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Lot #    22326
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:00:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Naphtali Hartwig Wessely's literarischer Nachlass
Title (Hebrew)    עוללות נפתלי ביאור על ספר בראשית
Author    [First Ed. - Haskalah] Naphtali Herz Wessely
City    Hamburg
Publisher    Wessely'schen Erben
Publication Date    1842
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [8], 128 ff., 208:120 mm., crisp wide margins, usual light age staining, plate, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed. Book was not completed at press.
   Commentary to Genesis by Naphtali Herz Wessely (Hartwig; 1725–1805), important member of the German Haskalah. Wessely's ancestors had fled Poland during the Chmielnicki pogroms and settled in Wesel on the Rhine from where the family took its name. Born in Hamburg, Wessely spent his childhood in Copenhagen where his father was a purveyor to the king of Denmark. He received his religious education at the yeshiva of R. Jonathan Eybeschuetz, who influenced him greatly, and read literature and scientific works in a number of European languages, Associated with the Feitel Bank, Wessely's business affairs took him to Amsterdam and Berlin. In Berlin he met Moses Mendelssohn and contributed a commentary on Leviticus (Berlin, 1782) to the Biur.
Paragraph 2    ביאור על ספר בראשית, חברו ... מהור"ר נפתלי הירץ וויזל נשמתו עדן. הובא לדפוס ע"י בן הרב המחבר ... שלמה וויזל ... (מחברת א).
   Waxman III pp. 107-19; EJ; CD-EPI 0130643
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica