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205: IMMANUEL BEN SOLOMON OF ROME

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Sepher Machberoth Immanuel [poetry]. Second edition. Title within woodcut architectural border. ff. (156). Small tears along lower margins of f. 5 and 9-13 affecting a few words, lower right portion of tile removed affecting base of column, signed by censor on of final leaf. Old vellum. 4to. [Vinograd, Const. 153; Yaari, Const. 119; Adams I-53].
Constantinople, Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino: 1535.
Immanuel of Rome (c.1261-1368), a contemporary of Dante's, known in Italian as Manoello Giudeo, modeled his literary work on the classic Sephardic poets - Solomon ibn Gabirol, Judah Halevi and Judah Al-Harizi. However, he also displayed a significant Italian influence - his famous vision of Heaven and Hell, influenced by Dante's work, is contained in the final section. According to Cecil Roth, Immanuel of Rome was "the most remarkable and the most important figure of the Renaissance period in the Jewish world." See C. Roth, The Jews in the Renaissance (1959) pp. 89-103. Due to what was seen by some as certain libertine sections within the Sepher Machberoth, R. Joseph Karo banned the work, and consequently, a full two centuries went by before a new edition appeared. See M. Carmilly-Weinberger, Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Jewish History (1977) pp. 214-7.
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205: IMMANUEL BEN SOLOMON OF ROME

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Jun 23, 2011
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Lot 0205 Details

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Sepher Machberoth Immanuel [poetry]. Second edition. Title within woodcut architectural border. ff. (156). Small tears along lower margins of f. 5 and 9-13 affecting a few words, lower right portion of tile removed affecting base of column, signed by censor on of final leaf. Old vellum. 4to. [Vinograd, Const. 153; Yaari, Const. 119; Adams I-53].
Constantinople, Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino: 1535.
Immanuel of Rome (c.1261-1368), a contemporary of Dante's, known in Italian as Manoello Giudeo, modeled his literary work on the classic Sephardic poets - Solomon ibn Gabirol, Judah Halevi and Judah Al-Harizi. However, he also displayed a significant Italian influence - his famous vision of Heaven and Hell, influenced by Dante's work, is contained in the final section. According to Cecil Roth, Immanuel of Rome was "the most remarkable and the most important figure of the Renaissance period in the Jewish world." See C. Roth, The Jews in the Renaissance (1959) pp. 89-103. Due to what was seen by some as certain libertine sections within the Sepher Machberoth, R. Joseph Karo banned the work, and consequently, a full two centuries went by before a new edition appeared. See M. Carmilly-Weinberger, Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Jewish History (1977) pp. 214-7.

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