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Lot #    12863
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 2:16:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Stimme der Wahrheit in Beziehung auf den
Title (Hebrew)    Kultus der Israeliten
Author    [Only Ed. - Emancipation] Elkan Henle
City    Furth
Publication Date    1827
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. XI, 119; XXV, 52, [2]; VII, 40; XXVI, [1] pp., 196:118 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper boards. Rare - no copy in most major collections nor any sales in ABPC.
   Elkan Henle, one of the earliest champions of the emancipation of the Jews in Bavaria; born Dec. 7, 1761, in Fürth; died there Oct. 14, 1833. Henle, son of a wealthy Fuerth court agent, Jacob Buttenwies(en) Henle, he published a number of books and pamphlets demanding the spread of education and enlightenment (Haskalah) among his coreligionists and opposing the view that the Jews were not ready for emancipation. His writings include Ueber die Verbesserung des Judenthums (Frankfort, 1803); Ueber die Verfassung der Juden im Koenigreiche Baiern und die Verbesserung derselben zum Nutzen des Staates (Munich, 1811); Die Stimme der Wahrheit in Beziehung auf den Kultus der Israeliten (3 vols., Fuerth, 1827). His last work sharply criticised the reformist catechism of Alexander Behr and opposed the formulation of a secular consistory in Bavaria.
   JE; EJ; Fürst, Bibliotheca Judaica, i. 381.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica