Speher Mo’adei Shachar.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 195

Speher Mo’adei Shachar.

<<FIRST HEBREW EDITION.>> Translated by Joseph Herzberg. With dedication to Sir Moses Montefiore. pp. xiv, (2), 188. Ex-library, browned heavily dampstained, few leaves loose, title remargined, tear on p. ix. Recent boards, 8vo.

Königsberg: Samter & Rathke. 1844

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
First Hebrew translation of Mendelssohn’s Morgenstunden oder Vorlesungen über das. <<Significant for Mendelsohn’s understanding of Spinoza’s thought.>> Dasein Gottes [”Morning Hours, or Lectures about God’s existence)”] (1785). A series of lectures addressed to Mendelssohn’s oldest son, son-in-law and a young friend, usually held “in the morning hours”, in which he explained his personal philosophical world-view, his own understanding of Spinoza and Lessing’s purified (“geläutert”) pantheism.