Jüdischer Merkwürdigkeiten

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 564

Jüdischer Merkwürdigkeiten

FIRST EDITION. Four parts bound in two volumes. Frontispiece portrait of the Author and engraved plates including the rare “Juden-Sau” (missing in most copies). Text illustrations. Numeous passages in Hebrew and Yiddish Lightly browned. Contemporary calf, rubbed, lower cover of first vol. detached. Thick 4to Freimann 222; Rubens 1364-8

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

Est: $6,000 - $7,000
Rare First Edition. 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 great fire of the Frankfurt Ghetto in 1711. It is particularly comprehensive in relation to Frankfurt Jewry in detailing local custom and way of life. The author also discusses the state of Jewry in other parts of Europe, as well as Africa, Asia and the United States of America