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IBN YACHYA, David.

Sefer Lashon Limudim.

Stock Code
97084
Constantinople, Eliezer ben Gershom Soncino, 1542
£3,750

Lashon Limudim is a grammatical work, printed together with another, smaller work - Shekel HaKodesh on versification and construction of poetry.

David ben Solomon ibn Yachya (also spelled 'Yahya') was born in the middle of the fifteenth century and served as a Rabbi in Lisbon. Accused of influencing the Marranos (Jews who converted to Christianity, but continued to practice Judaism in secret) and making them to relapse into Judaism, he was sentenced by King John II of Portugal to be burned at the stake. He'd fled to Naples, but was captured and had to sell his library in order to buy his freedom. On his release he fled to Corfu, and later to Larta, where he died in extreme poverty.

These two works were written by David ben Solomon ibn Yachya expressly for his relative - also called David ibn Yachya (son of the martyr Don Joseph) - who in 1518 became

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Description

Third edition. 4to; (22 x 16 cm). A wide-margined copy. ll. [45]. Title within ornamental border. Modern chestnut calf boards, gilt title to spine, housed in matching slip-case.

Bibliography

Vinograd, Const. 176. Yaari 132, p.98.

Stock ID:97084

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