Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Mischle Schualim: Die Fuchsfabeln des Berekhja Ben Natronaj. Berekhja Ben Natronaj, Lazarus Goldschmidt, Leo Michelson, illust.
Mischle Schualim: Die Fuchsfabeln des Berekhja Ben Natronaj
Mischle Schualim: Die Fuchsfabeln des Berekhja Ben Natronaj
Mischle Schualim: Die Fuchsfabeln des Berekhja Ben Natronaj

Mischle Schualim: Die Fuchsfabeln des Berekhja Ben Natronaj

Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, 1921. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/750. Octavo. xxii, 121pp. Original gold-stamped vellum with laced-in slips, gold decorated spine and red title-label with gold lettering. Top edge gilt. A collection of 107 fables drawn from Greek, Jewish, Hindu and Arab narratives exploring moral values and the meaning of wisdom. Illustrated with expressive black & white woodcuts, the anthology is written in agile rhymed prose and includes some original stories by the author, who is also known as Berachya. A nakdan, translator, grammarian, poet, ethicist and philosopher working at the beginning of the thirteenth century, he references the Talmud, adds biblical allusions and gives a Jewish spirit to his interpretations of these Fox Fables. Text in Hebrew; table of contents and Goldschmidt's introduction in German. "Nach der ersten Ausgabe herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Lazarus Goldschmidt." A significant work that greatly expands this distinctive literary genre in the Hebrew language. Staining on binding, front board slightly bowed. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g. Item #31795

Price: $450.00