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Catalogus, Silva Rosa, Amsterdam 1927

אלפי מנשה - Manasseh Ben Israel Catalog

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  • Lot Number 53074
  • Title (English) Catalogus
  • Title (Hebrew) אלפי מנשה
  • Note Only Edition - Manasseh Ben Israel Catalog
  • Author Silva Rosa
  • City Amsterdam
  • Publisher Ets Haim
  • Publication Date 1927
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2304121
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Physical Description

Only edition. 32 pp., quarto, 264:195 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.


Detail Description

Catalogus der Tentoonstelling in het Portugesch Israëlietisch Seminarium "Ets Haim" te Amsterdam ter Herinnering aan het Driehonderd-Jarig Jubileum., samengesteld door J.S. da Silva Rosa, bibliothecaris

Bibliographc listing of the books printed by Manasseh Ben Israel ben Israel.

Manasseh Ben Israel (1604–1657), was born a Marrano in Madeira and baptized as Manoel Dias Soeiro. His father, Gaspar Rodrigues Nunez, escaped from Lisbon after appearing as a penitent in an auto-da-fe and settled in Amsterdam, where he took the name Joseph ben Israel and renamed his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Manasseh became a member of the Hevrah for Talmud Torah at the age of 12, began to frequent the yeshivot when he was 14, made his first public oration in Portuguese when he was 15, and at 17 wrote his first book, Safah Berurah, a grammatical work (unpublished). Manasseh succeeded R. Isaac Uzziel as preacher to the Neveh Shalom congregation in 1622. He founded the earliest Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam (1626), where he continued to publish works in Hebrew and Spanish (Portuguese) for the remainder of his life. He was a prolific and influential author. He is also remembered for his attempts to gain entry for the Jews into England.


Hebrew Description



C. Roth, Life of Menasseh ben Israel; Vinograd, Venice 406; Waxman II pp. 695-99; Wolf, Menasseh ben Israel's Mission to Oliver Cromwell (1901)