Item 7120. THE SOLOMON ROSENTHAL COLLECTION OF HEBRAICA

THE SOLOMON ROSENTHAL COLLECTION OF HEBRAICA

New York; Jewish Culture Foundation, 1942. Item #31942

Original Wraps. 4to. 53, [21] pages. 28 cm. First edition. Essays on Solomon Rosenthal, with bibliography of the items from his collection (in Yiddish and Hebrew) ; edited by Abraham I. Katsh. Collection of Hebraica of Solomon Rosenthal who was a “Hungarian scholar; born in Moór, Hungary, June 13, 1764; died at Pesth April 8, 1845. His father, Naphtali Rosenthal, was a personal friend of Moses Mendelssohn in his youth. Rosenthal's teachers were Mordecai Benet, later chief rabbi of Moravia, and Meïr Barby, head of the Presburg yeshibah. For a time Rosenthal engaged in commerce in his native place, devoting himself in his leisure to Jewish literature. He contributed to ‘Ha-Meassef, ’ ‘Orient, ’ and ‘Zion, ’ besides maintaining a literary correspondence with Hartwig Wessely and Isaac Euchel. In 1819 he removed to Pesth. Rosenthal was the author of ‘Bet Awen’ (Ofen, 1839) , in which he attacked Creizenach, Luzzatto, and Reggio; and he published the ‘Ari Nohem’ of Leo da Modena, for which he wrote a preface and notes. He left in manuscript a fragmentary Hebrew translation of Mendelssohn's ‘Phädon. ’” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Rabbinical literature - Catalogs. Jewish libraries - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise near fine. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-38).

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