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Lot #    12834
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 2:01:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Zur Verfohunng
Author    [Only Ed.] Joseph Lewin Saalschuetz
City    Koenigsberg
Publisher    Grafe und Unzer
Publication Date    1844
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 95, [1] pp., 199:127 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Joseph Lewin Saalschuetz (18011863), German rabbi and archaeologist. Saalschuetz was born at Koenigsberg, where he served the Jewish community as preacher and teacher from 1835. In 1847 he was admitted to Koenigsberg University as lecturer in Hebrew archaeology, although he was denied a professorship, despite his undoubted capabilities, because of his Jewishness. Among Saalschuetz's published works are: Von der Form der hebraeischen Poesie (1825); Archaeologie der Hebraeer (2pts., 1855/56), a pioneering work describing the dress, science, customs, and government of the Jews, which includes the earlier Geschichte und Wuerdigung der Musik bei den Hebraeern (1829); and, of special importance, Das mosaische Recht, mir Beruecksichtigung des spaeteren juedischen (2 pts., 184648), Das mosaische Recht, nebst den vervollstaendigenden thalmudisch-rabbinischen Bestimmungen (1853). This work, dealing in its first part with public laws, and the second with private (civil) law, has retained its value as a source book for the study of Jewish law. Saalschuetz was among the contributors to the early volumes of the Monatsschrift.
          
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Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
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Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica