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Bidding Information
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
Physical
Description
   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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica