The Ghetto of Venice, A History Translated by Katherine Silberblatt Wolfthal. Riccardo. Elie Wiesel Calimani, prefatory comment.

The Ghetto of Venice, A History Translated by Katherine Silberblatt Wolfthal

New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., 1987. Hardcover. xvii, 313p., illustrated with scattered b&w images, period and contemporary; hardbound in 9.5x6 inch clothbacked boards gilt and enclosed in the glossy dust jacket. Expect a touch of toning to dj and to the cloth top rim, else no indications of age or of handling: quite sound, clean and unmarked. The two doublespread endsheets offer to our view two enlargements from "Jacopo de Barbari's perspective [aerial] map of Venice (1500), detail[s] of the ghetto."

The oldest "ghetto" per se. It also survived the longest, until the nazis in 1943-44, and it remains a magical sort of strange place according to Calimani. Eli Wiesel says that of all the medieval ghettos this is the most famous, and Calimani's book about it is the best. Wiesel's introductory runs three pages.

Cat.No: 265160
ISBN: 0871314843

Price: $15.00