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Cappon, Abraham Aaron (Capon, Kapon, Kappon)(1853-1931)
La Alborada [= The Dawn, in Spanish and Ladino). Volume 1 numbers 1 to 12. Lacking title page of Number 1.
Abraham Cappon, Ploesti, Romania, 1899. In Ladino. c. 380 pages. 225 x 145 mm. Fragile, brown, brittle and water stained. This may have been Cappon's personal copy since it has his rubber stamp impression on each of the 12 Numbers. Cappon lived in, among other places, in Rustschuk (today Ruse, Bulgaria), Bucharest, Contantinople Sarajevo, and Ploesti, Romania. He was a writer, poet, editor, playwright, journalist and rabbi, and promoted Sephardic culture. He came from a prominent family of Bulgarian rabbis and was related to the Rozanes and the Canettis. He dedicated himself to trade and business until he moved to Ploesti (Romania) in 1885. In 1898 he founded the short lived magazine La Alborada (= The Dawn) in Ploesti, Romania. Two years later he revived it in Sarajevo to where he moved to tale a position in a synagogue. In 1913 he was editor of the Zionist- leaning newspaper HaSofar in Ruse. He wrote some plays, two in Judeo-Spanish, El angustiador (Sarajevo 1914) and Los enchadores ; and in Hebrew, Shibat Tsiyon, Vienna 1921. He translated works from Hebrew, French or Romanian into Judeo-Spanish. Recordings of his voice are kept at the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv. Among his many endeavors, he commissioned Moshe ben Rafael Attias, also known as Moshe Rafajlovic and as Zeki Effendi, a Bosnian Jew who became a scholar of the Islam and of medieval Persian literature. to write an authoritative history of the Bosnian Jews. He had a beard that would put Herzl's to shame. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Meir Turner [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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