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Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Naarim, 1788. First edition. Later boards. 8vo, 34, 42, 51 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Shir Ha-Shirim; Megillat Eicha; Megillat Esther. Loewe (1762-1802) was "a Hebrew writer, grammarian, and biblical exegete in the Moses Mendelssohn circle in Berlin. Born in Berlin, Loewe studied under Isaac Satanow and soon joined Mendelssohn's enlightenment movement. Together with Aharon Wolfsohn, he edited Ha-Me'assef, and was a frequent contributor to it. Mendelssohn helped him obtain a position as tutor in David Friedlaender 's household. In 1791, he was appointed principal of the Wilhelms-Schule in Breslau, serving in this capacity until his death. Loewe's major contribution is his introduction and commentary to Mendelssohn's German translation of Psalms, which includes a study on the structure and style of Hebrew poetry and on the history of ancient Jewish music. On the whole, he took an active part in Mendelssohn's Bible translation project, writing, in addition to his work on Psalms, commentaries to Ecclesiastes, Jonah, and with Wolfsohn, the Song of Songs. Loewe was the first Haskalah writer to publish original epigrams in the style of the Book of Proverbs, and was the first to translate the Passover Haggadah into German" (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, Cambridge, Zurich) , none east of California. Title page missing for Shir Ha-Shirim; other title pages present. Handwriting on Song of Song acknowledgements page. Edgewear to boards. Some foxing and staining to pages. Overall Good Condition. (RAB-35-8A)
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