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Lot #    12918
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:13:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Der Messias oder Reform der Juden
Author    [Polemic] Rabbi Assa
City    Berlin
Publisher    Friedrich Späthen
Publication Date    1805
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition? XIII, [3], 96 pp., 164:105 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth boards.
   Polemical philosophical work written with the pseudonym of the late third and early fourth century C.E., Palestinian amora Rabbi Assa. The full title is Der Messias oder Reform der Juden in religiöser und moralischer Hinsicht philosofisch und theologisch erläutert (The Messiah or reform of the Jews in regards to their religious and moral philosophy and theology. The book discusses traditional Jewish values and beliefs from an enlightenment perspective and has Christian motifs on the title page and possibly in the text. It is set in a single column in Fraktur and has occasional Hebrew in the footnotes.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica