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[Illustrated Books] Michael Abraham Berlin
Stockholm - Frankfort on the Main
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
45 pp., quarto, 230:185 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original illustrated boards. Not in CD-EPI.
Unusual and highly attractive introductory Hebrew reader printed in Sweden. The text, entirely in Hebrew, excepting a Hebrew-Swedish dictionary at the end, is accompanied by illustrations elucidating the text on almost every page, and, in some instances, two to a page. Li-Yiladenu begins with simple exercises of letter and vowel pronunciation, progressing to more complex paragraphs. The text and illustrations are coordinated. For example, the page that begins, îé àðé? Has a depiction of one child holding another’s eyes as three others watch, the first having to guess the identity of the second. Many illustrations have a religious and biblical theme, such as elderly bearded men holding a Sefer Torah by the text of Shema. The facing page has an illustration of King David playing the harp, the simple Hebrew text stating that he is King David and explaining that he resides in Jerusalem and rules over Judah and Israel; his is the son of Yeshai, his son is Solomon, and that as a youth David was a shepherd. Another illustration of the patriarch Jacob sleeping, angels ascending and descending a ladder, the text beginning the dream and the ladder. Towards the end are Passover and Hanukkah songs and a picture of a father blessing his son. The volume concludes with a pronunciation table.
Fuer unsere Kinder; Neue hebraische Lesefibel von Michael Abraham, Berlin. Illustriert von Oscar Haberer ... (M. Lehrberger & Co.), J. Kauffmann, Frankfort on the Main 1928.
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