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Lot #    13491
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:29:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Klänge aus dem Morgenlande
Author    [Only Ed.] Salomon Lewnsohn
City    Posen
Publication Date    1859
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [6], 76 pp., octavo, 178:110 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Vignettes of Jewish life in Erez Israel (Palestine) from Salomon Lewnsohn. The full title is Klänge aus dem Morgenlande enthaltend Schilderungen über Sittenzustände, historische Denkwürdigekeiten, Lebensweise und Gebräuche . . ., that is, Sounds from the morning country, containing descriptions of custom, historical sights, ways of life and customs, related to Palestine. The verso of the title page has a note concerning the translationof the book into English and French, followed by a dedication to the authorís oldest brother, Abraham Lewnsohm, rabbi in Peistreicscham and author a book on minhagim *Berlin, 1846), and to his youngest brother, Louis Lewnsohn, rabbi and preacher in Stockhom and also author of several works. There is a forward from the author, and then the text in a single column in Fraktur with occasional Hebrew. The text is accompanied by numerous footnotes. Klänge aus dem Morgenlande is divided into the following ten chapters, Ein Brief aus Zefat (a letter from Safed), Jerusalem, Hebron, Zefat (Safed), Tiberia, Palästinische Katakomben (Palestinian catacombs), Die Doppelhöle der Patriarchen (the cave of Machpelah), Die Königsgraft, Die Ruinen des Tempels (the Temple ruins), Klänge der Natur oder Perek Schirah (Sounds of nature or Perek Shirah).
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica