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BUBER, Martin and Franz ROSENZWEIG (translators).

[Hebrew Bible in German].

Stock Code
87453
Koln, Bei Jakob Hegner, 1954
£400

Buber's monumental work, inscribed on front free endpaper of Die Schriftwerke volume.

Martin Buber (1878-1965) was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher, religious thinker, political activist and educator. He was a direct descendent of the prominent 16th century rabbi, Meir Katzenellenbogen, known as the Maharam of Padua, as was his cousin - cosmetics queen, Helena Rubinstein. Karl Marx is another notable relative.

Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. He spent most of his life in Germany and Israel, writing in German and Hebrew. In 1902 he became the editor of the weekly Die Welt - the central organ of the Zionist movement, although he later withdrew from organisational work in Zionism.

In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du (later translated into English as I and Thou), and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew

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Four volumes; 8vo., (18.7 x 11.5 cm), inscribed presentation set, original black cloth, paper labels, dust-wrappers, a fine set.

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