Di Etik.

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

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Lot 270

Di Etik.

<<First Yiddish edition.>> Translated by W. Nathanson. Frontispiece portrait of Spinoza tipped in. pp. 316. Brittle. Original boards, rubbed. 4to.

Warsaw-Chicago: Kultur Liga-Naye Gezelshaft 1923

Est: $500 - $700
Apart from one 19th-century Hebrew abridged paraphrase, Spinoza’s “Ethics” was not available in any Jewish language until W. Nathanson of New York produced this Yiddish translation in 1923. A Hebrew translation from the Latin by Jacob Klatzkin was published the following year.