Alterthumer der Prager Josefstadt, Israelitischer Friedhof, Alt-Neu-Schule und andere Synagogen, Benedikt Foges; Antiquities of Prague Synagogues and Jewish Cemetery - High quality engravings depicting scenes of the Jewish community in Prague, by David J. Podiebrad. Printed by Gottlieb Schmelkes, Prague, 1870. Variant with appendix - 300 year anniversary celebrations to the "Achvat Kvura" Society of the Chevra Kadisha in Prague. German and Hebrew.
Early publication about the Jewish quarter in Prague: synagogues, cemeteries - stories of gravestones and deceased leaders of the Prague Jewish community through the generations, Alt-Neu Schul, the beginnings of the Jewish settlement in Prague, and the unique way in which the Jewish community was built and more. The book is accompanied by fifteen prints of engravings in a special technique that gives them a colorful appearance. At the end of the book a folded plate with prints depicting exterior and interior views of synagogues in Prague, and views of the Jewish cemetery in Prague. In this edition the author added details about Jewish gravestones he found after printing the previous edition, as well as manuscript excerpts he found and published here for the first time. Also added in this edition at the end are 27 pages for the 300th anniversary celebrations of the "Achvat Kvura" Society of the Chevra Kadisha in Prague with a separate title page for this section.
, 166,  pages +  folded engraving plate opening to 42x40 cm. Original binding with gilt lettering on spine.