Belehrung der Jüdisch-Deutschen, Red und Schreibart. Text in German and Judeo-German. Engraved plates. Lightly browned. Contemporary vellum. 4to.
Koenigsberg: Paul Friederich Rhode, 1699.
Wagenseil (1633-1705), was a German Christian Hebraist, who, in his determination to understand Judaism in all its ramifications mastered Yiddish and studied its literature. The present work is a collection of texts including Yiddish songs for Passover, a Yiddish version of the Arthurian legend, a Yiddish version of Hilchoth Derech Eretz Rabah Vezuta and the Megillath Vintz composed by Elchanan Hellen, which describes the Fettmilch uprising in Frankfurt. Also discuss Jewish-German dialect, etc.