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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
Physical
Description
   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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica