Philadelphia: Dropsie College foe Hebrew and Cognate Learning, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg+. Quarto. 336pp. Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. The work is a biography and critical analysis of the life and work of the German Rabbi and Talmudist Jacob Emden, also known as Ya'avetz (1697- 1776). The book covers his life from his early childhood through his rabbinic ordination, scholarly work, controversial opinions, wanderings, later life and ultimately his death in Altona. The book focuses in detail on the controversy surrounding Emden and his dispute with and attacks on Jonathan Eybeschütz the German Rabbi, Talmudist and Kabbalist. Bibliography, notes, and index at back of book. Binding with bumping and rubbing to corners and head & tail of spine. Gilt lettering on spine rubbed. Binding in overall good, interior in very good+ condition. (Inventory #: 40741)
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