Horowitz, Pinchas Elijah. Sepher Habrith

AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
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Lot 269

Horowitz, Pinchas Elijah. Sepher Habrith

FIRST EDITION. Two parts in one. Uncut copy. Censor’s imprimatur on opening leaf in German and Yiddish, dated 1799 ff.(4),128,66,(4). Marginal staining. Original publisher’s wrappers, worn. 4to Vinograd, Brünn 63

Brünn: J.K. Neimann 1797

Est: $700 - $1,000
A popular work that presented the general sciences from the perspective of Jewish tradition. Indeed, following the Maaseh Tuviah of 1707, it is among the very earliest encyclopedia of the sciences to be printed in Hebrew. Horowitz, a pupil of Elijah, Gaon of Vilna, devoted long sections in this work to the United States of America, as well as Brazil. See M. Silber, America in Hebrew Literature (1928) pp.49-50; and I. Zinberg, History of Jewish Literature vol. VI (1975) pp.260-70