PROSE ISRAELITICHE : VOLUME PRIMO [FIRST VOLUME]
Venezia : Co'tipi di Pietro Naratovich, 1852. Item #36686
First edition. 8vo, 194 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew poetry. Della Torre, (Hillel; 1805–1871) , was an Italian rabbi, a teacher, and a scholar. Born in Cuneo in Piedmont, he taught at the Collegio Colonna e Finzi in Turin from 1823 to 1829, serving as assistant rabbi from 1827. Two years later, with the opening of the Padua Rabbinical College (which trained the majority of Italian rabbis) , he was made professor of Talmud. He gained renown for his teaching of homiletics and for his own preaching. Aside from his volumes of Hebrew poetry, Tal Yaldut and Eglei Tal, and numerous sermons, he published a commentary on the Pentateuch, translated and annotated the Psalms, and rendered the prayers according to Ashkenazi custom in Italian. (EJ, Kressel). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide with only one copy in the United States. First few pages are soiled and dirty. Spine is starting. Edgewear. Fair condition. (IT-2-1).