Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Book of Engravings – Portraits of Bohemian and Moravian Scholars and Artists – Prague, 1780 – R. Yehonatan Eybeschutz and R. David Oppenheimer

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87 Abbildungen böhmischer und mährischer Gelehrten und Künstler [87 Portraits of Bohemian and Moravian Scholars and Artists], a book of engravings by Johann Balzer. Prague: [ca. 1780]. German.
A volume containing 87 engraved portraits of scholars and researchers, clergymen and artists of Bohemia and Moravia, by the engraver Johann Balzer (1738–1799). The volume contains one of the most wide-spread portraits of Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeschutz (ca. 1694–1764), and a portrait of Rabbi David Oppenheimer, Rabbi of Prague, both made after Johann Kleinhard, brief biographical notes on the personages depicted in the portraits, and an allegorical engraved frontispiece by Balzer.

19 pp. + 87 engraved plates + [1] plate (frontispiece). 20 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Paper cover, worn and stained. Minor tears to spine.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, NHB. 101.

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