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Lot #    16415
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:02:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Andachtsbuch fuer israelitische Frauenzimmer
Title (Hebrew)    תחנוני בת יהודה
Author    [Liturgy - Women] Max Letteris
City    Prague - Leipzig
Publisher    Wolf Pascheles - Fritzsche
Publication Date    1852
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Fifth edition, revised and enlarged. VIII, 199, [5] pp., 188:120 mm., nice margins, light age staining,. A very good copy bound in modern boards, rubbed.
   Prayerbook for women in German by Meir Letteris (Max; 1800?–1871), Hebrew poet, writer, and editor. The work was first published in Zholkva 1822 by the author's father, the printer Gershon. Max was born in Zolkiew (now Zholkva), Letteris, as a child, was introduced to Nachman Krochmal whom he henceforth considered his mentor. In spite of fame, professional recognition, public honors, and numerous editions of several of his works, he struggled financially all his life, holding jobs as copyreader in different printing houses (but especially in that of Anton von Schmid), and lecturing, publishing periodicals, selling subscriptions, writing occasional poems, and, for some time, even receiving charity. In the course of his work as a copyreader in Vienna, Pressburg, and Prague, he edited important reprints and first editions, to which he added notes, explanations, and biographies. The latter, along with his autobiography, letter collections, and the contributions of his contemporaries to his various publications, convey a vivid picture of the Galician-Austrian Haskalah and all its leading personalities.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Bohemia
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Women's Literature
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica