AUCTION 41 | Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

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Lot 43


Mendoza, Aaron. Dinim de Sehita, y Bedica. Colegidos del Sulhan Aruh, y Traducidos, En Idioma Espanol, por Estilo corriente y Breve [“Laws of ritual slaughter and inspection. Collected from the Shulchan Aruch and translated into Spanish in a flowing and brief style.”] pp. (4), 34, (1), (1 blank). Two holes in title expertly repaired, text unaffected. Foxed and stained. Modern blind-tooled red morocco. 8vo Kayserling, p.70; Roth, Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, p. 331, no. 14; BMC, Vol.V, p. 88

London: n.p 1733

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
Rare illustrated compendium in Spanish of laws of ritual slaughter, printed in London. This is the only known work of Aaron Mendoza, an English engraver of Sephardic extraction and father of the pugilist Daniel Mendoza. (The late British actor Peter Sellers spoke proudly of his descent from this family). See A.M. Hyamson, The Sephardim of England (1951), p.115; A. Rosenthal (Book-Dealer), Catalogue XI - Anglo-Judaica (1948) no. 681