Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Illustrirte Pracht Bibel für Israeliten in dem masoretischen Text und neuer deutscher Uebersetzung mit erläuternden Bemerkungen. 3 Vols.

Leipzig: A. H. Payne, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. 480(16), 481-1332, 1333- 1853pp. Original brown leather with black debossed ruling and decorative framing with gilt border on covers, gilt lettering, tooling and ruling on spines; raised bands. Gilt dentelles. Gilt edges. Stiff marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engravings, portrait of Julius Fürst in volume one. Pracht Bibel on title page with decorative initials. Family data of eight members of the family Schloss and two members of the family Weichselbaum on verso of decorative front endpaper, stating name, place of birth and dates of birth and death for each family member.

Complete Hebrew Bible (TaNaKh), "For Israelites, with Masoretic text and a new German translation and additional commentary by Professor Dr. Julius Fürst," an important 19th century German Jewish scholar at the University of Leipzig. "With more than 100 separate plates, and 600 in-text illustrations (unsigned)." Vocalized Hebrew text side by side with German translation, German commentary along bottom, in Gothic script, interspersed with over 700 beautiful full-page and half-page reproductions of steel plate and woodcut engravings, visually narrating the Bible story. The German translation and commentary of Prof. Dr. Fürst go through the end of the book Kohelet. After that the translation and commentary in publisher's translation, as strict as possible in the manor of Prof. Fürst.

At rear of second volume an epilog Julius Fürst, Masoretic endnotes for each Book, an index of Parshot and Haftorot (the order of weekly readings from the Pentateuch and Prophets), and a chronological table of Biblical history. Text in German and Hebrew. Sixteen blank lined pages for notes bound in at rear of volume one. Leather with very light wear of binding. Small chip at bottom edge of decorative and following front endpaper. Block somewhat age-toned. Very good condition. Item #52803

About Julius Fürst: Julius Fürst (1805–1873), was a Jewish German orientalist. Fürst was a distinguished scholar of Semitic languages and literature. During his years as chairman of the department of Oriental languages and literature at the University of Leipzig (1864–1873), he wrote major works on literary history and linguistics. His most important scholarly works include the Bibliotheca Judaica (Leipzig, 1849-1863), Kultur and Literaturgeschichte der Juden in Asien (Cultural and literary history of Jews in Asia, 1849), several dictionaries as well as numerous contributions to the periodical "Der Orient" (Leipzig 1840-1851), whose chief editor he was. "Der Orient" was mainly devoted to scientific study of the language, literature and history of the Jews.

Price: $1,500.00

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