Thesouro dos Dinim

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 192

Thesouro dos Dinim

Five parts, complete in one volume. Divisional titles. Text in Portuguese. ff. (4), 201, (2). lightly browned and stained, few leaves with natural paper faults. Contemporary vellum, stained, rear cover gouged. 8vo. Catalogue Ets Haim 412; not in Kayserling or Silva Rosa.

Amsterdam: n.p 1710

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
This religious guide intended for refugees from Portugal of Jewish ancestry who had fled the Inquisition and desired to return to the faith of their forefathers. The “Thesaurus of Laws” first appeared in parts between 1645 and 1647 and sets out all the daily, weekly and seasonal precepts required of Judaism. Issued by the champion of Marrano Jews in Amsterdam, the multi-talented, Menasseh ben Israel.