Cheker Eloha im Torat Ha’Adam - Ethica…Die Ethik (Tugendlehre).

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 218

Cheker Eloha im Torat Ha’Adam - Ethica…Die Ethik (Tugendlehre).

<<FIRST HEBREW EDITION. >> Translated by Shlomo Rubin. With lengthy introduction. pp. lxiv, 288. Browned. Original printed wrappers bound in contemporary boards. Sm. 4to.

Vienna: G. Broeg 1885

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
First Hebrew translation of Spinoza’s Ethica. Issued by Shlomo Rubin (1823–1910) one of the most prolific of neo-Hebrew writers and one of the most enthusiastic and persistent champions of Haskalah. He was an ardent admirer of Spinoza’s thought and wrote much to prove the close relation between Spinozism and Judaism. “This book [Ethica] is Rubin’s most important contribution to neo-Hebrew literature.”(Jewish Encyclopedia). See Fanny K. Berg (The Spinoza Collection in the Hebrew Union College Library, in: Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, Vol. 1, No. 4 p. 172.