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Lot #    17100
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:49:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Doroth Olomim
Title (Hebrew)    דורות עולמים
Author    [Only Ed.] Salomen Zalman Sobel
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Ch. Kelter et Comp.
Publication Date    1865
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [9], 90 pp. octavo 180:110 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy loose in later boards.
   Only edition of this concise world history by Salomen Zalman Sobel. There is a half-title page and then facing German and Hebrew title pages. Their text states that Doroth Olomim relates events from early times, from the time that God created man on the earth until the present generation. With all the events (news) that were revealed to sages in all fields of knowledge. It relates that Sobel was born in Levov and was a teacher of Hebrew, German, and French. Prior to that he taught in a normal school in Czernowitz under the direction of Dr. Engel, district head of Bukovina. There are approbations from R. Dov Berish Meisels and R. Hayyim Eliezer Vokes; verse in which the initial letters from an acrostic of Zalman Sobel, and an introduction from the author. The text is divided into sixty ma’amarim, from the creation to 1830. Friedberg writes that there was a second part which he saw but it remained in manuscript and was not printed.

Doroth Olomim is in fact an abridged translation of Umständlichere erzählung der merkwürdigen begebenheiten aus der allgemeinen weltgeschichte by Gottfried Gabriel Bredow (December 14, 1773-September 5, 1814) a German historian, who became successively professor at the universities of Helmstedt, Frankfurt an der Oder and Breslau.Bredow's principal works are Planbuch der alten Geschichte, Geographie und Chronologie (Eutin, 1799; English trans., London, 1827); Chronik des 17. Jahrhunderts (Altona, 1801); Entwurf der Weltkunde der Alten (Altona, 1816); Weltgeschichte in Tabellen (Altona, 1801; English trans. by J. Bell, London, 1820).

Paragraph 2    ... קורות ימי קדם, למיום ברוא... אדם עד הדור הזה... מאת סלמן סאבעל, מילידי לבוב...

שני שערים. Added t.p.: Doroth olamim... die wichtigen Ereignisse von Entstehung der Welt bis in die neueste Zeit... von Salomon Sobel... מתוך הפתיחה: מדברי הימים אשר כתב הפראפעסאר ברעדאוו בו אותה נפשי ושתיהו לאבן פנה. ראינו טופס שהעמ' האחרון נדפס שנית ונוספה בו "מעוות לתקון" בסופו

   BE daled 741; CD-EPI 0153329; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Gabriel_Bredow
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, some German & French
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica