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Lot #    19295
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:25:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Mevasseret Ziyyon
Title (Hebrew)    מבשרת ציון
Author    [Haskalah] Abraham M. M. Mohr
City    Lemberg
Publisher    Josef Schnayder
Publication Date    1847
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 98 pp., 188:114 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamp. A very good copy not bound.
   Mevasseret Ziyyon, a geography of Palestine and its Jewish inhabitants by Abraham Menahem Mendel Mohr (1815–1868), Hebrew scholar, was born in Lemberg. He was a maskil who wrote in Hebrew and Yiddish. His fecund literary work commenced in 1834 when he published Magen ha-Hokhmah, in which he defended science and philosophy. Together with N. I. Fischmann, Jacob Bodek (Mohr’s brother-in-law), and Jacob Mentsch he issued the two volume Ha-Ro'eh u-Mevakker Sifrei Mehabberei Zemannenu (1837, 1839), in which famous scholars such as S. L. Rapoport, S. D. Luzzatto, and S. J. Reggiowere harshly criticized. The book aroused the anger of his contemporaries. His publication Yerushalayim, which appeared for three issues (1844–45), was more moderate. In 1848–49 he published a Yiddish newspaper, Tsaytung, which at the time was the only Yiddish newspaper in the world. Mohr wrote about the Rothschilds (Tiferet Yisrael, 1843), Columbus (1846), and Napoleon III (Hut ha-Meshullash, 1853). His works also included Purim parodies Kol Bo le-Purim (1855) and Shulhan Arukh Even ha-Shetiyyah (1861). He published editions of Mikveh Yisrael by Manasseh Ben Israel (1847) and La-Yesharim Tehillah by M. H. Luzzatto (1859).
Paragraph 2    כולל תכונת כל ערי ארץ ישראל הקדושה כאשר הם עתה, וכל מחמדיהם אשר היו להם מימי קדם, וקברי כל הקדושים... ואגרות הרב... אליעזר הלוי נ"י... אשר כתב בשפת אשכנז בלכתו למסעיו בארץ הקדושה... מאת אברהם מנחם מענדיל מאהר...
   CD-EPI 0147181; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
Other:    Haskala
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica