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Lot #    12382
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sabbatliche Erinnerungen
Author    [First Ed.] Paulus Stephanus (Selig)Cassel
City    Erfurt
Publisher    Carl Billaret
Publication Date    1854
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. viii, 72 pp., 217:153 mm., nice margins, stamps, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards.
   A collection of "Sabbath memories" by Paulus Stephanus Cassel, formerly Selig Cassel. He signed the preface with the initials S.C. This volume is one of three published with this title between the 1852 and 1854. The set of three volumes was published together by F.W. Otto as a "Sammmlung" in 1854.

Paulus Stephanus Cassel (Selig; 18211892), German theologian and historian, convert to Christianity; brother of David Cassel. Cassel studied in Berlin, in particular under the historian Leopold von Ranke. He wrote a study of Jewish history from the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 to 1847 for the Allgemeine Encyklopaedie der Wissenschaften und Kuenste... published by J. S. Ersch and J. G. Gruber (2nd series, vol. 27), the first historical examination of the subject to rely extensively on non-Jewish sources and take into account political and social considerations. From 1850 to 1856 Cassel was editor of the Erfurter Zeitung. After his conversion to Christianity in 1855 he was appointed librarian at the Royal Erfurt Library. In 1866 he was returned as conservative member to the Prussian Landtag. From 1868 to 1891 he was mainly concerned with his duties as preacher at the Christuskirche in Berlin and as a missionary for the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. However he combated anti-Semitic allegations and directed a pamphlet against the anti-Jewish literary campaign of Heinrich von Treitschke (1880). He also responded to the anti-Semitic charges made by E. von Hartmann, A. Stoecker, and Richard Wagner, and published a brochure entitled Die Anti-semiten und die evangelische Kirche (1881). In the field of biblical research he wrote on the Books of Judges and Ruth (1865), Esther (1878), and on the Targum Sheni to Esther (1885). A very prolific author. Sabbathliche Erinnerungen was published before Cassel's conversion, the first part anonymously; the second (signed "S. C." in the preface) being put forth for the benefit of indigent veterans of 1813-15.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica