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Bidding Information
Lot #    17566
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 2:00:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Interlinear school Pentateuch
Title (Hebrew)    מאגילניצקי'ס ליניען סקול חומש
Author    [Liturgy - Unrecorded] Joseph Magil
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    Joseph Magil
Publication Date    1912
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Five parts in one volume, [2], V, [3], 136; 111; [4], 4-75; [4], 4-108; 95 pp., 220:147 mm., nice margins, light age staining, edges inred. A very good copy bound in the original boards, decorared in gild.
   Interlinear Hebrew-Yiddish school Pentateuch. Joseph Magil (1870-1945) was born in Raseiniai, Kovno Province. The recipient of a traditional education, at the age of sixteen he began secretly to study Hebrew and European languages. In 5650 [1890] he became a teacher for Benot Zion and in 1892 he immigrated to America. He was a Hebrew instructor for Philadelphia's Hebrew Education Society before he established his own school, B'ne Zion. Magil also owned a Hebrew printing shop with his brother, possibly as early as 1892, and by the end of the century Magil was the proprietor of the largest Hebrew print shop in Philadelphia. Opposed to the natural (ivrit be-ivrit) method of Hebrew instruction, he issued a number of traditional texts with a linear English or Yiddish translation. ). He also published pedagogical works and a collection of Hebrew, Yiddish and English poems that went through ten editions. He contributed to the Yiddish and Hebrew press while in Europe and in America he edited and contributed to Yiddish papers.
Paragraph 2    אדער עוזר המורה והתלמיד >דעם לעהרער'ס און שילער'ס געהילפע<... פון יוסף בן יהודה מאגילניצקי... 9טע פערבעסערטע אויפלאגע.
   Not in CD-EPI. Goldman
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Children’s Literature:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica