prima dell'eta' di tredici anni compiti...[“Legal opinion confirming the validity of the long standing privilege accorded by the Grand Duchy of Toscana to the Jews of Livorno, forbidding the practice of converting their children to Christianity without parental permission until they have reached the age of thirteen.”] pp. 10 (+ 2 integral blanks), brown ink on stiff paper, stained. Folio

Livorno: 1763

Est: $800 - $1,200
Pompeo Neri, a Christian lawyer enthusiastically justifies here the privileges accorded to the Nazione Ebrea of Livorno, forbidding the baptism of Jewish children against the will of their parents. Neri brings in support of his arguments the antecedents of the Venetian States and the Austrian Empire.