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Writings of Josephus Flavius – Frankfurt, 1581 – Woodcuts

Hochberühmten Jüdischen Geschichtschreibers Historien und Bücher: Von alten Jüdischen Geschichten zwentzig sampt einem von seinem Leben, Flavii Josephi. Frankfurt, 1581. German. A large volume, begins with "Antiquities of the Jews" which includes twenty chapters depicting the history of the Jewish people from the creation of the world until the Great Revolt (66 CE). The second part is book V of "Wars of the Jews" recounting the destruction of Jerusalem. A separate title page for the part about Jerusalem: Egesippi, des hochberühmten fürtrefflichen christlichen Geschichtschreibers, fünff Bücher, vom jüdischen Krieg und endlicher Zerstörung der herzlichen und gewaltigen Statt Jerusalem. Numerous impressive woodcuts illustrate both parts throughout text. [5], 348, [13] leaves; 177, [8] leaves, volume 34 cm. Good condition. Minor worming. Wood and vellum binding with metal clasps.

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“The Deceptions and Rituals of the Jews in Our Time” – Basel, 16th Century

Tractatus de imposturis et ceremoniis Iudaeorum nostri temporis, Conrado Husero. Basel: Pernam, [1575]. Latin.
A Christian book presenting Jewish customs and rituals in a critical and negative light. The book, bearing the pseudonym Conrad Huser, was actually written by Marcus Lombardus.
66, [1] pp. 21 cm. Good condition. Slightly faded title page. Stains. Rebound in cardboard.

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Introductiones Apotelesmaticae – Astrology and Physiognomy – Johanne of Indagine – Strassburg, 1622

Introductiones Apotelesmaticae In Physiognomiam, Complexiones hominum, Astrologiam naturalem, Naturas Planetarum, Joannis Ab Indagine. Printed by Lazari Zetzneri. Strassburg, 1622. Latin.
A 'natural' astrology book (by the author's definition) and other matters, by Johanne of Indagine (1467-1537), German astronomer and astrologer, member of the Carthusian Order. Included in the 1559 list of books banned by the Vatican for stating that the planets determine man's destiny. Woodcuts, drawings and charts demonstrating palm reading, astrological map analysis and physiognomic principles.
384 pp, 15 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Leather binding with ornate spine, worn. Ex Libris. Detached cover boards. Endpaper torn in two.

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Concordance and Book of Tiberias – Joannis Buxtorfi – Basel – 1632

Concordantiae Bibliorum Hebraicae, by Johannis Buxtorf. Basel: Ludovici König 1632.
At the end of the book appears a table of Parshiyot. Hebrew title page: "Concordance about Daniel and Ezra" (Hebrew); the table of Parshyiot ends with a colophon: "Printed in Basel under the command of the esteemed Sir Ludwig König in his home in the year of 1630" [However, the book was actually printed two years later].
The book opens with a preface in Latin by Johannes Buxtorf, the son, who completed the concordance, based on the Meir Nativ concordance by Rabbi Yitzchak Nathan.
[467] leaves.
Bound with:
Tiberias Sive Commentarius Masorethicus Triplex Historicus Didacticus, Criticus, Johannis Buxtorfi P.. Basel: Johannis König, 1665. Review of the Tiberian Masorah and its history. Hebrew and Latin. [8]; 108 pp.
41 cm. Good condition. Stains and wear. Leather binding, back binding is lacking.

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Monograph about Hebrew Grammar – Zurich, 1647

Erotematum linguae sanctae Libri duo, Johann Heinrich Hottinger. Published by Joh. Jacobi Tigury, Bodmeri (Zurich), 1647.
Composition by the theologian and philologist Johann Heinrich Hottinger, about Hebrew grammar.
[5], 200 pp, 15.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Original leather binding, detached and damaged.

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“On Hebrew Orthography” – Jonnane Buxtorf II – Basel, 1648

Tractatus de punctorum vocalium, et accentuum, in libris Veteris Testamenti Hebraicis, origine, antiquitate, & authoritate: oppositus Arcano punctationis revelato, Ludovici Cappelli, Johannis Buxtorfi Filii. Martini Wagneri Printing Press. Basel, 1658. Latin.
Jonnane Buxtorf the younger was a well-known Christian Hebraist and inherited the Hebrew Chair in the Univeristy of Basel from his father who studied the same subjects. This is a polemic book, one of several, composed after an argument with Louis Cappelli about the antiquity of niqqud.
[12] leaves, 437, [3] pp. 15 index pages are missing. 20 cm. Good-fair condition. Worming. Foxing and staining. Creases and tear to endpaper. Restored tear to title page. Vellum binding, stains.

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Two Books – Jewish-Christian Polemics – 1647-1737

Two books about Jewish-Christian polemics:
1. Disputa del christiano con l'ebreo di Melchior Palontrotti. Ad istanza di Pietro Pauolo Romaldi romano. Doue si proua chiaramente contra l'ebreo, che la riduttione temporale, che aspetta fù adempita nella liberatione di Babilonia [ dispute between a Christian and a Jew]. Girolamo Barberi Printing Press, Rome, 1647. Italian.
27, [1] (i.e. 37, [1]) pp, 20 cm. one leave lacking. Fair condition. Worming. Open tears. Adhesive tape. New binding.
2. Gespräch in dem Reiche der Todten über die Bibel und Talmud zwischen Dr. Luther und Raschi, [conversation in the kingdom of the dead about the Bible and the Talmud between Dr. (Martin) Luther and Rashi]. Schwabach: Johann Jacob Enderes, 1737-1738. German and some Hebrew. Frontispiece engraving of Rashi and Luther. Parts 1-2.
14; 88 pp + [1] engraving, 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Worming. Damaged binding. Tears to spine.

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Tiberias Commentarius – Johann Buxtorf – Basek, 1665

Tiberias, sive Commentarius Masorethicus triplex: historicus, didacticus criticus, ad illustrationem operis Biblici Basiliensis conscriptus, quo primùm historia Masoretharum tiberiensium, Johannis Buxtorfi P. Joh. Jacobi Deckeri Printing Press. Basel, 1665. Latin.
A book by the Christian Hebraist Johanne Buxtorf (1564-1629), one of the first Christian scholars to study Judaism. The book studies the Tiberian Masorah from three aspects, details the changes introduced by Buxtorf into the version of the Bible which he published several years earlier and justifies them in light of Masorah.
[12] leaves, 430 pp, 20.5 cm. Wide margins. Good condition. Foxing. Rebound.

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Republic of the Hebrews – Petrus Cunaeus – Engravings – 1682-1735

De republyk der hebreen, of de Gemeenebest der Joden. Handelende van de bedieninge des tempels; zoo die was in de daagen van de Zaligmaaker en korts voor de verstooringe van Jerusalem, Petrus Cunaeus. Four volumes: part one, published by Wilhelm Goeree. Amsterdam, 1682. Part two and part three, published by Wilhelm Goeree. Amsterdam, 1683. Part four, published by Jan Roman. Amsterdam, 1735. Dutch.

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“History of Saint Peter” – Ludovico De Dieu – Leiden, 1693

Historia s. Petri persice conscripta, simulque multis modis contaminata. Latine reddita, & brevibus animadversionibus notate [history of Saint Peter, a composition in Persian translated into Latin with comments] by Ludovico De Dieu. Leiden (Holland): Ex Officina Elseviriana printing press, 1693. Persian and Latin.
A composition in two parts by Jerome Xavier, translated into Persian according to a request by Akbar (Mughal Emperor in India), [in 1602].
Offered here is a later edition of the second part by Ludovico De Dieu, which contains the original text in Persian with the Latin translation, page facing page.
Ludovico De Die (1590-1642), a priest and an orientalist, edited this composition, translated it and added in the margins some grammatical comments about the Persian text. Titles on title page are woodcuts in black and red ink.
Included in this edition is an additional part about the basic principles of Persian Grammar by Ludovico De Dieu. His work was the first Persian grammar book ever published in Europe.
[4] leaves, 144 pp, 18.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Rebound.

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Collection of Orders, Decrees and Manifests – Engravings of Coins – Germany, 1693-1790

Seven manifests and decrees concerning various subjects issued by German emperors for their subjects from the years 1693 to 1767. Among the decrees – one that deals with coins and features engravings of many coins in engraving plates; a manifest announcing the coronation of an emperor and a decree which concerns Frankfurt Jewry.
[12] leaves; [4] leaves, 6, VII-VIII engraving plates; [5] leaves; [13] leaves; [5] leaves; [11] leaves; [2] leaves, approx. 32 cm. Six manifests are bound together. Condition varies. Restored tears. Significant foxing.

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Synagoga Judaica – Anti-Semitic Book – Germany, early 17th century

Synagoga Judaica, by Johann Buxtorf. Henau: Haeredum Guilielmi Antonii, 1614. Latin.
An important book composed by the Hebraist and scholar Johann Buxtorf (1564-1629). Buxtorf accurately documented customs, prayers and way of life of Ashkenazi Jews. Although the book's tone is explicitly anti-Semitic, it is considered a milestone in the study of the Jewish religion and even Jews of the period used it often enough.
13.5 cm. [1] 644 [should be 624], [60] pp. Good-fair condition. Vellum binding (of the period). Worming, creases and stains. Ownership ink stamp and inscription in pen on the inner side of front binding. Labels on spine.

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Document About Rights of Jews – Europe, Late 17th – early 18th century

Pro Hebraeis Possidentibus Stabilia. Facti et Iuris [Possession rights of Jews. Facts and Jurisdiction], a document dealing with rights of Jews. Author and printer are unknown. [Italy, 1700?]. Latin.

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Hilchot Bikurim – Rambam – Hebrew-Latin Edition – Leiden, 1702

[1], 25 pp. Good-fair condition. Stains and creases. New binding with vellum spine.

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Monograph about Jews – Johann Christoph Wagenseil – Leipzig, 1705

Benachrichtigungen Wegen einiger die Judenschafft angehenden wichtigen Sachen, D. Joh. Christoph. Wagenseil. Published by Johann Heinichens Wittwe. Leipzig, 1701. German.
Johann Christoph Wagenseil (1633-1705) was a German theologian and Hebraist who was deeply involved with the question of Jews and Judaism. He gathered proof about the negative attitude of Judaism towards Christianity and asked the authorities to restrain Jews from mocking Jesus, but was opposed to forcible conversion to Christianity and believed conversion should be voluntary.
220 pp, 18 cm. Fair condition. Foxing. Uneven leaf cutting. Wear to edges of leaves. New binding.

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Considerazioni di Biagio Garofalo – Rome, 1712

Considerazioni di Biagio Garofalo intorno alla poesia degli Ebrei e dei Greci, Biagio Garofalo, Francesco Gonzaga printing press, 1712. Italian. 2 parts bound together.
Composition analyzing the Greek poetry and the Jewish poetry using themes from Spinoza.
XVI, 61, [1], 63, [1] pp, 23 cm, good-fair condition. Stains, slight damage to binding, vellum binding.

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Rashi Commentary Translated into Latin – Two Volumes – Johan Friederich Breithaupt – Gotha, 1710, 1713

* R. Salomonis Jarchi, Commentarius Hebraicus in Pentateuchum Mosis, Joh. Friederico Breithaupto. Published by Typis Reyherianis. Gotha, 1710.
* R. Salomonis Jarchi Commentarius hebraicus, Rash"i dicti, Commentarius Hebraicus in Prophetas Maiores et minores, ut et in Hiobum et Psalmos, Joh. Friederico Breithaupto. Published by Typis Reyherianis. Gotha, 1713.
Latin. Two volumes out of three.
Rashi's commentary on the Torah, first and last prophets, psalms and Job, translated into Latin. This is the first Latin translation of Rashi's commentary. Two volumes. Author's engraved portrait appears at the beginning of volume I. Vellum binding.
1st volume: [11] leaves, 1532, [32] pp, [1] engraved plate. 2nd volume: [4] leaves, 1027 + 166 + 299, [2] pp, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. Age-related stains, foxing. Worming. Some tears at margins of leaves.

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Pictures from the Turkish Sultan Court –Book with Dozens of Portraits – Engravings – Nuremberg, 1721

"Wahreste und neueste Abbildung des türckischen Hofes" [pictures from the Turkish Sultan Court], by Charles de Ferriol. 54 copper engravings by Johann Christoph Weigel. Nuremberg: Christoph Weigel, 1721. German. A book written following the mission of the French Ambassador Charles de Ferriol (1652-1722) to Turkey, surveying tens of personalities accompanied by engravings and commentaries. 54 engravings, titled and signed C."Weigel exe". [16], 103 pp + 52 engraving plates and [2] folding engraving plates. One engraving is most probably lacking. Fair-good condition. Slight creases and tears. Some engravings are detached. Inscription with crayon on title page. Ex Libris on inner front cover and ownership ink stamps on margins of engravings. Perforation stamp on title page. Old and worn binding.

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Three Compositions – Bernard Picart and Josephus Flavius – Engravings – Original Leather Bindings

Three compositions accompanied by engravings. Amsterdam, 1726-1732:
* Naaukeurige Beschryving Der Uitwendige Godtsdienst-Pflichten, Tempel-Zeden En Gewoontens Van Alle Volkeren Der Waereldt, Bernard Picard [Religious duties, manners and customs of all the nations of the world]. Joint publication: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague: Uytwerf Beman Alberts, 1729. Dutch.
The study was originally written in French; this is the fourth-fifth volume out of the Dutch translation accompanied by 58 engraving plates and a dozen folding plates by French master engraver Bernard Picart.
[1] leaf, 424, [31] pp; [4] leaves, 368 pp, 40 cm.
* Vervolg op Flavius Josephus; of algemene historie der joodsche naatsie, behelzende ene uitvoerige beschryving van derzelver regerings-vorm, godtsdienst, gezinten en plegtigheden…, Jakob Basnage. Amsterdam, 1726-1727. Dutch.
Writings of Josephus Flavius, edition in two volumes with several engravings. A large engraving and two portraits of Jakob Basnage preceding the title page of the first volume. [23] leaves, 7+658 pp + [4] engraving plates; [3] leaves, 659-1940 pp, 39.5 cm.
* Alle de werken van Flavius Josephus, behelzende twintig boeken van de Joodsche oudheden, het verhaal van zyn eygen leeven, de histori van den oorlóg der Jooden tegen de Romeynen, de twee boeken tegen Apion, en de beschryvinge van den marteldoodt der Machabeen. Waarby komt het gezantschap van Philo aan den keyzer Kaligula. Amsterdam: Marten Schagen, 1732. Dutch.
A large volume compiling two parts with some of Josephus Flavius writings: "Antiquities of the Jews", "Wars of the Jews" and "Against Apion" ("Antiquities of the Jewish People"). Accompanied by numerous engravings throughout the book and nine engraving plates, among them five double engraving plates of Map of Eretz Israel and the vicinity, the Temple, Jerusalem and the Destruction of the Temple.
[42], 790, [26], 112, [11] pp + [4] engraving plates and [5] folding plates, 39.5 cm.
4 books. Good overall condition. Original leather bindings.

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Thesis – Nuremberg University, 1726

D. Michaelis Frider. Lochneri, Furthensis, De reservato imperatoris exigendi aurum coronarium a Judaeis etiam in aliorum statuum imperii terris degentibus = Von der Juden Cronen-Steuer oder güldnen Opffer-Pfennig, Michael Friedrich Lochner. Published by Impensis Stephani Grebneri, Altdorf, 1750. Latin.
The composition concerns the poll tax imposed by German emperors on their Jewish subjects.
46 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Dark paper. Some wear to margins of first leaves. Rebound.

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“History of Jews” – Humphrey Prideaux – Amsterdam, 1731

Het oude en Niewe Verbond aen een geschakelt in de geschiedenissen der Joden en der aengrenzende volkeren, sedert het verval der koningryken van Israel en Juda tot de komst van Jezus Kristus [History of Jews as is manifest in the Bible and in the New Testament from the days of King Solomon until the appearance of Christianity]. By Humphrey Prideaux. Published by Isaak Tirion, Amsterdam, 1731. Dutch. Second edition.
With eight engraved plates: frontispiece engraving, six folding maps and additional folding plate with a plan of the Temple. Numerous initials. Two additional engravings on the title page and within the text.
[2] leaves, xxii, 1552 columns, [20] leaves + [1] engraving plate, [7] folding engraving plates, 40 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Creases. Original leather binding with tears and damage.

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“Religious Duties, Manners and Customs of all the Nations of the World” – Engravings by Bernard Picart – Sixth Volume – Netherlands, 1738

Naaukeurige Beschryving Der Uitwendige Godtsdienst-Pflichten, Kerk-Zeden En Gewoontens Van Alle Volkeren Der Waereldt, Bernard Picard. Joint publication by: Uytwerf Beman Alberts, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, 1738. Dutch.
The original monograph was written in French. This is the sixth volume of the Dutch edition which was printed in six volumes, with 38 engraving plates by the French engraver Bernard Picart. Chapter discussing Judaism and Jews in the end.
[7], 340, [2] pp; [1], 317, [42] pp + [38] engraved plates, 40 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Original leather binding, tears and damage.

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Study about Laws and Rights of Jews in Germany – Nuremberg, 1741

Tractatus de juribus Judaeorum, Von Recht der Juden by Johann Jodicus Beck. Nuremberg: Johann Georg Lochner, 1741. German.
A comprehensive study concerning laws and rights of Jews in Germany: criminal law, contracts, civil laws, inheritance laws and more. This composition, refering to both the German legislative system and to the Halachic laws, was written so as to serve as a guide for readers, and encourage tolerance towards the Jewish community through teaching and explaining the Halachic laws.
A fine frontispiece engraving, divided into four scenes depicting a wedding, writing a will, commerce and execution by hanging. [1] engraving-plate; [10], 599 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains, foxing. Original vellum binding, damage.

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Abstract from Selichoth – Anti-Semitic Composition – Germany, 1745

Kurzer Auszug aus denen Selichoth oder Judischen Bus-Gebeten, d.i. Sammlung von denen Lasterungen, die sich in diesen Gebeten befinden, und wodurch die Ehre Jesu Christi verachtet, und der Christliche Glaube verspottet wird, aus einem gerechten Eifer fur die Ehre Jesu Christi, und aus Eherbietung fur die christliche Religion, Christian Wilhelm Christlieb. Publisher not indicated. Place of publishing not indicated. 1745. German.
Anti-Semitic composition meant to prove how Jews curse Jesus and his believers in their prayers and how they bypass the restrictions of censorship through use of code words such as "Akum" and "Edom". The composition surveys the Selichot and their meaning in short and cites some passages.
[24] leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Rebound.

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“Jewish History” – Ludwig Holberg – Altona and Flensburg, 1747 – Two Parts

Jüdische Geschichte von der Erschaffung der Welt bis auf gegenwärtige Zeiten. Aus dem Dänischen ins Deutsche übersetzt von Georg August Detharding [Jewish history from the creation to the present day] / Jüdische Geschichte von der unumschränkten Regierung der Makkabäer, bis auf gegenwärtige Zeiten [Jewish history from the days of the Maccabees until the current day], by Herrn Ludwig Holberg. Published by Gebrüder Korte, Altona and Flensburg, 1747. German. Two volumes.
Scholarly work by Danish author and historian Ludwig Holberg, about Jewish history from the creation of the world until the author's days. With engravings on title pages of both parts, as well as a frontispiece engraved portrait of the author, in the first part. Translated from Danish into German by Georg August Detharding.
Two volumes. Volume 1: [1] engraving-plate, [13] leaves, 714 pp. Volume 2: [6] leaves, 719 pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Original binding with leather spine. Damage to binding and to spine. Front cover board detached.

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Book about Latin Manuscripts – Bologna, 1756

Arte di conoscere l'età de' codici Latini, e Italiani, Giovanni Crisostomo Trombelli. Bologna: Girolamo Corciolani, ed Eredi Colli a S. Tommaso d' Aquino, 1756.
A composition by the scholar Giovanni Crisostomo Trombelli, about the historic development and the Paleography of Latin manuscripts. Examples and two plate-sheets at the end of the book. Some of the characters on the title page are printed in red ink.
Xii, 116 pp, 2 folding plates. 24.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains. Damp stains throughout the book. Several detached leaves. Binding with ancient leather spine, damaged and partly detached. Lack to spine.

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Mishnayot in German – Complete Set in Two Volumes, 1760-1763

Mischnah oder Der Text des Talmuds, Mishnayot. Translation into German and commentary by Johann Jacob Rabe. Two volumes. Onolzbach, 1760-1763.
Volume A: Zera'im, Moed, Nashim. 6 leaves, 268 pp, 8 leaves, 294 pp, 3 leaves, 250 pp, 2 leaves.
Volume B: Nezikin, Kodashim, Taharot. 4 leaves, 306 pp, 4 leaves, 294 pp, 3 leaves, 420 pp.
In tractate Eduyot in the second volume appears an engraved map of Jerusalem.
2 volumes, 24.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Wear, worming. Stains. Several detached leaves. Damage to bindings.

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Washing and Threshing in the Days of Yore – Engravings – Leipzig, 1763

Triturae et Fulloniae Antiquitates, Christiani Schoetgenii. Leipzig: Ioh. Mich. Lud. Teubneri, 1763. Latin and some Hebrew.
Monograph about threshing and washing in ancient times by the German theologian and Hebraist, Johann Christian Schöttgen (1678-1751). References from the bible cited in Hebrew. Accompanied by engravings depicting threshing and the Saponaria plant.
[4] leaves, 158 pp, [5] leaves + [4] engraving plates, three of which are folding, 16 cm. Good condition. Tear to title page. Restored tear in unmatching color to second title page. Inscriptions in pencil, late paper binding. Partly torn spine.

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Chronologia Sacra – Chronology by the Bible – Konstanz, 1771

Chronologia Sacra Oder Kurzer Auszug aus der ganzen Heiligen Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments: nach der Zeitrechnung, wie sich alles in einem Zeitverlaufe von 4071 Jahren, das ist: von Erschaffung der Welt an bis auf Christi Jesu Tod, und von dessen Himmelfahrt bis zu dem Tod beeder heiligen Apostel Petrus und Paulus zugetragen, Gervasio Bulfer. Konstanz: Jakob Friedrich Bez, 1771.
A composition in German by Gervasio Bulfer about Christian chronology according to the Bible and the New Testament. Most of the leaves in the books are arranged in two columns from top of the leaf to the bottom with the count of years according to different calendars and the events which occurred in each year.
[3] leaves, 307, [1] pp, [12] leaves + [3] folding plates. 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worming to title page and to several additional ones. Original leather binding.
Not listed in NLI records.

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In Praise of Folly – Erasmus – Basel, 1780

Lob der narrheit, Erasmus von Rotterdam. Published by Johann Jacob Thurneysen, jünger. Basel, 1780. German.
German translation of the satiric composition "In Praise of Folly" by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, in which he criticizes the Catholic Church, with eighty-three woodcuts and a frontispiece engraving of Erasmus's portrait after a painting by Hans Holbein.
[1] engraved plate, [14] leaves, 396 pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Stains and foxing. Damp stains. Rebound.

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First Monograph on the Subject of Hebrew Incunabula – Germany, 1778

De Hebraicae typographiae origine ac primitiis seu antiquis ac rarissimis Hebraicorum librorum editionibus saeculi XV disquisitio historico-critica, Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi. Erlangen: Schleich, 1778. Latin. Second edition.
First monograph written on Hebrew incunabula. The author, Giovanni Bernardo De Rossi (1742-1831), was an Italian Hebraist and a professor of Oriental languages at the University of Parma. The book was first published in Parma in 1776. This is its second edition, published two years later in Germany.
141 pp., 17 cm. Good condition. New binding.

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Samaritan-Hebrew Coins – Two Volumes – Spain, 1781-1790

1. Franc. Perezii Bayerii, De nvmis hebraeo-samaritanis.
2. Franc. Perezii Bayerii Numorum hebraeo-samaritanorum vindiciae. Valencia: Benedicti Monfort / Officina Monfortiana, 1781, 1790. Latin.
Two-volume book by Francisco Pérez Bayer, eighteenth-century Spanish philologist, jurist and writer, on Samaritan-Hebrew coins. Engraved plates and engravings in-text. Red gilt-tooled leather bindings with 1st baronet Sir Richard Borough's coat-of-arms.
1st volume: [8] leaves, 245, XXI, 12 pp.+ [12] plates. 2nd volume: [6] leaves, 210, XXIV, 10 pp. + [5] plates, 29 cm. Good condition. Wear to bindings and foxing.

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Zerstreute Aufsätze – Emnauel Kant – Germany, 1793

Zerstreute Aufsätze, Herrn Professor Kant. Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1793. German. First edition.
Anthology of essays by philosopher Emnauel Kant.
[2] leaves, 220 pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Worn edges to binding. Torn spine.

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Customs of Jewish Women – Engravings – Amsterdam, 1809

Die Hebräerin am Putztische und Als Braut, A. Th. Hartmann. Amsterdam: Kunst- und Industrie Comptoir, 1809. German. Volume two.
"The Jewish Woman at the Toilet-table, and as Bride", a monograph about customs of Jewish women and Jewish brides, by the German orientalist and theologian Anton Theodor Hartmann. Accompanied by seven engravings depicting women's dresses and jewelry from the east.
[2] leaves, 538 pp, [1] leaf, + [7] engraving plates, numbered 2 to 8, 15.5 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Leather spine and corners to binding.

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“Jews in France, Spain and Italy” – Two Books – Paris

Two books about Jewish history and Jews in France, Spain and Italy. French.
1. Three books bound together:
* État des juifs en France, en Espagne et en Italie, depuis le commencement du cinquième siècle de l'ère vulgaire jusqu'a la fin du seizième, sous les divers rapports du droit civil, du commerce et de la littérature. [Jews in France, Spain and Italy, since the 5th century until the end of the 16th century, study of various subjects, civil rights, commerce and literature], by Charles-Joseph Bail. Paris: Alexis Aymery, 1823.
xi, [1], 203 pp, [1] leaf.
* Histoire des Juifs depuis la Destruction de Jerusalem jusqu'a ce Jour, Charles Malo. Paris: Leroux, 1826. French.
viii, 548 pp.
* -Mémoires sur l'état des Israélites dédiés et présentés a leurs Majestés Impériales et Royales, réunies au Congrès d'Aix-la-Chapelle, [Bertram Lavigne]. Paris: De l'Imprimérie de Firmin Didot, 1819.
78, [1] pp.
20 cm. Good condition. Stains. damage to binding.
2. Les Juifs en France, en Italie et en Espagne, recherches sur leur état depuis leur dispersion jusqu'à nos jours sous le rapport de la législation, de la littérature et du commerce [Jews in France, Spain and Italy since their dispersion until our days, study of legislations, literature and commerce]. By [Jassuda] Bédarride. Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1867. Bound with dust jacket, dated 1860.
[2], viii, 612, [1] pp, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. New binding.

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Quran – German Translation – Halle, 1828

Der Koran oder, Das Gesetz der Moslemen durch Muhammed den sohn Abdallahs, German translation of the Quran by Samuel Friedrich Gunther. Halle, 1828.
xcvi, 784 pp + [1] folding plate, 21 cm. Good condition.

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Gallerie der ausgezeichnetsten Israeliten aller Jahrhunderte –Stuttgart – 1835

Gallerie der ausgezeichnetsten Israeliten aller Jahrhunderte, by Eugen Grafen Breza and Richard Otto Spazier. Stuttgart: Fr. Brodhag'sche Buchhandlung. 1835.
Biographies of famous Jews, including Moses Mendelssohn, Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeschitz, Spinoza, Heinrich Heine. Eleven portrait-plates of the different personalities such as Rabbi Jonathan Eibeschitz, Spinoza, and Rehoboam King of Juda.
126 pp + [11] portrait-plates. 28 cm. Good condition. Wear. Stains.

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Composition about Emancipation of Jews – Quedlinburg-Leipzig, 1836

Die Emancipation der Juden ein Nachtrag zu meiner Schrift, Einsetzung der Bekenner des jüdischen Glaubens in die Rechte der Menschheit [emancipation of Jews, composition written as a supplement to a previous book by the author], by E.C. von Gortz, Quedlinburg – Leipzig: Gottfr. Basse, 1836.
Vi, [2], 88 pp. 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Some dark pages. Rebound.

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Report on Experiments on Gunpowder – Alfred Mordecai – Washington, 1845

Report on the Experiment on Gunpowder Made at Washington Arsenal in 1843 and 1844, Captain Alfred Mordecai. Published by J. and G. S. Gideon.
Military report on experiments with gunpowder at the Washington arsenal. Alfred Mordechai was a Jewish officer in the US army, commander of the central military arms arsenal in Washington and of the first to systematically and scientifically develop arms in the US army. Mordechai, who was born in North Carolina, retired from the army when the Civil War broke out.
viii, 328 pp, IV plates with technical drawings, two out of which are double. Good condition, foxing. Worn corners to binding, spine detached on one side and partly missing.

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Six Books by Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch – Germany, 1841-1910

Six books by Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, some are early editions.
* Jüdische Anmerkungen zu den Bemerkungen eines Protestanten über die Confession der 22 Bremischen Pastoren. Published by Gerhard Stalling. Oldenburg, 1841. German.
* Zweite Mittheilungen aus einem Briefwechsel über die Neueste Jüdische Literatur. Published by Johann Friedrich Hammerich. Altona, 1844. German.
* Offener Brief an Se. Ehrwürden Herrn Distrikts-Rabbiner S. B. Bamberger in Würzburg. Published by S. Kauffmann. Frankfurt, 1877. German.
* Über die Beziehung des Talmuds zum Judenthum und zu der sozialen Stellung seiner Bekenner. Published by J. Kauffmann. Frankfurt, 1884. German.
* Der Jüdische Sabbath. Published by S. Kauffmann. Frankfurt, 1908. German.
* Unsere Aufgabe. Published by J. Kauffmann. Frankfurt, [1910]. German.
Size and condition vary.

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Three Polemic Booklets Concerning Secession of Jewish Congregations in Germany, Late 19th century

1. Der austritt aus der gemeinde, by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch. Frankfurt am Main, 1876. German.
First edition of the pamphlet in which Rabbi Hirsch published his well-known concept supporting separation between orthodox and reform congregations. Rabbi Bamberger opposed decisively Hirsch's attitude and instructed his disciples to adhere to the general congregations as long as the religious needs of the orthodox are answered.
19 pp. fair-good condition. Loose leaves.
2. Two publications by Rabbi Yitzhak Dov Bamberger, written in response to Rabbi Hirsch's stance regarding separation of the Orthodox community from the Reform community. Rabbi Bamberger was a firm oppose of Rabbi Hirsch's approach and instructed his followers to remain members of the general communities as long as they are given freedom of religion.
* Offener Brief an Sr. Ehrwürden Herrn Distrikts-Rabbiner S.B. Bamberger in Würzburg, by Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger. Frankfurt am Main, 1877. German.
1-22, 27-28 leaves. 4 leaves are lacking (23-26). Fair condition. Detached leaves. Tears not affecting text. Wear.
* Offene Antwort des Distrikts-Rabbiners Seeligmann Baer Bamberger, by Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger. Wuerzburg, 1877. German.
27 leaves. Fair-poor condition. Detached leaves. Tears affecting text. Wear.

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Sefer Atzat Shalom – Leipzig, 1867 – Reform Publication

Atzat Shalom, Der Rath des Heils:‎ eine Mitgabe für das ganze Leben an den israelitischen Confirmanden (Bar Mizwah) und die israelitische oder beim Anstritt and ser Schule, Dr. Ludwig Philippson. Published by Baumgärtner. Leipzig, 1867. German. Dr. Ludwig Philippson was a reform rabbi, founder and editor of a Jewish paper, translator of the Bible into German and author of religious philosophic books and historic novels. This book is a guide book in German for a Bar-Mitzvah boy. [3] leaves, 303 [1[ pp. 18.5 cm. Good condition. Title with color illustration in lithographic printing and a frontispiece engraving. Foxing. Gilt edges. Original binding, with gilded decorations. Slight wear to binding.

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“Sefer Yetzirah” – English – New-York, 1877

"Sefer Yetzirah": a book on creation, or, The Jewish Metaphysics of Remote Antiquity, Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch. New-York: L.H. Frank & Co., 1877. Hebrew and English. Bound with: A sketch of the Talmud: the world renowned collection of Jewish traditions, Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch. New-York: L.H. Frank & Co., 1877. English. Two books by Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch: Sefer Yetzirah is the first Jewish book to deal with Metaphysics (Torat HaSod). Attributed to Abraham the Patriarch and discussing the secrets of creation. This is the first English translation, by the reform rabbi Dr. Isidor Kalisch. Bound with the book "A Sketch of the Talmud", also by Dr. Isidor Kalisch – short composition about Talmud and its importance, with passages from the Talmud. 57 pp; 38 pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, age-stains. Detached end papers. Gilt edges. Original binding with some wear.

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Facsimiles of Hebrew Manuscripts – Oxford, 1886

Facsimiles of Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, illustrating the various forms of rabbinical characters, with transcription by Adolf Neubauer. Printed by Clarendon, Oxford, 1886.
Portfolio with 40 facsimile plates of Hebrew manuscripts in the Bodleian Library with an introduction and 40 transcription plates by Adolf (Abraham) Neubauer (1831-1907), orientalist, bibliographer and librarian, served as deputy manager of the Bodleian Library.
[2] leaves + [XL] facsimile plates, [XL] transcription plates, 51X38 cm. Good-fair condition. Foxing. Wear at margins of plates. Damage to portfolio.

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Moritz Steinschneider – Hebrew Translation of the Middle Ages and Jews as Translators – Berlin, 1893

Die hebraeischen Uebersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher. Ein Beitrag zur Literaturgeschichte des Mittelalters, meist nach handschriftlichen Quellen, Moritz Steinschneider. Berlin: Kommissionsverlag des Bibliographischen Bureaus, 1893.
Limited edition of 300 copies.
Comprehensive monograph by bibliographer Moritz Steinschneider about Hebrew translations in the middle Ages and about Jews as translators.
xxxiv, 1077 leaves. 25 cm. Good condition. Slight staining. Inscriptions on endpaper and on title page. Original binding.

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Babel and the Bible – Anthology of Writings

Collection of essays and publications concerning Assyriology and "Babel and the Bible". [Europe], 1894-1905. A volume with about 11 essays and publications bound together. Some were delivered as lectures and were printed afterwards. The essays concern assyriology and the culture of Babel and the Bible. Most essays refer to the series of publications by Assyriology scholar Friedrich Delitzsch – "Babel and the Bible", in which he claimed that the source of the Book of Genesis is found in ancient Babylonian myths. These publications led to polemic reactions on the part of scholars, rabbis and theologians. Among the essays is one composed by Delitzsch himself. 11 essays bound together. Average size: 23 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Damage to binding.

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Illuminated Bibles – Facsimiles in Color – London, 1901

Hebrew Illuminated Bibles of the IXth and Xth Centuries: (Codices or. Gaster, nos. 150 and 151); and a Samaritan scroll of the law of the XIth century (codex or. Gaster, no. 350). Together with eight plates of facsimiles of these manuscripts and of fragments from the Geniza in Egypt, published for the first time, M. Gaster. Published by Harisson and Sons, London, 1901. English.
The book focuses on the historic and artistic aspects of illuminated manuscripts of the bible from the ninth and tenth centuries and fragments from the Cairo Genizah. Eight color facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts of the bible and of a Samaritan bible appear at the end of the book.
52 pp, VIII facsimiles (two double-page facsimiles), 35.5 cm. Wide margins. Good condition. Foxing and age-related stains. Stained binding, spine slightly unraveled.

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Bibliographic Index – Moïse Schwab – 1914-1923

Répertoire des articles relatifs à l'histoire et à la littérature juives, parus. Published by P. Geuthner. Paris, 1914-1923.
A bibliography book with a detailed record of Hebrew publications between the years 1665 until 1900.
[1] leaf, VI, 539 pp, 25 cm. Very good condition. Wear to lower edges of leaves. One partly unopened sheet.

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