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Lot #    35259
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 1:55:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The spirit of Hebrew poetry
Author    [First Eng. Ed.] Johann Gottfried Herder
City    Burlington, Vermont
Publisher    Edward Smith
Publication Date    1833
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First American edition. Volume 1 of 2, 178:111 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   A seminal work concerning the Bible with English translation by Dr. James Marsh.

Johann Gottfried von Herder (August 25, 1744 December 18, 1803), German poet, critic, theologian, and philosopher, is best known for his influence on authors such as Goethe and the role he played in the development of the larger cultural movement known as romanticism. Born in Mohrungen (Polish: Morag) in the Kingdom of Prussia, Herder grew up in a poor household learning from his father's Bible and songbook. Starting in 1762 he studied at the University of Königsberg, where he was influenced by Johann Georg Hamann and Immanuel Kant before he took his 'critical turn'. Now a preacher, in 1764 Herder went to Riga to teach. It was during this period that he produced his first major works, which were literary criticism.

   Rosenbach 358; Singerman 0548; Wikipedia
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica