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Lot #    7396
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 1:24:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kol Zimrah
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Haskalah] Jacob Eichenbaum (Gelber)
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Eduard Kummer
Publication Date    1836
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. xiv, [2], 116 pp., 176:100 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards.
   Collection of poems (and some translations) by Jacob Eichenbaum. There are words of praise for the book from Samuel Levi Judelsohn, followed by a list of the supporters whose contributions made publication of Kol Zimrah possible, an introduction by Eichenbaum, a table of contents of the poems, and then the poems. The poems are set in square vocalized Hebrew. The volume concludes with two letters from Eichenbaum, the first to his brother, the second to a close friend written the day that the shiva for his father ended. Kol Zimrah (1836) is one of the first books of poetry published in the Haskalah period. Slouschz describing Eichenbaums style, writes His sweetness and tenderness, his elegant and clear style, often recalls Heine.

Jacob Eichenbaum (Gelber, 17961861) was a Haskalah poet, educator, and mathematician. Born in Krystianopol, Galicia, he was married at the age of 11, but divorced when his father-in-law suspected him of secular leanings. He married again in 1815 and settled in Zamosc where he developed his interest in mathematics and translated Euclid from German into Hebrew (unpublished). Here he adopted the name Eichenbaum in order to obtain a resident's permit. Later he served as a private tutor, traveling from place to place, and finally settling in Odessa where he established a private Jewish school in 1835. He was appointed director of the Kishinev Jewish school in 1844 by the Russian government and in 1850 inspector of the newly established Zhitomir Rabbinical Seminary. Eichenbaum contributed poetry to Hebrew journals of the period. He also wrote Ha-Kerav ("The Battle," 1839), a book in verse describing the game of chess, and Hokhmat ha-Shi'urim (an adaptation of a French arithmetic book, 1857).

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   BE kof 325; EJ; Slouschz Renascence p. 120; CD-EPI 0109461
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Poetry
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica