EH 48 E 53


Against Christianity

Two anonymous polemical treatises, copied by Michael Lopez Pinto

Amsterdam 1739.

I: Discurso / que trata de los puntos / y señales. Con los quales / se prueva no ser aun ven / ido el Messiah, copiado / por M. Lopez Pinto, 5500.

II: Question / De la Unidad de / Dios / Escripto en Amsterdam por Michael Lopez Pinto / Ano 5500 de la Criacion / Ano 1739 cuenta vulgar / Aet. 77 años.

Of the same copyist, some other manuscripts repose in this collection: a copy of Saul Levi Morteira’s Providencia de Dios con Ysrael (EH 48 B 16), and a few Dutch translations of Hebrew prayers (EH 48 E 17, EH 48 D 25).

Michael Lopez Pinto was one of the most preeminent calligraphers of Amsterdam in the first half of the eighteenth century. There are also other manuscripts copied by him in the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana (cf. Cat. Ros., nrs. 196A, 280, 282). In Cat. Ros. nr. 196A, a copy of a Dutch translation of Hebrew daily prayers, written in 1734, the copyist states that he is 68 years old. He must have made a mistake about his age either in that or in the above described manuscript.

Belonged to the collection of Ets Haim Library at the end of the 19th century.

Spanish / Paper / 16,4 x 10,2 cm. / Two parts, I: [2] + 45 pp., II: [2] + 56 pp. / 12 lines to a page / Skilled italic writing / Titles written in engraved frames, cut out and pasted upon the pages / Catchwords at the bottom of each page / Modern half-linen binding.

Fuks 213. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.