FIRST EDITION. Engraved title vignette of insect emerging from shell pp. (8), 316, (7). Browned and stained in places. Later vellum. 4to.
Venice: Tomasini, 1651.
“Written in dialogue form with Socrates as the principle interlocutor, [the work] is an attempt to demonstrate that human reason is impotent unless assisted by revelation…[Luzzatto] shows a considerable degree of competence in philosophy and in the classical literature…and is a remarkable exemplification of the degree of culture prevailing at the time in the Italian ghettos.” (EJ, XI col. 607).