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    Belles Lettres
    Satire and Parody

    Portuguese songs and parodies for Purim by Samuel Mendes de Solla



    Amsterdam, copied in 1788.

    Orden de la Agada … en la Noche de Purim.

    Contents:

    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,

    p. 104.

    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. / [21] ff. (last 4 ll. blank) / Variety of lines to a page / Current and Sephardic cursive writing (autograph) / Contemporary cardboard binding.


    Fuks 316


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