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Lot #    14156
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:48:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Stunden der Andacht
Title (Hebrew)    Ein Gebet- und Erbauungs-Buch
Author    [Women - Liturgy] Fanny Neuda, nee Schmeidl
City    Prague - Bresslau
Publisher    Jacob B. Brandeis
Publication Date    1901
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   18th edition. VIII, 175 pp., 168:109 mm., light age staining, linen endpapers, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards, tooled in blind and gild.
   Fanny Neuda (18191894), sister of the Vienna rabbi Abraham Adolf Schmiedl, published in his memory a prayer book in German for women, entitled, Stunden der Andacht, ein Gebet-und Erbauungsbuch fuer Israels Frauen und Jungfrauen, which attained great popularity among Jewish women in central Europe. It was the first prayer book of its kind to be written by a woman and took into account, besides the divine services, all the occasions in the life of a woman. Until the 1920s, 28 editions of the prayer book had been sold. In 1936 Martha Wertheimer published a revised version for the special conditions of Nazi Germany. An English translation by M. Maier, Hours of Devotion, was published in New York.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Women's Literature
Bindings:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica