Berlin: (Hermann), 1907. First edition. Softcover. 4to. 105pp. Wrappers. Illustrated title page. Celebration publication ("Festschrift") on the occasion of the inauguration of the "Wissenschaft des Judentum's" (see below) own building. With photographic portraits of the most important leaders of this movement following title page, including Moritz Lazarus, Ludwig Philipson, Abraham Geiger and Israel Lewy. Full-page photograph of the building at end, following by building plan. Age wear and staining to wrappers, with head and tail of spine missing and edges creased and worn. Minor browning throughout. Otherwise clean and tight. In German, in Gothic script. Overall good condition. g. Item #19760
Wissenschaft des Judentums ("the science of Judaism" in German), refers to a nineteenth-century movement premised on the critical investigation of Jewish literature and culture, including rabbinic literature, using scientific methods to analyze the origins of Jewish traditions.