AUCTION 7 | Tuesday, June 22nd, 1999 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 280


ELIAKIM BEN ABRAHAM (i.e. Jacob Hart). Asarah Ma’amaroth: Milchamoth Hashem [polemic in defence of Judaism and against the rationalist theories of Voltaire, Paine and others]. ff. (3), 9, 9-33. * 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. 36 (1). Contemporary boards, rubbed. 8vo. Vinograd, London 139, 143 and 159; Roth, London 71

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

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
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 See also A.J. Karp. From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (1991) p.225 for reference to America