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Lot #    10739
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 3:02:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Twelve Hundred Questions and Answers
Author    [Binding - Fine Copy] M. H. & I. H. Myers
City    London
Publisher    J. Wertheimer
Publication Date    1845
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   iv, 132 pp., 190:118 mm., clean crisp copy, gilt edges. A fine copy bound in contemporary green morocco, tooled in blind, framed in gid, spine in compartments. Not in Roth.
   Title: Twelve Hundred Questions and Answers on the Bible, intended principally for the use of schools and young persons ... Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans ... 5605-1845.

The Occident and American Jewish Advocate (December 1846) review: "The book of the Messrs. Myers is divided into two parts, the one containing the questions, the other the answers, and is not arranged in the usual form of placing the latter beneath the former, as it was the intention of the learned authors to furnish a work where the student will have to employ diligence and care in order to make a proper and profitable use thereof. Those who have superintended the education of young people, must have been often struck with the mortifying conviction that the recitations, though, to all appearance, satisfactory, were so only through a species of fraud, which the scholars practised upon the teachers; in other words, the lessons had not been well studied, and the apparent readiness in the answers was only owing to the adroit management of the text-books, which completely deceived the instructor, who could not always watch this method of appearing better informed than the scholars actually were. Every method, therefore, which tends to compel the learner to make himself familiar with his subject, deserves the serious consideration of the schoolman; and especially is this the case in reference to Jewish works of a practical kind, of which sadly few are yet in circulation. That the book in question has been well executed, will appear from the following testimonials in its favour, and it will therefore not be necessary for us to go at length into its merits".

ďA great deal of information is conveyed in this work.ĒóRev. Dr. Adler.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Childrenís Literature:    Checked
Bindings:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
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