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Lot #    12775
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:32:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Grabschriften
Title (Hebrew)    des Alten Judenfriedhofes in Eisenstadt, אבני אש
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Bernhard Wachstein
City    Vienna
Publisher    Adolf Holzhausen
Publication Date    1922
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. lxviii, 414,245 pp., illus., facsims., geneal. tables, 265:179 mm., extra wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in later boards.
   A volume dedicated to the inscriptions on the tombstones in the old Jewish cemetery in Eisenstadt written in German and Hebrew. There are two title pages(one in German and one in Hebrew), an index and a bibliography on pages lxvi-lxvii. This is volume 1 of a series entitled "Eisenstädter Forschungen."

Dr. Bernhard Wachstein (1868–1935), historian, bibliographer, and genealogist. Born in Galicia, he was educated in the Vienna rabbinical seminary and University of Vienna. In 1903 he became librarian of the Vienna community. He broadened the Judaica collection and was made assistant director in 1906; later he became director of the library which he built up to 50,000 volumes, making it one of the richest and best ordered in Europe. In 1912 and 1917 he published his two-volume master work, Die Inschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien, a scholarly study of the tombstones of the Viennese Jewish community dating from 1540 to 1783. Wachstein subsequently rendered a similar service to the community of Eisenstadt and also published a number of monographs on Moravian communities. He compiled bibliographies of eulogies and Hebrew works in Vienna as well as bibliographies of the writings of G. Wolf and M. Guedemann. Among his genealogies of Jewish personalities, that of Karl Marx, which revealed his rabbinical descent, caused considerable astonishment.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica