HA-ZEMAN: MIKHTAV ETI MEDINI, SIFRUTI U-MADA’I LE-KOL INYANE HA-YEHUDIM, VEHA-YAHADUT

Krakau: [No Publisher], 1890. Hardcover. Item #39838

1st edition. Period boards with gilt lettering. 4to. [272 pages], 33 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Time: A Periodical of Politics, Literature, and Science for All Matters Related to Jews and Judaism. ” One of the early Haskalah Hebrew literary journals published out of Galicia. Issued a weekly basis (September 1890 - May 1891) . The periodical appeared under the names Ha-Zeman and Ru'a? Ha-Zeman in alternate weeks, to avoid paying the duty levied on a weekly. (EJ, 2007) . As YIVO notes, “even after the center of the Hebrew Haskalah movement had passed to Russia, animated literary life persisted in Galicia until the beginning of the twentieth century, though it was mainly local and provincial in character. This activity found expression in a broad spectrum of periodicals…” including Ha-Zeman. YIVO, 2018) Not to be confused with the later-published Hebrew newspaper of the same name, but published from 1903-1915. SUBJECTS: Hebrew periodicals -- Poland. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Oxford, HUC, NLI) , none on the East Coast. Ex-library with usual markings. Some pages are brittle and chipping. Pages browning and fragile but in good condition. Overall Good Condition. (YID-30-22).

Price: $1,000.00

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