Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Studies and Texts in Folklore, Magic, Mediaeval Romance, Hebrew Apocrypha and Samaritan Archaeology... In Three Volumes

New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1971. Later printing. Hardcover. 8vo. xliv, 648; iv, (649)–1356pp.; (6), 278pp. Later acetate dust wrappers over dark olive cloth lettered in gilt. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, 15 photographic plates and 5 text drawings. Text mostly in English with some German, Hebrew, French and Romanian. (Volume III is almost entirely in Hebrew).

Moses Gaster (1856-1939) was a Romanian, later British scholar, the Hakham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish congregation (London), and a Hebrew and Romanian linguist.

This 3-vol. set is a "collection of the author's collected essays on folklore studies in general, and Jewish folklore in particular (first published in 1928). The first two volumes include articles and texts mainly in English, but also in German, French, and Romanian. The third volume is devoted primarily to Hebrew texts and essays. The subject of these essays reflect the wide scope of Moses Gaster's scholarship and range from Romanian folklore to Samaritan legends to Jewish Haggadah apocrypha and mysticism." (From the Preface). near fine. Item #50740

Price: $175.00