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Marochitanus, Samuel [aka Samuel, Israeli of Morocco] (ca. 1085) Tractatus Raby Samuelis Errorem Indicans Iudaeorum circa Obseruantiam Legis Mosaycae. 12mo, A-B12, C18; bound in full contemporary limp parchment, old ownership inscriptions and stamps to first fives leaves; signatures somewhat loose, separating from binding; spine covering perished at top, 5 x 2 3/4 in. Macerata: Typis Mich. Arch. Silvestri, 1706.
The text of this rare imprint in the "Rabbi Samuel" tradition began life as an Arabic anti-Jewish work, in which the author converts from Judaism to Islam. In the Latin translation, as seen here, Samuel is instead inspired to convert to Christianity. This version, edited by Francesco Grifoni, first appeared with an identical imprint in 1693. Worldcat shows only two copies each of edition (1693 and 1706) worldwide.
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