SPRÜCHE SALOMO'S MÖGLICHST TEXTGETREU IN REIMEN
New York : Commissions Verlag von Hermann Rosenthal & Co., 1888. hardback. Item #41415
1st edition. Original Cloth. 8vo, 88 pages, 17 cm. In German with scattered Hebrew. Singerman 3624. Title translates as, "The Proverbs of Solomon, as true to the Text as Possible, in Rhyme." The Book of Proverbs (“Mishli Shlomoh," or Solomon’s Proverbs) is a book in the third section of the Hebrew Bible, Ketuvim. Written by King Solomon, it discusses values, moral behavior, the meaning of human life, and ethical conduct. Louis Naumurg (1813-1902) “went to America after 1848, and was elected cantor of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at Philadelphia, Pa., which position he held from 1850 to 1860. In 1865 he was chosen minister of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Pittsburg, Pa….During his earlier years in America Naumburg acted as teacher and reader in the synagogue of the Congregation Keneseth Israel of Philadelphia. He prepared a metrical version in German of the Book of Proverbs” which is this work (Cyrus Adler & Josiah Cohen in JE). Naumburg’s biography appears in the American Hebrew, March, 1902. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Proverbs -- Paraphrases, German. OCLC: 10245073. OCLC-Worldcat lists 7 copies worldwide (NYPL, JTS, Duke, Penn, Brown, Columbia, Boston Public), None beyond the American East Coast. All Edges Gilt. Spine and endpapers replaced, some light staining, about Very Good Condition. (AMR-57-21-BRKK-lxe).