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Lot #    20490
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:58:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Brief-Lehrer
Title (Hebrew)    בריף-לעהרע
Author    Hirsch Leander
City    Vilna
Publisher    Joseph Reuben ben Menahem Rom
Publication Date    1856
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition? 89 pp. [1 illustration]. octavo 160:90 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards.
   Yiddish Correspondence manual with dictionary and other support material for the writer by Hirsch Leander. The title page is followed by a table of contents enumerating the forty-six letters comprising the book. The book begins with an alphabetic list of names, first men then women, a list of Hebrew words, followed by a list of Hebrew abbreviations with their meanings. Examples of the letters are letter to a mother-in-law, the rabbiner schule in Vilna, from a grandfather to his grandson about learning, a letter from a businessman, from a teacher to a student, including a list of the government districts in Russia, and one of the capital cities and the countries in which they are located. There is also an entry on how to instruct children in mathematics with examples of addition. The text is in a cursive script. At the end of the book is a fold out illustration of a winged cherub above a bearded sage instructing two small children, all in a circular frame with an animal with antlers at the top.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica