Amsterdam: David de Castro Tartas, 1679. First Edition. Full calf. Very good. 4to. (10),331,(1),333-431,(1)pp. Double column text. Complete. In this copy the divisional title, which usually is found after p. 331,(1) is bound after the title page. Large woodcut illustration on both titles. Cont. plain dark brown calf, three blind rules along the outer edges of the covers. Spine extremities rubbed. Lower 2 inches of front hinge cracked. Some soiling and light text browning. Endpapers, front and back, with early marginalia. First edition. Called a masterwork of Jewish apologetics written by the Jewish convert physician Fernando Cardoso. It describes ten virtues of the Jewish people and refutes ten anti-Jewish accusations. Also, it contains information on the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisition. Palau 44099. (Inventory #: 9651)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy
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