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Lot #    13908
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 1:57:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bijbel
Title (Hebrew)    voor de Israelitsche Jeugd.
Author    [First Ed. - Bible] S. I. Mulder, tr.
City    Leyden
Publisher    Mortier
Publication Date    1849
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [5], 140 pp., 162:99 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth over boards. 2 of 17 volumes.
   Dutch translation of Kings for youngsters by Samuel Israel Mulder.

Samuel Israel Mulder was a Dutch educationist; born at Amsterdam June 20, 1792; died there Dec. 29, 1862. He was educated by his father and by David Friedrichsfeld, and then studied with his brother-in-law H. A. Wagenaar. His friends were Lehmans, Somerhausen, and Ullman, all of them members of the circle Tongeleth, who applied themselves to the study of the Hebrew language. Mulder composed at this time a Hebrew romance, "Beruria," and a psalm (see Delitzsch, "Zur Geschichte der Jüdischen Poesie," Leipsic, 1836).

Mulder was also a member of "Tot Nut en Beschaving," in the works of which many of his essays appeared. In 1812 Mulder became a Sabbath-school teacher; in 1817, a sworn translator at the tribunal; in 1835, inspector of religious schools; and in 1849, secretary of the Amsterdam congregation. From 1826 Mulder was regent (director) of the theological seminary Sa'adat Bahurim, which was reformed by him and which became in 1836 an institution subsidized by the state. Mulder was nominated its regent-secretary for life.

Mulder's reputation is chiefly due to his translation of the Bible, especially of the Pentateuch, Psalms, and Proverbs, which appeared in 1824 and has often been reprinted; it was the first translation into Dutch from the Hebrew. In collaboration with Lehmans he published (1825-31) the dictionary entitled "Nederlandsch-Hebreeuwsch Handwoordenboek" (2 vols.). In 1843 he began his "Bijbel voor de Israelietische Jeugd," which he finished in 1854 (17 vols.; translated into English by Perez of Philadelphia). Besides he published many books on the study of Hebrew, e.g.: "Chronologisch Handboekje," 1836; "Rudimenta" (a revision of Lehman), 1840; "Aardrijkskunde van het Heilig. Land," 1840; "Leesboekje," 1846; "Moreh Derek," 1861. Most of his essays and contributions to periodicals he collected in his "Verspreide Lettervruchten," 1844.

In 1843 the University of Giessen conferred upon Mulder the degree of Ph.D., and in 1860 he was decorated with the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Children’s Literature:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Dutch
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica