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VITA DELLA VOLTA (SOLOMON ḤAYYIM):

Italian physician and Hebraist; born Sept. 24, 1772; died March 29, 1853; flourished in Mantua. He was the owner of a large Hebrew library, which, together with its 131 manuscripts, came into the possession of Marco Mortara. Vita della Volta was a contributor to the periodical "Kerem Ḥemed." A letter from I. S. Reggio to Della Volta appeared in "Oẓar Neḥmad" (iii. 25-27).

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2709;
  • Kerem Ḥemed, passim.
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