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Bidding Information
Lot #    13356
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:50:15 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Spruche der Vater, erstes Capitel
Title (Hebrew)    historisch beleuchtet
Author    [Only Ed. - Avot] Dr. Leopold Ginzburg
City    Berlin
Publisher    H. Itzkowski
Publication Date    1889
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 61 pp., 215:138 mm., wide margins, light age staining, old hands, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper over boards.
          
Paragraph 1    Inscribed to R. Dr. Ungerleider.
          
Detailed
Description
   Pirkei Avot with commentary. Avot became a text for recital in the synagogue, it has been reproduced and reprinted more often than any other talmudic work. It is included in editions of the traditional prayer book. Since it furnishes teachings of what the Jewish sages considered fundamental aspects of life, and because these teachings were expressed in polished epigrams, Avot has been the best known talmudic treatise among non-Jews. It has been translated into Latin, English, French, German, Italian - probably into every language the prayer book has been translated into.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica