GALLIA JUDAICA; DICTIONNAIRE GOGRAPHIQUE DE LA FRANCE D'APRS LES SOURCES RABBINIQUES
Paris, L. Cerf, 1897. Item #38237
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. [x], 766 pages ; 25 cm. In French. A Rare 1st Edition Copy of Gross’ Landmark Work in Very Good Condition. . “Heinrich Gross, writing also as Henri Gross (1835 — 1910) , was a German rabbi. He was a pupil in rabbinical literature of Judah Aszod… After graduating from the Breslau seminary and from the University of Halle… he was engaged as private teacher by Baron Horace Günzburg at Paris. During a residence of two years in that city Gross collected in the Bibliothèque Nationale the material for his work Gallia Judaica. In 1869 he went to Berlin, where he associated much with Leopold Zunz, whose methods of research he admired and adopted. In 1870 he was called to the rabbinate of Gross-Strelitz, Silesia. From 1875 he was rabbi of Augsburg. Gross's activity in the domain of literary history, especially of that of the French Jews of the Middle Ages, was extensive. His Gallia Judaica (Paris, 1897) , which deals with the medieval geography and literary history of the Jews of France, became a standard work. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- France. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Laid-in is, “Les Juifs de Paris de 1755-1759.” Includes a list of notable french Jews edited by Léon Kahn, and with an introduction from Israel Lévi (pages 120-145 from Revue des Études Juives (REJ, XXXXIV, 1904) . Also laid in are 4 period maps of France clipped from an English newspaper and an invoice for the book from a 1947 purchase. Pages are bright and clear. Boards are worn but still a remarkably good copy of Gross’ important book. (FR-3-1).