Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Starý židovský hřbitov v Praze. Otto Muneles, Milada Vilímková.
Starý židovský hřbitov v Praze

Starý židovský hřbitov v Praze

Prague: Státní židovské Museum, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 480, [2], [1], 39pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over illustrated beige cloth with black lettering on spine. Ribbon marker. Remarkable monograph on the Starý židovský hřbitov (the old Jewish cemetery of Prague), profusely illustrated throughout with 170 b/w photographic reproductions of tombstones. The Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Josefov, the Jewish Quarter of Prague (Czech Republic). It was in use from the early 15th century (the oldest preserved tombstone, the one of Avigdor Kara, dates back to 1439) until 1787. Its ancestor was a cemetery called "The Jewish Garden", which was found in archaeological excavations under the Vladislavova street, New Town. The numbers of grave stones and numbers of people buried there are uncertain, because there are layers of tombs. However, it has been estimated that there are approximately 12,000 tombstones presently visible, and there may be as many as 100,000 burials in all. The most notable personalities buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery are Yehuda ben Bezalel known as the Maharal Rabbi Löw (d. 1609), Mordechai Maisel (d. 1601), David Gans (d. 1613) and David Oppenheim (d. 1736). Dust-jacket chipped on spine and along edges. Minor shelf wear. Text in Czech. Dust-jacket in overall poor to fair, binding and interior in good+ condition. g to g+. Item #37175

Price: $75.00

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