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Lot #    12830
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:59:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Homilien über die Sprüche der Väter
Author    [Only Ed. - Avot] R. Dr. Wolf Alois. Meisel
City    Stettin
Publisher    Friedrich Nagel
Publication Date    1855
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], XI, 94], 742 pp., 207:130 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leathr boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Dr. Wolf Alois Meisel was a Hungarian rabbi; born at Roth-Janowitz July 16, 1815; died at Budapest Nov. 30, 1867. Owing to his father's conversion to Christianity, the family relations were so inharmonious that he reached the age of seventeen before he was able to begin definite preparation for the future. In 1832 he went to Hamburg, where he applied himself to the study of the Talmud and graduated from the gymnasium. He entered the University of Breslau in 1838, where he continued his study of the Talmud and attended lectures on rhetoric. In 1848 he was called to the rabbinate of Stettin, and on May 11, 1859, to that of Budapest. Here he was in constant conflict with his congregation owing to the state of transition, both in religion and in politics, through which the Hungarian Jews passed during his administration. His "Homilien über die Sprüche der Väter" (Stettin, 1851; Hungarian transl. by Bauer Márkfi Lörincz, Budapest, 1862) are models of Jewish pulpit-literature. His "Prinz und Derwisch," poems (Stettin, 1847; 2d ed., Budapest, 1860), and "Der Prüfstein," poems (published posthumously by the Meisel-Wohlthätigkeitsverein, Budapest, 1878), are translations. He died suddenly while preaching a sermon, which Simon Bacher and his son Wilhelm Bacher published in German and Hebrew under the title "Die Brunnen Isaak's" (ib. 1867).
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica