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Lot #    8841
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 10:45:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Grabreden (Eulogies). Vol. III
Author    R. Elias Karpeles
City    Breslau
Publisher    H. Stutsch
Publication Date    1870
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [6], 205, [3] pp., 198:120 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
          
Detailed
Description
   Eulogies by R. Elias Karpeles. The volume begins with a half title page, flowed by two full facing title pages. The first states that it is Gelegenheits=Predigten jüdischer kanzelredner part three (Occasional sermons by Jewish pulpit orators). Grabreden für alle Wochenabschnitte des Jahhres (Eulogies for all the weekly readings of the year). The second title page repeats this information. There is a forward from R. Karpeles followed by a table of contents, enumerating the eulogies, there are forty six, which are divided into five parts according to the weekly Torah readings. Examples of the contents are Der Morgen und Abend des Lebens (Morning and evening of life) on ; Die Lebensgeschichte des Frommen (the biography [life history] of the pious one) ; Die würdiger Trauer (dignified mourning) ; Israel und die Sterne (Israel and the stars) ; Die Friedensliebe (the love of peace) ; Der Opfertod (Sacrifical death) ; Israels hoffnung (Israels hope) ; and Der Lohn des Lebens (the wages of Life) . At the end of the volume are three pages listing other volumes of sermons. The first is volume one of R. Karpeles wedding sermons, second confirmation sermons from R. Jacob Freund, and last occasional sermons from Dr. M. Silberstein. The text is in a single column in German in Fraktur with occasional Hebrew. The front end-paper has the stamp of Hochmuth Abraham veszpremi rabbi Hagyateka and the last title page has a stamp from a previous rabbinic owner.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica