Xt) Modena, Leone; Druckerman, Jacob

Published by New York; Drukerman, (Bi-Defus H. Rozenberg), 1899
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Modern boards. 8vo. Xv, 77 pages ; 21 cm. In Hebrew. Singerman 5629, listing 4 copies. Goldman 706. Deinard 699. Title translates into English as, "Flower of Virtue. " Tsemah tsaddiq (A Righteous offsring) [sic]; A Small Treatise on Ethics and Morality, with Axplanatory [sic] Illustrations by Rabbi Leon Modena. Reprinted from and edited in the Form of the First Edition (Venice 1600) , with additional References and Notes, revised and supplemented with the Author's Biography and Portrait by Jacob Druckerman. Leon of Modena was, "a Jewish scholar born in Venice of a notable French family that had migrated to Italy after an expulsion of Jews from France Magen va-hereb (‘Shield and Sword’) is his polemic masterpiece; an attack upon Christian dogmas. " (Wikipedia, 2016) "(He) embellished a Hebrew translation of the most popular Italian book of the period, Fior di Virtù, removing Christian references and adding citations from traditional Jewish sources. " (Jewish Virtual Library, 2016) This is Druckerman’s edited version of Modena’s historic translation. Ex-library with Jewish institutional stamp and usual makrings. Slight tear to one page and a minor edgewear but overall in about very good condition. (AMR-49-8) Amr6. Bookseller Inventory # 37549

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Publisher: New York; Drukerman, (Bi-Defus H. Rozenberg)

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Hardback

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