Hebraica Ambrosiana: Catalogue, Aldo Luzzatto, Milan 1972 (49392)

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Lot Number: 49392
Title (English): Hebraica Ambrosiana: Catalogue
Note: First Edition
Author: Aldo Luzzatto, Luisa Mortara Ottolenghi
City: Milano
Publisher: Il Polifilo
Publication Date: 1972
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

First edition. [15], 163, [1] pp., illustrated, 40 b/w and 11 colored plates, folio, 330:254 mm., light damp staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards, no dust-jacket.


Detail Description

Title: Hebraica Ambrosiana: Catalogue of Undescribed Hebrew Manuscripts in the Ambrosiana Library, with the Description of Decorated and Illuminated Ones.

The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is a historic library in Milan, Italy, also housing the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Ambrosian art gallery. Named after Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan, it was founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo (1564–1631), whose agents scoured Western Europe and even Greece and Syria for books and manuscripts. Some major acquisitions of complete libraries were the manuscripts of the Benedictine monastery of Bobbio (1606) and the library of the Paduan Vincenzo Pinelli, whose more than 800 manuscripts filled 70 cases when they were sent to Milan and included the famous Iliad, the Ilia Picta.


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