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Lot #    26844
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 10:45:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bikkurei ha-Ittim, vol. I
Title (Hebrew)    בכורי העתים
Author    [Periodical] Shalom Cohen, Editor
City    Vienna
Publisher    Anton Schmid
Publication Date    1820
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 208 pp., 8°, 185:113 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, minor scattered worming. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
   Bikkurei ha-Ittim (First Fruits of the Times), Hebrew literary-scientific annuals, published in Vienna for 12 successive years (1821–32), and a central forum for Haskalah literature. The editor of the first three volumes, Shalom b. Jacob Cohen, sought to continue in this publication the tradition of Ha-Me'assef, the journal which initiated Hebrew periodical publications in the Haskalah period. (He had previously published and edited the last three volumes of Ha-Me'assef he-Hadash.) The first volumes also contained a German section (transcribed into Hebrew letters), which was later discontinued. The editors following Cohen were: Moses Landau (vols. 4–5), Solomon Pergamenter (vol. 6). All the various literary genres were represented in these volumes - e.g., fiction, research, as well as translations of world literature (but mainly from German) - and were contributed by writers from Italy, Bohemia, Austria, Galicia, and Hungary. Reprints of a selection of works from Ha-Me'assef were also included. Other contributors included S. D. Luzzatto and Isaac Erter.
   EJ; BE 902; Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica