Portuguese songs and parodies for Purim by Samuel Mendes de Solla
Amsterdam, copied in 1788.
Orden de la Agada … en la Noche de Purim.
f. 1r-7r: Several Bible quotations and parodies of talmudic explanations in Portuguese.
f. 7v-8v: Two Portuguese poems with indications of the
melodies they can be sung to.
f. 9r: Hebrew accrostic showing the name Samuel.
f. 9v-12r: Portuguese poem of 30 stanzas.
f. 12v: blank.
On the author, who was born in Lisbon ab. 1699 and died as a rabbi of the Sephardic congregation in Curação, cf. I.S. Emmanuel, Precious Stones of the Jews of Curação. New
York 1957, p. 340-344. Also Kayserling Bibliotheca,
Purchased in 1899 from the collection Henriques de Castro, cf. Cat. de Castro, nr. 540, p. 58.
Portuguese (only the title is in Spanish), and some Hebrew / Paper / 20,3 x 15,1 cm. /  ff. (last 4 ll. blank) / Variety of lines to a page / Current and Sephardic cursive writing (autograph) / Contemporary cardboard binding.