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Bidding Information
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
Physical
Description
   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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.

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