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Lot #    12866
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 2:17:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Rabbinische Chrestomathie
Author    [Only Ed.] David Ottensoser
City    Furth
Publisher    Jul. Bolthart
Publication Date    1839
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. IV, 68 pp., 180:105 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   David b. Zevi Hirsch Ottensoser (17841858), Hebrew scholar. Born in Germany, he was a teacher at Fuerth yeshivah. Ottensosser devoted himself mainly to the study of Maimonides, upon whose works he drew in his Bible commentaries. His editions of Maimonides' works are among the best of his volumes of ancient texts, and he published Maimonides' letters with a German translation (Iggerot ha-Moreh, 1846) and an anthology of his teachings (Imrei Da'at Rambam, 1848). His explication and translation into German of Isaiah (1807) was his first effort in this field. He published a corrected edition of Mendelssohn's Bible, in which he improved upon the Pentateuch translation. He also edited Abraham Bedersi's Olelot ha-Bohen, Jedaiah Bedersi's Behinot Olam, and the travelogue of Pethahiah of Regensburg, Sibbuv ha-Olam (with a German translation, 1854), as well as a German version (with Hebrew commentary) of the liturgy (1811).
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
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Language:    German
  
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