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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
   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.
   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
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica