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Lot #    16731
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:38:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die fünf Bücher der Psalmen
Author    [Psalms] Christian Karl Josias Bunsen
Publisher    [1850-1859?]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition? 280 pp., 243:168 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, stamps, plates. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth boards.
   The Book of Psalms, in German translation, with a German commentary. There is no official title page to this book, however there is a note at the bottom of a page which lists only the title and in small letters the words Bunsen Bibelübserstzung. Christian Karl Josias Bunsen (17911860) was a Prussian diplomat and scholar. He studied theology at the Univ. of Göttingen. He was a friend of King Frederick William IV and urged him to accept liberal ideas. Bunsen was minister to the papal court at Rome (182438) and ambassador to Bern (183941) and to London (184254), but he was recalled from London because he supported alliance with the Western powers in the Crimean War. A scholar of note, Bunsen wrote on religion, language, literature, history, and law. His works include: Chips from a German workshop (New York, 1871), Outlines of the philosophy of universal history, applied to the language and religion (London, 1854), Christianity and mankind: their beginnings and prospects (London, 1854) and many others.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica