Horowitz, Pinchas Elijah. Sepher Habrith.

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Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Graphic Art

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Horowitz, Pinchas Elijah. Sepher Habrith.

FIRST EDITION. Two parts in one. ff. (4),128, 66, (4). Slight staining, scattered marginalia in an Ashkenazic hand (including a lengthy note on verso of final leaf), portion of final leaf removed not affecting text. Ex-library. Later boards. 4to Vinograd, Brünn 63

Brünn: J.K. Neimann 1797

Est: $400 - $600
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 to 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. SEE: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/211402/hebrew-bestsellers-pinchas-hurwitz? utm_source=tabletmagazinelist&utm_campaign=75437d1488-October_13_201610_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c308bf8edb-75437d1488-206984385.