Belehrung der Jüdisch-Deutschen, Red und Schreibart.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 259

Belehrung der Jüdisch-Deutschen, Red und Schreibart.

Text in German and Judeo-German. Engraved plates. Lightly browned. Contemporary vellum. 4to.

Koenigsberg: Paul Friederich Rhode 1699

Est: $500 - $700
Wagenseil (1633-1705), was a German Christian Hebraist, who, in his determination to understand Judaism in all its ramifications mastered Yiddish and studied its literature. The present work is a collection of texts including Yiddish songs for Passover, a Yiddish version of the Arthurian legend, a Yiddish version of Hilchoth Derech Eretz Rabah Vezuta and the Megillath Vintz composed by Elchanan Hellen, which describes the Fettmilch uprising in Frankfurt. Also discuss Jewish-German dialect, etc.