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Lot #    5719
Auction End Date    10/8/2003 11:32:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Oholobia: Erzählungen und Skizzen
Author    Eliakim Carmoly
City    Rodelheim
Publisher    Lehrberger & Co.
Publication Date    1863
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 255 pp., 8 vo., 190:110 mm., usual light browning. A very good copy bound in the original half leather boards, rubbed.
   Stories and tales from Eliakim Carmoly. Nine accounts in Fraktur (old German type), among them, Israel von Brün: Ein Lebensgemälde aus dem düsteren Mittelalter (a portrait of life in the gloomy Middle Ages); Dihon: Geschichte eines Jerusalemiters (History of a Yerushalmi); Die Frauen der Bible: ihre Würde und ihr Lob (The women of the Bible: Their worth and praise): Der Tanz zum Tod (The dance to the Death); and Die drei Wunderdinge oder der gefangene Vogel (The three wonerous things or the caught bird).

Eliakim Carmoly (18021875) was a rabbi, writer, and editor. Born in Sulz, Alsace, he studied under distinguished rabbis in Colmar. However, after spending some years examining Hebrew manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, he took up a rabbinical post in Brussels in 1832. He resigned after seven years because of criticism of his reformist tendencies and moved to Frankfort. There he devoted himself to the collection and study of ancient manuscripts and books, about which he published articles in Hebrew, French, and German journals. However, he was suspected by the Hebrew scholars of his time of carelessness and even forgery. He also wrote a coronation poem, in Hebrew and French, in praise of Louis-Philippe of France (1830). Carmoly was also one of the pioneers in the study of the history of Jewish medicine and Jewish physicians, and wrote Histoire des Medecins juifs (1844). He edited Revue Orientale (184146), contributing most of the articles himself.

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Language:    German
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