HIRSCH, SAMSON RAPHAEL. Iggerot tsafon. Neunzehn Briefe über Judenthum [Edited by the author under the pseudonym Ben Usiel, meant as a preliminary of his Chorev: Versuch über Jisroéls Pflichten in der Zerstreuung, published one year later].

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HIRSCH, SAMSON RAPHAEL. Iggerot tsafon. Neunzehn Briefe über Judenthum [Edited by the author under the pseudonym Ben Usiel, meant as a preliminary of his Chorev: Versuch über Jisroéls Pflichten in der Zerstreuung, published one year later].
Altona: Johann Friedrich Hammerich, 1836.
8vo, 199 x 114 mm. (7 7/8 x 4½ in.), modern quarter vellum; title reinforced along gutter margin; some spotting.
FIRST EDITION. Roest 446. On Samson Raphael Hirsch, see: Encyclopaedia Judaica 8 (Jerusalem 1971) cols. 508-15.

In this work, written for conscious young men and women, Samson ben Raphael Hirsch, leader of German orthodoxy, laid down his basic views of Judaism, which were to be of great influence on later students of Jewish religion, like, for example, Heinrich Graetz.
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