Item 7403. ERETS KEDUMIM KOLEL GELILOT ERETS YISRA'EL [PART ONE ONLY]

ERETS KEDUMIM KOLEL GELILOT ERETS YISRA'EL [PART ONE ONLY]

Vilna; M. Man Ve-S. Zimel, 1839. Hardcover. Item #32627

Later Cloth. 12mo. XL, 187, [10] pages. 19 cm. In Hebrew and German. Eretz Kedumim (Geography of the Land of Israel) . Part one only, descriptive list of towns and villages A-J (ending with Jeter) . Vinograd Vilna 431. Added title page: Erez kedumim, das Land des Alterthums; oder, Alphabetisch geordnete Geographie Pala¨tinas und der Umgegend. First edition published in 1819 under title: Mehkere Erets. This work deals with the various locales of the Holy Land in alphabetical order, drawing on Biblical and Talmudic, as well as non-Jewish sources. The book bears a letter of endorsement from Mordechai Aaron Ginzburg, a religious maskil (enlightened Jew) . According to Ginzburg, Kaplan revised the work of Lewisohn (Vienna, 1819) , adding entries Lewisohn neglected. On prefatory pages 31-38, Kaplan reproduces the commentary of the Vilna Gaon ('Shenoth Eliyahu') to the Mishnah, Shevi’ith 9: 2, adding German translation of the Mishnah and notes to the Gaon’s commentary. Subjects: Palestine - Historical geography. Bible. Old Testament - Geography. Oclc lists 18 copies. Minor soiling to title page, light soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (RAB-56-10).

Price: $100.00

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