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Lot #    17177
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:27:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Memoiren des Ascher Levy aus Reichshofen
Title (Hebrew)    ספר זכרונות של ר' אשר בר אליעזר הלוי ז'ל
Author    [Only Ed.] Asher ben Eliezer
City    Berlin
Publisher    Louis Lamm
Publication Date    1913
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 97, vii, 44 pp. 212:135 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, split.
   Title: Die Memoiren des Ascher Levy aus Reichshofen im Elsass (1598-1635):

This volume has both a German and a Hebrew title page. The German section has 97 pages, and the Hebrew section has 44. Pages i-vii contain an index to the German translation.

Asher ben Eliezer ha-Levy was a teacher, trader and scribe from Alsace who wrote down his paternal genealogy back to his great grandfather, an exile from Spain.(source: Fame and Secrecy: Leon Modena's Life as an Early Modern Autobiography Natalie Zemon Davis History and Theory, Vol. 27, No. 4, Beiheft 27: Essays in Jewish Historiography (Dec., 1988), pp. 103-118).

His memoir was translated into German and annotated by Moses Ginsburger (1865-1949), who wrote many books about the history of Jews. Some of his works include: Die Juden in Basel (Basel, 1909), Les Juifs de Horbourg (Paris, 1904), Les Juifs de Metz sous l'ancien régime (Paris, 1905) and many others.

Paragraph 2    של ר' אשר בר אליעזר הלוי ז"ל מק"ק רייכשהובן, משנת שנ"ח עד שצ"ד. עם הוספת גיסו ר' יונה בר שמחה כהן זלה"ה משנת שצ"ד עד תל"ה. הו"ל משה בן מאיר ילא"ט ממשפחת גינזבורג...
   CD-EPI 0174776
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica