Tel Aviv: Pinczower Reprints, 1972. Reprint. Softcover. 8vo. 32pp. Original wrappers. Reprint of the 1845 Vienna ("Verlag des Verfassers") - edition, including reprint of original title page, following reprint title page. Modern publisher's (Pinczower Reprints) announcements at last two pages. Work on circumcision in Islam and in the pre-Islamic Arabic world. Written by renowned Orientalist, Moritz Steinschneider (see below). Minor age wear and staining to wrappers. Inside clean and tight. In German, in Gothic script (except for wrappers and title). Very good condition. vg. Item #20143
On the author (Source: Public Domain):
Moritz Steinschneider (1816 – 1907) was a Bohemian Orientalist and bibliographer. He received his early instruction in Hebrew from Jacob Steinschneider (1782 - 1856), his father, who was not well versed in both Talmud and secular science. In order to show the part that Jews had taken in the general history of civilization (Kulturgeschichte), Steinschneider chose fields unrelated to Jewish religion and theology, like mathematics, medicine, natural history and philology. He was the first scholar to give a systematic survey of Jewish literature till the end of the eighteenth century, and to publish catalogues of the Hebrew manuscripts and books which are found in the public libraries of Europe. The Bodleian catalogue was the foundation of his reputation as the greatest Jewish bibliographer.