Item 10193. MOSES MENDELSSOHN: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY

MOSES MENDELSSOHN: A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY

Alabama: University Of Alabama Press, 1973. Hardback. Item #38494

1st edition? Original Boards with Original Dust Jacket. 4to. [xvi], 900 pages ; 24 cm. In English. Published in the same year London Philadelphia, and Alabama. This is a nice copy of the Alabama edition, the rarest of the three. “Alexander Altmann (1906 – 1987) was an Orthodox Jewish scholar and rabbi born in Kassa, Austria-Hungary (present-day Košice, Slovakia) . He emigrated to England in 1938 and later settled in the United States, working productively for a decade and a half as a professor within the Philosophy Department at Brandeis University. He is best known for his studies of the thought of Moses Mendelssohn, and was indeed the leading Mendelssohn scholar since the time of Mendelssohn himself. He also made important contributions to the study of Jewish mysticism, and for a large part of his career he was the only scholar in the United States working on this subject in a purely academic setting. Among the many Brandeis students whose work he supervised in this area were Elliot Wolfson, Arthur Green, Heidi Ravven, Lawrence Fine, and Daniel Matt. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : Mendelssohn, Moses. Biographies. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide of this edition. The corners of the pages in the index are bent/damaged with no text effected. Otherwise both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. (GER-59-19).

Price: $100.00