Tana Bikurim [diatribe against Shalom Cohen’s Shorshei Emunah (1815)]

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 231
(ANGLO-JUDAICA). BENNETT, SOLOMON

Tana Bikurim [diatribe against Shalom Cohen’s Shorshei Emunah (1815)]

FIRST EDITION. 2 page introduction in English pp. 26. Lightly browned. Modern stiff marbled wrappers. 8vo

London: L. Alexander 1817

Est: $800 - $1,200
PRICE REALIZED $1,400
“One of the most vigorous and striking personalities of London Jewry” Solomon Bennett’s literary attack is in fact an excuse to impugn the piety of the Chief Rabbi, Solomon Hirschell. See A. Barnett, Solomon Bennett (1761-1838) Artist, Hebraist and Controversialist, in: JHSET, vol. XVII (1953) pp. 91-111 See also Lot 248