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Lot #    12972
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:40:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Festhalten am Gesetze, Fortschritt im Geiste
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed. - Reform] Bonn, I.
City    Hamburg
Publisher    Trambirgs
Publication Date    1842
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition? iv, 5-28 pp., octavo, 185:105 mm., nice margins, light age and damp staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Reformed Judaism polemic literature. The full title is, Festhalten am Gesetze, Fortschritt im Geiste : Eine Stimme in Israels heutigen Wirren / von einem Gläubigen. (Record of the law, progress in the spirit: A voice in of Israel current period of confusions/of a Belief. Neither the authorís name nor the date is given on the title page. The catalogue of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary lists author as I. Bonn. There is a forward, (iii-iv), dated the end of January, 1842, followed by the text in a single column in Fraktur. The forward notes the religious reaction to reform, and the text begins with a a reference to a newspaper article by the renowned Dr. Phillippson (Wir beginnemmit einer Beleuchtung der Erwiderung des herrn Dr. Phillippson in der Leipziger allgemeinen Zeitung). Although the text is almost entirely in German there is occasional Hebrew.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica