Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Igrot. Moses Mendelssohn.
Igrot
Igrot

Igrot

Vienna: Anton Schmidt, 1794. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. 12mo. 22 leaves. Original paper covered boards with modern paper taped across spine, library call number on white binders tape on tail of spine. Most of paper covering missing and heavy abrasions on boards, with remnants of cover label. An important collection of eleven letters from Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) to Avigdor ben Simhah ha-Levi of Glogau (1725-1810), who was a member of Mendelssohn's inner circle, wherein Mendelssohn explains his reasons for translating the Pentateuch into German; includes Avigdor ben Simhah's commentary on these letters. The first of two volumes. The second printed 1797. Lacking free front endpaper. Bookplate from The Jewish Institute of Religion on inside of front cover. Stamp in black ink of Avigdor ben Simhah Ha-Levi on verso of title page, not affecting text. Recto of free back endpaper has due-date slip pasted on. Text in Hebrew in block letters and 'Rashi script.' Binding in poor, interior in good to very good condition. fair. Item #22578

Price: $150.00

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