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Nr. 67.• Della Torre, Lelio. TAL YALDUT: KOLEL MI-KETSAT HA-SHIRIM ASHER HIBARTI BI-YEME YALDUTI ... MI-SHENAT 574 `AD SHENAT 589 ... 
VE-NOSFU `ALEHEM KETSAT SHIRAI HA-AHARONIM KERATIM BE-SHEM EGLE TAL. Padovah ( Padua ): Chez L'Auteur,, 1868.

Nr. 45.• Jabotinsky, Vladimir. TARYAG MILLIM. 613 (HEBREW) WORDS. INTRODUCTION INTO SPOKEN HEBREW (IN LATIN CHARACTERS) . Jerusalem , 1950

Nr.42.•  Herzl, Theodor; Nahum Sokolow. TEL-AVIV: SIPUR. Warsaw : Ha-Organizatsya Ha-Tsiyonit Ha-Rusit. , 1902. Cloth , 8vo. 319 pages. First edition.


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CONTENTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY                                          1-15
OTHER REFERENCE                                  16-18
AMERICANA                                                19-35
COMMUNITY HISTORIES                         36-38
GERMAN                                                       39
ZIONISM & ERETZ ISRAEL                       40-45
YIDDISH                                                         46-47
BIBLE, 2ND TEMPLE, & ANCIENT          48-57
GRAMMAR & SEMITIC LINGUISTICS     58-61
ARABIC STUDIES                                         62-64
RABBINICS & MEDIEVAL                          65-76
RAMBAM                                                       77-79
KARAISM                                                       80
HEBREW LITERATURE                              81-82
LITERATURE                                                83-85
LITURGY                                                        86
ART                                                                 87-88
THE HOLOCAUST                                       89-93
OTHER UNUSUAL TITLES                        94-95


BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. • RELIGION AND THEOLOGY CITATIONS TO 4277 SELECTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS AND MASTERS THESES PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1985 AND 1990. Bell And Howell Company, 1991. Paper wrappers, Folio. 160 pages. In English. OCLC lists only 1 holding worldwide (CANADIAN UNIV COLL) , none outside Canada. In good condition. (SPEC4-20) (ID #20435) $100.00. 

2. • Bisliches, Mordecai Leib. CATALOG WERTHVOLLER HEBRÄISCHER HANDSCHRIFTEN. Berlin: Druck von Kornegg's Buchdruckerei, 1850. Wrappers; 16mo. Vi, 55 pages. In Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Text on title page: "Von Dr. L. Zunz, mit Anmerkungen, enthaltend einige Untersuchungen über einzelne in den Handschriften erwähnte Autoren, und Auszüge aus denselben, von Senior Sachs. " Bisliches was editor of some valuable Hebrew works of medieval authors, and a collector of Hebrew manuscripts. This work, in Hebrew the "Ha-Palit, " is a catalogue of eighty valuable Hebrew manuscripts in the possession of Bisliches, described by Leopold Zunz, with additional remarks by Senior Sachs. (JE) Zunz was the founder of the Wissenschaft des Judenthums (Science of Judaism) . OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yale) . Lacks outer wrappers, some foxing as one would expect, otherwise Very Good Condition, a quite nice copy. (k-bib-1-1) (ID #20967) $150.00. 

3. • Bet Ha-Sefarim Ha-Leumi. ZE`URE TEKUFONIM. Yerushalayim: Bet Ha-Sefarim Ha-Leumi Veha-Universitai,, 1989. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 75 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish periodicals -- Microform catalogs. Hebrew periodicals -- Microform catalogs. Yiddish periodicals -- Microform catalogs. Periodicals on microfilm -- Catalogs. Named Corp: Bet ha-sefarim ha-leumi (Jerusalem) -- Microform catalogs. Note(s): Introduction in Hebrew and English. Other Titles Microfilms of periodicals. Responsibility: Bet ha-sefarim ha-leumi veha-universitai = Microfilms of periodicals / The Jewish National and University Library. 2 volumes (1989-1990) in very good condition. (SPEC4-13) (ID #20428) $40.00. 

4. • Braham, Randolph L. JEWS IN THE COMMUNIST WORLD: A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1945-1960. New York, Twayne Publishers, 1961. Cloth, 8vo. 64 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Communist countries -- Bibliography. Braham, (1922– ) , historian of the Holocaust, distinguished professor emeritus of political science at the City College of New York and the doctoral program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Braham was born in Bucharest (Romania) and lived until 1943 in Dej (Transylvania) , from where he was sent by the Hungarian authorities to serve in a military forced labor battalion as a Jew who was not allowed to serve in his country's armed forces. Shortly after World War II he left for the United States, where he began his academic studies in comparative politics. After obtaining his Ph. D. , he began to study the history of the Holocaust of Central European Jewry. His best-known work is The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary (19942) . Studies on the Holocaust, two volumes of his selected writings, appeared in 2000 and 2001 and he edited numerous volumes on the subject. (EJ, Schveiger) Ex library in very good condition. (SPEC4-9) (ID #20424) $30.00. 

5. • Brookes, Reuben Solomon. A DICTIONARY OF JUDAISM. London, S. Vallentine,, 1959. Cloth, 8vo. Xvi, 255 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Ex library in very good condition (SPEC4-10) (ID #20425) $30.00. 

6. • Brüll, N. JAHRBÜCHER FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. VOL I, 1874, ONLY. Frankfurt Am Main: W. Erras,, 1874. Hardback, 8vo. Ran 10 volumes from 1874-1890, then continued as the CENTRAL-ANZEIGER FUER JÜDISCHE LITERATUR. Blätter für neuere und ältere Literatur des Judentums (with only 6 issues) . Completed by Moritz Steinschneider. See Shunami 483. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- Periodicals. Jewish literature -- History and criticism -- Periodicals. Binding loose, in good condition (SPEC4-6) (ID #20421) $75.00. 

7. • (California) Stern, Norton B. CALIFORNIA JEWISH HISTORY; A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: OVER FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY WORKS FOR THE PERIOD GOLD RUSH TO POST-WORLD WAR I. Glendale, Calif. , A. H. Clark Co.,, 1967. Cloth, 8vo. 175 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- California -- Bibliography. In very good condition (SPEC5-3) (ID #21003) $30.00. 

8. • Freidus, Abraham Solomon. STUDIES IN JEWISH BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RELATED SUBJECTS IN MEMORY OF ABRAHAM SOLOMON FREIDUS (1867-1923) . Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1969. Cloth. , 8vo. Cxxx, 518, [163] pages. Second edition. Gold titles. In English, Hebrew and German. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1929 in New York by the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. Frontispiece portrait of Freidus. Illustrated with facsimiles. Part I includes Freidusiana plus 31 articles in English and German by such figures as Elkan Adler, Boaz Cohen, and Alexander Marx. Part II includes 7 articles in Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Bibliography. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Backstrip sunned. Very good condition. (SPEC-2-13) (ID #20997) $70.00. 

9. • Hirschfeld, Hartwig. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE HEBREW MSS. OF THE MONTEFIORE LIBRARY. Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1969. Cloth. , 8vo. Xi, 190 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Bound with Neubauer, Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Jews’ College, London. (total pages: XII, 190; VIII, 64 pages) . Shunami 5883, 5871. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1904 in London and New York by Macmillan. Includes concordance and several indices. "Reprinted from the Jewish quarterly review", vol. XIX-XV, 1902-03. "In the year 1899, the bulk of the Montefiore library and the mss., with the exception of about sixty, were removed to Jews' college, London. These are, however, also included in the catalogue. " (from the Preface) SUBJECT(S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. Manuscripts -- Great Britain -- Catalogs. Judaism -- Bibliography. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Near fine condition. (SPEC-2-11/12z) (ID #20995) $80.00. 

10. • Kisch, Guido. JUDAISTISCHE BIBLIOGRAPHIE.EIN VERZEICHNIS DER IN DEUTSCHLAND UND DER SCHWEIZ VON 1956 BIS 1970 ERSCHIENENEN DISSERTATIONEN UND HABILITATIONSSCHRIFTEN. Basel, Stuttgart, Helbing & Lichtenhahn,, 1972. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 104 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish studies -- Bibliography. Dissertations, Academic -- Germany -- Bibliography. Dissertations, Academic -- Switzerland -- Bibliography. Joden. Jodendom. Proefschriften. Juifs -- Étude et enseignement -- Bibliographie. Thèses et écrits académiques -- Allemagne -- Bibliographie. Thèses et écrits académiques -- Suisse -- Bibliographie. Kisch, (1889–1986) , was a historian of law and of the legal status of Jews. Kisch. The son of Alexander Kisch , he was born in Prague. He was educated in Prague and taught the theory and history of law at Leipzig, Koenigsberg, Halle, and Prague universities. Dismissed by the Nazis in 1933, for a time he taught Jewish history at the Breslau Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar . In 1935 he immigrated to the United States and taught history at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. In 1949 he served as visiting professor at the University of Lund in Sweden. In 1953 he began to teach at the University of Basel, and settled in Switzerland in 1962. His main interest was the investigation of the legal position of the Jews as reflected in non-Jewish legal sources. (EJ, Staff) In very good condition (SPEC4-2) (ID #20417) $40.00. 

11. • Marcus, Jacob Rader. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MODERN JEWISH HISTORY. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College,, 1935. Paper Wrappers, Folio. 170 pages. In English. Series: Hebrew union College, Cincinnati, Publication; no. 16. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History --Bibliography. Marcus, (1896–1995) , was a U. S. Rabbi and a historian. Marcus was the first trained historian of the Jewish people born in America and the first to devote himself to the scholarly study of America's Jews. Through the American Jewish Archives, which he founded in 1947, and through the many books that he published during his long life, he defined, propagated, and professionalized the field of American Jewish history, achieving renown as its founding father and dean. At the time of his death, he was also the oldest and most beloved member of the Reform rabbinate and the senior faculty member at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Cincinnati) , where he had taught for some three-quarters of a century. (EJ, Sarna) In very good condition. (SPEC4-18) (ID #20433) $30.00. 

12. • Margoliouth, G. (George). CATALOGUE OF THE HEBREW AND SAMARITAN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES). London, British Museum, Four 4to volumes. Vols. 1-3 are from the 1965 reprint edition and vol. 4 is from 1977. Blue cloth with decorative gold lettering on spines, all with original dust jackets. Vol. 1: 283 pp. Vol. 2: 492 pp. Vol. 3: 612 pp. Vol. 4: xiii, 208 pp. Am
azing work cataloguing, transcribing, translating and explaining the ancient Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the famed collection of the British Museum. The compiler, George Margoliouth was a learned Biblical and Oriental scholar. He was in charge of the Hebrew, Syriac and Ethiopic M.S.S. at the British Museum from 1891 till his retirement in 1914. Very Good Condition in About Very Good Jacket with some edgewear. (k-bib-1-2) (ID #20968) $500.00. 

13. • Ravid, Wita. DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS AND MASTER'S THESES ACCEPTED BY AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING, 1963-1964. New York: Yivo Institute For Jewish Research,, 1966. Staples, Folio. In English. Series: Guides to Jewish subjects in social and humanistic research. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- Bibliography. Judaism -- History -- Bibliography. Dissertations, Academic -- United States -- Bibliography. OCLC LISTS 7 COPIES WORLDWIDE. Ex library in good condition (SPEC5-4) (ID #21004) $30.00. 

14. • Steinschneider, Moritz. DIE ARABISCHE LITERATUR DER JUDEN. EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER ARABER, GROSSENTEILS AUS HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN QUELLEN,. Frankfurt A. M. , J. Kauffmann, 1902. Cloth, 8vo. 3 pages. l., [vii]-liv, 348, 32 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Arabic Arabic literature -- Jewish authors. Note(s): Added t.-p.: Bibliotheca arabico-judaica. Recensens omnia quae adhuc innotuerunt scripta arabica, auctoribus judaeis, digesta a Mauritio Steinschneider ... Steinschneider, (1816-1907), was the father of modern Jewish bibliography , among the founders of the "Science of Judaism" (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born the son of the Talmud scholar Jacob Steinschneider (1781-1856) and Hani Zadek-Weizenkorn (1792-1859) in Prossnitz, Moravia, Steinschneider received his early education in his native town, where he was influenced by his uncle Gideon Brecher . He also attended a Christian school and studied music, an interest he maintained throughout his life. At age 13, he entered the yeshivah of R. Nehemiah Trebitsch and in 1833 he left for Prague to take up secular studies. By that time, Steinschneider had already acquired a thorough knowledge of French and Italian from private tutors. He became a tutor in these languages, and in 1836 received a teacher's diploma for Hebrew in the Hebraeische Lehranstalt in Prague. That same year he left for Vienna, where he began to study Semitic languages; there he made the acquaintance of Leopold Dukes , who aroused his interest in the study of medieval literature, Hebrew manuscripts, and Jewish bibliography. (EJ, Schmelzer) In good condition. (SPEC4-3) (ID #20418) $120.00. 

15. • Stonehill, Charles Archibald. THE JEWISH CONTRIBUTION TO CIVILIZATION,. Birmingham: Printed At The Press Of F. Juckes Ltd. ,, 1940. Cloth, 8vo. 198 p. Illus. (incl. Facsims. ) In English. Detailed bookseller’s catalog, often cited. SUBJECT(S) Jews -- Bio-bibliography. Catalogs, Booksellers' Jews -- Bibliography. In very good condition (SPEC1-2) (ID #20973) $30.00. 

OTHER REFERENCE WORKS

16. • Davidson, Israel. THESAURUS OF MEDIAEVAL HEBREW POETRY. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary,, 1924. Hardback, Folio. Volume 1 only. In Hebrew. Series: The Library of Jewish classics; SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- Indexes. Davidson, (1870–1939) , was a scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Davidson was born in Yonava, Lithuania; at a young age he became an orphan and went to live with hisPage 476 | Top of Article uncle in Grodno, Lithuania. In 1888, after a few years' study at Slobodka yeshivah, he immigrated to the United States. There he earned a living as a street vendor, then as a shop assistant and Hebrew teacher; at night he studied English and other subjects to meet college-entrance requirements. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. (ID #21009) $250.00. 

17. • Rand, Oscar Z. TOLDOT ANSHE SHEM: TOLDOT HA-RABANIM VEHA-ADMORIM... New York: Be-Hotsaat Hever Ha-Ma`arekhet `al Yad Hevrat Toldot Anshe Shem,, 1950. Hardback, Folio. 134 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Rabbis. Ex library in very good condition. (SPEC5-8) (ID #21008) $125.00. 

18. • Sokolow, Nahum. LEKSIKON SHEL SOFRE YISRAEL BA-MEAH HA-KODEMET. Varsha: Be-Defus Meir Yehiel Halter,, 1889. Cloth, 8vo. 208 pages. In Hebrew with an added tp in German. SUBJECT (S): Rabbis -- Biography. Scholars, Jewish -- Biography. Jewish authors -- Biography. Sokolow, (1859–1936) , was a Hebrew writer, a pioneer in modern Hebrew journalism, and the president of the World Zionist Organization. Sokolow was born in Wyszogrod, near Plock, Poland, into a family with deep roots in Poland that had produced many rabbis and public figures. He received a fundamental Jewish education and he also acquired a general education. This mixture of Jewish and world culture marked him later in life as one of the few Hebrew authors with a command (both written and oral) of a number of other languages. (EJ, Kressel) Repaired binding, in good condition. (SPEC1-9) (ID #20980) $150.00. 

AMERICANA

19. • Berk, Matthew A. James A. Huie; William Craig Brownlee; William Jenks. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY TO THE PRESENT TIME: COMPRISING THEIR CONQUESTS, DISPERSIONS, WANDERINGS, PERSECUSIONS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES, LITERATURE, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND FORMS OF WORSHIP, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE VARIOUS . EFFORTS MADE FOR THEIR CONVERSION. Boston: M. A. Berk., 1848. 12mo. 476 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Front cover and backstrip missing, back cover and last signature detached, pages clean, good condition. (SPEC-2-16) (ID #20125) $30.00. 

20. • Berkowitz, Henry. JUDAISM ON THE SOCIAL QUESTION. New York _ John B. Alden. , 1888. Cloth. , 12mo. 130 pages. First edition. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT (S): Labor and laboring classes -- History. Labor and laboring classes -- United States. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. A thoughtful, conservative Rabbi's interpretation of Judaism on the conditions of Labor, poverty, and Socialism. Berkowitz was an American rabbi and author, head of Rodeph Shalom congregation in Philadelphia. He was the founder and chancellor of the Jewish Chautauqua Society since 1893, one of the board of governors of the Hebrew Union College, and a member of the publication committee of the Jewish Publication Society. (JE) Singerman 3622. Gilt titles; decorated boardsGilt titles. Ex library, back cover soiled, water marks in margins throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-29) (ID #20139) $40.00. 

21. • Gratz, Rebecca; David Philipson. LETTERS OF REBECCA GRATZ. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America. , 1929. Cloth. , 8vo. Xxiv, 454 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Gratz, Rebecca, 1781-1869 – correspondence; Jews – United States – 19th century – correspondence. Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869) was the most famous member of a well known family of merchants in Philadelphia. “She is reputed to have been the model for Rebecca in Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe. She had a wide acquaintance, including many literary figures; her friend Washington Irving may have told Scott about her. Energetic in social welfare as in her friendships and her inveterate letter writing, she aided in founding the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society (1819) , the Hebrew Sunday School Society (1838) , and the Philadelphia Jewish Foster Home (1815) and worked with these organizations for many years. ” (Hershkowitz, EJ) Embossed portrait on cover. Hinges have been repaired, good condition. (SPEC-2-27) (ID #20137) $30.00. 

22. • Rosenfeld, Morris; Leo Weiner. SONGS FROM THE GHETTO. Boston: Copeland And Day. , 1898. Cloth. , 12mo. Viii, 115 pages. In English and transcribed Yiddish. First English language edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry. Rosenfeld (1862-1923) , born in Poland, was an American Yiddish poet. His poetry, drenched in socialism, was informed by his own experience as a sweatshop tailor. His first work published in 1888, Rosenfeld's poems quickly became songs sung at labor meetings and rallies. Songs from the ghetto, translated from the original Yiddish Lider-bukh, extended his fame, and his work was then translated to other languages. Besides his own work, he wrote for periodicals, including the Forward. Despite his literary success, Rosenfeld's life was spent in poverty and illness, the results of sweatshop labor. (Starkman, EJ) Ex library. Notes laid in. Water stain in bottom margin throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-6) (ID #20115) $30.00. 

23. • Smith, George. THE HEBREW PEOPLE: OR, THE HISTORY AND RELIGION OF THE ISRAELITES, FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE NATION TO THE TIME OF CHRIST: DEDUCED FROM THE WRITINGS OF MOSES AND OTHER INSPIRED AUTHORS; AND ILLUSTRATED BY COPIOUS REFERENCES TO THE ANCIENT RECORDS. TRADITIONS, AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE HEATHEN WORLD. New York: Carlton & Phillips. , 1856. 8vo. 614 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jews -- history. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. SERIES: His Sacred annals ; v.2; Variation: Smith, George, ; 1800-1868.; Sacred annals ; v.2. Covers missing, title page detached, water stains throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-21) (ID #20131) $40.00. 

24. • Thrupp, Joseph Francis. ANTIENT JERUSALEM: A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY AND PLAN OF THE CITY, ENVIRONS, AND TEMPLE, DESIGNED PRINCIPALLY TO ILLUSTRATE THE RECORDS AND PROPHECIES OF SCRIPTURE. Cambridge [Mass. ]: MacMillan., 1855. Cloth. , 8vo. Xii, 416 pages. Fold out map, illustration plates. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jerusalem – description and travel; Jerusalem – history. Ex library. Boards and some pages have water marks but text not affected, boards faded, hinges repaired, backstrip missing, good- condition. (SPEC-2-1) (ID #20109) $80.00. 

25. • Noah, Mordecai. TRAVELS IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE BARBARY STATES IN THE YEARS 1813-14 AND 15. Kirk and Mercein; London: John Miller New York, 1819. First edition. 8vo, vi, [2], 431, [1], xlvii pages. Lacks engraved frontis portrait and 3 of 4 engraved plates. Bound in attractive modern cloth with spine label. Noah (1785-1851) was a lawyer, playwright, and journalist. He was born in Philadelphia of Portuguese-Jewish ancestry. "In 1813 [he] was appointed consul to Tunis, with a special mission to Algers. He was instructed to negotiate for the release of some Americans held as prisoners by the Algerine pirates. On May 23, 1813, he sailed from Charleston, but his vessel being captured by the British, he was taken to England and detained two months. In October he arrived in Cadiz, where he contracted with Richard R. Keene, an American who had become a Spanish subject, to effect the release of the twelve Americans … After being detained in France and Spain for more than a year, Noah finally arrived in Tunis. On July 30, 1815, he received a letter from James Monroe, secretary of state, revoking his commission and hinting at irregularities in his accounts. Monroe's treatment of Noah was never satisfactorily explained, though his association with Keene, who had been accused of treason, was doubtless detrimental … In January 1817, however, Noah received a letter from the Department of State which vindicated his conduct and returned several thousand dollars due him in the enterprise which resulted in the release of the American captives" (DAB) . Rosenbach 205; American Travellers Abroad, N17. Faint institutional blind stamp to title page, which shows heavy wear. Remainder of book is good with usual foxing. Final 2 leaves of appendix in facsimile only. An affordable copy of this very important work at one-third the normal price. (spec-1-21) (ID #19875) $1,000.00. 

26. • . LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING A REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF IMMIGRATION UPON THE CAUSES WHICHINCITE IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES. Vol. I. Hardcover, 8vo, Reports of the Commissioners. Washington, GPO, 1892. Cloth, 8vo. Harry Friedenwald's copy with his ownership signature, blindstamp, and bookplate, and with a tipped-in letter to him from Atty John. Findlay concerning an immigration related matter. Bound in at rear is a copy of "The Persecution of the Jews in Russia" (Philadelphia, JPS, 1897) . Library stamps on endpapers and blindstamp on title page. Heavy water damage throughout. (am-4-1) (ID #20105) $150.00. 

27. • . REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE OF FUNDS FOR JEWISH WAR SUFFERERS. Hardcover, 8vo, NY, 1916. Original publisher's cloth. Dampstains to boards and lower margins of 1st & last pages, otherwise Very Good Condition. (am-4-2) (ID #20106) $125.00. 

28. • (Imber, Naphtali Herz) United States Bureau Of Education. CHAPTERS FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR 1894-95. Hardcover, 8vo, Washington, GPO, 1896. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, pages 1789-1833 (i.e. 44 pages)Contents include "Education and the Talmud," by Naphtali Herz Imber, as well as three other articles. Dampstains, wear, about good condition. (am-4-4) (ID #20108) $75.00. 

29. • Klein, Moses. MIGDAL TSOFIM: TSOFEH U-MABI 'AL SHE'ELAT HA-YEHUDIM U-FITRONAH 'AL YEDE 'AVODAT HA-ADAMAH. Inscribed. Hardcover, 8vo, Filadelfiyah: Nidpas 'al hotsa'at ha-me'aber, 650, 1889. Original publisher's cloth, 8vo, 21, 6, 87 pages. Includes many photos. 23 cm. Text in English and Hebrew. Title on added title page: "Migdal zophim (The Watch Tower), the Jewish problem and agriculture as its solution."Subject Antisemitism. Farmers, Jewish. Jews -- United States. Agriculture -- United States.Inscribed by author. Light wear, Very Good Condition.(am-4-3) (ID #20107) $150.00. 

 


This Copy Associated with Three Important Leaders of American Reform

30. • Deutsch, Gotthard. ISRAEL BRUNA; AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS. Boston: R. G. Badger. , 1908. Quarter cloth. , 12mo. 95 pages. First edition. Play based on the life of 15th Century Jew in Brunn (Brno), Czech Republic, Israel Brunn ben Hayyim. The book's provenance is a virtual who's who of the Reform movement in America: it is the copy of Kaufman Kohler, warmly inscribed and dated (Cincinnati, Sep. 1908) to him on the front endpaper by the author, Gotthard Deutsch. The same endpaper then bears the later ownership signature of a young "Solomon B. Freehof 1932." SUBJECT (S): Tragedies; American drama -- 20th century. Deutsch (1859-1921) was born in Moravia and studied at Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and Vienna University. In 1891 he left Europe for Hebrew Union College. In the United States, he became an advocate of Reform Judaism, but was a moderate and "was known for his sympathies toward Orthodoxy. "(EJ) Kohler (1843-1926) was born in Bavaria and received his doctorate in 1867. "His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs, took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. " In 1869, at the suggestion of Abraham Geiger, Kohler moved to the United States, leading congregations first in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An anti-Zionist, active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and president of Hebrew Union College, he was a Reform leader. "[In 1885, ] replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885) . The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburg Conference of Reform rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus. " (Temkin, EJ). "Freehof, [1892-1990] born in London, was taken to the United States in 1903 by his parents, who settled in Baltimore... He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and a year later was ordained at Hebrew Union College, whose faculty he then joined. After serving as a chaplain with the American forces in Europe during World War I, Freehof became professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College. In 1924 he became rabbi of Congregation Kehillath Anshe Maarav in Chicago, and in 1934 he was appointed rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh. He remained at Rodef Shalom until his retirement in 1966. Freehof's scholarly endeavors were largely in two fields. The first was Jewish liturgy. In 1930 he was appointed chairman of the Reform Committee on Liturgy of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose work led to the publication of the two-volume Union Prayer Book and the Union Home Prayer Book, both of which stressed relevance to modern life and the inclusion of contemporary material in the service. He served as President of the CCAR from 1943 to 1945. His second main interest was the development of Jewish law as displayed in the literature of the responsa and its bearing on modern Jewish practice. He was appointed head of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1955." (EJ, 2007). Wear to boards, especially at corners and spine, but good, solid condition. (k-amr-1-1). (ID #20963) $125.00. 

 

31. • Central Conference Of American Rabbis. SEDER TEFILOT YISRAEL = THE UNION PRAYER BOOK FOR JEWISH WORSHIP /. Cincinnati: Published By The Central Conference Of American Rabbis,, 1918. Cloth, 4to. 340 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. In very good condition OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide (SPEC5-5) . (ID #21005) $30.00. 

32. • Geffen, Tobias. LEV YOSEF: MAARAKHOT VE-HADRANIM AL MASEKHTOT...DERASHOT LE-SHABATOT U-MOADIM. [St. Louis]: Moineshter Printing Ko, 1924. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. 239 pages, frontis. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Geffen, (1870–1970) , was a U. S. Orthodox rabbi. Geffen, who was born in Kovno, Lithuania, studied first under Isaac Elhanan Spektor and later at the Slobodka Yeshivah. After holding a rabbinic position in Kovno he went to the U. S. In 1903 and served congregations in New York and Canton, Ohio. In 1910 he was appointed to Congregation Shearith Israel, Atlanta, Georgia, where he remained active until the end of his life. Geffen published an autobiography in Yiddish and several volumes containing sermons, responsa on Jewish law and talmudic dissertations. He was a zealous teacher and an energetic worker for public causes, and these qualities, together with his talmudic scholarship, gave him an authoritative position among Orthodox Jews in the southern U. S. (EJ, Staff) In good condition (SPEC1-18) (ID #20989) $125.00. 

33. • Rabinowitz, Isaac. AL NEHAR KEVAR: SHIR SHEL PEGAIM: LE-HAG YOVLI LE-YOM MELOT LI-HAMISHIM SHANAH [“ON THE RIVER OF KBAR.”]. New York: Bi-Defus Ha-Ahim Grover,, 1897. Cloth, 8vo. 1 p. Leaf, 56 pages. In Hebrew. Singerman 5246. Goldman 417. Cover title: “On the river of Kbar. ” In good condition (SPEC5-12) (ID #21012) $125.00. 

34. • Shohet, Shaul Yedidyah. SEFER TIFERET YEDIDYAH: ... SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT VOL 2 (ONLY) . St. Louis: Moineshter,, 1920. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1800-1945. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford University, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Princeton University, Jewish Theological Seminary, University of Texas at Austin) Some water marks, in fair condition (SPEC1-19) . (ID #20990) $50.00. 

35. • Warburg, Felix M. REPORTS RECEIVED BY THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE OF FUNDS FOR JEWISH WAR SUFFERERS. New York [Press Of C. S. Nathan], 1916. Hardback, 8vo. 154 pages. In English. Massive aid program for the Jews of Europe following WW I. Important primary source. SUBJECT (S): World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc. Jews -- Charities. Ex library with usual markings in very good condition. (SPEC5-6) (ID #21006) $125.00. 

COMMUNITY HISTORIES

36. • (Busk) Shayari, A. (Abraham). SEFER BUSK: LE-ZEKHER HA-KEHILAH SHE-HARVAH. Hefah: Irgun Yotse Busk Be-Yisrael,, 1965. Cloth, 8vo. 343 pages.: ill. , facsims. , ports. In Hebrew and English. Yizkor Book. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Ukraine -- Bus’k -- History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Bus’k. Bus’k (Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. In very good condition. (SPEC1-7) (ID #20978) $150.00. 

37. • (Frankfurt, Istanbul) Mann, Vivian B. A TALE OF TWO CITIES: JEWISH LIFE IN FRANKFURT AND ISTANBUL, 1750-1870. New York, NY: Jewish Museum,, 1982. Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 168 pages.: illustrated. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- Exhibitions. Joden. Dagelijks leven. Geographic: Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions. Frankfurt am Main (Germany) -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions. In very good condition. (SPEC5-10) (ID #21010) $30.00. 

38. • (Russia & Poland) Friedlaender, Israel. HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN RUSSIA AND POLAND: A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THEIR HISTORY AND CULTURE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America,, 1946. Hardback, 8vo. 214 pages. Maps on endpapers. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Soviet Union. Jews -- Poland. FRIEDLAENDER, ISRAEL (1876–1920) , scholar, Zionist, community activist. Friedlaender was born in Kovel, Poland, and raised In Praga-Warsaw. After proving his ability at an early age to master biblical and rabbinic texts, he moved, like many promising scholars of his generation, to Berlin, where he enrolled in the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary. Matriculating at the University of Berlin, he then transferred to the new German University of Strasbourg, where he earned a Ph. D. In Semitic languages under Theodor Noeldeke. In his dissertation, he argued for the purity of the Arabic language in Maimonides's Guide to the Perplexed. Denied a German University post because of Antisemitism, in 1903, Friedlaender welcomed an invitation by Solomon Schechter to join the faculty of the reorganized Jewish Theological Seminary as a professor of Bible. Two years later, he married Lilian Ruth Bentwich, daughter of the prominent British Zionist Herbert Bentwich . (EJ, Shargel) Ex library in good condition (SPEC4-17) (ID #20432) $30.00. 

GERMAN

39. • Pascheles, Wolf. SIPPURIM: EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTE, INSBESONDERE DES MITTELALTERS 4 VIERTE SAMMLUNG. Prag, 1856. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. IV, 362 S. In German. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (bayerische staatsbibliothek) . Wolf, (Ze'ev; 1814–1857) , was an author, a publisher, and a bookseller. Born in Prague, Pascheles published—while in his teens—Deutsche Gebete fuer Frauen (1828) of which several editions appeared under various titles. With the money earned on the first edition, he opened the first Jewish bookstore in Prague. (EJ, Staff) Cover missing, in fair condition (SPEC1-17) (ID #20988) $50.00. 

ZIONISM & ERETZ ISRAEL

40. • Ben-Zvi, Itzhak. SHIVTE YISRAEL BE-VET HA-NASI BI-YERUSHALAYIM. Tel Aviv: Devir. , 1959. Hardcover. , Long 4to. 300 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Ethnology – Israel; Acculturation; Jews – Europe, Eastern; Jews – Asia. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Born in Ukraine, Ben-Zvi (1884-1963) was the second president of Israel, leading the country from 1952 to 1963. A Zionist Socialist, he led the labor movement in both Russia and Israel. He first visited Palestine in 1904, and two years later attended the founding Po'alei Zion conference. After escaping arrest in June, 1906, in 1907 Ben-Zvi moved to Palestine and represented the area at the Eight Zionist Congress. During WWI, Ben-Zvi and David Ben Gurion were deported by Jamal Pasha and the Ottomans, settling in New York and founding the He-Halutz movement. The also started a volunteer movement, as well as volunteering themselves, to supply troops for the British Jewish Legion, which fought a on the Middle Eastern front. After the War, Ben-Zvi was appointed to the Palestine Advisory Council, but resigned in protest the next year. He was elected twice to the Jerusalem Municipal Council, and to the first and second Knesset, and served two terms as president. (Shazar, EJ) Good condition. (SPEC-2-17) (ID #20126) $100.00. 

41. • Birnbaum, Nathan. GOTS FOLK. Berlin: Velt-Farlag. , 1921. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 47 pages. In Yiddish. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Birnbaum (1864-1937) was a philosopher and early Zionist. Born and educated in Vienna, he believed that Jews were an ethnic group, and with this thought, founded the first Jewish nationalist student organization while at university. He began publishing in 1884, and in 1885 started his own periodical; in it, he coined the term “Zionism ” In the 1880s and '90s, he was considered “the most distinguished intellectual personality in Jewish national circles in Austria and Germany. ” He spoke at the First and Second Zionist Congresses, breaking with Herzl at the second, over what he called, Herzl's “inorganic” nature of Zionism – that Zionism was gaining clout, but the Jewish people themselves were being ignored. Birnbaum's attention to the Jewish people gave rise to his support for the Yiddish language, and he learned and then wrote in the language himself, and then proposed a world conference on it, which took place in 1908. Connection with Eastern European Jews brought a previously-missing religious element into Birnaum's Naionalism, and then, as with cultural Judaism, set out to improve and promote religious Judaism. (EJ) Back cover missing, pages tanned and chipped, fair condition. (SPEC-2-26) (ID #20136) $30.00. 

42. • Herzl, Theodor; Nahum Sokolow. TEL-AVIV: SIPUR. Warsaw: Ha-Organizatsya Ha-Tsiyonit Ha-Rusit. , 1902. Cloth, 8vo. 319 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Fiction. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. One of the most famous Zionist leader, Herzl was born in Budapest in 1860. While he did study law in Vienna, most of his early intellectual work concentrated on literature and journalism. He was launched into Zionism in 1896, motivated by the Dreyfus case, and fueled by the translation into English of his “Judenstaat. ” The next year he planned the first Zionist Congress, and was elected it's president; at following Congresses, he was continually reelected. Heads of state throughout Europe conferred with Herzl in his position as leader of the Zionists. In particular, he worked with the British government for the establishment of territory for the Jews in the Middle East. He died in 1904. (Singer & Haas, JE) Sokolow (1859-1936) was born and educated in Poland. The command of diverse languages and literary traditions he acquired through both a religious and a secular education served him well in his later life. He began writing for newspapers in the 1870s, particularly about science and current affairs. Though he at first held reservations concerning Zionism, after the First Zionist Congress and meeting Theodore Herzel, Sokolow supported the movement, and was soon the secretary, and then later president, of the World Zionist Organization. After each visit to Palestine, he published his impressions, and along with personal meetings in The U. S. , Canada, England and elsewhere, won Zionism many supporters. (Kressel, EJ) Ex library. Cocked, moisture stains throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-13) (ID #20122) $200.00. (see image above)

43. • Hess, Moses; Meyer Waxman. ROME AND JERUSALEM: A STUDY IN JEWISH NATIONALISM. New York: Bloch. , 1918. Cloth. , 12mo. 265 pages. First English language edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Germany; Jews – politics and government; Jews – social conditions. Hess (1812-1875) was the “father of Social Zionism.” He began to be published in 1837; his first book of note was in 1841, suggesting that England, France, and Germany combine into one powerful state. He also was a founder of the first socialist daily in Cologne, though it lasted little more than a year. Throughout his life, Hess traveled Europe, writing for newspapers, joining radical organizations, and taking refuge in more tolerant countries. His socialism did not concentrate on class as Marx and Engels did, but was a humanitarian issue to be solved by practical ethics. (Kressel, EJ) Bookplate and owner's name on endpaper, spine faded, light edgewear, good condition. (SPEC-2-10) (ID #20119) $120.00. 

44. • Silk, Dennis. RETRIEVEMENTS: A JERUSALEM ANTHOLOGY. Jerusalem: Israel Universities Press. , 1968. Hardcover. , Large 8vo. Viii, 190 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jerusalem. Has rubbed dust jacket. Very good condition. (SPEC-2-18) (ID #20127) $30.00. 

45. • Jabotinsky, Vladimir. TARYAG MILLIM. 613 (HEBREW) WORDS. INTRODUCTION INTO SPOKEN HEBREW (IN LATIN CHARACTERS) . REVISED ISRAELI EDITION. Jerusalem. , 1950. Wrappers. , 8vo. 113 pages. First thus. A primer in Latin transcription to make learning easier for the English beginner. Contains more than 613 words, but the author has chosen that number for the title because of its traditional association with the number of commandments (mitzvot) pious Jews are to observe. Pages dark; otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-2-16) (ID #21000) $60.00. (see image above)

YIDDISH

46. • Zelikovitz, G. GEKLIBENE SHRIFTEN MIT ZAYN BIOGRAFYE UN BILD FUN PROF. G. ZELIKOVITS. New York: Aroygegeben Fun Der Zelikovits Yubileum Komite, 1913. Cloth. , 8vo. Xiv, 272 pages. Frontispiece. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Authors, Yiddish – biography; Selikovitch, George, 1863-1926. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Tape with name on spine, good condition. (SPEC-2-9) (ID #20118) $50.00. 

47. • Instytut Ievreskoï Proletarskoï Kultury (Akademiia Nauk Ukraïnskoï RSR) . ORTOGRAFISHER VERTERBUKH. Moske: Emes, 1932. Cloth, (FT) 427 pages. In Yiddish. On Soviet Yiddish orthography, which differs from that used in the west in the 20th Century. Subject(s): Yiddish language -- Dictionaries. Yiddish language -- Orthography and spelling. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. In good condition. (SPEC1-5) (ID #20976) $150.00. 

BIBLE,  2ND TEMPLE, & ANCIENT


48. • Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meir; Wilhelm Bacher. HILUFE NUSHAOT LE-FERUSH HA-R.A.B.`E. `AL HA-TORAH: MI-KETAV YAD YASHAN ASHER BE-KANTABRIGYA. Strassburg: Karl J. Trubner. , 1894. Cloth. , 8vo. Iv, 108 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Ibn Ezra (1089-1164) was a Spanish scholar. He traveled extensively, to the countries in North Africa, to Rome, and through Europe as far as Northern France. He sought acquaintance with scholars wherever he traveled, forming a particular friendship with Judah Halevi. In some locations he found cold comfort, such as in Rome: his poem “Nedod Hesir Oni” expresses Rome's unwelcome to his. In others, such as in France, he was welcomed, and his scholarly impact was felt for centuries thereafter. Most of his writing was a direct result of the wandering life; while traveling he wrote poetry, commentaries on the bible, grammars, scientific works, and translations. (Heller-Wilensky, EJ) Ex library. Boards worn, some pages loose and wrinkled from water, good- condition. Scarce. (SPEC-2-24) (ID #20134) $200.00. 

49. • Kahn, Zadoc. LA BIBLE DE LA JEUNESSE. TOME 1 (PENTAEUQUE - PREMIERS PROPHETES) ONLY. Paris: Durlacher. , 1899. 8vo. 404 pages. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. French. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Kahn (1839-1905) was the last official chief rabbi of France, from 1889. He was educated att he yeshiva in Strasbourg and at the Ecole Rabbinique in Metz, where he also taught. Kahn never exerted great power, due to conflict with other leaders, the annexing of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany, and the influence of the Alliance Israelite Universelle over the migration of Eastern European Jews. Kahn was, however, head of Hibbat Zion in France and immersed himself in the practical issues surrounding settlement in Palestine. Against his Zionist tendencies, though, he felt that French Jews must be, first and foremost, French citizens. During the Dreyfus Affair, he wished to build a strong coalition in Dreyfus's defense, but was unable to persuade the Jewish leaders in France to do so. As a writer, Kahn edited a French translation of the Bible, helped Singer with the Jewish Encyclopaedia, and published a few sermons. (EJ) Ex library. Covers missing, good condition. We can have this expertly rebound for you. (SPEC-2-14) (ID #20123) $100.00. 

50. • Pedersen, Johannes. ISRAEL: ITS LIFE AND CULTURE. VOLS I-II. London: Oxford University Press. , 1926. Cloth. , 8vo. X, 578 pages. First edition. Volumes one and two (of four) only, bound together. SUBJECT(S): Jews – social life and customs; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc. Pedersen (1883-1951) was a “Danish Semitist, religious historian, and biblical scholar. From 1916 to 1921 he was a lecturer on the Old Testament, and from 1921 to 1950 professor of Semitic philology, at Copenhagen University. Of singular importance are Pedersen's achievements in biblical research. In 1920 he published the first volume of Israel (Israel: its Life and Culture, Eng. Tr. , 1926) , in which he endeavors to describe Israelite thinking and social life in terms of the mentality and behavior of a primitive civilization, thus making an attempt to extricate himself from the preconceived theological and philosophic notions that have influenced the interpretation of the old Israelite texts since Hellenistic times. In the second volume, published in 1934 (Eng. Tr. , 1940) , Pedersen traces the development of Israelite civilization from the period of Judges until the Exile. The foundation of the religious development was the spontaneous experience of a cooperation between the divine forces and man himself; with David, purposefulness took the place of spontaneity in the relation to God, and the deity was looked upon as the strong will of personality. The preaching of the prophets emphasized the overwhelming greatness of God and the inferiority of man, thus preparing the way for Judaism's ideas of God and man. From the point of view of social development, the contact with the Canaanite way of life and urbanization resulted in a crisis in the ancient pattern of life. ” (Nielson, EJ) Minor wear, good condition. (SPEC-2-22) (ID #20132) $30.00. 

51. • Sayce, A. H. PATRIARCHAL PALESTINE. London: Society For Promoting Christian Learning. , 1895. Cloth. , 8vo. Xiii, 277 pages. Map. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – to B. C. E. 953; Palestine – history. Ex library. Front cover and backstrip missing, light water stains in margins of first and last few pages, good condition. (SPEC-2-7) (ID #20116) $30.00. 

52. • Yonge, C. D. THE WORKS OF PHILO JUDAEUS, THE CONTEMPORARY OF JOSEPHUS. VOL II. London: Henry G. Bohn. , 1854. Cloth. , 12mo. 508 pages. This volume only (of four) . First edition. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, ancient. CONTENTS: On the confusion of languages; On the migration of Abraham; On the question, Who is the heir of divine things; On the meeting for the sake of receiving instruction; On fugitives; On the question why certain names in the Holy Scriptures are changed; On the doctrine that dreams are sent from God; On the life of the wise man made perfect by instruction, or, on the unwritten law, that is to say, on Abraham; On the life of a man occupied with affairs of state, or, on Joseph. Ex library. Back cover and backstrip missing. Occasional pencil marginalia, binding a little loose, good- condition. (SPEC-2-11) (ID #20120) $100.00. 

53. • Büchler, Adolph. TYPES OF JEWISH-PALESTINIAN PIETY FROM 70 B.C.E. TO 70 C.E. THE ANCIENT PIOUS MEN. Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1969. Cloth. , 8vo. Iv, 264 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1922 in London by Jews’ College Publications. Series: Jews’ College Publications, No. 8. Includes bibliographical notes. Contents: Hillel the Hasid; The ancient pious men; The pious men in the Psalms of Solomon; Honi the Hasid and his prayer for rain. SUBJECT (S): Piety. Jodendom. Vroomheid. Hillel, 1st cent. B. C. /1st cent. Honi, ha-Me`aggel, 1st cent. B. C. Psalms of Solomon -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Near fine condition. (SPEC-2-10) (ID #20994) $45.00. 

54. • Hacohen, Adam. BEURIM HADASHIM `AL YIRMEYAHU YEHEZKEL VE-KHOL SIFRE TERE `ASAR SIFRE EMET EKHAH VE-KOHLET: HU TORAT HA-ADAM HELEK RISHON. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom,lithuania; Vilna., 1858. Cloth, 8vo. Xx, 200 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Prophets -- Commentaries. Covers chipped, writing inside front and back covers, in fair condition (SPEC1-13) (ID #20984) $70.00. 

55. • Reifmann, Jacob. MESHIV DAVAR: ...BE-TOLDOT BEUR SIFRE KODSHENU. Vienna: Ba-Defus Shel Y. Shtekholtser, P. Hirshfeld,, 1866. Harback, 16mo. 72 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Eliezer ben Yose, ha-Gelili, 2nd cent. OCLC lists 9 copies. Reifmann, (1818–1895) , was a scholar and writer. Reifmann, born in the Lagow district of Radom, Poland, was raised in Apta and subsequently lived in Lublin, Zamosc, and Szczebrzeszyn. Growing estranged from Hasidim, who were then dominant where he lived, Reifmann turned more to the Haskalah. His field was criticism of the Bible and the Talmud. Highly respected in scholarly circles for his erudition and critical mind, Reifmann also caused antagonism, especially because he was outspoken. His life was spent in great poverty, and he did not receive any official position or recognition. The conflicts in his attempt to merge his traditional East European background with modern Western scholarship are apparent in his writing, and probably also contributed to his difficulties in adjusting to his environment. (EJ, Staff) Repaired binding, in fair condition (SPEC1-20) (ID #20991) $100.00. 

56. • Saadia Ben Joseph. Galliner, Siegfried. SAADIA AL-FAJJUMI'S ARABISCHE PSALMEN BERSETZUNG UND COMMENTAR (PSALM 73-89) ... Berlin, Itzkowski,, 1903. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 54, 27 pages. In Arabic. Dissertation: Inaug. -Diss. --Erlangen. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Original cover missing, in fair condition (SPEC1-11) We can have this rebound for you—just ask. (ID #20982) $75.00. 

57. • Wellhausen, Julius. PROLEGOMENA ZUR GESCHICHTE ISRAELS. Berlin, Druck Und Verlag Von G. Reimer,, 1883. Cloth, 8vo. 455 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- To 953 B. C. Judaism. Jews. Jews -- History: Earliest times to Babylonian exile. Jodendom. Oude Testament. Wellhausen summed up the conclusions of the 19th-century Pentateuch criticism and based upon it a new comprehensive view of the history of Ancient Israel. He also analyzed the Gospels of the New Testament and the pre-Islamic and early Islamic tradition of the Arabs. In his first important book, Der Text der Buecher Samuelis (1871) , Wellhausen made consistent use of the Septuagint in order to arrive at the original text of Samuel; in his second important book, Die Pharisaeer und die Sadducaeer (1874) , he followed mainly Josephus and the New Testament in his description of the two parties and their relationship. He then turned to the tradition concerning the beginnings of Ancient Israel. In Die Composition des Hexateuchs (1889) , he put forward a new and modified hypothesis concerning the four sources: Jahwist (J) , Elohist (E) , Deuteronomy (D) , Priestly Code (P) . Taking as his starting point the works of K. H. Graf and A. Kuenen, he reversed the chronological order: he dated the Priestly Code, which had until then been regarded as the oldest source (Grundschrift, "primary source") , from the period after the Babylonian Exile. (EJ, Smend) fragile acidic paper. In fair condition (SPEC1-4) (ID #20975) $30.00. 

GRAMMAR & SEMITIC LINGUISTICS

58. • Tregelles, Samuel Prideaux. HEADS OF HEBREW GRAMMAR: CONTAINING ALL THE PRINCIPLES NEEDED BY A LEARNER. London: Samuel Bagster. , 1852. Cloth. , 12mo. Xvi, 126 pages. Fold out table at back. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language – grammar. Ex library. Hinges repaired, backstrip missing, moisture stains in margins throughout, good- condition. (SPEC-2-2) (ID #20110) $30.00. 

59. • Kimhi, David. DAVID KIMHI'S HEBREW GRAMMAR (MIKHLOL) /. New York: Published For The Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning By Bloch Pub. Co. ,, 1952. Cloth, 8vo. Xxxiv, 427 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Ex library with usual markings in very good condition (SPEC5-2) (ID #21002) $45.00. 

60. • Levias, C[Aspar]. A GRAMMAR OF THE ARAMAIC IDIOM CONTAINED IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD: WITH CONSTANT REFERENCE TO GAONIC LITERATURE. Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1971. Cloth. , 8vo. [1], vi, 255 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1900 in Cincinnati by the Bloch Publishing and Printing Company. Illustrated with tables. Includes bibliographical references, Appendix, Additions and Corrections, List of Verb-stems, and Index Compendiorum. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language -- Grammar. Araméen (Langue) -- Grammaire. Babylonisch Aramees. Near fine condition. (SPEC-2-14) (ID #20998) $35.00. 

61. • Sperber, Alexander. BIBLICAL HEBREW. New York, 1949. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 301-382 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language, Talmudic. Hebrew language. Writing on front cover, cover yellowed, in good condition. (SPEC4-1) (ID #20416) $30.00. 

ARABIC STUDIES

62. • Lammens, Henri. REMARQUES SUR LES MOTS FRANÇAIS DÉRIVÉS DE L' ARABE. Beyrouth: Imprimerie Catholique,, 1890. Disbound, 8vo, lii, 314 pages. 20 cm. 1st edition. Lammens writes that he follows the methods of Engelmann, Dozy, & Devic… which is that, “the first work of the etymologist is to show that the Arab word in question was was used with the same meaning as its Romance derivative. ” In French. SUBJECT (S): French language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Arabic. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Disbound. Available thus or we can have this book rebound for you at a reasonable cost. Please ask. (k-arab-3-1) (ID #20964) $275.00. 

63. • Rescher, Oskar. VOCABULAIRE DU RECUEIL DE BOKHÂRÎ,. Stuttgart, No Publisher (The Author?) , 1922. Modern Cloth, Folio, 104 pages. In French. Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari (810-870) was a Moslem traditionist. He was the compiler of the "Sahih, " one of the six canonical collections of traditions (hadiths) in Sunnite Islam that report the sayings and actions of the prophet Mohammed. SUBJECT(S): al-Bukhari, Muhammad ibn Isma`il, 810-870. Sahih al-Bukhari. OCLC lists 13 copies. BOUND WITH. Rescher, Oscar. Sachindex zu Bokhari (Stuttgart, 1923, 52 pages). "Oskar Rescher (Oct. 1, 1883–March 26, 1972), aka Osman Reser, was a prolific German-Turkish scholar in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature who specialized in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and Ottoman studies. In 1903 he began to study law in Munich but soon changed to Oriental languages. After receiving his doctorate at Berlin in 1909 with a dissertation on the Arab grammarian Ibn Jinni he moved to Istanbul to work in the libraries there. During World War I he served in the German army as censor for Arabic prisoner of war correspondence. After the war, he moved to Breslau and received his Habilitation and venia legendi (the right to hold lectures at a German university) from the University of Breslau. In 1925 he began teaching as professor (without full chair) at Breslau, but in 1928 he took a long-term leave and returned to Turkey. He left Breslau 'for reasons that can no longer be determined but he evidently did so with resentment' (Berthold Spuler). Rescher also relinquished his membership in the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), the society of Oriental scholars in Germany. In due course he acculturated to the Turkish locale, changing the spelling of his name, and converting to Islam. For many years he was a staff member of the Islamic Institute of the University of Istanbul. There he spent the rest of his life, producing numerous scholarly studies and translating many texts into German. Apart from keeping close contact with his Turkish colleagues and with Helmut Ritter, who was between 1926 and 1949 a semi-official representative of the DMG in Istanbul, Rescher lived a solitary life in his Istanbul house overlooking the Bosphorus.In 1933 the German Nazi government revoked his venia legendi because of Rescher's Jewish descent and in 1937 he became a Turkish citizen. Most of his work appeared in small editions in Turkey but gradually made its way into the mainstream of European oriental scholarship. He devoted much effort over many years to build up a large collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts. These now form the Rescher Manuscript Collection of the Berlin Staatsbibilothek as well as a collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. His extensive library of printed books in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, as well as the secondary literature in European languages has been bought by the Ruhr Universität in Bochum (Germany) and forms the nucleus of the library of its Seminar für Orientalistik und Islamwissenschaften. The grandson of Oskar Rescher's cousin is Nicholas Rescher, a well known philosopher who is also a scholar of Arabic and has made important contributions to the study of Arabic logics.Oskar Rescher's publications include some valuable indices for works of classical Arabic literature like al-Bukhari's hadith-collection and Yaqut's Mu'jam al-buldan" (Wikipedia, 2008). Dampstains to cloth and bottom margins; rubbing to boards, faint institutional stamp on endpaper. Otherwise Very Good Condition. Scarce. (k-arab-3-2z) (ID #20965) $400.00. 

64. • Huart, Clément. HISTOIRE DES ARABES, VOL 1 (ONLY) . Paris, P. Geuthner, 1912. Cloth, 8vo. 381 pages, Fold out map. In French. SUBJECT (S): Arabs. Islam. Arabian Peninsula -- History. In very good condition. (SPEC1-12) . (ID #20983) $200.00. 

RABBINICS & MEDIEVAL

65. • Blau, Ludwig. DIE JÜDISCHE EHESCHEIDUNG UND DER JÜDISCHE SCHEIDEBRIEF; . Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1970. Cloth. , 8vo. 80, 116 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. In German. Two volumes in one. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1911-12 in Budapest “in conjunction with Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest für das Schuljahr 1910[-12]. ” Illustrated with facsimiles. Includes bibliographical references and indices. SUBJECT (S): Divorce (Jewish law) Divorce (Droit juif) . Near fine condition. (SPEC-2-15) (ID #20999) $30.00. 

66. • Davis, M[eyer] D[avid], editor. SHETAROT: HEBREW DEEDS OF ENGLISH JEWS BEFORE 1290. Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1969. Cloth. , 16mo. Xvi, 394 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1888 in London at the Office of the “Jewish Chronicle. ” Series: Publications of the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, Number 2. In Hebrew with English commentary. Includes index. SUBJECT (S): Deeds, Jewish. Jews -- Great Britain. Deeds -- Great Britain. Excellent condition. (SPEC-2-8) (ID #20992) $45.00. 

67. • Della Torre, Lelio. TAL YALDUT: KOLEL MI-KETSAT HA-SHIRIM ASHER HIBARTI BI-YEME YALDUTI ... MI-SHENAT 574 `AD SHENAT 589 ... VE-NOSFU `ALEHEM KETSAT SHIRAI HA-AHARONIM KERATIM BE-SHEM EGLE TAL. Padovah (Padua): Chez L'Auteur,, 1868. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. 224 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry. Della Torre, (Hillel; 1805–1871) , was an Italian rabbi, a teacher, and a scholar. Born in Cuneo in Piedmont, he taught at the Collegio Colonna e Finzi in Turin from 1823 to 1829, serving as assistant rabbi from 1827. Two years later, with the opening of the Padua Rabbinical College (which trained the majority of Italian rabbis) , he was made professor of Talmud. He gained renown for his teaching of homiletics and for his own preaching. Aside from his volumes of Hebrew poetry, Tal Yaldut and Eglei Tal, and numerous sermons, he published a commentary on the Pentateuch, translated and annotated the Psalms, and rendered the prayers according to Ashkenazi custom in Italian. (EJ, Kressel) In good condition (SPEC1-10) (ID #20981) $125.00. (see image above)

68. • Delmedigo, Joseph Solomon. SEFER ELIM. Odessa: M. A. Belensein, 1864. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. 5 v. In 1 (xxiv 442 p. ): ill; 23 cm. In Hebrew. Subject(s): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Astronomy -- Miscellanea. Science -- Miscellanea. Metaphysics -- Miscellanea. Delmedigo, (1591–1655) , was a rabbi, a philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer; also known as Joseph Solomon Rofe acronym Ya-SHa-R) of Candia (Crete) . A writer of extensive Jewish and secular learning and of encyclopedic range, he is the author of works whose number is estimated by some authorities at 30, by others at over 60. A member of a distinguished scholarly family, he was the son of Elijah Delmedigo, rabbi at Candia. (EJ, Haberman) OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Stanford University, Yale University, Yeshiva University, Hebrew Union College) In good condition (SPEC1-3) (ID #20974) $150.00. 

69. • Dr. B Levin. GINZE KEDEM. A GEONITIC SCIENTIFIC PERIODICAL. VOL 2 ONLY. Berlin: Druck: Von H Itzkowski, 1923. HARDBACK, 8vo. 50 pages. Volume 2 only. In Hebrew. In good condition. (SPEC4-15) (ID #20430) $35.00. 

70. • Jacobs, Joseph. THE JEWS OF ANGEVIN ENGLAND, DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS, FROM LATIN AND HEBREW SOURCES, PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT. Farnborough, England: Gregg International Publishers Ltd. , 1969. Cloth. , 16mo. Xxix, 425 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Facsimile reprint; originally published in 1893 in London by David Nutt. Series: English History by contemporary Writers. “For the first time collected and translated by Joseph Jacobs. ” Frontispiece facsimile. Illustrated with facsimiles. Appendices. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Great Britain -- History -- Sources. Geographic: Great Britain -- History -- Angevin period, 1154-1216 -- Sources. Bit of soil to tan boards; otherwise, excellent condition. (SPEC-2-9) (ID #20993) $45.00. 

71. • Joseph, Saul Abdalla Krauss, Samuel. GIV`AT SHAUL: SEFER KOLEL BEUR MASPIK LE-SHIRE R. YEHUDAH HA-LEVI. Vina: Sh. Krois,, 1923. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. Xxxi, 406 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judah, ha-Levi, 12th cent. -- Criticism and interpretation. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Joseph, (1849–1906) , was a merchant-scholar in China. Born in Baghdad, he was a merchant and money changer by profession. At the age of 18, he traveled to India and China, finally settling in Hong Kong. He was an interesting example of a scholar who dwelt in an environment foreign to Judaism and yet played an active role in Hebrew literature and culture. Writing for the Hebrew newspapers Havazzelet and Ha-Levanon, he published articles on the Jews of China and on medieval poetry. His profound knowledge of the Bible, the Hebrew language, Arabic literature, and the oriental way of life enabled him to understand Spanish Hebrew poetry. (EJ, Ratzaby) Repaired binding, in good condition (SPEC1-15) (ID #20986) $125.00. 

72. • Judah Ben Samuel. Wistinetzki, Judah. Freimann, Jacob. SEFER HASIDIM: AL PEE NOSACH KATAV YAD ASHER BIPAR MAH. Frankfurt An Main: M. A. Wahrmann,, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 537 pages. 2nd ed. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Added title page: “Das Buch der Frommen nach der rezension in cod. De Rossi No. 1133 ; zum ersten male herausgegeben und mit anmerkungen versehen von Jehuda Wistinetzki. ” 1st edition was published in Berlin, 1891 with title Sepher Chassidim. Includes bibliographical references and index. In good condition. (SPEC5-13) (ID #21013) $125.00. 

73. • Luzzatto, Samuel David. LEZIONI DI TEOLOGIA MORALE ISRAELITICA. Padova, Bianchi,, 1862. Cloth, 8vo. 135 pages. Frontis. In Italian. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Judaism -- Doctrines. Luzzatto, (often referred to by the acronym of SHaDaL or SHeDaL; 1800–1865) , was an Italian scholar, a philosopher, a Bible commentator, and a translator. His father, Hezekiah, was an artisan at Trieste and a scholarly Jew who could claim descent from a long line of scholars. He wrote his first Hebrew poem at the age of nine. His mother died when he was 13 and his father's pecuniary status declined seriously making it necessary for the young Luzzatto to assist his father in his work. His own wife died after a long illness, and he eventually married her sister. He survived two of his children – one Philoxenus (or Filosseno) , had been a young man of especially great promise. Samuel David's translation of the Ashkenazi prayer book into Italian appeared in 1821/22, and that of the Italian rite in 1829. He established a regular correspondence with the Jewish scholar, Isaac Samuel Reggio , and through the efforts of the latter, Luzzatto was appointed professor of the newly established rabbinical college of Padua in 1829. There he spent the rest of his life teaching Bible, philology, philosophy, and Jewish history. His versatility and the scope of his learning are best seen in the mass of letters written to all the outstanding Jewish savants of the day – to Geiger , Zunz , Rapoport , Steinschneider , and others. Almost 700 of these letters were published and many run into several pages; some are in themselves dissertations. (EJ, Tobias) OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. In good condition (SPEC5-11) (ID #21011) $150.00. 

74. • Mendelsohn, Samuel. THE CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS; COMPILED FROM THE TALMUD AND OTHER RABBINICAL WRITINGS, AND COMPARED WITH ROMAN AND ENGLISH PENAL JURISPRUDENCE. Baltimore, M. Curlander,, 1981. Cloth, ISBN 158477150X 8vo. Viii, 270 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Criminal law (Jewish law) (SPEC4-11) . Very Good Condition (ID #20426) $75.00. 

75. • Mordekhai Tsevi Ben Binyamin. SEFER MAFTEAH HA-AGADOT BMI-KOL HA-SHAS = MAFTEAKH GOAGODOUS: LI-METSO DEVAR HEFETS ... HA-MESUDAR BE-SEDER ALEF-BET. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Alamanah Veha-Ahim Rom,, 1880. Cloth, (FT) 16mo (small) . 200 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Aggada -- Indexes. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford University, Hebrew Union College, Yale University Library) In good condition. (SPEC1-14) (ID #20985) $150.00. 

76. • University Microfilms International. RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND PHILOSOPHY: A CATALOG OF SELECTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International,, 1987. Paper Wrappers, Folio. 52 pages. In English. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide [SAINT OLAF, LANCASTER BIBLE COL, COLUMBIA INT UNIV (in South Carolina) ], none in prominent Jewish collections. SUBJECT(S): Religion -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Theology -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Philosophy -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Dissertations, Academic -- North America -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Catalogs, Publishers' -- United States. Named Corp: University Microfilms International -- Catalogs. In very good condition. (SPEC4-19) (ID #20434) $50.00. 

RAMBAM

77. • Maimonides, Moses. translated by A. M. Hershman. THE BOOK OF JUDGES. New Haven And London: Yale University Press. , 1963. Cloth. , 8vo. Xxv, 335 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Yale Judaica Series, Volume III. The Code of Maimonides, Book Fourteen. Includes bibliographical notes, list of abbreviations, glossary and index. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Book of Judges. Bible. O. T. Judge. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (Rockhurst U. ) . Spine of dust jacket sunned; bit of edgewear and soil to jacket. Near fine condition in very good dust jacket. (SPEC-2-1) (ID #19641) $30.00. 

78. • Haberman, Mordekhai Aryeh. SEFER MAREH HA-HODESH: BE-INYENE HILKHOT KIDUSH HA-HODESH LEHA-RAMBAM ... Nuyork: Moineshter Pobl. , 1947. Cloth, (FT) 4to. 104 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 Mishneh Torah -- Commentaries. Calendar, Jewish. – Sources. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. In Good condition (SPEC1-8) (ID #20979) $100.00. 

79. • Tauber, Israel. EZRAH RAANAN: KETSAT HEAROT AL TOLDOT HA-RAMBAM VE-AL DERAKHAV U- FESAKAV ASHER LIKATETI MI-PI SEFARIM VE-SOFRIM. Pressburg:vays, 1862. Paper Wrappers, (FT) 12mo. 38 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Added t. P.: Esrach raanon. Fragile acidic paper. In fair condition (SEPC1-1) (ID #20972) $50.00. 


KARAISM

80. • Davidson, Israel. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL BALKHI: A FRAGMENT EDITED FROM A GENIZAH MS. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1915. Cloth, 8vo. 104 pages. Frontispiece illustration of the manuscript. In English and Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Karaites – controversial literature; Philosophy, Jewish; Cairo Genizah; Hiwi al-Balkhi, 9th cent. SERIES: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; vol. 5; Variation: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; v. 5. Born in Lithuania, Davidson (1870-1939) came to the United States as a young man. “There he earned a living as a street vendor, then as a shop assistant and Hebrew teacher; at night he studied English and other subjects to meet college-entrance requirements. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. ” (Habermann, EJ) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate and blind stamp. His underlining and marginalia throughout, spine faded, front hinge repair, good condition. (SPEC-2-28) (ID #20138) $150.00. 

HEBREW LITERATURE

81. • Tagore, Rabindranath; David Frischmann. GITANYALI: KORBAN ZIMRAH. Warsaw: A. Y. Shtibel., 1922. Hardcover. , 8vo. 110 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. "Frischmann (1859–1922) [was] one of the first major writers in modern Hebrew literature. Versatile and prolific in his literary creativity, Frischmann was an innovator in style and in the treatment of his subject, especially in the Hebrew short story, the ballad, the essay, criticism, and the lyric-satiric feuilleton. He also distinguished himself as a translator of world literature, and as an editor. In introducing western aestheticism into Hebrew literature, Frischmann was a major influence in the development of Hebrew literature according to the aesthetic concepts of the world. " (Ben-Yishai, EJ) Back strip torn and has non-archival repairs, good condition. (SPEC-2-2/3) (ID #20111/2) $30.00. XX

82. • Bavli, Hillel. SOME ASPECTS OF MODERN HEBREW POETRY. New York,, 1958. Paper Wrappers, 16mo. 58 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry, Modern -- History and criticism. Bavli, (1893–1961) , was a Hebrew poet and an educator. Bavli, who was born in Pilvishki, Lithuania, attended yeshivot in Kovno and Vilna. In 1912 he immigrated to the United States and studied at Canisius College and Columbia University. From 1918 he taught modern Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, after 1937 with the rank of professor. Bavli's first poems appeared in a children's periodical, Ha-Perahim, in 1908. His first book of poetry, Neginot Arez ("Melodies of the Land") , was published in 1929. (EJ, Silberschlag) In very good condition. (SPEC1-6) (ID #20977) $30.00. 

OTHER LITERATURE

83. • Wiesel, Elie; Frances Frenaye. THE GATES OF THE FOREST. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. , 1966. Hardcover. , 8vo. 226 pages. First English edition. SUBJECT (S): Fiction. Wiesel (b. 1928) is a Nobel Prize winning novelist, and also wrote for the Jewish Daily Forward. A Holocaust survivor, many of his novels deal in one way or another with that event, particulary Night, his best-known work, which relates his own experiences. Wiesel now lives in New York, and in 2006 received an honorary knighthood in England. (Mandel, EJ) Occasional pencil underlining and marginalia, notes on back fly leaf, otherwise very good condition. (SPEC-2-15) (ID #20124) $30.00. 

84. • Wolfenstein, Martha. IDYLS OF THE GASS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America. , 1901. Cloth. , Large 12mo. 295 pages. Advertisements at back. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Austria – fiction; Jewish fiction; Austria – social life and customs – fiction. Bookplate, covers a little faded, a nice solid book in good condition. (SPEC-2-12) (ID #20121) $30.00. 

85. • Strasmich, Max. SOJOURNS: POEMS. San Francisco: Rider's Journeys Press,, 1975. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 66 pages.: illustrated. In English. Some water marks on the front cover, in good condition (SPEC4-8) (ID #20423) $30.00. 

LITURGY

86. • (Hagadah) Gugenheimer, Raphael. KOMMENTAR ZUR HAGADAH SCHEL PESACH. Frankfurt A. M.: Sanger & Friedberg., 1912. Cloth. , 8vo. 42 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Haggadah – commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library. Last page missing, boards warped from water, pages tanned, good- condition. (SPEC-2-25) (ID #20135) $30.00. 

ART

87. • Raffalovitch, Samuel. MATBE`OT HA-YEHUDIM: ... TOLDOT HA-MATBE`OT BE-YISRAEL U-FETAH DAVAR "TORAH MI-TSIYON.". Jerusalem: Bi-Defus S. Tsukerman. , 1913. Cloth. , 8vo. Vi, 6, 199 pages. Plate illustrations. In Hebrew. English title: Coins of the Jews: history of Jewish coinage. SUBJECT (S): Coins, Jewish. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex library. Water marks throughout, good- condition. (SPEC-2-23) (ID #20133) $175.00. 

88. • (Bezalel) Schatz, Boris. YERUSHALEM HA-BENUYAH: HALOM BE-HAKITS. (YERUSHALAYIM HA-BENUYAH: CHALOM BE-HAKITZ) [“THE. Jerusalem: Betsalel,, 1924. Hardback, (FT) 8vo. 190 pages. In Hebrew. FIRST EDITION. Additional title, featuring Schatz on a Jerusalem rooftop beckoned to by the prophet of the future "Boris Schatz's exile on the shores of the Sea of Galilee during World War I, was a time of fruitful contemplation and writing. He composed this fictional story, set in Palestine one hundred years in the future, which offered a sublime alternative to the miserable reality of strife and struggle that had engulfed him in recent years. His utopian novella, was a programmatic manifesto written according to the conventions of the then popular literary genre of the futuristic novel. The story opened with the Biblical artisan Bezalel ben Uri miraculously appearing at the Bezalel School one day in the midst of the war and inviting Schatz on a tour of Palestine in the year 2018 (see p. 108). This device allowed the author to present a detailed description of Bezalel and the Land of Israel of the future" (Boris Schatz: The Father of Israeli Art [Israel Museum Catalogue, 2006], p. 27). In good condition. (SPEC5-14) (ID #21014) $300.00. 

THE HOLOCAUST

89. • American Jewish Congress; Jewish Labor Committee. HITLER A MENACE TO WORLD PEACE: ADDRESSES AND MESSAGES DELIVERED AT THE PEACE AND DEMOCRACY RALLY, AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, MARCH 15TH, 1937. New York: No Publisher. , 1937. Cloth. , 8vo. 120 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Germany; Hitler, Adolph, 1889-1945; Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbiter-Partei. CONTENTS: Opening Address, Joseph Tenenbaum; Address by the chairman, Stephen S. Wise; Addresses: Erika Mann, B. Charney Vladeck, Frank Bohn, John L. Lewis, Hugh S. Johnson, Fiorello H. LaGuardia; Messages, read by M. Maldwin Fertig; Resolution, presented by Isidore Nagler. Ex library, otherwise good condition. (SPEC-2-4) (ID #20113) $70.00. 


90. • Reznikoff, Charles. IN MEMORIAM: 1933. New York: Objectivist Press. , 1934. Cloth. , 12mo. 54 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry. Reznikoff (1894-1976) was an American poet and lawyer. Admitted to the bar before WWI, after serving in it, he decided to devote himself to writing instead. He began publishing poetry around 1920, but mindful of his legal training, he also edited the Corpus juris encyclopedia and wrote books on history. His poetry frequently touched on the situation of Jews in America, and duringt he 1920s and '30s, he was part of the Objectivist movement. Overall, he wrote more than half a dozen volumes of poetry, as well as a play and a few novels. (Carruth, EJ) Ex library. Covers soiled, Pages slightly wrinkled and water stains in margins throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-8) (ID #20117) $30.00. 

91. • Szner, Zvi. EXTERMINATION AND RESISTANCE: HISTORICAL RECORDS AND SOURCE MATERIAL. Kibbutz Lohamei Haghettaot, Haifa: Ghetto Fighters' House, 1958. Cloth, 8vo. 196 pages. ill. In English. SUBJECT (S): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . In good condition. (SPEC1-16) (ID #20987) $30.00. 

92. • (Ulm/Donau) Keil, Heinz. DOKUMENTATION ÜBER DIE VERFOLGUNGEN DER JÜDISCHEN BÜRGER VON ULM/DONAU. Zusammenstellung Und Beareitung Heinz Keil: Ulm, 1961. Paper Wrappers, Folio. 423 pages. In German. Scarce German memorial book. SUBJECT (S): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Ulm. Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- Ulm. Other Titles: Dokumentation über die Verfolgung der jüdischen Bürger von Ulm. (#20429) $250.00. 

93. • Wolff, Ilse R. GERMAN JEWRY: ITS HISTORY, LIFE, AND CULTURE. London: Published For The Wiener Library By Vallentine, Mitchell,, 1958. Cloth, 8vo. 279 pages. In English; Foreword and introd. In English and German. Series: Catalogue series / Wiener Library ; no. 3; Variation: Catalogue series (Wiener Library) ; no. 3. Contents: [Pt. 1] Its history, life and culture. --Pt. 2. Additions and amendments. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Joden. Named Corp: Wiener Library -- Catalogs. In very good condition (SPEC5-1) (ID #21001) $55.00. 

OTHER UNUSUAL TITLES


94. • Bet Ha-Sefarim Ha-Leumi Veha-Universitai Bi-Yerushalayim. Universitah Ha-`ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim. SCRIPTA UNIVERSITATIS ATQUE BIBLIOTHECAE HIEROSOLYMITANARUM. ORIENTALIA ET JUDAICA. Hierosolymis: [S. N. ],, 1923. Cloth, 12mo. Volumen 1. In Hebrew; The contributions are in German and English, with Hebrew translation. SUBJECT (S): Middle East. In very good condition. (SPEC5-7) (ID #21007) $75.00. 

95. • Friedenwald, Harry. JEWISH LUMINARIES IN MEDICAL HISTORY. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press,, 1946. Hardback, 8vo. Viii, 199 pages. 3 plates. Illustrated. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- history. Private libraries -- Catalogs. Jews -- Medicine -- Bibliography. Jewish physicians --Bibliography. Jews -- Medicine -- History. Jewish physicians -- History. Note(s): "Jewish luminaries in medical history," an address delivered at the Johns Hopkins university, February 10, 1943. Ex library in very good condition. (SPEC4-16) (ID #20431) $55.00.