Mischnah. Oder der Text des Talmuds.

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
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Lot 232

Mischnah. Oder der Text des Talmuds.

FIRST GERMAN EDITION. Six volumes. Lightly browned, contemporary half-vellum over patterned boards, rubbed, 4to Freimann 127; Fuerst III,127

Onolzbach (i.e. Ansbach): 1760-63

Est: $600 - $800
This feat of scholarship was much admired by Moses Mendelssohn, who, upon publication of the first volume, did not hesitate to write a critical review praising Rabe’s accomplishments. Rabe, feeling no doubt duly grateful for the positive reception, returned the compliment and was the first to apply to Mendelssohn the popular saying “From Moses to Moses there was none like Moses” (Foreword, p.2). See A. Altmann, Moses Mendelssohn pp.196-97.