1859 LIVORNO-PRINTED SEFER PIRKE AVOT, IN HEBREW AND ITALIAN
(JUDAICA— MISHNAH). Sefer Pirke Avot [The Sayings of the Fathers]. Trattato di Abot o Sentenze Morali dei Rabbini, Tradotte dall’Ebraico da I. Costa. Livorno: Solomon Belforte, 1859. 12mo, modern blue buckram. $850.
Nineteenth-century Livorno edition of the Sayings of the Fathers, in Hebrew with Italian translation by I. Costa, printed by Solomon Belforte.
“Livorno also became a center of Hebrew printing… Sixteen printers set up in Livorno between 1763 and 1870, the most important being the house of Solomon Belforte (established in 1838) which supplied the North African and Levantine market with liturgical books until the outbreak of World War II” (Encyclopaedia Judaica). Title page within typographical border. Vinograd, Leghorn 1175.
A few leaves trimmed a little closely, just affecting running title. A very good copy.