AUCTION 38 | Thursday, November 29th, 2007 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 165


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). Very light stains, loose wrappers, rubbed. Lg. 4to Vinograd, Mantua 518

Mantua: n.p. 1781

Est: $700 - $900
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 a versatile poet, able to compose fine poetry in both the sacred and vernacular tongues. See S. Simonsohn, History of the Jews in the Duchy of Mantua (1977), pp. 617-618, 718