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 233


Asarah Ma’amaroth: Milchamoth Hashem [polemic in defence of Judaism and against the rationalist theories of Voltaire, Paine and others]. ff. (3), 9, 9-32. * Binah La’itim [on the cryptic chronology in the Book of Daniel and predicting the coming of the Messiah in the year 1840]. ff. (2), 26. * Tzuph Noveloth [Kabbalistic commentary to Joseph Solomon Delmedigo’s Noveloth Chachmah]. ff. (2), 36, (2) First part lacking ff. 19-20. First: ex-library, blank strips removed from lower margin of two leaves. Second: lightly stained. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, rubbed; and modern boards. 8vo

London: David b. Mordechai Halevi 1794-95-99

Est: $2,500 - $3,500
A unique figure in his time, Hart (1745-1814) was the first native-born English Jew who posessed a level of Jewish learning on a par with his co-religionists on the Continent. The present work represents the first three parts of an intended ten-part tract, a further two appeared in Berlin in 1803 before the project was aborted. For a detailed appraisal of Hart’s life and evaluation of his writings, see JHSET, vol. IV (1940) pp. 207-23