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Lot #    16579
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:23:15 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ariel; Biographie des Erzherzog Karl und dessen He
Title (Hebrew)    אריאל
Author    [Community - Only Ed.] Abraham Menahem Mendel Mohr
City    Lvov (Lemberg)
Publisher    Joseph Schnayder
Publication Date    1848
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 23, [1] pp., octavo, 188:116 mm., wide margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in later boards.
   Title: Ariel; Biographie des Erzherzog Karl und dessen Heldenthaten

Biography in praise of Archduke Karl, brother of Kaiser Franz. The title page states that the memory of this mighty man of valor will be remembered for ever. It also states that his name will be forever, his remembrance for all generations. The verso has the verse, “And they shall scoff at kings, and make sport of princes; they shall laugh at every fortress, for they heap up dust, and take it” (Habakkuk 1:10). Next are three pages of verse and then the biography, set in a single column in rabbinic type. The subject, Karl Ludwig, Archduke of Austria 1771-1847 was son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and Maria Luisa, Infanta of Spain. He is not to be confused with Archduke Karl Ludwig, born in 1833, whose was the father of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and whose shooting occasioned the start of World. This Archduke Karl Ludwig has been described as the finest soldier of the Empire. At the end of the book is a German title page.

Abraham Menahem Mendel Mohr (1815–1868), Hebrew scholar. Born in Lemberg, he was a maskil who wrote in Hebrew and Yiddish. His fecund literary work commenced in 1834 when he published Magen ha-Hokhmah, in which he defended science and philosophy. Together with N. I. Fischmann, Jacob Bodek, and Jacob Mentsch he issued the two volume Ha-Ro'eh u-Mevakker Sifrei Mehabberei Zemannenu (1837, 1839), in which famous scholars were harshly criticized. The book aroused the anger of his contemporaries. His publication Yerushalayim, which appeared for three issues (1844–45), was more moderate. In 1848–49 he published a Yiddish newspaper, Tsaytung, which at the time was the only Yiddish newspaper in the world. Mohr wrote about the Rothschilds (Tiferet Yisrael, 1843), Columbus (1846), and Napoleon III (Hut ha-Meshullash, 1853). His works also included Mevasseret Ziyyon, (1847), a geography of Palestine and its Jewish inhabitants, and his Purim parodies Kol Bo le-Purim (1855) and Shulhan Arukh Even ha-Shetiyyah (1861). He published editions of Mikveh Yisrael by Manasseh Ben Israel (1847) and La-Yesharim Tehillah by M. H. Luzzatto (1859).

Paragraph 2    מזכרת עולם למפלאות גבור חיל... ערצהערצאג קארל, אחי הקיסר פראנץ... מאת אברהם מנחם מענדיל מאהר מלבוב...
   CD-EPI 0147167
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, some German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica