Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

[FRONTISPIECE, ENDORSEMENT [HASKAMAH] BY LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT] New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud. Original Text Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English by Michael L. Rodkinson. First Edition Revised and Corrected By The Rev. Dr. Isaac M. Wise. President Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, . in 10 vol.; includes (vol. 10): The History of the Talmud. From the time of its formation, about 200 B.C., up to the present time. 1) Vol. I: Tract Sabbath. Vol. II: Section Moed (Festivals), Tract Sabbath. 2) Vol. III: Section Moed (Festivals), Tract Erubin. Vol. IV: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Shekalim and Roah Hashana. 3) Vol. V: Section Moed (Festivals), Tract Pesachim (Passover) Vol. VI: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Yoma and Hagiga. 4) Vol. VII: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Betzah, Succah and Moed Katan. Vol. VIII: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Taanith, Megilla, and Ebel Rabbathi or Semahoth. 5) Vol. I (IX): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tracts Aboth (Fathers of the Synagogue), with Aboth of R. Nathan, Derech Eretz Rabba, and Zuta. Vol. II (X): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tracts Baba Kama (First Gate). 6) Vol. III (XI): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate, Part I.) Vol. IV (XII): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate, Part II.) 7) Vol. V (XIII): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate, Part I.) Vol. VI (XIV): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate, Part II.) 8) Vol. VII. and VIII. (XV and XVIII): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Sanhedrin 9) Vol. IX (XVII): Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Maccoth, Shebouth and Eduyot. 10) The History of the Talmud. From the time of its formation, about 200 B.C., up to the present time. vol. I: Its Development and the Persecutions since its Birth up to Date, including all Religious Disputes and Brief Biographies of the Separated Sects. vol. II: The Historical and Literary Introduction to the New Edition: Ethics, Method, with Illustrations, Criticism etc.

Boston: The Talmud Society, 1903. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. Hardcover. 17 vol. in 9 volumes [Talmud Tractates]; 2 vol. in 1 volume [History of the Talmud].
4to. xxiv. 390pp. xvi. 251pp. xviii. 75 (20)pp. xi. 264pp. xx. 147pp. iv. 54pp. xiii. 78pp. x. 92pp. iv. 45pp. xiv. 93pp. vi. 90pp. iv. 62pp. xx. 144pp. (2). 33pp. xv. 277pp. viii. 316pp. xii. 395pp. xxii. 385pp. xv. 56pp. vi. 109pp. 26pp. ix. 169pp. iv. 29pp. ix. 160pp. v. 106pp. (63).

Green cloth with gold embossed illustration (star of David) to cover and gold lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. Head and tail of spines slightly bumped. Very minor scuffing and rubbing to boards and spine. Continuous pagination from vol. 5 to vol. 6.

This great work of Jewish scholarship was the first attempt to translate the Talmud into English. The arrangement is not in the traditional order, but rather organized according to topic, thereby focusing on the educational value rather than on completeness. In English with some Hebrew insertions and text. Volume 4 contains a reprint of a letter by the great Orientalist and Talmud-scholar and -translator (into German), Lazarus Goldschmidt [after introduction to Taanith], whereby he endorses Rodkinson's translation, while he [Goldschmidt] admits not being completely fluent in English. Goldschmidt then continues to endorse Rodkinson's educational status. Beautifully illustrated with:

1) Frontispiece to vol. 8:
Reproduction of the Grand Prize Diploma for the first translation (into a modern language) of the Babylonian Talmud. Presented by the International Jury of Awards, August 18, 1900.

2) Photographic frontispiece to vol. 10, protected by tissue guard, depicting Rodkinson.
3) Reproduction of Talmudic epitome-page in Hebrew (vol. 10, after p. 48)
4) Reproduction of the title page of the last edition of the Talmud at Vilna - Tractate Brakhot [Blessings] in red and black lettering in Hebrew (ibid., p. 54)
5) Reproduction of the corrected text of the Babylonian Talmud from which the translation into English was made (ibid. , p. 100)

In English, with some Hebrew. In near fine condition. vg. Item #15143

Price: $375.00

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