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[JUDAICA; JESUITICA] Ritus ac mores Hebraeorum italico idiomate refutati.

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… Nunc additis quibusdam Latine redditi, notisque Hebraicis illustrati a R.P. Nicolao Rosty. Tyrnaviae [Trnava] : Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu, 1758. Octavo (215 x 150 mm), contemporary full mottled calf (lightly rubbed), spine in compartments with gilt decoration and contrasting leather title piece lettered in gilt; edges stained red; original marbled endpapers, front pastedown with the ex libris of Hungarian bibliophile Joannes Szász LL.D., half-title leaf, title-leaf, [4], 276, [4] pp.; text in Latin; occasional spotting or browning, otherwise very clean, binding firm; a fine copy; loosely inserted is the Hungarian auction room ticket for the Zichy library sale in 1937.

Medici was professor of Hebrew in Florence. His work The rites and manners of the Hebrews refuted in the Italian idiom, ‘whose publication the Jewish community in Rome initially prevented, but which appeared in Florence in 1736, was widely distributed and was often reprinted’ (Jüdisches Lexikon IV/1, 7). This is the first edition in Latin, printed at the Jesuit press in Trnava, in present-day Slovakia.