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Lot #    12882
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 2:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Gedachtnisreden
Title (Hebrew)    צרור החיים
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Samuel Back
City    Prague - Frankfort am Main
Publisher    Jakob B. Brandeis - J. Kauffmann
Publication Date    1888
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 52 pp., 221:145 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Samuel Back (1841–1899), rabbi and scholar. Back, who was born in Galgocz (Hlohovec, Czechoslovakia), served as rabbi in Prague-Smichov from 1872. He wrote on philosophical, historical, and talmudical subjects. His published works include: Josef Albos Bedeutung in der Geschichte der juedischen Religionsphilosophie (1869); Das Synhedrion unter Napoleon I (1879); R. Meir ben Baruch aus Rothenburg (1895); Entstehungsgeschichte der portugiesischen Gemeinde in Amsterdam und Rabbi Menasse ben Israel (1883); Elischa ben Abuja-Acher (1891); and "Die Fabel in Talmud und Midrash" (in MGWJ, vols. 25, 29, 30, 33). Back also published sermons and eulogies as well as articles in learned periodicals.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica