Jüdischer Merkwürdigkeiten

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 345

Jüdischer Merkwürdigkeiten

FIRST EDITION. Four parts bound in two vols. Frontispiece portrait of the Author and 10 further plates including the rare “Juden-Sau” (missing in most copies). Text illustrations. Numeous passages in Hebrew and Yiddish Browned, contemporary vellum, scuffed, thick 4to Freimann 222; Rubens 1364-8 (without all plates)

Frankfurt and Leipzig: Samuel Tobias Hocker, etc. 1714-18

Est: $7,000 - $8,000
Rare first edition. Despite the author’s prejudices, “Jewish Curiosities” is a valuable source of information on the Jews in Germany. Schudt, a German orientalist, was inspired to write this chronicle following the great fire of the Frankfurt Ghetto in 1711. It is particularly comprehensive in relation to Frankfurt Jewry in detailing local custom and way of life.