Agadath Arba Kosoth

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 313

Agadath Arba Kosoth

FIRST EDITION ff. (3), 25 (i.e. 23). Later boards. 8vo

Berlin: The Chinuch Ne’arim Press 1790

Est: $300 - $400
Hebrew linguist, poet and ardent advocate of the Haskalah, Pappenheim served as Dayan in Breslau until his death in 1814. His primary contribution to modern Hebrew literature is the present work of poetic prose - strongly influenced by the English poet Edward Young’s Night Thoughts. “It is one of the foundations of Hebrew lyricism.” EJ, XIII cols. 68-9