Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Vom Sinn des Judentums. Ein Sammelbuch zu Ehren Nathan Birnbaums

Frankfurt A.M. Hermon-Verlag, 1924. Hardcover. Quarto. 327pp. Original ivory cloth with gold lettering on front cover and spine. Decorative endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Nathan Birnbaum, protected with a tissue-guard. Fascinating work written to celebrate the 60th birthday of Nathan Birnbaums. Despite a distinguished life and a remarkable written and intellectual legacy, history has not been kind to Nathan Birnbaum. While alive, he was acknowledged not only as one of the founders of central European Zionism but also as a major figure in Jewish politics and thought. As a journalist and essayist, he contributed to and was read widely in a staggering number of Jewish periodicals in central Europe—several of which, such as the first Jewish nationalist periodical in the German language, Selbst-Emancipation—he founded and edited himself. Yet today, little of his legacy is known, and his massive literary and intellectual production has received surprisingly little attention from Jewish historians. Minor damp-staining on covers. Back board slightly bowed. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in German. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g. Item #24058

Price: $125.00

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