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Lot #    5173
Auction End Date    7/15/2003 1:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Relazione della Cerimonia Solenne
Author    [Community]
City    Rome
Publisher    R. Accademia dei Lincei
Publication Date    1904
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 72 p., quarto, 212:138 mm., light browning, stamps on several p., light browning, bound in modern cloth boards.
   Volume in honor of the installation of R. Vittorio Castiglioni as Rabbi of Rome. R. Castiglioni, was a disciple of Samuel David Luzzatto, taught mathematics and pedagogy in his native Trieste for 32 years until appointed chief rabbi of Rome in 1903. He wrote Pe'er ha-Adam ("Glory of Man," 1892), a discussion of Darwin's theories, and scholarly articles in Hebrew that dealt mostly with the relationship between religion and the natural sciences. Castiglioni published a book of 126 sonnets entitled Nizmei Zahav (1906), including several sonnets in Italian with Hebrew translation, one of which commemorates the death of Herzl. He was a patron of Italian Jewish writers, encouraged the publication of some of the works of Samuel David Luzzatto, including his letters, and translated Luzzatto's history of the Hebrew language Toledot Leshon Ever from the original Hebrew to Italian (1895).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
History:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica