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Lot #    13746
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 12:36:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Unterricht in der mosaischen Religion fuer die
Title (Hebrew)    israelitische Jugend beiderlei Geschlechts
Author    [Reform - First Ed.] Joseph Johlson
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    Gebrudern Wilmans
Publication Date    1819
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second and enlarged edition. XXIV, 221, [3] pp., 186:110 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, stamps, plates. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper over boards.
   Partial first edition by Joseph Johlson (Asher ben Joseph Fulda), German Bible translator and writer on educational topics; born in 1777 at Fulda; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main June 13, 1851. He was sometimes called "Fulda," after his native place, where his father was acting rabbi. In 1813 he was called to Frankfort as teacher at the Philanthropin, the recently founded Jewish school. He introduced systematic religious instruction, and in 1814, devotional exercises in connection with the school. He published the Twelve Minor Prophets, Carlsruhe, 1827, and "Die Heiligen Schriften der Israeliten: Nach dem Masoretischen Texte Wortgetreu Uebersetzt" (Genesis to Kings, 1831-36). Johlson's chief work was "Alume Yosef," an elementary book for Jewish schools, consisting of: (a) "Shoroshe ha-Dat," lessons in the Mosaic religion, 1814 (4th ed. 1840); (b) "Shire Yeshurun," Hebrew hymn-book, 1816 (4th ed., containing 600 hymns, 1840); (c) "Toledot Avot," a chronologically arranged Bible history, 1820 (2d ed., 1839). He wrote also: "Yesod ha-Lashon," a Hebrew grammar for schools (1833); "'Erek Millin," a Biblical Hebrew dictionary, with the corresponding synonyms, 1840; and, under the pen-name "Bar Amittai," "Ueber die Beschneidung in Historischer und Dogmatischer Hinsicht" (1843). Several letters addressed by him to L. Zunz have been published by S. Maybaum in the twelfth report of the "Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin." Reference Description
   Allg. Zeit. des Jud. xv. 357; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 99; JE
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica