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Lot #    9307
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 12:06:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Geschichte der Yehudim (History of the Jews)
Title (Hebrew)    געשיכטע דער יהודים
Author    [Engravings] David Ottensosser
City    Furth
Publisher    Isaac ben David Zirndorfer
Publication Date    1821-25
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [5], 80, [1]; [6]; 81;135 ff., 195:120 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards.
   History of the Jews in three parts by the scholar and biblical commentator, David Ottensosser. Each part has its own title page and the title pages of the first two parts are followed by full page illustrations. The text begins with the Babylonian exile and concludes in the time of the author (early nineteenth century).

David Ottensosser (1784–1858) was born in Germany. A teacher in yeshivah teacher in Fuerth, Ottensosser devoted himself primarily to the study of Maimonides, upon whose works he drew in his Bible commentaries. His editions of Maimonides' works are among the best of his volumes of ancient texts, and he published Maimonides' letters with a German translation (Iggerot ha-Moreh, 1846) and an anthology of his teachings (Imrei Da'at Rambam, 1848). His explication and translation into German of Isaiah (1807) was his first effort in this field. He published a corrected edition of Mendelssohn's Bible, in which he improved upon the Pentateuch translation. He also edited Abraham Bedersi's Olelot ha-Bohen, Jedaiah Bedersi's Behinot Olam, and the travelogue of Pethahiah of Regensburg, Sibbuv ha-Olam (with a German translation, 1854), as well as a German version (with Hebrew commentary) of the liturgy (1811).

   EJ; Vinograd, Furth 800
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica