TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM BI-SEFARAD HA-NOTSRIT - VOL. 1: METEHILLAT SHEL HA-KEHILLA AD EREV HURBAN BISHNAT 1391--VOL. 2: MIN HA-HURBAN SHEL 1391 AD HA-GERUSH.
Tel-Aviv : Da’at Hotsa’a Am Oved, 1945. Item #37100
First Hebrew edition. Original cloth. 8vo. 608 pages + folded maps, 22cm. In Hebrew. Exile imprint. The title translates to “History of the Jews in Christian Spain. ” Volume I is titled “From the Beginning of the Community until the Eve of its Destruction in the Year 1391” and Volume II “From the Destruction of 1391 until the Expulsion. ” Yitzhak Baer (1888-1980) was a renowned German-Israeli historian, Hebrew University professor, and recipient of the coveted Israel Prize and Bialik Prize. He was an expert on medieval Jewish history and spent about half of his careering work on the Sefardic community and the other half on Ashkenazi Hasidim during the same period. This scarce first Hebrew edition of Baer’s canonical work on the Jews of Christian Spain, printed after he fled Nazi Germany to Palestine, was reprinted again in 1959 and translated into numerous languages. It was first published in Germany in 1936OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Lehman, BU, JHU, UPenn, ULondon, Barcelona) . Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to outer boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Good+ condition. (HEB-48-36).