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Lot #    19192
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:33:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ozar ha-Hokhma ve-ha-Medah
Title (Hebrew)    אוצר החכמה והמדע
Author    [Only Ed. - Haskalah] Zevi Horowitz
City    Vilna (Vilnius)
Publisher    Romm
Publication Date    1876
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [7], 4-280, [2] pp., 228:144 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, split. Heavily illustrated.
   Volume three of his four volume work on science printed over a span of 10 years. Zevi b. Meir ha-Kohen Horowitz (1832–1889), science popularizer. Born in Linkavo, in the Kaunas district of Lithuania (then Russia), Rabinowitz early showed an inclination for mathematics and physics, and from 1852 began to prepare a comprehensive Hebrew work which was to encompass all the fields of physics, with his own notes.

Because of financial difficulties, he only published one volume, Sefer ha-Menuhah ve-ha-Tenu'ah (1867), the rest were published several years later. He later wrote other books on mathematics, magnetism, chemistry, and steam engines, thus enriching Hebrew terminology in these fields and bringing them to the attention of Hebrew readers. He also published many articles on these subjects in Ha-Meliz, and in Russian in several newspapers and periodicals which he edited and published between the late 1870s and 1885. Even after the pogroms of the 1880s he remained convinced that education was the solution to the Jewish problem in Russia. He died in St. Petersburg.

Paragraph 2    בשלשה סדרים[!]... עם יותר משני אלפים תמונות פתוחי-עץ בפנים הספרים, מאת צבי הירש בהרב ... מאיר הכהן ראבינאוויץ. (ספר א-ד).

(ג): ספר תולדות האש והמים או פעולת כח הקיטור המימי, כולל ... ארבעה חלקים ... עם מאתים ועשרים ציורים, מהם 189 פתוחי-עץ. דפוס והוצאת האלמנה והאחים ראם, תרל"ו. [6], 280, [2] עמ'.

   Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 821; Waxman, Literature, 3 (19602), 331; CD-EPI 0166283
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Haskala
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica