Jüdischer Merkwürdigkeiten

AUCTION 6 | Tuesday, November 17th, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 230

Jüdischer Merkwürdigkeiten

FIRST EDITION. Four parts in one. Frontispiece portrait of the Author, 4 (of 10) plates, including the rare “Juden-Sau” missing from most copies. Numerous passages in Hebrew and Yiddish Contemporary vellum. Lightly browned. Thick 4to Freimann 222; Rubens 1364-8 (without all plates)

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

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
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 catastrophic fire that engulfed the Jewish Quarter of Frankfurt a/Main in 1711. It is particularly comprehensive in relation to Frankfurt Jewry in detailing local custom and way of life