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Lot #    16469
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:29:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ephraim Deinard u-Sefarov
Title (Hebrew)    אפרים דיינארד וספריו באמעריקא . . . מאת מאיר זיוו
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] Nehemiah Samuel Libowitz
City    New York
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg
Publication Date    1901
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 24 pp., 8vo, wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in later boards.
   This pamphlet contains Libowitz’s polemical reviews of works by Ephraim Deinard. Libowitz (1862-1939) immigrated from Poland to America in 1881 and settled in Newark. Among his numerous works were some vitriolic polemics against various Jewish scholars, though he reserved special treatment for his arch-nemesis, Deinard. The feud between the two was so strong that Deinard in his bibliography of American Hebraica (Koheleth America) did not list even one of Libowitz’s many books. The one time that Deinard did refer to Libowitz in (#39), he did not even mention his name, but merely spoke of an unnamed critic as a “fool.” אפרים דיינארד וספריו באמעריקא contains an account of what may very well be the origin (at least in Libowitz’s mind) of their feud (p. 14n). An epigram on the title pages reads: “he who appeases the liar is worse than him.”
Paragraph 2    מעבר לשער: "חליפות אגרות" בין המוציא לאור והמחבר. כולל: "טנא בקורים" ו"משפטו יתן לאור" עם שנויים ותיקונים.
   Singerman #5795; CD-EPI 0143935
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica