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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
Physical
Description
   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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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'.

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