The Golem: Legends of the Ghetto of Prague
Vienna: John N. Vernay, (1925). Hardcover. 8vo. 247pp. Original blue cloth with red lettering on cover and spine. Collection of legends surrounding the character of the Golem of Prague, a man of clay supposedly brought to life by means of a kabbalistic ceremony by Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague. In some of the popular accounts the Golem's purpose was to patrol the Jewish ghetto to guard against Christians attempting to frame Jews with blood libel accusations. Translated by Harry Schneiderman with prefatory note by Hans Ludwig Held. Text in English, translated from the German. Book condition: Good. g. Item #17692
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