MOSES ALMOSNINO’S SERMONS AND EULOGIES, PRINTED IN VENICE, 1588, WITH CENSOR’S SIGNATURE
(JUDAICA) ALMOSNINO, Moses. Me’ametz Ko’ach [sermons and eulogies]. Venice: Asher Parenzo for Giovanni di Gara, 1588. Octavo, contemporary full dark brown blind-tooled sheep rebacked, raised bands, gilt title on front cover. $1800.
Second edition of Moses Almosnino’s sermons and eulogies, printed in Venice, with censor’s signature on final leaf.
This is a collection of 28 (thus ko’ach, the numerical Hebrew equivalent to 28) sermons by R. Moses Almosnino (c. 1515-c. 1580), preacher of the Neveh Shalom Congregation and an important communal leader of the Salonikan Jewish community. Almosnino draws on a broad repertoire of medieval interpreters: Maimonides, Nachmanides, R. David Kimchi, Ibn Shuaib, et al. Vinograd, Venice 726. Habermann, di Gara 102. Steinschneider 1772/1773. Not in Adams. Ex-library Jews’ College of London and Rev’d A.L. Green, with ink stamps on title page and elsewhere.
A very good copy in contemporary binding.