Reshimat sefarim. Catalogue of Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian books and manuscripts collected by Moses Teixeira de Mattos.
Ms. Acc 573
ink on paper; 21 leaves, between 29 x 19.8 cm and 42.6 x 25.7 cm.; Italian cursive Hebrew script and some Italian
(a) Finale (near Modena): elegy for Rabbi Eliezer Yehial Foa (d. 1852);
(b) Florence: two elegies for Rabbi Hananiah Elhanan Hay ha-Kohen of Reggio and Florence by
Hayim Shalem ha-Kohen; on the verso of that leaf is an elegy by Abraham Hay Castel
(c) Monselice: one elegy for Rabbi Gamliel of Monselice, and on the verso of that leaf an elegy
for Jacob Nuñes Franco;
(d) Reggio: an elegy for Rabbi Israel Berekhiah (ben Joseph Yekutiel) Fontanella of Reggio
(Emilia) (d. 1762 or 1763) by Ephraim Yehiel; an elegy on the death of Rabbi Israel Benjamin
Bassan (d. 1762), who was rabbi of Reggio, by Samuel Judah Matsliah Kohen. This collection of
five leaves also includes various drafts;
(e) Rovigo: an elegy dated 1638;
(f) Trieste: an elegy for the dayan Rabbbi Isacco Formiggini (d. 1788), a former rabbi of Turin,
by Ephraim Yehiel ben David Katz; an elegy for Ephraim Yehiel ben David Katz (d. 1809);
another elegy by Shn.Y.;
(g) 8 leaves of drafts of various unsigned elegies, the last of which is dated 1829.
Hebrew and Dutch / Paper / 25,9 x 20,1 cm. / 36 +  ff. (last 52 ff. blank) / Neat square writing.