THE FIRST ITALIAN-LANGUAGE JEWISH PRAYER BOOK, 1802
JUDAICA. Formulario delle Orazioni degli Egrei Italiani [prayers for the entire year, according to the Sephardic rite]. Mantua: Presso la Societa Tipografica All’apollo, 1802. Octavo, original blue paper wrappers, stitched as issued; pp. (2), viii, 140, (4). $3800.
First edition of the first Italian-language Jewish prayer book, scarce in original wrappers.
Previously, prayer books printed in Italy were in Hebrew or Ladino. Text in Italian. With leaf of errata at rear.
Interior clean and fine, original wrappers lightly creased, worn along spine but stitching sound. An excellent copy.