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LOT 259:

WAGENSEIL, JOHANN CHRISTOPH.
Belehrung der Jüdisch-Deutschen, Red und Schreibart.

Estimated price:
$ 500 - $700
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14/06/2018 at Kestenbaum & Company
tags: Books

Belehrung der Jüdisch-Deutschen, Red und Schreibart.
Text in German and Judeo-German. Engraved plates. Lightly browned. Contemporary vellum. 4to.

Koenigsberg: Paul Friederich Rhode, 1699.

Wagenseil (1633-1705), was a German Christian Hebraist, who, in his determination to understand Judaism in all its ramifications mastered Yiddish and studied its literature. The present work is a collection of texts including Yiddish songs for Passover, a Yiddish version of the Arthurian legend, a Yiddish version of Hilchoth Derech Eretz Rabah Vezuta and the Megillath Vintz composed by Elchanan Hellen, which describes the Fettmilch uprising in Frankfurt. Also discuss Jewish-German dialect, etc.