The Talmud of Jerusalem, V. 1, Dr. Moses Schwab, trans. London 1886 (46786)

First English Edition

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Lot Number: 46786
Title (English): The Talmud of Jerusalem V1: Berakhoth
Note: First English Edition
Author: Dr. Moses Schwab, trans.
City: London
Publisher: Williams and Norgate
Publication Date: 1886
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Only edition, iv, 188 pp., quarto, 246:180 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy in contemporary quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, corners tipped in, rubbed on edges.


Detail Description

The Talmud of Jerusalem V1: Berakhoth, translated by Moise (Moses) Schwab (1839–1918), French scholar. Schwab, born in Paris, attended the talmud torah of Strasbourg. He served as secretary to Solomon Munk, the orientalist, during 1857–66, later writing his biography: Salomon Munk, sa vie et ses oeuvres (1900). In 1869 Schwab began a 40-year career with the Bibliotheque Nationale, first as an assistant and later as associate keeper. His scholarly interests were wide: he translated the Palestinian Talmud into French (Talmud de Jerusalem, 11 vols., 1871–90), and he wrote Abravanel et son epoque (1865); Histoire des Israelites (1866, 18952); and Vocabulaire de l'Angelologie (1896–99). Schwab also published Les Incunables orientaux et les impressions orientales au commencement du XVI siecle (1883). He described the Hebrew manuscripts and incunabula in the library of the Alliance Israelite (1904) and in other French and Swiss libraries.

Schwab contributed many articles to the Revue des Etudes Juives, the Journal Asiatique, and the bulletins of the BibliothIque Nationale. Of particular importance is his Repertoire, a bibliography of articles published on Jewish subjects in learned journals between 1665 and 1900 (1899, 1914–23). The Repertoire, arranged alphabetically according to authors, lists 112 items by Schwab himself. His great erudition was not always matched by equal exactitude, and his work must therefore be checked thoroughly.


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