70 161 POMIS, DAVID DE. Discorso intorno a l’humana miseria e sopr’al modo di fuggirla [“A Discourse on Human Suffering and How to Escape It”]. ff. (4), 38. * BOUND WITH: Koheleth-L’Ecclesiaste di Salomone. Hebrew text with inter-linear translation into Italian. With introduction and explanatory notes in Italian by David de Pomis. Dedicated to Cardinal G. Grimani. ff. (8), 41 (of 42), (2) lacking f.1. [Vinograd, Venice 572]. Two works bound into one volume. BOTH FIRST EDITION. Printer’s device on each title-page. The Daniel M. Friedenberg - Prof. Ariel Toaff copy (with respective bookplates). Stained in places. Later vellum, worn. Sm. 8vo. Venice, Giordano Ziletti, 1572 and 1571. $1000 - $1500 ❧ David ben Isaac de Pomis [min HaTapuchim] (1525-93) was a scion of one of the fourmost distinguished Roman families originally reputedly brought by Titus from Judea to Italy at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple. De Pomis was a practicing rabbi and physician who received his medical doctorate from the University of Perugia in 1551. Throughout his life, De Pomis’ ability to practice medicine was periodically restricted by Papal edicts that forbade Jewish physicians from attending Christians. The subsequent lulls in his medical career gave him the opportunity to gain repute as a writer and linguist. De Pomis composed several medical pamphlets, a trilingual dictionary, as well as Italian translations of the Bible. The present two works are thus representative of the scope of De Pomis’s scholarship: A Biblical translation and an holistic medicinal discourse in which De Pomis shares the methods he had formulated to distract himself from misfortunes suffered. The second work was published as an appendix to the first, intended as a practical afterword to King Solomon’s treatment on temporal suffering. See C. Roth, The Jews in the Renaissance, pp. 223-25. 162 (ROTHSCHILD). Machzor - Sepher Kerovoth [Festival Prayers for the final days of Sukoth (Shemini Atzereth and Simchath Torah)]. With German translation (in Hebrew characters) and Hebrew commentary by Wolf Heidenheim. Additional title. Printed on thicker paper. THE CARL MAYER ROTHSCHILD COPY. SPINE GILT-TOOLED WITH HEBREW TITLE AND “C. M. ROTHSCHILD.” ff. (2), 115, 12. Lightly browned. Contemporary mottled calf, all edges gilt, scuffed. 8vo. [Vinograd, Roedelheim 15.] Roedelheim, Wolf Heidenheim and B.M. Baschwitz, 1802. $1000 - $1500 ❧ Carl Mayer von Rothschild (1788-1855) was the founder of the Rothschild Bank in Naples. Born Kalman Mayer Rothschild in Frankfurt am Main, he was the fourth of the five sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743–1812), founder of the Rothschild dynasty. Lot 161 Lot 162