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Lot #    16629
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:47:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Imre Shefer
Title (Hebrew)    אמרי שפר
Author    [First Ed. - Haskalah] Naphtali Herz Wessely
City    Lyck
Publisher    Mekize Nirdamim - Rudolph Siebert
Publication Date    1868-71
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [4], 140; [2], 141-220 ff., 220:140 mm., crisp wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Commentary to Genesis by Naphtali Herz Wessely (Hartwig; 1725–1805), important member of the German Haskalah. Wessely's ancestors had fled Poland during the Chmielnicki pogroms and settled in Wesel on the Rhine from where the family took its name. Born in Hamburg, Wessely spent his childhood in Copenhagen where his father was a purveyor to the king of Denmark. He received his religious education at the yeshiva of R. Jonathan Eybeschuetz, who influenced him greatly, and read literature and scientific works in a number of European languages, Associated with the Feitel Bank, Wessely's business affairs took him to Amsterdam and Berlin. In Berlin he met Moses Mendelssohn and contributed a commentary on Leviticus (Berlin, 1782) to the Biur.
Paragraph 2    ביאור על ספר בראשית ... יוצא לאור בפעם הראשונה מתוך כ"י ... באוצר הספרים של ... נפתלי הירץ גינצבורג הי"ו בפאריז ... חלק א-ב.

חלק א: 1868. [4], קם דף. חלק א:שער-נוסף: Imre Schefer; Commentar zum ersten Buche Mosis, von חלק א:...Naftali Hartwig Wessely חלק ב: 1871. [2], קמא - רך דף. חלק ב: עד פרק כב, יט. נפסק באמצע עניין. ועיין דף נז, א, בהערה.

   Waxman III pp. 107-19; EJ; CD-EPI 0130610
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica