Varsha: Y. Elefin, 1895. Item #21651

(FT) Cloth, 19 pages; 21 cm. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTSA, Yale, Florida) . Subject: Jewish sects -- History. Harkavy (1835-1919) was a "scholar of Jewish history and literature. Harkavy was born in Novogrudok, Belorussia. He studied at Lithuanian yeshivot and at the universities of St. Petersburg, Berlin, and Paris. On his return to Russia in 1870 he began teaching ancient Oriental history. The opposition in certain circles to the appointment of a Jew to a university lectureship prompted the Russian government to cancel his post, and he was transferred to the department of Jewish literature and Oriental manuscripts at the Imperial Library in St. Petersburg. In 1877 he was made head of that department, remaining in that position for the rest of his life. " (Poliak in EJ, 2007) . Good Condition, stains on pages. Mayer Sulzberger's copy with his bookplate. Mayer Sulzberger “was closely associated with Isaac Leeser, and assisted that scholar in editing The Occident, contributing to it a partial translation of Maimonides' "Moreh Nebukim." After Leeser's death Sulzberger edited vol. xxvi. of The Occident. He was one of the founders of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, which he served as president; and he has taken great interest in the Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia, of which he has been vice-president since 1880. He was from the beginning (in 1888) chairman of the publication committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America; was one of the original trustees of the Baron de Hirsch fund; and interested himself in the establishment of agricultural colonies at Woodbine, N. J., and in Connecticut.Sulzberger had one of the best private libraries in America; it contained a very large number of Hebraica and Judaica” (WIkipedia). (K-Rab 1-1).

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