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Lot #    17202
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:39:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    A Sketch of the Talmud; Sefer Yetzira
Title (Hebrew)    ספר יצירה
Author    [Only Ed. - Kabbalah] Isidor Kalisch
City    New York
Publisher    L. H. Frank & Co.
Publication Date    1877
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 38; 57 pp., 190:114 mm., usual light age staining, gilt edges. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, lightly rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Sepher Yezirah. A book on creation; or, the Jewish metaphysics of remote antiquity. With English translation, preface, explanatory notes and glossary, by Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch ... Bound with as issued:

A Sketch of the Talmud, the world renowned collection of Jewish traditions, by Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch...

The Book of Creation, the earliest extant Hebrew text of systematic, speculative thought. Its brevity - no more than 1,600 words altogether even in its longer version - allied to its obscure and at the same time laconic and enigmatic style, as well as its terminology, have no parallel in other works on related subjects. The result of all these factors was that for over 1,000 years the book was expounded in a great many different ways, and not even the scientific investigations conducted during the 19th century succeeded in arriving at unambiguous and final results.

          
Paragraph 2    מקור ותרגום, עמ' מול עמ'. המקור העברי מנוקד.
          
Reference
Description
   Singerman 2635; Deinard 359; CD-EPI 0154976
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English, Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica