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Lot #    13429
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 2:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rachel: Eine biographische Novelle
Author    [Only Ed.] Der Verfasserin der 'Zwei Schwestern'
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Nies'sche Buchdruckerei (Carl B. Lorch)
Publication Date    1859
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 224 pp., 190:123 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   A biographical novel of Rachel by the author of "Zwei Schwestern" [The Jewish Encyclopedia identifies the author as Phöbus Philippson, others as Rahel Meyer, (1806-1874).] This volume is part of a series entitled: Schriften herausgegeben von Institute zur Förderung der isaelitischen Literatur Viertes Jahr: 1858/59. This society was founded by Ludwig Philippson, for the promotion of Jewish literature. The books published by the society were issued from Leipzig. On Feb. 12, 1855, an article by Ludwig Philippson appeared in the "Allg. Zeit. des Jud.," proposing the creation of a Jewish publication society. On May 1 following, the society began its active existence with a membership of twelve hundred subscribers, which increased to two thousand during the year. The annual subscription of two thalers entitled each member to the works published within the year. A committee of three, Ludwig Phillippson of Magdeburg, Adolph Jellinek of Leipzig, and Isaac Markus Jost of Frankfort-on-the-Main, selected the works for publication and awarded honoraria to the authors. In 1856, when Jellinek was called to Vienna, he was succeeded by M. A. Goldschmidt. On the death of Jost (1860) L. Herzfeld of Brunswick became a member of the committee. In 1855 the Austrian government issued a prohibition against joining the society (Frankl-Grün, "Gesch. der Juden in Kremsier," ii. 28), and Philippson was expelled from Austrian territory when he was on a tour in Milan, 1858 ("Allg. Zeit. des Jud." 1868, p. 428). The society existed for eighteen years, chiefly through the untiring efforts of its founder; and its membership reached at total of about three thousand. It published, in German, about eighty works of Jewish history, science, poetry, fiction, and biographies.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
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Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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