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Lot #    13544
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 10:55:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die ersten Makamen aus dem Tachkemoni oder
Title (Hebrew)    Divan des Charisi nebst dessed Vorrede
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Saul Isaac Kaempf
City    Berlin
Publisher    Alexander Duncker
Publication Date    1845
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. XII, 180 pp., 215:138 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards, rubbed and split.
   R. Saul Isaac Kaempf (18181892), rabbi and orientalist. Kaempf, who was born at Lissa (Leszno), Poznania, was a disciple of R. Akiva Eger there. He later studied at the University of Halle where he was a student of Gesenius. In 1845 he became a preacher in Prague and in 1858 professor of Semitics at the University of Prague. His works include the two-volume Nichtandalusische Poesie andalusischer Dichter aus dem 11., 12. und 13. Jahrhundert (2 vols., 1858), an important pioneering contribution to the study of Hebrew poetry; a biography of R. Akiva Eger with a eulogy at his death (1838); popular German translations of the mahzor (1854) and of the siddur (1874), both following the rite of his temple in Prague (1874); Das Ruehmen Moab's, oder die Inschrift auf dem Denkmal Mesa's (1870); and collections of sermons and poetry.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica