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Lot #    17008
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:03:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Biblische Geographie
Title (Hebrew)    Handbuch der Biblischen Alterthumskunde
Author    [First Ed.] Ernst Friedrich Karl Rosenmüller
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Baumgartnerschen
Publication Date    1823
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], VIII, 385, [1]; [1], III, 346 pp., [7 foldouts maps and woodcuts)], 206:124 mm., usual light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern paper wrappers.
   Ernst Friedrich Karl Rosenmüller, Christian Orientalist and theologian; born Dec. 10, 1768, at. Hesselberg; died at Leipzig Sept. 17, 1835. He studied at Erlangen, Giessen, and Leipsic under his father, and became assistant professor of Arabic at the university of the last-named city in 1796. He devoted a large part of his life to his "Scholia in Vetus Testamentum," in twenty-four parts (Leipsic, 1788-1835), which formed the basis of most of the exegetical work on the Old Testament in the nineteenth century. He published in five parts an abridgment of this colossal collection (ib. 1835). Besides this his "Bibliographisches Handbuch," in four parts (Göttingen, 1800), was one of the earliest introductions to the Old Testament; and his "Handbuch der Biblischen Alterthumskunde" (Leipsic, 1831) was a systematic summary of the material contained in his "Scholia." Further, he published editions of Bochart's "Hierozoicon" (1796). with notes by himself, and of Lowth's "Prælectiones" (Leipsic, 1815), and brought out a pocket edition of the Hebrew Bible (Halle, 1822), besides writing a preface to Hahn's edition of 1830.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica