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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 25

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 26

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 27

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 28

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 29

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 30

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 31

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 32

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 33

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 34

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 35

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 36

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 37

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 38

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 39

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 40

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 41

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 42

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 43

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 44

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 45

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 46

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 47

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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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Auction Online 6 Lot Number 48

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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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