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Sefer Meshal ha-Kadmoni

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Title

Sefer Meshal ha-Kadmoni

Date

1547

Subject

Spain -- Jewish publishing
Literature, Hebrew

Description

Sefer Meshal ha-Kadmoni [Parables of Antiquity] by Isaac ben Solomon (1244-1300?). With 80 woodcuts. Venice, Paranzoni, 1547.

Parables with moral lessons written in 1281 by a Castilian Hebrew poet, scholar, and kabbalist as a response to the popular Arabian Nights. To increase its popularity, the book was embellished with miniature woodcuts, making it the first illustrated Hebrew book ever printed.

Creator

Isaac ben Solomon

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

Venice 1546 1546

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Citation

Isaac ben Solomon, “Sefer Meshal ha-Kadmoni ,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed May 16, 2022, https://strashunlibrary.yivo.org/items/show/2881.
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