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Lot #    8879
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 11:23:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Almanach prepetuel Hebreu-Francais
Author    [Only Ed.] Moise Schwab
City    Paris
Publisher    Librairie du Petit-Journal
Publication Date    1864
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. XXVII, [1], [304] pp., 188:111 mm., usual age staining, wide margins some uncut. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards.
   Hebrew-French calendar for the years 5625-5674 (1864-1914).

Moise Schwab (18391918), French scholar. Schwab, born in Paris, attended the talmud torah of Strasbourg. He served as secretary to Solomon Munk, the orientalist, during 185766, later writing his biography: Salomon Munk, sa vie et ses oeuvres (1900). In 1869 Schwab began a 40-year career with the BibliothIque Nationale, first as an assistant and later as associate keeper. His scholarly interests were wide: he translated the Palestinian Talmud into French (Talmud de Jerusalem, 11 vols., 187190; repr. 1961), and he wrote Abravanel et son epoque (1865); Histoire des Israelites (1866, 18952); and Vocabulaire de l'Angelologie (189699). Schwab also published Les Incunables orientaux et les impressions orientales au commencement du XVI siecle (1883). He described the Hebrew manuscripts and incunabula in the library of the Alliance Israelite (1904) and in other French and Swiss libraries.

Schwab contributed many articles to the Revue des Etudes Juives, the Journal Asiatique, and the bulletins of the BibliothIque Nationale. Of particular importance is his Repertoire, a bibliography of articles published on Jewish subjects in learned journals between 1665 and 1900 (1899, 191423). The Repertoire, arranged alphabetically according to authors, lists 112 items by Schwab himself. His great erudition was not always matched by equal exactitude, and his work must therefore be checked thoroughly.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
France:    Checked
Other:    Calendar
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, French
Manuscript Type
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