2 Comments.. 613 Commandments of Judaism ATHIAS, I. 106


Description: Rare work on the 613 Commandments of Judaism

ATHIAS, Isaac.
Thesoro de preceptos adonde se encierran las joyas de los Seys cientos y treze preceptos, que encomendó el Seńor a su pueblo Israel. Con su declaracion, razon, y dinim conforme a la verdadera tradicion, recebida de Mosé, etc.
Amsterdam, Semuel ben Israel Soeiro, "5409" [= 1649]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With woodcut printer's device on title-page, incidental use of Hebrew. Contemporary richly blind-stamped panelled calf over wooden boards, with 1 (of 2) clasps, red edges.
€ 4,500
Rare second edition of a Spanish [!] comment on the 613 Commandments of Judaism. The first part is devoted to the 248 positive commandments; the second to the 365 negative commandments. Isaac Athias was Hakham of the first Portuguese-Jewish congregation in Hamburg and later in Venice, where the first edition was published in 1627. The present edition was published by Semuel ben Israel Soeiro, the son of Menasseh ben Israel.
Owner's inscription on title-page, first leaves waterstained, title-page and hinges reinforced, some browning, spine repaired, otherwise in good condition.

Palau 19334; STCN (2 copies); for the author:
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