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Lot #    11034
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 1:53:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Agudat Shoshanim
Title (Hebrew)    אגדת שושנים
Author    [Only Ed. - Haskalah] Judah Loeb Stark
City    Prague
Publisher    Scholl’schen Buchdruckerei
Publication Date    1817
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [6], 97 pp., 180:113 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining, old hands. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards. Rare - not found in most major collections.
          
Detailed
Description
   Book of Hebrew poetry, figures of speech, epigrams and riddles. The beginning of the book contains two poems in honor of the author by Wolf Meier, and Mordechai Lichtenstern. Meier was a teacher of the Hebrew language to Jewish children in Prague. The book as a whole is dedicated by Stark to his dear friend, Shimon Lichtenstern.

The volume had passed through the censor, who is listed on the title page as Carolus Fischer. He was a Christian censor of Hebrew books in Prague; born in Lichtenstadt, Bohemia, July 5, 1755; died at Prague Jan. 22, 1844. He became assistant (1781), and finally successor, to the imperial censor Leopold Tirsch. He possessed an extensive knowledge of Semitic languages and literatures, as appears from his introductory notes to M. J. Landau's "Rabbinisch-Aramäisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch," dated 1818, and to L. Dukes' translation of Rashi, dated 1833. He maintained a correspondence in Hebrew with Rabbi Eleazar Flekeles of Prague. His learning and impartiality are especially demonstrated in his "Gutmeinung über den Talmud der Hebräer," ed. Em. Baumgarten, Vienna, 1883. Fischer acted for a time as librarian of the University of Prague.

          
Paragraph 2    כולל שירים ומליצות, מכתמים וחידות, מאת (יהודה)ליב (בן... כה' אהרן) שטארק (מטרענשין)...

בראשו (עמ' [6-3]) שני שירים לכבוד המחבר, מאת וואלף מאיער נ"י (לוית חן) ומרדכי ליכטענשטערן (שיר ידידות).

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0169322, JE
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Bohemia
  
Subject
Other:    Haskalah
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica