Bikkurei ha-Ittim, 5685, Vienna 1824 (50111)

בכורי העתים תקפ"ה - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 50111
Title (English): Bikkurei ha-Ittim, 5685
Title (Hebrew): בכורי העתים תקפ"ה
Note: Only Edition
Author: Shalom Cohen, Editor
City: Vienna
Publisher: Anton Schmid
Publication Date: 1824
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description:

Only edition. 160 pp., octavo, 185:112 mm, light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather boards, rubbed.

Detailed Description:   

Bikkurei ha-Ittim (First Fruits of the Times), Hebrew literary-scientific annuals, published in Vienna for 12 successive years (1821–32), and a central forum for Haskalah literature. The editor of the first three volumes, Shalom b. Jacob Cohen, sought to continue in this publication the tradition of Ha-Me'assef, the journal which initiated Hebrew periodical publications in the Haskalah period. (He had previously published and edited the last three volumes of Ha-Me'assef he-Hadash.) The first volumes also contained a German section (transcribed into Hebrew letters), which was later discontinued. The editors following Cohen were: Moses Landau (vols. 4–5), Solomon Pergamenter (vol. 6). All the various literary genres were represented in these volumes - e.g., fiction, research, as well as translations of world literature (but mainly from German) - and were contributed by writers from Italy, Bohemia, Austria, Galicia, and Hungary. Reprints of a selection of works from Ha-Me'assef were also included. Other contributors included S. D. Luzzatto and Isaac Erter.

Hebrew Description:   



EJ; BE 902