AUCTION 51 | Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Graphic & Ceremonial Art Including: The Alfonso Cassuto Collection of Iberian Books, Part II

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Lot 223


Emblem of the City of Ferrara at top. Historiated initial Broadside. Folds. Folio

Ferrara: Bernardino Pomatelli Stampatore Arcivescovile, 15th May, 1741

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
Edict forcing the Jews of Ferrara to wear in public a yellow badge on their outer garments in order to identify them as Jews. The Edict notes that this marked Jewish attire was already the practice in Rome and the Venetian State. There is also mention of the yellow "tuba" or "fettuccia" (two words for "top hat") that the Italian Jew was forced to don