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Lot #    16348
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:29:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Catalogue
Title (Hebrew)    קאטאלאג; רשימה שניה
Author    [Only Ed.] Ephraim Deinard
City    Kearney, New Jersey
Publisher    Ephraim Deinard
Publication Date    1904
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 96; 28 pp., 167:110 mm., usual age staining, some chipping, bound in modern half cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Listing of 1,451 duplicates from Deinard's library available for sale or exchange of American imprints. Deinard at various stages claimed to possess the largest or variant amounts, library in the New World. Bound with the second catalogue issued by Deinard in the same year.

Ephraim Deinard, (1846–1930), bibliographer and Hebrew author was born in Sasmakken, Latvia, Deinard wandered in his youth, collecting ancient manuscripts and books in many countries, and then established a bookshop in Odessa. In 1897 he tried unsuccessfully to found an agricultural settlement in Nevada (U.S.). An active Zionist, he settled in Palestine in 1913 where he investigated the possibilities of Jewish settlement. After being expelled by the Turks in 1916 he returned to the United States and continued his bibliographical work. His two most noteworthy bibliographical works are Or Mayer: Catalogue of the Old Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books of the Library of the Hon. Mayer Sulzberger of Philadelphia (1896) and Koheleth America (1926), a listing of Hebrew books published in America from 1735 to 1926. The first part of the latter work contains essays on the state of Hebrew literature in America, which are written in his unadorned, but typically acerbic, style. He laid the foundations of the Hebrew book and manuscript collections of the Library of Congress with the financial aid of Jacob Schiff. A violent polemicist on many controversial subjects, he attacked Reform Judaism, Hasidism, Christianity, and Karaism. Deinard was a prolific Hebrew writer, producing more than 50 books and pamphlets often signed with his pseudonym, Adir.

          
Reference
Description
   Goldman 261-262
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
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Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica