“ONE OF THE FOREMOST PHILOSOPHERS OF THE RENAISSANCE”: JUDAH ABRABANEL’S DIALOGHI DI AMORE, 1558
[ABRABANEL, Judah]. Dialoghi di Amore di Leone Hebreo Medico. Di nuovo corretti et ristampati. Vinegia: Domenico Giglio, 1558. Thick 12mo, contemporary full limp vellum. $2200.
Later edition of this compelling philosophy of a universe based on love, “one of the most important works in metaphysics produced by the European Renaissance” (Encyclopaedia Judaica).
Judah Abrabanel (also called Leone Ebreo and Leo Hebraeus), “one of the foremost philosophers of the Renaissance,” lectured in medicine and astrology at the university in Naples. Dialoghi di Amore, his most important work, posits a universe where love is the only ultimate reality. “The wealth and profundity of the ideas, make the Dialoghi one of the most important works in metaphysics produced by the European Renaissance. The work had a widespread influence in its time” (Encyclopaedia Judaica). First published in 1535. Edited by Mariano Lenzi. Text in Italian. Adams A63. See Ahmanson-Murphy 301; Roth, 128-36. Early signatures on title page.
Only the faintest unobtrusive dampstain to gutter margin. A very clean and desirable copy in contemporary vellum.