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Lot #    9390
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 1:29:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zafenat Pa'ne'ah
Title (Hebrew)    צפנת פענח
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] Gabriel Judah Lichtenfeld
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Hayyim Kelter
Publication Date    1874
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 32 pp., 188:132 mm., light age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Gabriel Judah Lichtenfeld (1811–1887), Hebrew author and mathematician. Born in Lublin, he lived most of his life in Opatow, Poland. Having taught himself sciences and European languages, he wrote for Ha-Shahar, Ha-Zefirah, Izraelita, and Polish newspapers, mostly on mathematical topics. In 1865 he published Yedi'ot ha-Shi'urim ("Science of Measurement"), by which a reader might "learn the elements of surveying, without the aid of a teacher." In 1874–75 he published polemic tracts against H. S. Slonimski, questioning the latter's competence in scientific matters. With I. L. Peretz, whose first wife was Lichtenfeld's daughter, he co-edited Sippurim be-Shir ve-Shirim Shonim me'et Shenei Ba'alei Asufot ("Stories in Verse and Sundry Poems From Two Anthologists," Warsaw, 1877), incorporating a long original poem by the editors called Hayyei Meshorer Ivri ("Life of a Hebrew Poet"). Lichtenfeld's book on mathematics, Bo'u Heshbon, was published posthumously (1895). Some of the terminology which he coined has been generally accepted.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica