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Lot #    13591
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:19:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kirchliche Verfassung der heutigen Juden
Title (Hebrew)    sonderlich derer in Deutschland
Author    [First Ed.] Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz
City    Frankfurt - Leipzig - Erlangen - Coburg
Publisher    Widow of Johann Friedrich Becker
Publication Date    1748-49
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 622 ff., 220:180 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps, plates, title in read and black ink. A very good copy bound in contemporary half velum and marbled paper over boards, recent leather spine.
Paragraph 1    The R. Max D. Klein; Jewish Theological Institute (JTS) copy.
   Description of contemporary Jewish customs in Germany in the mid-18th century, faithfully and without prejudice. The work remains an important historical source for Jewish life in Germany for the period. The book is rich in engravings depicting subjects drawn from contemporary Jewish life in Germany. Some of these engravings were taken from B. Picart's Ceremonies et cobtumes religieuses de tous les peuples (172337), the majority were drawn for this edition.

Johann Christoph Georg Bodenschatz (17171797), German Protestant theologian. Born in Hof, Bavaria, Bodenschatz received his early education at Gera, where through his teacher Schleusner he became interested in biblical and oriental subjects, later studying oriental languages at the University of Jena. He entered the church, became vicar at Uttenreuth, and in 1780 superintendent at Baiersdorf.

   Furst I, p.124; EJ
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
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Language:    German
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