HISTOIRE DES ISRAÉLITES DEPUIS D'ÉDIFICATION DU SECOND TEMPLE JUSQU'À NOS JOURS.
Paris : Librairie A. Durlacher. 1895. Hardcover. Item #24241
12mo. 300 pages. In French. "Nouvelle edition. " SUBJECT (S) : Jews - history. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. "Schwab [1839-1918], born in Paris, attended the Talmud Torah of Strasbourg. He served as secretary to Solomon Munk, the Orientalist, during 1857-66, later writing his biography... In 1869 Schwab began a 40-year career with the Bibliothèque Nationale, first as an assistant and later as associate keeper. His scholarly interests were wide: he translated the Palestinian Talmud into French, and he wrote Abravanel et son époque; Histoire des Israélites; and Vocabulaire de l'Angélologie. Schwab also published Les Incunables orientaux et les impressions orientales au commencement du XVI siécle. He described the Hebrew manuscripts and incunabula in the library of the Alliance Israélite and in other French and Swiss libraries... Of particular importance is his Répertoire, a bibliography of articles published on Jewish subjects in learned journals between 1665 and 1900. The Répertoire, 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. " (EJ, 2007) Library stamp on fly leaf, no other library markings. Front hinge repair, tanned, good condition. (SPEC-7-13).