Original Cloth. 8vo. 31 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. With frontispiece portrait of the 'Moses-Gruppe' statue in Potsdam by Chrisian Daniel Rauch. 'The Moses-Group' of Rauch; A Jewish Social Science Art Study. Study of the statue depicting Moses praying between Aaron and Hur, the last colossal public piece the famous sculptor Rauch was to work on before his last illness. "Separatabdruck aus der Allgemeinen Zeitung des Judentums, 1866, no. 31-37". Written by the Rabbi of Potsdam, Dr. Tobias Cohn, who was a "German rabbi and writer; born at Hammerstein, West Prussia, Feb. 2, 1826. After graduating from the normal school, he conducted the Jewish elementary school of his native city until 1846. He then continued his studies at Berlin, where he received his doctor's degree in 1857. During this time he was living in the house of Sarah Levy (née Itzig) , then the gathering-place for the Jewish and Christian celebrities of Berlin. From 1857 to 1896 he officiated as preacher and rabbi of the community of Potsdam. With his wife, the daughter of Ludwig Philippson, he then took up his residence in Berlin. Cohn is an honorary member of the Literarische Gesellschaft, a society composed of the intellectual leaders of Potsdam, and has been decorated with the Order of the Red Eagle. His larger works include: 'Der Talmud' (1866) ; 'Die-Mosesgruppe von Rauch'; 'Die Humanitätsperiode'; 'Die Aufklärungsperiode'; 'Die Araberim Chalifat'; 'Israels Gemeinschaftsleben mit den Vorchristlichen Völkern' (1893) . " - 1906 JE. Subjects: Moses in art. Rauch, Christian Daniel, 1777-1857. OCLC lists two copies of a first edition (British Libr, Univ Zurich) , none outside Europe. Small tear to cover wrap, minor chipping to corner of wraps; light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Scarce. (GER-43-17). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: DIE MOSES-GRUPPE VON RAUCH: EINE ...
Publisher: Leipzig; Oskar Leiner
Publication Date: 1867
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