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Lot #    16797
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Segulot Ba'alei Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    סגולות בעלי חיים ואותותם
Author    [Haskalah] Dr. Solomon Rubin
City    Cracow
Publisher    Joseph Fisher
Publication Date    1900-01
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 72 pp., 152:110 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
          
Detailed
Description
   Dr. Solomon Rubin (1823–1910), Hebrew writer, was born in Dolina, Galicia, Rubin was one of the most prolific writers of the Haskalah period; his main subjects were general and Jewish folklore, customs, superstitions, and the like. Rubin's work was for the most part devoted to the study of thought and of popular beliefs accepted as sacred. His sympathy for the victims of intellectual censorship induced him to translate K. Gutzkow's Uriel Acosta (1857; see Uriel da Costa) from German to Hebrew, and this led him to an interest in Spinoza, whose writings preoccupied him for an extended period.

He published Moreh Nevukhim he-Hadash (2 vols., 1857), a synopsis of Spinoza's two books on the basis of the French adaptation of Emile Laisset, and, when this resulted in attacks upon him and Spinoza by Samuel David Luzzatto, he countered with Teshuvah Nizzahat (1859). A book on Spinoza and Maimonides (in German, 1869) earned him his doctorate at the University of Goettingen. He also wrote on Spinoza in Ha-Shahar, and published two additional works on the philosopher: Hegyonei Spinoza (1897), on divinity, the universe, and the soul of man, and Barukh Spinoza (1910). He also translated Spinoza's "Ethics" into Hebrew (Heker Eloha im Torat ha-Adam; 1885) and his grammar (Dikduk Sefat Ever; 1905), in the introduction to which Rubin discusses the Sephardi pronunciation, which formed the basis of Spinoza's Hebrew grammar. Rubin also wrote Tehillat ha-Kesilim (1888), a parody in the style of Erasmus' In Praise of Folly, the only book of its kind in Hebrew.

          
Paragraph 2    בהגדות ובדתות כל העמים, בהשקפה מאירה על אגדת פרק שירה בשני חלקים, (בסדר א"ב). מאת Rubin .S .Dr. עם תמונת המחבר.
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0166580; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Haskalah
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica