Kohut, Adolf; Theodor Kutschmann

Published by Berlin; Deutscher Verlag [1898], 1898
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Original Cloth. 4to. 808, [22], XVIII pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. 'History of the German Jews; a Housebook for the Jewish Family. ' Profusely and decoratively illustrated; illuminated initials and borders. Some color plates protected by tissue guards. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions of paintings by Th. Kutschmann; with color and black and white reproductions of art work such as paintings, drawings, woodcuts, etchings, etc. Decorative initials in various colors throughout. Contains "a vast amount of historical and biographical material, somewhat unsystematically put together and not always reliable, but, nevertheless, valuable. They are of particular interest because of the great number of photographs and other illustrative matter, brought together for the first time, from sources either unknown or not readily accessible. " - JE 1906. Adolph Kohut (1848–1917) "was a journalist, author, and biographer. He was born in Mindszent (Hungary) . He studied briefly at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau and wrote critically of his experiences in his Memoiren eines juedischen Seminaristen (1870) . Kohut was the editor of several important German papers. In 1884, when he was the editor of Berliner Zeitung, he was expelled from Prussia for writing articles attacking Chancellor Bismarck; five years later Kohut was pardoned. He was a prolific writer, producing several hundred articles, monographs, and books on subjects ranging from studies of Heine, Herder, Feuerbach, Van Humboldt, and Frederick the Great to music and theater reviews, to the history of the Jews in Germany, including Moses Mendelssohn und seine Familie (1886) , Geschichte des deutschen Juden (1899) , and Beruehmte israelitische Maenner und Frauen (2 vols. , 1901) . He married the prima donna of the Dresden opera, Elizabeth Manstein. In 1892 he was knighted by Emperor Francis Joseph for contributions to literature. " - EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - History - 70- Jews - Germany. Internal hinges previously rebacked with tape. Institutional marks on rear of title page only, wear to backstrip, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-43-43). Bookseller Inventory # 33631

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Publisher: Berlin; Deutscher Verlag [1898]

Publication Date: 1898

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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