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Lot #    12725
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:13:03 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Das Haus Königswarter
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. R. Isaac ha-Levi Gastfreund
City    Vienna
Publisher    Moritz Knopflmacher
Publication Date    1877
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 16 pp., octavo, 223:150 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound as published.
          
Detailed
Description
   Biography of the Königswarter family by Dr. R. Isaac ha-Levi Gastfreund. The front wrapper serves as the title page and states that it is based on old correspondence both old and new. It has two quotes from Proverbs, He blesses the habitation of the just (3:33) and the house of the righteous shall stand (12:7). The back wrapper, which is in German, describes the work as a bibliographicasl picuture (eine biographische Schilderung) . The Hebrew cover is followed by a dediation to Sr. Hochwohlgeboren Herrn Moritz Freiherrn von Königswarter (the high well born Sir Barron Königswarter), representative of the entire noble family from the author. The text follows in Hebrew with occasional German. The verso of the back wrapper lists several of Dr. Gastfreunds other works.

Dr. R. Isaac ha-Levi Gastfreund was a Galician rabbinical scholar. He was born about 1845; died in Vienna after 1880. In addition to this biography of the Königswarter family Gastfreund also wrote "Toledot Rabbi Aḳibah," a biography of the tanna Akiba ben Joseph (Lemberg, 1871; see "Ha-Shahar," ii. 399-400), and of the German work "Mohamed nach Talmud und Midrash" (issued in parts, Berlin, 1875; Vienna, 1877-80; see Sprenger in "Z. D. M. G." xxix. 654-659). He also wrote in Hebrew); "Anshe Shem," biographies of Jonathan Eybeschütz and Solomon Munk (Lyck, 1879); and "Toledot Yellinek," a biography of Adolph Jellinek (Brody, 1880).

          
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Reference
Description
   BE tav 228; JE; CD-EPI 0123429
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Austria
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica