GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN, EIN HAUSBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE FAMILIE - HISTORY OF THE GERMAN JEWS, A HOME BOOK FOR THE JEWISH FAMILY - A book in an album edition about the material culture of German Jews - German Jewish art and the great artists, creators of culture, Jewish society, synagogues and religious relics unique to German Jewry. From the earliest 'catalogs' that extensively reviews the treasures of German Jewry - Berlin 1898 - first edition. German.
As the author describes in the introduction, this is the first publication in which countless findings were collected into one essay that focus on German Jewry with an emphasis on the socio-cultural aspect - the Jewish Creation. And this is the first time that things are presented in a playful and easy-to-read way to the Jewish household, and not specific for the world of research. The author also included in his book the extensive material culture of the Jews from neighboring German-speaking countries such as Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, and parts of Poland from the time of the First Crusade in 1096, until the end of the 19th century. The book describes in words, pictures, and dozens of rare photographs the Jewish treasures typical of German Jewry - Jewish engravings, Jewish art - Torah scrolls, synagogue lamps, shofars, Torah scrolls, and other religious articles, important figures in German Jewry - while presenting their portraits, as well as early photographs In black and white of synagogues and Jewish streets - some appear here for the first time. As well as reproductions of color illustrations by Theodore Kochman, and more. On the page corresponding to the title page is a colorful lithograph of the Jewish cemetery in Prague.
808 + XVIII pages, 29 cm. At the end of the book are the index pages, all complete. Original cover with a Star of David illustration and gold stamping. Red pages cut. Good condition.