AUCTION 54 | Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 276


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 parent.