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Lot #    6509
Auction End Date    1/13/2004 3:50:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    La Alma de Hombre (The Spirit of Man)
Title (Hebrew)    לה אלמה די אומברי
Author    [Ladino - Missionary]
City    Constantinople
Publisher    Imprenta de A. Churchil
Publication Date    1855
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 120, [7 plates] pp., 154:100 mm., light age staining, crisp edges. A very good copy of a rare text bound in contemporary half leather boards, split.
   Missionary tract in the form of a catechism with seven engraved plates.

Printed by the Protestant world societies which devoted themselves to sending missions to the Jews in the 19th century. Jewish life at that period was at a low ebb; and while actual conversions were few, many communities in eastern Europe, as well as in Palestine and North Africa, profited from the schools and hospitals established by the missions.

Paragraph 2    פארה איל אמביזאמיינטו די לאס קריאד'וראס[!]. שמע בני מוסר אביך ואל תטש תורת אמך.

"נפש האדם. עבור חינוך הילדים". בלאדינו. ערוך בצורת דו-שיח בן אב לבנו. מספרי המיסיון. אותיות רש"י.

   Yaari, Constantinople 528 (incomplete copy); CD-EPI 0311277
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Other:    Missionary
Language:    Ladino
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica