Sefer Divre negidim. Tokhen inyano: Rishon, petihat ha-ma'atik ... Shenit, kitsur zikhron divre ha-yamim le-herut Yehudim be-Republik Batave; Shelishit, ha'atakat divre negide ha-am Batave ... al devar Herut Yehudim be-dat toshavim; Revi'it, ha'atakat date ha-umah Batave ha-metukanim ka-et li-retson ha-am; hamishit, luah be-seder alfa beta perush ha-milot zarot mi-leshon ha-hodesh. Huva el ha-defus a.y. ha-ma'tik Tsevi Hirsh ... Ma'ilfeld.

Amsterdam: Be-vet uvi-defus Shelomoh Avraham Propes [Proops], 1799. Hardbound. Duodeimo, rebacked in hand-painted paper covered boards, 144 pp [72 leaves]. Very Good-. Item #83514

Text is in Hebrew with a little Dutch at the bottom of the final page. This work is a translation into Hebrew of the Dutch parliamentary hearings that led to the 1796 emancipation of Dutch Jewry. Arend Huusen makes the point (in an article in "Dutch Jewry: Its History and Secular Culture (1500-2000), edited by Jonathan Irvine Israel, Salverda Reinier) that the Orthodox community of the Netherlands were unenthusiastic beneficairies of a change in their status that they had not requested. It is possible that this translation was a product of the Orthodox consternation and a corresponding struggle to understand how to deal with the new civic reality that they found themselves in.

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