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Lot #    9234
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 10:53:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Dr. Isaak Erter's Gesammelte Schriften
Title (Hebrew)    הצופה לבית ישראל
Author    [Reform] Max Letteris, Editor
City    Vienna
Publisher    Arnold Hilberg
Publication Date    1864
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First revised and complete edition. Portrait, [5], xv, [1], 145, [1] pp., 209:138 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary half cloth, rubbed.
   Collected writings of Isaac Erter, the Hebrew satirist of the Haskalah. Born in Koniuszek near Przemysl, Erter, during the earlier part of his life, lived in various places including: Lvov, where he, together with a group of young maskilim, was excommunicated in 1816 by Rabbi Jacob Ornstein; Budapest, where he studied medicine (1825–29); and Brody, then an important commercial and cultural center for Galician Jewry, where he settled in 1831 and remained for the rest of his life. In addition to his literary work, Erter was also active communally among Haskalah circles, showing special interest in the plans for a reform of contemporary Jewish society. Toward the end of his life, he collaborated with his friend Y. H. Schorr in the early stages of the founding of He-Halutz, a Hebrew periodical dedicated to the study of Judaica in the spirit of religious reform, and distinguished by a boldly critical treatment of problems relating to Jewish tradition.
Paragraph 2    ונספחו אליו מכתבים אגרות ושירים ... פתח הדבר אל הקורא, ותולדות המחבר מאת ... מאיר הלוי לעטעריס ונוסף בההוצאה הזאת קיצור דיני הקרבנות והטומאות אשר נמצא בין כתובי יד המחבר ...
   Friedberg 139.2; CD-EPI 0111601; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Reform:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica