AUCTION 19 | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art

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Lot 15


LIBOWITZ, NEHEMIAH S. Peniël - Five Essays on Death, Mourning and Consolation Consisting Mainly of Quotations from Talmudic and Midrashic Literature and the Sayings of the Philosophers, with notes. To the Memory of My Beloved Son, Louis Laurence, with Everlasting Eorrow, Father. pp. 72. Lightly browned. Orinial printed wrapper. Needs rebinding. 8vo Friedberg, Pey 463

Brooklyn, New York: A. H. Rosenberg 1914

Est: $800 - $1,200
A “gentleman-scholar” whose youthful success in the diamond business afforded him the opportunity to devote himself to writing (particularly polemics), and other intellectual pursuits. Born in Poland in 1862, Libowitz emigrated to the United States in 1881, after a short spell in Palestine in 1927, he returned to America, where he died in 1939. This treatise on death, mourning and consolation in biblical and talmudic sources is dedicated to the memory of his son, Louis who died at the young age of twenty- six.