Chakirath Halev [moral code]

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 224

Chakirath Halev [moral code]

FIRST EDITION. Text in Yiddish only, printed in Wayber-taytsch type ff. (2), 48, 46-53, 53-74. Corners lightly stained and worn. Modern boards. 8vo Vinograd, Amsterdam 1384

Amsterdam: Solomon Proops 1731

Est: $400 - $600
Embellished with tales and parables, the work, according to Zinberg (p. 352-53) has “a definite social-ethnographic interest.” Upon publication however, Wetzlar’s morality book met with limited success in the face of a stronger desire for Yiddish works of a more esoteric and mystical nature