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LOT 215:

LUZZATTO, SIMONE
Socrate, ouero, Dell`humano Sapere Esercitio Seriogiocoso.

Estimated price:
$ 2,000 - $3,000
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14/06/2018 at Kestenbaum & Company
tags: Books

Socrate, ouero, Dell`humano Sapere Esercitio Seriogiocoso.

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).