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Title: Gebeden der Portugeesche Jooden door een Joodsch Genootschap uit het Hebreeuwsch vertaalt. 's- Graavenhaage, Lion Cohen, 1791-93. 4 vols. With engr. vignette on titles. Contemporary polished calf with gilt arms of De Pinto within gilt borders on both covers, spine dec. gilt with lion figures & owner's initials J.B.D.P. & with morocco labels.
Description: 8vo, Very fine set. With the Ex Libris of Mr. R.A. Levisson. First translation of Hebrew prayers into Dutch started in 1786 by a group of young intellectuals under the name {Talmidei Tsaddik}, all disciples of tsadiek Cohen Belinfante (1732-1783), as the majority of Dutch Jews were no longer familiar with Hebrew, Portuguese or Spanish. Apart from unimportant stain on front cover vol.4 an unusual fine copy from the library of Jacob Benjamin de Pinto (1809-1886) who became a Protestant in 1841 and since 1845 one of the leaders of Dutch Baptists. See: Gans, Memorboek, p.427. Roest 331.

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Price: EUR 1750.00 = appr. US$ 1901.98 Seller: Maimonides Antiquarian Booksellers
- Book number: 56297