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Lot #    16331
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:21:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Versuch einer Einleitung in die Historie
Author    [First Ed.] Jacob Friedrich Reimmann
City    Magdeburg
Publisher    C. Seidel
Publication Date    1717
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 807, [80] pp. octavo 165:90 mm., nice margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half vellum and marbled paper over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Title: Versuch einer Einleitung in die Historie der Theologie insgemein und der juedischen Theologie ins besondere

Introduction to theology in general and of the Jews in particular by Jacob Friedrich Reimmann. Facing the title page is a full page copperplate with a figure, likely Moses in the foreground and behind him a pastoral view of the Garden of Eden with vaious animals and in the upper right Adam. The title page describes the book as being an attempt at and introduction into the history of theology in common and Jewish theology in particular (Versuch einer Einleitung in die Historie der Theologie insgemein und der juedischen Theologie ins besondere; nahmentlich der juedischen Theologiae Theticae). The book addresses the various and varied principles of their faith, teachings, customs, and ceremonies.

Jacob Friedrich Reimmann (1668-1743) was a noted German bibliographer. Born to a teacher in Gröningen, Reimmann attended high schools in Magdeburg, and began, in 1688 to study theology and philosophy in Jena. From 1692 he was rector in Osterwiek and in the Martinischule. From 1704, Reimmann was minister in Ermsleben and from 1714 deacon and Domprediger to Magdeburg. In 1717, Reimmann was appointed inspector of the gymnasium of Hildesheim. He was a prolific writer all of his books are notable for their very copious annotations and compiled a vast library. Among his friends was the philosopher Leibniz.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Other:    Theology
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica