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Lot #    9220
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 10:45:32 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Har-Zalmon; Ha-Yehudim
Title (Hebrew)    הר-צלמון; היהודים
Author    Heinrich Zschokke: EphraimYedidah (Gotthold) Lessi
City    Vilna-Warsaw
Publisher    L. L. (Judah Leib) Matz, Isaac Goldman
Publication Date    1878; 1875
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First editions. 80, 10, [4], 19-62 pp., octavo, 165:105 mm., light browning. Good copies bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Two works, Har-Zalmon and Ha-Yehudim. Har-Zalmon is the Hebrew translation of the popular German tale, Das Abenteuer der Neujahrsnacht, by Heinrich Zschokke. First published in 1859, this is the first (only) Hebrew translation of this work. Har-Zalmon is novellas, adventures, and fables relating to New Years night. The translator was Isaac (Isisdor) ben Meir Margolis. The German story has retained its popularity and remains in print.

The Swiss Heinrich Zschokke (1771-1848) was a multitalented person. Among his accomplishments are being a prolific writer, statesman and educator. While his stories are not known for their originality, his lucid and enthusiastic style, and modern ideas on politics and religion, made him a popular author. He and his wife, Nanny Nüsperli (1785-1858, had 13 children and 40 grand-children The second work, Ha-Yehudim, is a drama by EphraimYedidah (Gotthold) Lessing (1729–1781). It too was written in German and translated into Hebrew, in this case by Jacob Shimon ha-Kohen. Lessing, a German dramatist, philosopher, and critic was one of the outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment in Germany. His most famous work is Nathan der Weise, inspired by Moses Mendelssohn.

Paragraph 2    הר-צלמון או ליל התקדש חג... ספור... מעשה ידי... הסופר האשכנזי צשאקקע.

היהודים מחזה שעשועים במערכה אחת, מאת... אפרים ידידיה לעססינג, נעתק לשפת עבר ע"י יעקב שמעון הכהן...

   BE ה 943, י 289; CD-EPI 0160584; 0145021
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica