Die Psalmen.

AUCTION 58 | Thursday, May 02nd, 2013 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters

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Lot 235

Die Psalmen.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Translated into German. Title- and end-vignettes engraved by J. W. Meil. Book-plate of Dr. Guggenheim. pp. xii, 354. Foxed. Contemporary calf boards detached, lacks spine. 8vo.

Berlin: Friedrich Maurer 1783

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
First edition of Mendelssohn’s German translation of the Book of Psalms which was published the same year as his Bible translation. Mendelssohn had worked for more than ten years on the translation of the Psalms. The first edition was published in German characters and later in Hebrew type with a Hebrew commentary by Joel Löwe. See Meyer, Mendelssohn Bibliographie, no. 298.