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Lot #    17513
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:33:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    The Teachings of Buddha
Title (Hebrew)    תורת בודהא
Author    Buddha Gautama
City    New York
Publisher    Hebrew Publishing Co.
Publication Date    1922
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. xii, 143 pp. octavo 198:138 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original title wrappers.
          
Detailed
Description
   Hebrew translation of the teachings of Buddha Gautama, founder of Buddhism. The text is in Hebrew but there is, reading from left to right, an English forward, written by George Selikovitsch. The title page describes the book as The Teachings of Buddha; The original text, comprising the gospel of Buddha Gautama, for the first time translated into Biblical Hebrew, with introduction and notes and a brief glossary in Rabbinical Hebrew. There are several lines of Sanskrit on the title page. The publisher’s forward states that the objective kept in view in publishing this work in Biblical Hebrew translation was its enormous popularity among Hebrew readers obtained when it appeared serially in Hadoar, and that they felt it a pious duty to comply with the wishes of the late DR. M. J. Berdiczewsky, who devoutly wished to see Buddha’s lefe and doctrine in Hebrew. He wished that the translator be George Selikovitsch, because he considered him to be a Hebrew poet who elevated modern Hebrew literature to a sublime magnitude. In the preface, Selikovitsch states that he wished to make the gospel of Buddha accessible to Hebrew readers. Although arranging it for Hebrew readers he has avoided deviating from Buddhist tenets. The text is in a single column in ten chapters. It is preceded by two pictures of Buddha.
          
Paragraph 2    תרגום עברי מכתבי הקודש "טריפיתקה" לבני-הודו מני קדם [עם ביאורים], מאת גציל זליקוביץ, מחבר "ציורי-מסע" ...

שער-נוסף אנגלי: The Teachings of Buddha; The original text, comprising the gospel of Buddha Gautama, for the first time translated into Biblical Hebrew, with introduction and notes and a brief glossary in Rabbinical Hebrew, by George Selikovitsch... [129]-140: לקסיקון קטן והוא ביאור השמות והמלים בשפת סאנסקריטית כאשר הם נתונים בתורת בודהא ... על-פי סדר א"ב בעברית וגם באותיות לועזיות ... ("הספר הזה ... נדפס תחלה בהעתון העברי 'הדואר' בהמשכים ... הואיל המחבר לשפר את המהדורה הזאת בהוספות חדשות והגהות ותקונים".

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0115694
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica