[Judaica-- Goldschmidt, Lazarus- One of Only Six Copies, Author's Own Book] Reden, Berichte und Weissagungen Jejajas ("Speeches, Accounts and Prophesies of Isaiah")
by Goldschmidt, Lazarus (translator)
Berlin: Max Perl, 1918. First edition. Folio. Bound in full, rich black crusched morocco with gilt ruled lines on both covers and spine, by Rud Schmid of Berlin. ONE OF ONLY SIX COPIES; Goldschmidt's Own Copy, with his superb bookplate on front pastedown (woodcut, Hebrew lettering at top. Translated by Lazarus Goldschmidt, number 5 of only 6 copies on thick paper and illuminated in gold , from an edition limited to 200, frontispiece, borders and decorations printed in green and brown with initials supplied by hand in gold and red, prospectus loosely inserted (frayed at edges), the translator's own copy with his bookplate. Lazarus Goldschmidt (1871-1950) was a widely acclaimed German Jewish writer and translator who was the first to translate the entire Babylonian Talmud into German, a hitherto supreme obstacle for scholars. A gorgeous and lofty production, printed on very thick handmade paper with superb flowing border design motifs throughout in many colors and highlighted in gold. Spine a little rubbed and faded, slightly chipped at head and foot, joints repaired, slip-case. A most scarce and desirable item of Judaica.
(Inventory #: 3197)
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