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Bidding Information
Lot #    19381
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 12:08:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mizdar
Title (Hebrew)    מצדר לר' יוסף אלברדאני
Author    [Unrecorded] Abraham Habermann
City    Berlin
Publication Date    1933
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [4] pp., 207:157 mm., quarto, clean crisp copy, bound in the original wrappers. Not in CD-EPI; limited edition of 25 copies.
          
Detailed
Description
   Peviously unpublished poem by R. Joseph El-Bardoni editied with commentary and introduction by Abraham Meir Habermann (1901–1980), bibliographer and scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Born at Zurawno (Galicia), Habermann from 1928 was librarian at the Schocken Library in Berlin. He immigrated to Palestine in 1934 and served as director of the Schocken Library in Jerusalem until 1967. From 1957 he taught medieval literature at Tel Aviv University (professor, 1969) and taught at the Graduate Library School of the Hebrew University. He was editor of the department of bibliography (Jewish printers) for the Encyclopaedia Hebraica, and the department of medieval Hebrew poetry for the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Habermann began his study of medieval literature in 1925, specializing in the Ashkenazi piyyut from the time of R. Ephraim ben Jacob of Bonn. A prolific writer who is responsible for over 100 titles.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica