Illustrirte Pracht Bibel, Julius Fürst, (ed.), Leipzig 1874 (50045)

First Edition - Illustrated

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Lot Number: 50045
Title (English): Illustrirte Pracht Bibel für Israeliten in dem masoretischen Text und neuer deutscher Uebersetzung
Note: First Edition - Illustrated
Author: Julius Fürst, (ed.)
City: Leipzig
Publisher: A. H. Payne
Publication Date: 1874
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

First edition, Part 1 (of 2) pp., quarto, 317:225 mm., damp and age staining, wide margins. A good copy loose in contemporary boards, rubbed. 
 

Detailed Description  

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 Leibzig. "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.
 
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.

 

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