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Lot #    16644
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:55:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ossia Esercizzi Graduati
Title (Hebrew)    чем чеша
Author    R. Eleazar (Lazzaro) Ottolenghi
City    Biella
Publisher    G. B. Ardizzone
Publication Date    1858
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 64 pp., octavo, 160:118 mm., nice margins, light ag estaining. A very good copy bound in cntemporary boards, rubbed. Not in CD-EPI.
   Introductory Italian text for teaching Hebrew and a preparatory work designed for the study of Hebrew literature by R. Eleazar (Lazzaro) Ottolenghi. The full title is Ossia Esercizzi Graduati per apprendere con Metodo nuovo, Facile e breve la Lettura Ebraica (graduated exercises in order to teach, with a new, easy and brief method, the Hebrew alphabet). There is an introduction in Italian, an Avvertenze ai signori istruttori (word to the instructors), and the text. At the head of the first text page is an illustration of a horned Moses. Ossia Esercizzi Graduati begins with the vowel points, and advances to consonants with multiple pronunciation exercises, reading exercises with syllables with interlinear Italian and concludes with Hebrew reading exercises.

R. Eleazar (Lazzaro) Ottolenghi (1820Ц1890) was a scion of the renowned Ottolenghi family of Piedmont, apparently originating in Germany, the name being an Italian form of Ettlingen. Among its prominent members is R. Joseph b. Nathan Ottolenghi (d. 1570), rabbi of Cremona rabbi. R. Eleazar (Lazzaro) Ottolenghi was born in Acqui. He held rabbinical office in Turin, Moncalvo, and Acqui, settling in Rome a year before his death. Author of a number of piyyutim, he also wrote a comedy, Matrimonio misto (1870), and Dialoghi religiosomorali (1873). In his youth, he also wrote several tragedies, one of which, Etelwige, was presented in Acqui in 1852.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica