69 Lot 159 Lot 160 158 (ITALY). Giovanni di Giovanni. L’Ebraismo della Sicilia [“The Jews of Sicily”]. FIRST EDITION. Few finely engraved vignettes. Wider margins. pp. (20), 420. Touch foxed. Contemporary calf-backed patterned boards, scuffed. 4to. Palermo, Giuseppe Gramignani, 1748. $600 - $900 ❧ THE FIRST STUDY ON THE JEWS OF SICILY. Jewish settlement on this island located south-west from the Italian peninsula began as early as the Second Temple Era. Communities flourished in the countryside as well as in cities such as Palermo, Cantania and Messina. Since Sicily was a possession of the Spanish crown, the Alhambra Decree of 1492 effectively ended Jewish settlement. Jews were formally invited to return in 1740. Lot 158 159 (KABBALAH). Giovan Battista Serra. Maravigliosi et Occulti Secreti Naturali Novamente [“Wonderful and Hidden Natural Secrets.”] FIRST EDITION. Printer’s device on title. ff. 4. Lightly stained, small neat repair to title. Modern boards. 12mo. Bologna, Giacomo Ardizzoni, 1625. $500 - $700 ❧ Scarce little pamphlet containing 25 natural remedies and folk treatments (Seguloth) to aid various injuries and illnesses, based upon secrets embedded within Kabbalistic wisdom. Almost nothing is known of the author beyond the fact that he was a Jewish convert to Christianity and an itinerant physician, popularly known as Il Giudeo (“the Jew”). 160 (MEDICINE). In Dei Nomine Amen Francisco Carnero de Figeiroa [Medical diplomas of Hieronimo Henriques de Sequeira, received from the University of Coimbra] Text in Portuguese. Printed in red and black with manuscript additions. Woodcut decorative initial letter. Text within decorative foliate typographical border. Formerly in the Collection of the late Daniel M. Friedenberg (Greenwich, Conn). Two printed pages. Small hole on lower margin. Housed in double-sided frame. 9 x 12 inches (sheet size). Coimbra, May 14th, 1726. $600 - $900 ❧ The Sequeira (Sequeyra) Family, were of an old Sephardic origin whose far-flung members distinguished themselves in the medical profession for more than two centuries: Viz. Dr. Isaac Henrique Sequeira (1727-88) of London, and Dr. John de Sequeyra (1712-95) of Williamsberg, Va.