Index raisonné des livres de correspondance de feu Samuel David Luzzatto, de Trieste, précédé d'un avant-propos et suivi d'un essai de pensées et jugements tirés de ses lettres inédites
by Luzzatto, Dr. Isaie (Isaiah)
Padoue: F. Sacchetto, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. 1/300. Quarto (9 x 6 1/2"). XV, , 135, pp. Modern blue cloth. Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865) was an Italian Rabbi, poet, grammarian, scholar of Hebrew letters, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal. During his literary career of more than fifty years, Luzzatto wrote a great number of works and scholarly correspondences in Hebrew, Italian, German and French. Besides he contributed to most of the Hebrew and Jewish periodicals of his time. His correspondence with his contemporaries is both voluminous and instructive; there being hardly any subject in connection with Judaism on which he did not write. Published by his son Isaiah* thirteen years after his death, this work is an index of his correspondence, preceded by a foreword and followed by previously unpublished correspondence.One of 300 unnumbered copies.Sporadic foxing throughout. Pages evenly age-toned. Text in French. Binding in very good, interior in good to good+ condition. * Isaia Luzzatto (1836-1898) was Samuel David Luzzatto's younger son. A lawyer active in his hometown, he collected his father's works, to which he devoted several introductory publications. In a letter to the Italian Jewish periodical, "L'Educatore Israelita" (vol. XIX/1871: 22), Isaiah Luzzatto announced his intention to gather his father's massive correspondence, including all personal letters, and asked the readers to send him all available copies in their possession. A selection of these letters were published in this copy of "Index raisonné des livres de correspondance de feu Samuel David Luzzatto."
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