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Lot #    13775
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 12:51:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Safrut Yisroel
Title (Hebrew)    ספרות ישראל
Author    [First Ed.] Moritz Steinschneide
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Ahisaf
Publication Date    1897
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First Hebrew edition. 434, [2] pp., 190:130 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather over boards, rubbed.
   Translated from the English, Jewish literature from the eighth to the eighteenth century with an introduction on Talmud and Midrash; a historical essay from M. Steinschneider (London 1857) by Zevi Malter. The English was a translation of the German original in Allgemeine Encyklopaedie der Wissenschaften und Kuenste herausg. von Ersch und Gruber; Section II.H-N. (Leipzig 1850).

Steinschneider's literary output was tremendous, his bibliography contains more than 1,400 items. His main lifelong interest was the study of the relationship between Jewish and general culture, especially during the medieval times. Realizing early that the preliminary requirement to carry out such a study was the thorough and scientific bibliographical recording of all the available printed and manuscript materials, Steinschneider devoted himself to the preparation of many library catalogs and subject bibliographies. In addition to his catalogs and bibliographies, he also provided general introductions to Jewish literary history and to Jewish booklore. In collecting and organizing the materials for his studies on the role of the Jews in medieval culture, his researches led him also to the study of the history of medieval philosophy, and especially that of medieval medicine, the sciences, and mathematics. His works are not only a contribution to Jewish learning but also to Arabic literature and to general medieval cultural history.

Paragraph 2    מאת פרופ. ד"ר משה שטיינשניידער. מתורגם לעברית על ידי ד"ר צבי מאלטער, עם תיקונים והוספות חדשות מאת המחבר.
   CD-EPI 0180722; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica