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Lot #    32700
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 2:07:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shirei Tiferet, Part IV-VI
Title (Hebrew)    שירי תפארת חלק ד-ו
Author    [Haskalah] Naphtali Herz Wessely
City    Lemberg
Publisher    Joseph Schnayder
Publication Date    1844
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Three [of 6] parts in one volume, 184:112 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Poetry by Naphtali Herz Wessely (Hartwig; 1725–1805), an important member of the German Haskalah. Wessely's ancestors had fled Poland during the Chmielnicki pogroms and settled in Wesel on the Rhine from where the family took its name. Born in Hamburg, Wessely spent his childhood in Copenhagen where his father was a purveyor to the king of Denmark. He received his religious education at the yeshivah of R. Jonathan Eybeschuetz, who influenced him greatly, and read literature and scientific works in a number of European languages, Associated with the Feitel Bank, Wessely's business affairs took him to Amsterdam and Berlin. In Berlin he met Moses Mendelssohn and contributed a commentary on Leviticus (Berlin, 1782) to the Biur.
Paragraph 2    עם כמה מן התוספות שבחלק ו של ההוצאה הראשונה והוצאת 1841: התנצלות מבן המחבר; תפארת השיר; כנור וויזל (בחלק ד); תולדות.
   Waxman III pp. 107-19; EJ; CD-EPI 0130654
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica