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The private Judaica collection of Prof. Mozes Heiman Gans of Amsterdam (d.1987), with his exlibris and his handwritten note in Dutch on front fly-leaf stating that the Rembrandt etchings were originally placed against pages 5, 81, 160, 186, suggesting that the plates were removed from this particular book.
Bought by the present owner from Prof. Gans circa 1985.
The title page of the present volume and the four etchings are illustrated in Memorbook, History of Dutch Jewry from the Renaissance to 1940, Prof. M. H. Gans, Bosch & Keuning, 1977, pp. 42-43.
The Portuguese Jews of Amsterdam in the 17th Century, exhibition to mark the 300th anniversary of the inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, July 1975, nr: 27