Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. 4to. xvi. 900pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering to spine in original printed illustrated dust jacket. Color frontispiece of Moses Mendelssohn. The authoritative biography of the 18th century German Jewish Enlightenment thinker Moses Mendelssohn. The author does a remarkable job at giving a general context for Mendelssohn within both the Jewish and Enlightenment communities. Some scuffing and minor creasing and chipping to dj. Tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Dj in fair condition. Book in very good condition. g. Item #14358
Alexander Altmann was an Orthodox rabbi and academic scholar, who taught at Brandeis University. He is perhaps best known for his biography of Moses Mendelssohn. Altmann also wrote extensively on medieval Jewish philosophy, most notably Maimonides, but Saadiah Gaon and Isaac Israeli as well.