Berlin: Albert Katz, 1900. Softcover. 8vo. 114pp. Original wrappers. Owner's stamp to front cover. Collection of essays on the Italian-Jewish scholar, poet, and member of the "Wissenschaft des Judentums"- movement, Samuel David Luzzatto a.k.a. Shada"l (see below). Binding loose, with spine missing, but all pages present. Browning throughout with top edge of some pages stained, not affecting text. Creasing at edges, with very minor tears to some page edges, not affecting text. In German, in Gothic script. Overall fair condition. fair. Item #18442
On Samuel David (ShaDaL) Luzzatto [Source: Jewish Encyclopedia]:
Italian philologist, poet, and Biblical exegete; born at Triest Aug. 22, 1800; died at Padua Sept. 30, 1865. While still a boy he entered the Talmud Torah of his native city, where besides Talmud, in which he was taught by Abraham Eliezer ha-Levi, chief rabbi of Triest and a distinguished pilpulist, he studied ancient and modern languages and profane science under Mordecai de Cologna, Leon Vita Saraval, and Raphael Baruch Segré, whose son-in-law he later became. He studied Hebrew also at home, with his father, who, though a turner by trade, was an eminent Talmudist.