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Encounter with Emancipation: AMERICAN JEWISH IMPRINTS OF 
THE 19TH CENTURY
IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, HEBREW, & YIDDISH

   
             

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to make available to you this list of over 150 American Jewish imprints from the 19th Century, as well as a handful of related reference works published in the 20th Century.

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CONTENTS:

Bibliography & Relevant Reference Works           1-13

Antisemitism & Philosemitism                               14-19

Women, By & About                                           20-38

Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)                                        39-56

Grammar                                                             57-58

Homiletics (Sermons)                                           59-66

Liturgy                                                                 67-76

Yiddish Serials                                                     77-83

Rabbinics                                                             84-102

Juvenile & Family Readers                                   103-118

Other Subjects                                                     119-164

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY & RELEVANT REFERENCE WORKS ON 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN JEWRY


1. • Glanz, Rudolf. THE GERMAN JEW IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND ARTICLES OF SPECIAL INTEREST. Cincinnati/New York, Hebrew Union College/Ktav, 1969. 1st Edition. Cloth, 4to; 192 pages; Over 2500 annotated entries, plus three indices of authors, other persons, and place names. Very Good Condition ;(ID #6864) $50.00.

2. • Grayzel, Solomon. THE FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Four pages. Reprinted from Jewish Book Annual, 5705 (1944-45) , Jewish Book Council of America, sponsored by National Jewish Welfare Board. Very good condition. (O-1) (ID #15150) $30.00.

3. • Harvard University Library. AMERICAN JEWISH EPHEMERA : A BICENTENNIAL EXHIBITION FROM THE JUDAICA COLLECTION OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY. Paperback, 8vo, Cambridge, The Library, 1977. Paperback, 8vo, [176] pages. Loaded with illustrations & facsimiles. 23 cm. "Introductory lecture, Impressions of Jewish daily life in the past one hundred years by Oscar Handlin ; catalogue of the exhibition by Charles Berlin." Very Good Condition. Subject : Harvard University. Library. Subject : Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- Exhibitions. American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge. Subject : United States -- Politics and government -- Exhibitions. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (ID #12712) $30.00.

4. • Hyman, Paula E. and Moore, Deborah Dash, editors. JEWISH WOMEN IN AMERICA: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA : COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Hardcover, 8vo, New York Routledge, 1997. Cloth, Large quartos in dust jacket, xxxii, 1770 pages. Includes many black & white photos, as well as an annotated bibliography and guide to archival sources, notes on editors and contributors, classified list of biographical entries, and an index. In her review in the Library Journal, librarian Mary F. Salony writes: "Hyman (modern Jewish history, Yale) and Moore (history, Vassar) have put together a primarily biographical encyclopedia of American Jewish women. Their book contains 800 entries on women from all fields who lived from 1654 (when the first Jewish woman arrived in America) to the present and 110 topical essays about various organizations and subjects ranging from education to politics to the arts. Each biographical entry includes both an essay and a bibliography. In addition, the book has an alphabetical listing of entries, a classified list of biographical entries by type (activists, lawyers, nurses, etc.), a helpful annotated bibliography of archival resources, and an in-depth index. While various books on the American Jewish woman are currently available (e.g., The Journey Home: Jewish Women and the American Century, LJ 4/1/97; Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women, LJ 1/98), this one provides a good biographical and encyclopedic reference approach to the subject and is an excellent biographical source. Recommended for larger libraries as a complement to women's studies, Jewish history, biography, and American history collections." Fine condition in original shrinkwrap. Amazon lists it new for Three Hundred Fifty Dollars. Our price is (ID #13587) $175.00.

5. • Jewish Publication Society Of America. THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF JEWISH ENDEAVOR; BEING A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE PURPOSES OF THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT IT HAS DONE AND AN APPEAL TO AMERICAN JEWS TO HELP FURTHER ITS PLANS. Philadelphia, JTSA, 1924 . Cloth, 16mo (pocket-sized) , 122 pages. 14 cm. 1 of only 250 copies printed "especially for the friends of the Society. " Contains the title pages of over 120 books issued by the Society, including several 19th Century titles.. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Bibliography. Named Corp: Jewish Publication Society of America -- History. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (CT-12) (ID #15082) $200.00

6. • Korn, Bertram Wallace. BENJAMIN LEVY: NEW ORLEANS PRINTER AND PUBLISHER; WITH A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN LEVY IMPRINTS, 1817-1841. Portland, Me. , Anthoensen Press, 1961. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Underlining by Schapps, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 78 pages; 24 cm. Bibliographical footnotes. Morris U. Schappes' numbered copy, inscribed to him by the author "Reprinted in an edition of three hundred numbered copies, from The papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. " This is number 113. (ID #5393) $125.00.

7. • (Leeser, Isaac) Adler, Cyrus, compiler. CATALOGUE OF THE LEESER LIBRARY. Philadelphia: Edward Hirsch & Co. , 1883. Cloth, 8vo. 65 pages. First edition. Embossed cover. Text following title page: "The Leeser Library was bequeathed to the Hebrew Education Society of Philadelphia, by the Reverend Isaac Leeser. A few additions have been made by the Society. " A list of officers of the Hebrew Education Society follows. Isaac Leeser was an "American rabbi, author, translator, editor, and publisher; pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, and founder of the Jewish press of America...Leeser participated in all Jewish movements. He was the earnest promoter of all the national enterprises-the first congregational union, the first Hebrew day-schools, the first Hebrew college, the first Jewish publication society-and of numberless local undertakings. The Occident acquired a national and even an international reputation; the Maimonides' College, of which he was president, paved the way for future Jewish colleges in the United States; and his translation of the Bible became an authorized version for the Jews of America. In the religious controversies of his time Leeser took an active part on the Conservative side, and lived and died in the unshakable belief that the existence of opposing parties was but transient and short-lived. " (JE) Singerman 3168. Deinard 762. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Stamped on title page "Wm. B. Hackenburg, 612 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. " Dampstained; pages brittle, with some staining. Backstrip badly chipped; front cover nearly detached and flyleaf torn. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-22) (ID #16246) $250.00. 

8. • Madison, Charles . JEWISH PUBLISHING IN AMERICA: THE IMPACT OF JEWISH WRITING ON AMERICAN CULTURE . Sanhedrin Press, New York, 1976. Cloth, 8vo, 294 pages. Underlining on pages in one chapter, otherwise Very Good in edgeworn jacket. (CT-12) (ID #15078) $20.00.

9. • Philipson, David. THE REFORM PRAYER BOOK . OFFPRINT FROM JOURNAL OF JEWISH LORE AND PHILOSOPHY, VOLUME 1, JANUARY-OCTOBER, 1919, NOS. 1-4, EDITED BY DAVID NEUMARK. No place, no date (1920s? ) . Cloth; 8vo. 69-82, 211-223 pages. Reprint of a two-part article originally published in the Journal of Jewish Lore and Philosophy. (Part One appeared in Vol. I, No. 1, 1919.) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Article has been (later) bound in stiff boards, but most of the front and back boards have been ripped off. Binding and pages still in very good condition, except for some darkening of the front and back pages. (CT-2) (ID #14763) $30.00.

10. • Schneider, Rebecca. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JEWISH LIFE IN THE FICTION OF AMERICA AND ENGLAND. Albany: New York State Library School, 1916. Cloth, 8vo. 41 pages. Index. Preface notes: "Bibliography... Submitted to the New York state library school as one of its graduation requirements... 1914...It is not a selected list but contains all material of which the compiler was able to get any trace. " List of sources used. Includes prices, and notes by the compiler concerning plot and slant of works. Primarily 19th & early 20th Century publications are listed. SUBJECT (S): Jewish fiction -- Bibliography. Jews -- Social life and customs -- Bibliography. American fiction -- Bibliography. English fiction -- Bibliography. In pamphlet binder; edgeworn. Interior in very good condition. (AMR-5-30) (ID #16253) $45.00. 

11. •Singer, Isidore, & Cyrus Adler, editors. THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA: A DESCRIPTIVE RECORD OF THE HISTORY TO THE PRESENT DAY. 12 VOLUMES (COMPLETE). New York, Funk & Wagnals, 1906-. Cloth, Large 8vo; ca 8500 pages. "A descriptive record of the history, religion, literature, and customs of the Jewish people from the earliest times to the present day." Excellent source for information on 19th Century Jewry, heavily cited in this catalog as "JE." Loaded with photos and illustrations. A great work of 19th century scholarship not superceded by contemporary encyclopedias. Spines have been cleanly repaired with black library tape. A good solid set. (ID #16417) $400.00

12. • Wiener, Leo. THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 402 pages. This work is divided into two sections: chapters dealing with the various genres, periods, and geographical divisions of Yiddish literature, and a chrestomathy (anthology) of specific Yiddish writers. Two appendices and an index follow. Bibliographical citations. Wiener was a Russian-born philologist who taught Slavic languages at Harvard. Singerman 5688. SUBJECT(S): Confirmation (Jewish rite). Scuffed boards and bookplate of Max O. Klein on inside front cover. Spine tight; interior in very good condition. (AMR-3-11A) (ID #16203) $75.00.

13. • Another Copy. Ex-library; has been rebound. Cover in very good condition. Repairs to edge of title page, leaf following, and last two leaves. Bit of marginalia in faint pencil. Edges soiled; pages warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-11) (ID #16204) $40.00.


ANTISEMITISM, PHILOSEMITISM, AND THE JEWISH QUESTION

14. • PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS HELD FEBRUARY 1ST, 1882, AT NEW YORK AND LONDON, TO EXPRESS SYMPATHY WITH THE OPPRESSED JEWS IN RUSSIA. New York: Printed at Industrial School of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 50 pages. Singerman 3090. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Russian -- History -- Congresses. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Bound in stiff boards, preserving original wrappers. Damp stained; pages warped, soiled, and very brittle, with chipping at edges. Some leaves loose. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-12) (ID #16222) $275.00.


15. • Eisler, Moritz. DIE JUDENFRAGE IN DEUTSCHLAND. New York: [Im Verlag des Verfassers], 1880. 8vo. 94 pages. First edition. In German. Eisler was an Austrian educator and philosophical writer, organizer of a society for the care of invalid teachers and the widows and orphans of teachers. Singerman 2907. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Germany. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Bound in stiff boards, preserving original wrappers. Dampstained; pages slightly warped with some staining. Some chipping to edges and corners. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-17) (ID #16241) $125.00.


16. • Homer, A. N. HERNANI THE JEW; A STORY OF RUSSIAN OPPRESSION. Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, 1897. Cloth, 8vo. 332 pages. First edition. Pictorial cover in color with gilt titles and decorations. Printed on cream laid bond. An obscure romantic novel, with a happy ending. Despite the machinations of the evil Popoloff, Kasimir Hernani the banker and his wife Sara manage to flee Russia-separately-to a little town in Poland, where they are reunited. Apparently unrelated to Victor Hugo's 1830 tragedy Hernani, which does not have a Jewish theme, or to Verdi's opera by the same name, which libretto was taken from Hugo's play. Singerman 5182. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Dampstained; boards and pages warped, with some staining. Some warping and darkening to pages. Ex-library with minimal markings. Binding tight; text in very good condition except as noted. (AMR-5-21) (ID #16245) $150.00.

17. • Leroy-Beaulieu, Anatole. Frances Hellman, translator. ISRAEL AMONG THE NATIONS: A STUDY OF THE JEWS AND ANTISEMITISM. AUTHORISED EDITION FOR THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Cloth; 12mo. Xxiii, 385 pages. Gilt titles. Printed on fine laid bond. First American edition. Preface and index. "In this work the author embodies the result of a thorough study of the conditions governing the Russian Jews, and, while he is not lavish of his praise of the oppressed, he is emphatic in maintaining that nothing but emancipation can improve them mentally and morally. 'All the virtues that the Jews possess are their own, while their vices are largely due to persecutions by Christian nations. ' In the beginning of 1904 Leroy-Beaulieu went to the United States to deliver a series of lectures at some of the American universities (Harvard, Pennsylvania, etc. ). The Jewish community of New York, during his sojourn in that city, tendered him a testimonial of appreciation of his vigorous war against anti-Semitism in France, and of his scholarly defense of Jewish character and traditions. " (JE) Sympathetic but very dated perspective, in which "the Jew" is treated as an exotic species. Singerman 4869. SUBJECT(S): Jews. Water stain in upper right-hand corner, affecting most of book. Cover scuffed and edgeworn. Text in very good condition. (AMR-1-19) (ID #16103) $30.00.

18. • Peters, Madison P. JUSTICE TO THE JEW. THE STORY OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE WORLD. New York and London: F. Tennyson Neely, 1899. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 359 pages. Gilt titles and decorations; top edge gilt. Printed on cream laid bond. Frontispiece portrait of the author. First edition. Peters was the Pastor of Bloomingdale Church in New York City, an author, and noted philosemite. Singerman 5647. Jewish question. Jews. Jews -- United States. Owner inscribed "Lewis B. Solomon" on flyleaf. Cover soil; faint damp stain to upper right corner of pages; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-7-2) (ID #16360) $35.00.

19. • Peters, Madison P. JUSTICE TO THE JEW. THE STORY OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE WORLD. New York: The Baker and Taylor Co. , 1900. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 359 pages. Silver titles and decorations. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Originally copyright 1899. This edition not in Singerman. Jewish question. Jews. Jews -- United States. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide of this edition. Edges bumped; front hinge cracked; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-7-1) (ID #16359) $35.00.

WOMEN, BY AND ABOUT (See also Nrs. 4, 10, 94 & 95)

20. • Aguilar, Grace. edited by Isaac Leeser. THE JEWISH FAITH: ITS SPIRITUAL CONSOLATION, MORAL GUIDANCE, AND IMMORTAL HOPE. WITH A BRIEF NOTICE OF THE REASONS FOR MANY OF ITS ORDINANCES AND PROHIBITIONS. A SERIES OF LETTERS ANSWERING THE INQUIRIES OF YOUTH. Philadelphia: Published at 1227 Walnut Street, 1864. 12mo. 446 pages. Presume 2nd edition. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Maranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Most of her work was published posthumously. This volume appeared in England just a few months before her death. Isaac Leeser had earlier published Aguilar's The Spirit of Judaism, and was an admirer of hers. He made this stereotyped edition available in the United States because of "repeated demand for it having been made lately, " and calls it in his preface "her dying confession of faith. " Isaac Leeser founded the Jewish Publication Society of America and was responsible for the publication of many important works. A rare and desirable work. Singerman 1812. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Works to 1900. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide of this edition. Lacks outer wrappers. Signatures loose. Outer leaves, two inner leaves, and edges markedly soiled. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-3) (ID #16197) $300.00.

21. • Aguilar, Grace. edited by Isaac Leeser. THE SPIRIT OF JUDAISM. Philadelphia: Sherman, 1842. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 255 pages. Embossed boards. First edition. At head of title: [Shema Yisrael]. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Maranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Miss Aguilar in the late 1830's sent the manuscript of The Spirit of Judaism across the Atlantic to Isaac Leeser, asking him to edit it, but this original manuscript was never received. She then rewrote it from her notes and re-sent it. Leeser made his notes and had it published in the United States, due to the difficulties of communication in that era, without her ever seeing his emendations before the work appeared in print. Isaac Leeser was the champion of American Orthodoxy during this period, and founded the Jewish Publication Society of America. He was responsible for the publication of many important works. Rosenbach 488. Singerman 0767. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Works to 1900. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Bookplate of Joseph Jacobs on inside front cover. Jacobs was an Australian-born critic, historian, and statistician, one of the founders of the Jewish Historical Society of England. (JE) Backstrip torn, with 2" section missing from top. Front cover detached but present; signatures loose. Interior foxed; otherwise very good condition. (AMR-3-1) (ID #16195) $425.00.

22. • Aguilar, Grace. edited by Isaac Leeser. THE SPIRIT OF JUDAISM. Philadelphia: Sherman, 1873. Cloth, 12mo. 263 pages. Embossed boards; all edges gilt. Third edition. At head of title: [Shema Yisrael]. Aguilar's "Poems" are on pages 201-63. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Maranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Miss Aguilar in the late 1830's sent the manuscript of The Spirit of Judaism across the Atlantic to Isaac Leeser, asking him to edit it, but this original manuscript was never received. She then rewrote it from her notes and re-sent it. Leeser made his notes and had it published in the United States, due to the difficulties of communication in that era, without her ever seeing his emendations before the work appeared in print. Isaac Leeser founded the Jewish Publication Society of America and was responsible for the publication of many important works. Singerman 2376. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Works to 1900. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Cover scuffed. Very good condition. (AMR-3-2) (ID #16196) $250.00.

23. • Aguilar, Grace. Illustrated by T. H. Robinson. THE VALE OF CEDARS & OTHER TALES. London: J. M. Dent, and Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1902. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 428 pages. First edition thus. Pictorial front cover and spine in colors; pictorial endpapers. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Tissued frontispiece illustration in color. Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Stories of Jewish life, some relating to the religious persecution of the Jews in Spain during the Inquisition. Tales include The Perez Family; Amete and Yafeh; The Fugitive; The Edict; The Escape; Helon; The Spirit's Entreaty; The Spirit of the Night; The Triumph of Love; and The Vale of Cedars, or The Martyr. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Maranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Singerman 1109 (earlier edition). SUBJECT (S): Inquisition -- Spain -- Fiction. Geographic: Spain -- History -- Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479-1516 -- Fiction. Some darkening; front hinge starting; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-2-8) (ID #16139) $50.00.

24. • Aguilar, Grace. Sarah Aguilar. ESSAYS AND MISCELLANIES. CHOICE CULLINGS FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS OF GRACE AGUILAR, SELECTED BY HER MOTHER, SARAH AGUILAR. Philadelphia: A. Hart, late Carey and Hart, 1853. Half leather; 12mo. Ix, 310 pages. First edition. Grace Aguilar was an English novelist descended from Portugese Maranos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. Plagued with health problems, she died at 31, before her talent could fully mature. Most of her work was published posthumously. Prefaced with a poem, "To the Memory of Grace Aguilar, " by W. Milbourne Kirkhouse. Contents: Sabbath thoughts on a lecture on the twenty-second Psalm by the Rev. R. S. Anderson, 9th Nov. 1836.- Sabbath thoughts on the twenty-sixth verse of the first chapter of Genesis. - The prophecies of Isaiah. - Prophecies of Daniel. - Sabbath thoughts and sacred communings: Thoughts on family prayer. Family prayers. Sacred communings. - History of the Jews in England. - Jews of continental Europe. Singerman 1267. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English. Jews -- Europe. Bible. O. T. -- Prophecies. Lacks front board. Backstrip peeling; binding very scuffed and edgeworn. Spine tight; interior in very good condition. (AMR-3-4) (ID #16198) $300.00.

25. • Davis, Nina, translator. ZEMIROT BA-LAILAH. SONGS OF EXILE BY HEBREW POETS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1901. Cloth; 16mo. 146 pages. Gilt lettering on cover; top edge gilt. Embossing on cover. 33 poems by various authors; a dozen of these are from Jehudah Halevi, 12th-century Spanish poet and philosopher. Nina Davis Salaman was an Anglo-Jewish woman who translated Hebrew poems, prayers and books, including Machzor and Judah Halevi, and wrote her own poetry. Her friend Ray (Rachel) Frank Litman, the "girl rabbi, " in Davis's obituary compared her to the poet Emma Lazarus. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry -- Translations into English. English poetry -- Translations. Ex-library, otherwise Very Good Condition.  (AMR-6-8) $30.00

25A. Another Copy. Warped; hinges broken. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-15) (ID #16099) $20.00.

26. • Heighway, Osborn W. Trenery. LEILA ADA, THE JEWISH CONVERT: AN AUTHENTIC MEMOIR. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1853. 12mo. Vii, 230 pages. First edition. Tissued frontispiece engraving of Leila Ada, inscribed "Yours in Jesus, Leila Ada. " A quote from the first chapter: "The Mishna is said to be an oral law, received from the lips of God, and intended as an exponent of his written law. But we should transgress the purity which religion demands, were we to quote some of its puerile and absurd follies. If those who penned it set about their work with an intention to shock common sense, and load the Jewish religion with contempt, they could scarcely have acquitted themselves better. And let no one suppose that our strictures are unkind: any one at all acquainted with the Mishna, will at once perceive them to be within the bounds of that charity and pity, which we owe to those who err. Indeed, it were but too easy to quote passages which would justify our severest censures. But withal, the Mishna is surrounded with a degree of obscurity and hardness, owing to its orientalisms, and a considerable pervasion of a sort of Hebræo-Grecism in its structure. This obscurity has given rise to another commentary, called the Gemara, or completion. One Gemara, written in Palestine, forms with the Mishna, the Jerusalem Talmud, and another, written at Babylon, composes the Babylonish Talmud, Thus the Mishna, which the Jews declare to be God's own interpretation of his law, requires interpretation from man, and the whole together forms a mighty work of twelve folio volumes. These are the volumes which contain the whole of the Jewish divinity; for, dishonouring to God, they have almost completely withdrawn the Jews from the study of Moses and the Prophets. In common with the rest of her nation, the Talmud formed the basis of Leila's religious education. Of the Old Testament she knew comparatively little. It is far from certain, indeed, that she knew a great deal of the Talmud. For this there were causes: -first, she did not like its study: she tells us in her Reflections, that while believing in its divinity, as she was instructed, she experienced a smothered dislike to many of its forms, observances, and precepts. 'I felt it, ' she says, 'smouldering at the bottom of my heart long before I had moral courage to permit a single thought upon it. I shuddered at my suspicions as blasphemous, yet I could not conquer them. But as the Spirit of God opened my eyes, I felt no difficulty in fully avowing my severest thoughts upon the inane, absurd, debasing studies of the Talmud. I felt no compunction while I openly declared to my own heart that it was an impure, stupid fabrication, composed by fallen and sinful man. ' What a volume is contained in these few thrilling sentences! Would the sons of Jacob speak out, how many would tell us the same story? Impossible it is but that among them there are thousands who, while they dare not repudiate the Talmud, are conscious of a feeling of offence at its impurities, and absurdities. Secondly, her father, although strictly a Jew in belief and profession, gave himself little trouble about their requirements and observances, and, therefore, was very far from pressing them upon his daughter. " Singerman 1278. SUBJECT (S): Christian converts from Judaism -- Biography. Lacks outer binding. Ex-library with minimal markings. Usual age staining. First signature detached, but present. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-28) (ID #16251) $20.00.

27. • Lazarus, Emma. AN EPISTLE FROM JOSHUA IBN VIVES OF ALLORQUI TO HIS FORMER MASTER, SOLOMON LEVI-PAUL, DE SANTA MARIA, BISHOP OF CARTAGENA, CHANCELLOR OF CASTILE, AND PRIVY COUNCILLOR TO KING HENRY III. OF SPAIN. New York: The American Hebrew, 1882. 8vo. 4 pages. Reprinted from The American Hebrew, June 16th, 1882. 34 verses, followed by a page of notes. Author's note preceding the poem reads: "In this poem I have done little more than elaborate and versify the account given in Graetz's History of the Jews (Vol. VIII, page 77) , of an Epistle actually written in the beginning of the 15th century by Joshua ben Joseph Ibn Vives to Paulus de Santa Maria. " Emma Lazarus, American poet of Sephardic descent, is best known for her sonnet "The New Colossus, " which is inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty. After her death, her sister prohibited the inclusion of "anything Jewish" in the collected edition of Emma Lazarus' works that appeared in 1889. (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Not in Singerman. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Has been folded vertically in half. Tearing at fold, with taped repair. Library stamp. Some soiling and faint damp stains. Text in good condition. Very Scarce (AMR-5-8) (ID #16231) $650.00.

28. • Lazarus, Emma. SONGS OF A SEMITE: THE DANCE TO DEATH, AND OTHER POEMS. New York: Office of "The American Hebrew, " 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 80 pages. First edition. 2 pages of advertisements at end. Added title page: "The dance to death; a historical tragedy in five acts. " Contents: The dance to death: a tragedy in five acts -- Poems: The New Year. The crowing of the red cock. In Exile. In memoriam--Rev. J. J. Lyons. The valley of Baca. The banner of the Jew. Guardian of the red disk -- A translation of Heine and two imitations: Donna Clara. Don Pedrillo. Fra Pedro -- Translations from the Hebrew poets of mediaeval Spain: Solomon ben Judah Gabirol Night thoughts, Meditations, Hymn, To a detractor, A fragment, Stanzas, Wine and grief, Defiance, A degenerate age. Judah ben Ha-Levi Love song, Separation, Longing for Jerusalem, On the voyage to Jerusalem I, On the voyage to Jerusalem II, To the west wind II. Moses ben Esra Extracts from the Book of Tarshish or the Necklace of pearls, In the night, From the "Divan", Love song of Alcharisi. Emma Lazarus was a U. S. Poet, born into a New York Sepharic family. "Her essays in the Century Magazine (1882) in reply to anti-Semitic attacks praised her fellow Jews as pioneers of progress and expressed her joy in belonging to a people that was the victim of massacres rather than their perpetrator. Emma Lazarus' next important work, dedicated to the memory of George Eliot, was The Dance to Death, a verse tragedy about the burning of the Jews of Nordhausen in Thuringia during the Black Death. This appeared in Songs of a Semite (1882) , which also included other passionate Jewish poems such as "The New Ezekiel" and the Zionist "Banner of the Jew. " An Epistle to the Hebrews (1882-83) set forth her ideas and plans for the reinvigoration and deepening of Jewish life by a national and cultural revival in the twin centers of the United States and the Holy Land. The prose poems of By the Waters of Babylon (1887) were a further demonstration of her prophetic insight. Emma Lazarus, who corresponded with the eminent poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was the author of "The New Colossus," a sonnet expressing her belief in the United States as the haven of Europe's "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Composed in 1883, this was engraved on a memorial plaque and affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903. After her death, her sister prohibited the inclusion of ‘anything Jewish’ in the collected edition of Emma Lazarus' works that appeared in 1889." (Sol Liptzin, EJ). Probably the most important Jewish female poet of 19th Century America; here the first edition of her first published book. Singerman 3081. SUBJECT(S): Tragedies. Ex-library. Lacks front board and backstrip. Rear board and some pages loose. Some damp stains and warping. Bit of chipping to fore edge of first two pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-7)(ID #16230) $450.00.

29. • Another Copy. Ex-library. Lacks front board and backstrip. Rear board and some pages loose. Some damp stains and warping. Bit of chipping to fore edge of first two pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-7) (ID #16229) $300.00.

30. • Lazarus, Josephine. THE SPIRIT OF JUDAISM. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1895. 12mo. 202 pages. Printed on heavy laid bond. Contents: The Jewish question -- The outlook of Judaism -- Judaism, old and new -- The claim of Judaism -- The task of Judaism. Josephine was the sister of Emma Lazarus, author of the lines inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. "Between 1890 and 1893 she wrote articles on 'Marie Bashkirtseff' in 'Scribner's Magazine, ' and on 'Louise May Alcott' and 'Margaret Fuller' in 'The Century Magazine. ' In 1895 six of her essays on Jewish subjects, which had appeared from 1892 to 1895 in 'The Century Magazine' and 'The Jewish Messenger, ' were collected and published in book form under the title 'The Spirit of Judaism. ' The plea addressed to Jews in these essays is to acquire a larger knowledge of the Jewish situation, to emerge from their spiritual isolation, and to enter into fellowship with those among whom they live; and the plea addressed to Christians is for a more liberal attitude toward Jews and Jewish thought. " (JE) Singerman 4867. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Dampstained; pages slightly warped. Interior in good condition. (AMR-3-5) (ID #16199) $35.00.

31. • Leavitt, Ezekiel. translated by Alice Stone Blackwell. Appreciation by Gotthard Deutsch. SONGS OF GRIEF AND GLADNESS AND "DEBORAH." St. Louis: Press of the Modern View, 1907. Cloth; 8vo. 76 pages. First edition. Gilt titles and decorations. Tissued frontispiece portrait of Leavitt. Index pages 75-76. Leavitt was a Russian Jew who wrote in Russian, Yiddish, and Hebrew. "Deborah" is an epic poem in four parts about a young Jewish orphan girl who falls in love with a Gentile, but out of loyalty to her faith ends her life rather than follow the impulses of her heart. Alice Stone Blackwell was the daughter of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, both abolitionists and women's rights activists. She served (with her mother) as editor of the Woman's Journal for 30 years, and was very interested in advancing the causes of oppressed peoples, such as the Russian Jews. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Author inscribed to Rebecca Bluestone, 1911. 12-page booklet of press opinions laid in. Edgewear to corners; some soil; underlining and marginalia on first few pages. Except as noted, very good condition. (AMR-6-11) (ID #16349) $30.00.

32. • Magnus, Lady Katie. OUTLINES OF JEWISH HISTORY FROM B.C. 586 TO C.E. 1890 WITH THREE MAPS. [SECOND REVISED EDITION]. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1890. 12mo. Xxi, 388 pages. With Chronological Table, Dates of Chief Events and Chief People, and Index. Tissued frontispiece illustration of the Temple of Jerusalem in Herod's time. Three maps in color. Touches on Palestine, Maccabean War, War with Rome. Book I: In the Shadow of the Sword. Book II: Darkness. Jews in Spain, in Central Europe, in England. Book III: Starlight. Book IV: Dawn. Each book has several chapters. Lady Magnus was an English authoress and communal worker who wrote widely on Jewish subjects. This revised American edition contains chapters on America. Chapters 41-43 not written by Lady Magnus. Singerman 4105. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained. Lacks binding. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-3) (ID #16133) $20.00.

33. • National Council of Jewish Women. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN: HELD AT NEW YORK, NOV. 15, 16, 17, 18 AND 19, 1896. Philadelphia: The Jewish Pub. Society of America, 1897. Cloth, Large 8vo, 426 pages. 24 cm. Subject: National Council of Jewish Women. Jewish women -- United States -- Congresses. Very Good Condition. A quite nice copy. (amr-8-2) (ID #16383) $75.00.

34. • Ruskay, Esther J. HEARTH AND HOME ESSAYS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1902. 12mo. 96 pages. Special Series No. 6. Contents: Sabbath eve. --Sabbath and character. --The once-upon-a-time gude wife in Israel. --New Year in a Jewish home. --New Year's day. --Woman infidels. --Atonement day thoughts. --Sukkoth. --Simchath Torah. --Unassimilative Jews. --A one-time background for Chanukkah. --Our mothers. --Merry Purim. --Purim. --Intermarriage. --Preparations for Passover. --Passover customs and traditions. --An ideal new grandmother. --A Seder party. --Pictures of Jewish home life. --Sobriety in Jewish life. "Born in 1857, Ruskay had been a member of the first graduating class of Normal College (now Hunter College) in 1875, and was later the first woman to speak from the pulpit of Temple Emanu-El, New York's flagship Reform synagogue...Ruskay castigated those who saw Judaism as out of step with modernity and particularly those who looked to deracinated movements like the Ethical Culture Society for spiritual and ethical guidance. At a time when many Jews were criticizing Judaism as increasingly irrelevant and seeking to Americanize Jewish practice, Ruskin held firmly to tradition...she urged that Hebrew be taught regularly to Jewish children "in the same spirit of educational fervor" as was given to training in Latin and Greek. Ruskay pushed the early National Council of Jewish Women (founded in 1893) to focus its efforts on strengthening Judaism. She advocated that the Council work to protect the Jewish Sabbath and respectfully but firmly challenged the NCJW leaders from Chicago who believed that Judaism could be sustained with a Sabbath observed on Sunday. A frequent contributor to the English-language American Jewish press and the New York Sun, Esther Ruskay believed that adherence to traditional Jewish observance could vitally enrich life lived amid modern societal demands. A collection of her writing was published by the Jewish Publication Society in 1902 under the title Hearth and Home Essays. " (Jewish Women's Archive) Not in Singerman. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Social life and customs. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Dampstained; red color of binding has bled onto pages near spine. Outer pages soiled; some warping to pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-22) (ID #16157) $25.00.

35. • Solomon, Hannah G., and Miriam Del Banco. PAPERS OF THE JEWISH WOMEN'S CONGRESS: HELD AT CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6 AND 7, 1893. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1894. Cloth, 8vo. 268 pages. Handsomely bound in deep green cloth with gilt titles and printed on fine laid bond. Ten pages of advertisements for other publications of the Society at end. Contents: Includes contributions by Hannah G. Solomon, Ellen M. Henrotin, Miram del Banco, Louise Mannheimer, Helen Kahn Weil, Henrietta G. Frank, Pauline H. Rosenberg, Esther Witkowsky, Mary Newbury Adams, Julia Richman, Sadie G. Leopold, Mary M. Cohen, Julia I. Felsenthal, Cora Wilburn, Eva L. Stern, Carrie Shevelson Benjamin, Goldie Bamber, R. W. Navra, Emma Frank, Minnie D. Louis, Rebekah Kohut, Laura Davis Jacobson, Lillie Hirshfield, Sadie American. Topics: Jewish Women of Mediaeval Times; Woman in the Synagogue; Influence of the Discovery of America on the Jews; Women as Wage-Workers, with Special Reference to Directing Immigrants; Influence of the Jewish Religion in the Home; Charity as Taught by the Mosaic Code; Woman's Place in Charitable Work; What It Is, and What It Should Be; Mission Work among the Unenlightened Jews; How Can Nations Be Influenced to Protest or Even Interfere in Cases of Persecution; The Outlook of Judaism; What Judaism Has Done for Women. Singerman 4699. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Jews -- United States. Women -- Congresses. Bookplate, otherwise very good condition. A beautiful copy (AMR-8-1) (ID #16382) $80.00.

36. • Another Copy. Boards slightly warped; pages tanned; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-3-8) (ID #16202) $75.00.

37. • Wolf, Emma. HEIRS OF YESTERDAY. Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1900. Cloth, 12mo. 287 pages. Pictorial cover; gilt titles on spine; decorative endpapers. Printed on cream laid bond. Advertisements and reviews for two other of Wolf's books at end. Heirs of Yesterday is a romantic novel which takes place in the 1890's in San Francisco. Emma Wolf's Jewish novels deal with the experience of assimilation for American Jews whose heritage is the European Ghettoes. Singerman 5887. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; boards and pages slightly warped; pages stained. Hinges starting. Text in good condition. (AMR-2/4-9) (ID #16219) $65.00.


38. • Zirndorf, Henry. SOME JEWISH WOMEN. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1892. Disbound; 12mo. Viii, 280 pages. Translated from the German. Preface, index, bibliography of the author's works, and advertisements for other publications of the Society. "A series of sketches originally published in German in the Deborah. " Contents: I: THE APOCRYPHA includes Judith, and The Mother Of The Seven Martyrs. II: THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD includes Queen Salome Alexandra, Marianne, The Hosmonean; Helena, Queen and Proselyte; Berenice. Section III: THE TALMUDIC AGE includes Martha, Daughter of Boethus; Ima Shalom; Rachel, Rabbi Akiba's Wife; Beruria; Rabbi Meir's Pupil; Rabbi Ishmael's Mother; Rabbi Judah's Maid-Servant; The Married Couple of Sidon; A Group of Xanthippes; Jalta; Abaji's Foster-Mother; The Two Chomas; Weasel and Well as Witnesses; and a Conclusion. Zirndorf was a German poet and rabbinical scholar. Singerman 4459. SUBJECT (S): Jewish women. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Pages brittle. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-22) (ID #16106) $20.00.


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39. • Casanowicz, Immanuel M. PARONOMASIA IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF UNIVERSITY STUDIES OF THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY. 1892. Boston: [Norwood Press, J. S. Cushing], 1894. Wrappers; 8vo. Vi, 94 pages. Immanuel Casanowicz was curator of the Division of Old World Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, of the Smithsonian Institute until his death in 1928. He collaborated with Cyrus Adler on several works. "Paronomasia" is a rhetorical figure based on similarity of sound; i. E. , word play or punning. Singerman 4649. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - Style. Wrappers soiled, with some chipping to spine and one corner of back wrapper; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-6-6) (ID #16344) $50.00.

40. • Driver, Samuel Rolles, and H. A. White, editors and translators. Paul Haupt, Series editor. THE BOOK OF LEVITICUS: A NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION, PRINTED IN COLORS EXHIBITING THE COMPOSITE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK, WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES AND PICTORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898. Cloth; 4to. Viii, 105 pages. Decorated boards; illustrations in black and white and color. Preface, notes, corrigenda, list of illustrations, and list of contributors. Part Three of Paul Haupt's series The Sacred Books of the Old and New Testaments: A New English Translation With Explanatory Notes and Pictorial Illustrations Prepared by eminent Biblical scholars of Europe and of America and edited with the assistance of Horace Howard Furness. Cover title is Holy Bible: Polychrome Edition. Portions of the the text and some of the illustrations are set off in various colors to highlight certain features. First color coded bible ever printed, using a process patented in 1897. Translation based, according to the introduction, on the "new critical edition of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, published under the auspices of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. " Parts 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14 only ones ever printed. Driver was an English Christian Hebraist and Bible scholar. "All of Driver's books were well written and carefully researched and three of them are so basic that for all the progress that has been made since then the specialist still has occasion to consult [them. ]" (EJ) Not in Singerman. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Leviticus -- Commentaries. Ex-library. Water stained; boards warped and pages somewhat wrinkled. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-23) (ID #16107) $20.00.

41. • Another Copy. Ex-library. Water stained; boards warped and pages somewhat wrinkled. hinges broken and some leaves looseText in good condition. (AMR-1-23A) (ID #16111) $20.00.

42. • Farrar, F. W. THE MINOR PROPHETS. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1890's. Cloth, 12mo. Vi, 245 pages. Decorative endpapers. Series: Men of the Bible. "Books on the Prophets" page vii. "Chronology" page viii. "Chief prophecies in the minor prophets which are messianically applied, or otherwise referred to in the New Testament, " pages 244-45. Rev. F. W. Farrar was archdeacon and Canon of Westminster and Chaplain to the Queen. SUBJECT (S): Prophets -- Biography. Bible. O. T. Minor Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Owner's stamp on title page and page following. Damp stained on edges of margins, not affecting text. Pages slightly warped. Cover scuffed. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-4-1) (ID #16211) $50.00.

43. • Gillespie, C. G. K. THE SANITARY CODE OF THE PENTATEUCH. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1894. Cloth, 12mo. 96 pages. Gilt titles; black endpapers. Illustrated with diagrams. Series: By-paths of Bible knowledge XXI. Errata slip inserted. Includes indexes of subjects and biblical citations. Bibliography: p. [8]. The author, a member of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, the International Congress of Orientalists, and the International Congress of Hygiene and Demography, and a Certified Sanitary Inspector and Associate of the Sanitary Institute, attempts to bring together both the scientific and religious sides of sanitary precepts, and to demonstrate their "real and complete harmony. " SUBJECT (S): Sanitation -- Biblical teaching. Medicine in the Bible. Stamped "Major Jacob Frank, Bethesda, Md. " Very good condition. (AMR-3-7) (ID #16201) $40.00.

44. • Haupt, Paul. ÜBER DIE ANSIEDLUNG DER RUSSISCHEN JUDEN IN EUPHRAT-UND TIGRIS-GEBIETE, EIN VORSCHLAG. Baltimore: Friedenwald, 1892. Cloth, large 8vo. 21 pages. In German. First edition. With foldout map at end. Haupt was a U. S. Orientalist and Bible scholar. "He taught from 1880 at the University of Goettingen. In 1885 he was appointed to head the incipient Oriental Seminary in Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, U. S. , but he continued to lecture at Goettingen each summer until the outbreak of World War I. His more than 500 publications in German and English (as well as one Hebrew article on the Pentateuchal sources, 1895) and his training of several generations of Semitic philologists significantly influenced American biblical and oriental studies. The scholarly writings of Haupt are governed by the empirical historical method with full employment of linguistic and philological data. " (Zev Garber, EJ) Singerman 4336. SUBJECT(S): Jews, Russian. Jews -- Iraq. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings; waterstained; cover and pages warped. Has decorative endpapers and map. Front hinge starting. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-18A) (ID #16151) $95.00.

45. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings; waterstained; cover and pages warped. No map. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-18B) (ID #16152) $65.00.

46. • Heilprin, Michael. BIBELKRITISCHE NOTIZEN. EIN NACHGELASSENES MANUSKRIPT. Baltimore: Friedenwald, 1893. Cloth, 8vo. 185 pages. In Hebrew and German. Title page on verso. Foreward by Benjamin Szold. Heilprin was a Polish linguist, scholar, encyclopedist, and author. "He emigrated to the U. S. In 1856 and taught in Hebrew Education Society schools in Philadelphia until 1858, when he moved to Brooklyn to become an editor and contributor to Appleton's New American Cyclopaedia (1858-63). He later worked as an associate editor on the revised work (1872-76). He also wrote for the New York Tribune and contributed articles to E. L. Godkin's Nation from 1865 until his death, and was considered one of the foremost writers in the U. S. On European literature and politics. " (EJ) Singerman 4519; Deinard 76. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, LOC, Columbia). Lacks outer wrappers; signatures loose; outer pages chipped. Ex-library with minimal markings. Few light pencil marks in margin. Pages warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-19B) (ID #16154) $45.00.

47. • Kalisch, Isidor. WEGWEISER FÜR RATIONELLE FORSCHUNGEN IN DEN BIBLISCHEN SCHRIFTEN, ODER WAS LEHRT DAS URCHRISTENTHUM, UND WAS DER MOSAISMUS? Cleveland: Ernst Scheuffler, selbstverlag des verfassers, 1853. 12mo. 292 pages. First edition. In German. Kalisch was a rabbi and author who had been forced to leave Germany because of his too-liberal views. This work was his first, later translated into English by M. Mayer under the title "A Guide for Rational Enquiries into the Biblical Writings" (Cincinnati, 1857). Kalisch "was one of the leading spirits of the rabbinical conference held at Cleveland in 1855, and one of the editors of the "Minhag America" prayer-book. " (JE) Singerman 1287. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Newer binding; very tight. Pages 285-92 present in facsimile. Title page dark, with some stains and chipping to corners. Rest of pages remarkably white and clean, with just a bit of foxing. Very good condition. (AMR-5-18) (ID #16242) $125.00.

48. • Moulton, Richard G. , Ed. THE BOOK OF JOB. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. Cloth; 16mo. Xlv, 182 pages. Gilt titles; top edge gilt. Printed on cream laid bond. The Modern Reader's Bible edition: A Series of Works from the Sacred Scriptures Presented in Modern Literary Form (Wisdom Series). Index and notes. Dr. Moulton was a professor of English literature at the University of Chicago. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; boards and pages warped. Some darkening. Binding and text in good condition. (AMR-5-12) (ID #16236) $20.00.

49. • Palfrey, John Gorham. ACADEMICAL LECTURES ON THE JEWISH SCRIPTURES AND ANTIQUITIES. VOL. I. THE LAST FOUR BOOKS OF THE PENTATEUCH. VOL. II. GENESIS AND PROPHETS. Boston: James Munroe, 1838-40. Cloth; large 8vo. Xx, 511, xix, 435 pages. Gilt titles and decorations. Printed on rag paper. First edition. First two volumes of a four-volume set. The last two volumes were published in 1852. Bibliographical annotations. Palfrey was a Massachusetts politician, anti-slavery activist, editor of the North American Review, and Professor and first Dean of the Harvard Divinity School. He began writing these volumes while at Harvard, using the research for his lectures there. Singerman 0657. Rosenbach 433. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Bible -- Antiquities. Pages foxed; upper corner torn off of flyleaf of volume I. Notice of increase in cost of the volumes tipped in. Inscribed to subscriber on notice. Very good condition. (AMR-7-3) (ID #16361) $100.00.

50. • Renan, Ernest. HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL TILL THE TIME OF KING DAVID. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1888. Cloth; 8vo. Xxviii, 362 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. Translated from the French. Advertisements at end. First volume of a five-volume series, with each item in the series standing on its own. Renan was a French historian and critic, whose most famous work was the "Life of Jesus. " Singerman 3735. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Apocryphal books (Old Testament) Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library. Inscribed "S. Fleischmann Phila. 1889." Binding loose. Edgeworn; top and bottom of spine chipped. Interior in very good condition. (AMR-5-15) (ID #16239) $100.00.

51. • Robinson, Edward, and Eli Smith. BIBLICAL RESEARCHES IN PALESTINE, AND IN THE ADJACENT REGIONS. A JOURNAL OF TRAVELS IN THE YEAR 1838. VOL. 1. Boston: Crocker and Brewster, 1874. Cloth, 8vo. Xxx, 614 pages. Text on title page: "By E. Robinson and E. Smith. Drawn up from the original diaries, with historical illustrations, by Edward Robinson. With new maps and plans. In two volumes. Vol. 1. Eleventh edition. " Illustrated with diagrams. Robinson was an American orientalist. "Archeological research in Jerusalem was really commenced in 1838 by the American Edward Robinson. " (JE) "Robinson's travels initiated a new period of biblical research. He went straight to the Arab inhabitants of Palestine, noting the names of places and ruins preserved by them, and was thus able to identify correctly hundreds of forgotten biblical locations. As his archaeological training was insufficient, he was unable to identify a site correctly if it lacked an Arabic name. By leaving the beaten track of the pilgrims and examining early traditions, he shed new light on biblical topography. He was also openly critical of the topographical studies of Jerusalem and discovered important remains of the Third Wall. He was greatly aided in his researches by his assistant Eli Smith, a local missionary who was thoroughly acquainted with Arabic. Robinson discovered five of the six ruined cities in the Negev, identified Masada, and transformed knowledge of biblical Palestine. " (Michael Avi-Yonah, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Palestine -- Description and travel. Sinai (Egypt) -- Description and travel. Palestine -- Antiquities. Sinai (Egypt) -- Antiquities. Front board detached; lacks rear board and backstrip. Dampstained; some discoloration and rippling to lower right edge of pages. Spine cracked in two. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-3) (ID #16225) $40.00.

52. • Sayce, Archibald Henry. THE EGYPT OF THE HEBREWS AND HERODOTOS. New York: Macmillan and Company, 1895. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 342 pages. Gilt titles. Dark green endpapers. Five appendices and index. Sayce was an English archaeologist, author, and professor at Oxford, with a particular interest in Biblical anthropology. He was the first to utilize the treasures of the Cairo Genizah, and purchased a large number of fragments from that source for the Bodleian Library, Oxford. (JE) Singerman 4915. SUBJECT(S): Egypt -- History -- To 332 B. C. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; boards and pages warped. Some darkening. Hinges starting. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-13) (ID #16237) $20.00.

53. • Smith, George Adam. THE BOOK OF THE TWELVE PROPHETS COMMONLY CALLED THE MINOR. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II [only]. Cincinnati: Jennings & Graham and New York: Eaton & Mains, 1898? Cloth, 8vo. 543 pages. Contents: v. 2. Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah I-VIII, "Malachi," Joel, "Zechariah" IX-XIV and Jonah. Index of prophets at end. . SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Minor Prophets -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide of this edition (Gratz College). Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer boards. Foldout table has several tears. One leaf of table of contents detached, but present; chipped, but with no loss of text. Last page detached, but present. Upper right corner of first few pages chipped off. Dampstained, with some warping to pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-23) (ID #16258) $20.00.

54. • Szold, Benjamin. SEFER IYOV, MEVU'AR ME-HADASH. THE BOOK OF JOB WITH A NEW COMMENTARY. Baltimore: H. P. Siemers, 1886. Cloth, large 8vo. Xxii, 498 pages. Embossed boards; gilt titles; decorative endpapers. First edition. In Hebrew. Title pages in English and Hebrew on facing pages. Szold was an American rabbi and scholar; a leader of the conservative wing of the Reform movement in America. As an exegete he developed a subtle and original system in which full account was taken of the work of the Masorites. His "Commentary on Job" (Baltimore, 1886) , written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship. (JE) Singerman 3405. Deinard 869. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Job -- Commentaries. Hinges gone; half of backstrip missing. Signatures separating. Some darkening to pages; otherwise, text in very good condition. (AMR-7-15) (ID #16373) $85.00.

55. • Trumbull, Henry Clay. THE THRESHOLD COVENANT, OR, THE BEGINNING OF RELIGIOUS RITES. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. 8vo. Xi, 336 pages. Second edition. Printed on cream laid bond. Top edge gilt. Annotated. Topical and scriptural indices; appendices. Trumbull was an American Christian orientalist who wrote "Studies in Oriental Social Life (1894) , dealing especially with the aspects which threw light upon Biblical archeology; and two works of considerable influence; namely, The Blood Covenant (New York, 1885) , in which he laid down the theory, afterward developed by W. R. Smith, that sacrifice was a blood covenant; and The Threshold Covenant...In early times the threshold had a special sanctity; and that of the Temple was a marked spot, indicating specific taboos (see I Sam. V. 4 et seq.; comp. Zeph. I. 9). There were special keepers (A. V. 'porters') of the threshold (II. Kings xxii. 4; I Chron. Ix. 22; II Chron. Xxiii. 4; Jer. Xxxv. 4). There is a wide-spread custom of making family sacrifices at the threshold in addition to those at the hearth. Herodotus reports this of the Egyptians (ii. 48). Trumbull suggests that there is a specific reference to the threshold in Ex. Xii. 22 (LXX. ) , in connection with the institution of the Passover. Even to the present day it is considered unlucky to tread on the threshold. He suggests also that the word 'pesach, ' or 'passover, ' means a 'leaping over' the threshold, after it has been sanctified with the blood of the threshold-covenant. The threshold of Dagon's temple was evidently sacred in this way; and it has been suggested by Cheyne that I Kings xviii. 20-21 should be rendered 'How long will ye leap over both thresholds? ' (that is, worship both Baal and Yhwh). " (JE) Singerman 5106. SUBJECT(S): Covenants -- Religious aspects. Rites and ceremonies. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks covers. Dampstained; pages warped. Red color from boards has bled somewhat onto outer pages, Some darkening to pages. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-5-1) (ID #16223) $50.00.

56. • Wise, Isaac Mayer. PRONAOS TO HOLY WRIT: ESTABLISHING ON DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE, THE AUTHORSHIP, DATE, FORM, AND CONTENTS OF EACH OF ITS BOOKS, AND THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE PENTATEUCH. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1891. Cloth; 8vo. 193 pages. Gilt titles; floral endpapers. Printed on laid bond. First edition. No. 4. Publication of the Hebrew Sabbath-School Union of America. Isaac Mayer Wise was an American Reform rabbi, author, and organizer; President of Hebrew Union College; editor of the American Israelite and Deborah, and of the Minhag America, the first common American prayer book, which preceded the Union Prayer Book. Singerman 4295. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Introductions. During his lifetime Wise was regarded as the most prominent Jew of his time in the United States. Ex-library. Cover scuffed and edgeworn; small, faint damp stain on lower left corner of inside front cover and on lower right corner of flyleaf. Front hinge weak and back hinge gone. Front flyleaf detached, but present. Pages age darkened. Binding tight and interior very clean. Good condition. (AMR-7-6) (ID #16364) $100.00.

GRAMMAR

57. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. Revised by Emil Rödiger. Translated by Thomas Jefferson Conant. . GESENIUS' HEBREW GRAMMAR, FOURTEENTH EDITION AS REVISED BY DR. E. RÖDIGER. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, A COURSE OF EXERCISES IN HEBREW GRAMMAR, AND A HEBREW CHRESTOMATHY, PREPARED BY THE TRANSLATOR. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1853. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 320, 60, 25 pages. Illustrated with tables. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Chrestomathy and notes by Benjamin Davies. Contents: Exercises in Hebrew grammar -- A Hebrew reading book: prepared with reference to the translation of Rödiger's edition of Gesenius's grammar. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Hebrew language -- Readers. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide of this edition. Cover very worn; front board detached, but present; lacks backstrip. Notes in pencil. Foxed. Spine tight; text in good condition. (AMR-5-9) (ID #16232) $50.00.

58. • Levias, Caspar. A GRAMMAR OF THE ARAMAIC IDIOM CONTAINED IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD WITH CONSTANT REFERENCE TO GAONIC LITERATURE. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1900. First edition. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 255 pages. Embossed cover; gilt titles; red edges. Printed on fine laid bond. In Aramaic and English. Contains bibliographical references. Levias was a U. S. Orientalist and lexicographer who taught at Hebrew Union College. Encyclopedia Judaica calls this work "a pioneer study. " Singerman 5791. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language -- Grammar. Cover scuffed. Hinges starting. Very good condition. (AMR-2-15) (ID #16148) $125.00.

HOMILETICS

59. • Adler, Liebman. SABBATH HOURS: THOUGHTS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. Xiii, 338 pages. First thus. Gilt titles; silver decorations; decorative endpapers. Seal of JPSA on front board. Tissued frontispiece photograph of Liebman Adler. 11 pages of advertisements at end. 54 sermons; one for every Sabbath of the year, and two for leap years. Liebman Adler was a German-born American rabbi; associated for many years with Kehillath Anshe Ma'arabh in Chicago. "Adler was an exceedingly modest and unassuming man. He abhorred every kind of polemic, every expression of unkindness. In his religious views he was conservative: yet his conservatism did not prevent him from feeling the necessity for introducing, to a moderate extent, some reform in the liturgy of his congregation and in the ceremonial life of his people. In 1890 Adler published three volumes of sermons: Betrachtungen über Texte aus den Fünf Büchern Mosis, 2 vols. , and 57 Vorträge über Texte aus den Nachmosaischen Biblischen Büchern. A selection from Adler's sermons, in an English translation, was published by the Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia, 1893) , under the title of Sabbath Hours. " (JE) Singerman 4462. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. Edgeworn. Ex-library. Some marginalia in pencil and colored pencil. Hinges cracked. Good condition. (AMR-1-5) (ID #16089) $20.00.

60. • Einhorn, David. edited by Kaufman Köhler. DR. DAVID EINHORN'S AUSGEWÄHLTE PREDIGTEN UND REDEN. New York, E. Steiger & Co., 1880. Cloth, Large 8vo, viii, 399 pages. 23 cm. In German. Singerman 2906. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide, none west of the Mississippi. Professionally rebound. Dampstains to margins, unobtrusive blindstamp to title page. Good Condition thus. (AMR-8-8) xx (ID #16415) $200.00.61. • Lewin, Raphael De Cordova. WHAT IS JUDAISM? OR A FEW WORDS TO THE JEWS. New York: D. Appleton & Co. , 1870. Cloth, 12mo. 84 pages. Gilt titles. First edition thus. "Notes and references": pages 77-84. Published a year earlier as What is Judaism? A Lecture Before the Mickve Israel Congregation, Savannah, Ga. , March 20th, 1869, Being the First of a Course of Two Lectures on the Subject. Lewin was born in the West Indies, studied in London, and then immigrated to the United States, where he had charge of Hebrew congregations in Shreveport, Louisiana, Savannah, Georgia, and Brooklyn, New York. He published a monthly, The New Era, a weekly, The Jewish Advocate, as well as "What is Judaism?" Singerman 2218. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Bright purple boards, green endpapers, and still-bright gilt titles; pages and boards are sunned. Front hinge cracked; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-5-4) (ID #16226) $150.00.

62. • Another Copy. Ex-library. Bit of marginalia in light pencil. Dampstained; cover warped and badly stained. Pages brittle, with some chipping and small tears. Some darkening, soiling, and staining to pages. Except as noted, text in good condition. (AMR-5-4A) (ID #16227) $100.00.

63. • Mielziner, Moses. WIE UND WAS SOLL GEPREDIGT, WIE DIE PREDIGT GEHÖRT WERDEN? ZWEI PREDIGTEN GEHALTEN AM 10. UND AM 17. FEBRUAR 5632, IN DER NORFOLK-STREET-SYNAGOGE IN NEW-YORK. New York: Jewish Times, 1872. Cloth, 12mo. 16 pages. First edition. In German. Two sermons by German-born Moses Mielziner, rabbi, author, and president of Hebrew Union College. Singerman 2346. OCLC lists no copies worldwide (! ) Bound in pamphlet binder, preserving original blue wrappers. Ex-library with minimal markings. Boards worn and scuffed; bit of chipping to edge of pages. Pages slightly warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-4) (ID #16214) $400.00.

64. • Philipson, David. A HOLIDAY SHEAF: SERMONS FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY AND THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. Cincinnati: Bloch, no date (1899). Cloth, 12mo. 59 pages. Contains six sermons: "Justice and Mercy, " "The Day of Memorial, " "The Call of Duty, " "Repentance, Charity, Prayer, " "The Triple Atonement, " and "Be Strong. " Philipson was an American rabbi and professor at Hebrew Union College. Singerman 5648. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons, Jewish. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Good-Very Good condition. (AMR-2-5) (ID #16135) $95.00.

65. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings; dampstained; cover warped and detached. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-5A) (ID #16136) $75.00.

66. • Wise, Isaac Mayer. THE COSMIC GOD. A FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHY IN POPULAR LECTURES. Cincinnati: Office American Israelite and Deborah, 1876. 8vo. 181 pages. Wise was an American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; founder of Hebrew Union College. "During his lifetime Isaac M. Wise was regarded as the most prominent Jew of his time in the United States. His genius for organization was of a very high order; and he was masterful, rich in resources, and possessed of an inflexible will. More than of any of his contemporaries, it may be said of him that he left the impress of his personality upon the development of Judaism in the United States. " (JE) Singerman 2603. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy. God. Lacks outer boards, frontispiece, and title page. Binding loose. Edges darkened and chipped. Few margin marks in pencil. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-9) (ID #16193) $75.00.

LITURGY

67. • Central Conference Of American Rabbis, editors. THE UNION PRAYER-BOOK FOR JEWISH WORSHIP. PART II. Cincinnati: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1894. Cloth, 12mo. 340 pages. In Hebrew above English title: Seder tefiloth Israel. Contents: Services for the new year. Services for the day of atonement. Part of text in English and Hebrew (on opposite pages). "This prayer-book has more Hebrew than other American Reform prayer-books. The prayer for mourners occupies a prominent place, as do the silent devotions. It contains also "The Blessing of the Light" for Hanukkah (on Sabbath eve) , readings from the Torah and Haftarah (translations) , selections from the Scriptures, and recitations. It has no Musaf prayer. "Abinu Malkenu" is recited on Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippur. "Our Father, our King! Inscribe us in the book of life, " is paraphrased ". Help us to lead a good and pure life. " "Inscribe us in the book of redemption and salvation" does not occur, though the Hebrew appears there unchanged. The Yom Kippur service is divided into five parts: Evening, Morning, Afternoon, Memorial, and Concluding Prayers. By 1905, ten years after its publication, "The Union Prayer-Book" had been adopted by 183 Reform congregations, and 62, 224 copies had been issued. " (JE) Singerman 4700. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions. Jews -- Social life and customs. Judaism -- Liturgy. OCLC lists 13 copies of this edition. "Simon Levy" inscribed on flyleaf. "Necrology of Members and Seatholders of Temple Beth-El and Their Relatives for the year 5686/1924-1925" laid in. Lacks rear board and backstrip. Front board scuffed. Some darkening to pages. Text in very good condition. (AMR-5-26) (ID #16249) $50.00.

68. • Dembitz, Lewis N. JEWISH SERVICES IN SYNAGOGUE AND HOME. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1898. Cloth; 8vo. 487 pages. First edition. Not the more common Macmillan edition. Gilt titles and decorations. Bibliographical notes; indices. 4 pages of advertisements at end. Tissued frontispiece photograph. Dembitz was an Amrican lawyer, scholar, and author; he was strongly attached to conservative Judaism. (JE) Singerman 5333. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy. Damp stained; red color of boards has bled onto flyleaves. Binding tight; interior very clean. Spine sunned. Very good condition. (AMR-6-9) (ID #16347) $30.00.

69. • Einhorn, David. `OLAT TAMID: GEBETBUCH FÜR ISRAELITISCHE REFORM-GEMEINDEN. New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1858. Leather, 12mo. Viii, 492 pages. Gilded, tooled boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. In German and Hebrew. This edition is a reissue of the Baltimore C. W. Schneidereith edition of 1858 [i. E. Earlier that year]. "Vorwort" signed "Dr. David Einhorn, Baltimore 25, Juni 1858." Einhorn is compiler and copywriter. "For sale at Thalmessinger & Cahn... And at the Sexton's of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, at their Temple in 39th St. , betw. 7th & 8th Aves, New York. " David Einhorn was a rabbi, preacher, and author; leader of the Reform Movement in the U. S. "Olat Tamid didn't just shorten the traditional service; it was a creative work expressing the Einhorn's Reform ideal of the universality of humanity with an anti-particularistic strain. In its modern approach to worship, it cut out Kol Nidrei; it utilized various Sephardic piyyutim (religious poems); it dropped the Musaf service entirely; it did not include blessings for the blowing of shofar or the lighting of Chanukah lights; it de-emphasized Israel as the Chosen People; and it removed all references to a personal Messiah, a return to Israel, or the resumption of the sacrificial cult. " (Jewish Virtual Library) Singerman 1534; Deinard 949. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy and ritual. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide of this edition Obviously a family prayer book. This decidedly Victorian-American heartbreaking inscription on flyleaves in pencil: "I was born on the 22 June 1865 Goldie Hoffmann Moses. My Husband Leo Moses was born on the 25th May. In Fond & Loving Remembrance of my Daughter Henrietta H Moses who Departed this Life July the 14th 1899. I am Grieving for my Daughter who this very day passed away. And I cannot rid myself of the thought's night or day. That same beautiful Form is with me Wherever I may go. Although that Dear Angel this world no longer knows Ah how I sorrow for my dear Yetta None shall ever Dare take her place so beautiful of features Also form & Grace Whom the Angels have in keeping. And I shall ever adore. Oh I am dying for my Yetta Dear but she has gone for ever-More Amen May her Soul Rest in Peace Amen...My Dear Husband joined the Phila Lodge Son of Benjamin No 53 on the 10th Day of November 1901" Backstrip worn; chipping at top and bottom. Lacks front board. Age darkened. Binding good; text in very good condition. (AMR-5-10) (ID #16233) $450.00.

70. • Einhorn, David. `OLAT TAMID: GEBETBUCH FÜR ISRAELITISCHE REFORM-GEMEINDEN. New York: Thalmessinger, 1858. 12mo. Viii, 492 pages. All edges gilt. In German and Hebrew. This edition is a reissue of the Baltimore C. W. Schneidereith edition of 1858 [i. E. Earlier that year]. "Vorwort" signed "Dr. David Einhorn, Baltimore 25, Juni 1858." Einhorn is compiler and copywriter. "Fünfte Auflage. For sale at The Office of the Sexton of the Congregation Temple Beth El, Corner 63rd St. And Lexington Ave. , New York. " Includes Haggadah. David Einhorn was a rabbi, preacher, and author; leader of the Reform Movement in the U. S. "Olat Tamid didn't just shorten the traditional service; it was a creative work expressing the Einhorn's Reform ideal of the universality of humanity with an anti-particularistic strain. In its modern approach to worship, it cut out Kol Nidrei; it utilized various Sephardic piyyutim (religious poems); it dropped the Musaf service entirely; it did not include blessings for the blowing of shofar or the lighting of Chanukah lights; it de-emphasized Israel as the Chosen People; and it removed all references to a personal Messiah, a return to Israel, or the resumption of the sacrificial cult. " (Jewish Virtual Library) Singerman 1534; Deinard 949. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy and ritual. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide of this edition. Lacks outer binding. Portion of tooled leather backstrip with gilt title and decorations laid in. Age darkened. Binding good; text in very good condition. (AMR-5-10A) (ID #16234) $425.00.

71. • MAHZOR LE-HAG HA-SHEVU`OT / FORM OF PRAYERS FROM THE FEAST OF PENTECOST WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION. New York: Joseph L. Werbelowsky, No Date (1890's). Cloth; 12mo. 216 pages, 20 leaves. Embossed boards; decorative endpapers. English and Hebrew on facing pages. The word "mahzor" (shortened from "mahzor tefillim") , denoting "prayer-book, " means literally astronomical or yearly cycle...Spanish, Italian, and French mahzorim were issued sometimes in octavo and smaller sizes, and were often written in small script and handsomely bound. In Germany the various collections were seldom issued in quarto, but generally in folio, with the exception of the Siddur proper, which was issued in smaller size. In contrast to these heavy and expensive volumes for public worship, the 12mo or 16mo Siddur was used for private devotions after the thirteenth century. The latter often contained much superstitious matter, part of which, in the course of time, found its way into the regular prayer-books and was then accepted as part of the ritual service... The first attempt to render the Mahzor into English was made by A. Alexander, who in 1787 published the piyyutim for the eve of the Day of Atonement, and in 1789 the whole service for New-Year. In 1794 David Levi published an English version of the services for New-Year, the Day of Atonement, and the feasts of Tabernacles and Pentecost, and thirteen years later gave a new version of the whole Mahzor. In 1860 a new English version was published by David Aaron de Sola. " (JE) This edition not in Singerman. SUBJECT(S): Shavuot -- Liturgy -- Texts. Mahzorim -- Texts. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Florida Atlantic U. ). Binding tight; pages dark but very clean. Title page detached, but present; otherwise, very good condition. Scarce. (AMR-6-13) (ID #16351) $200.00.

72. • Nieto, Abraham H. NIETO'S JEWISH ALMANAC FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS. FROM NEW YEAR 5663/1902 TO 5763/2002 SHOWING THE NEW MOONS, FESTIVALS AND FASTS, WITH THE SECTIONS OF THE LAW AS READ IN THE SYNAGOGUES EVERY SABBATH IN THE YEAR. ALSO THE FIRST AND LAST DAYS OF THE SOLAR. MONTH, WITH THEIR CORRESPONDING HEBREW DATES AND PAGES FOR FAMILY REGISTERS. New York: Published by the author, 1902. Cloth; 8vo. 100 pages. One table for each year, plus blank pages at end to record births, marriages, and death. "In publishing this almanac, the compiler is only resuming the work so ably begun and carried on by his family for neaarly two centuries. The illustrious Haham David Nieto, being a profound astronomer, established the form of calendar now followed by Jews in all parts of the world. His calendar was published in 1718. Haham Isaac Nieto, his son and successor in office, published an almanac for 22 years-from 1740-1762. Phineas, son of the latter, published his almanac for 47 years-from 1791-1838. This was the famous Nieto's Almanac so much enquired for....The good work is now resumed by one of the Nieto family, who publishes this almanac for 100 years-from New Year 1902-2002. 'Its usefulness is its best recommendation. '" (forward to the edition) SUBJECT(S): Jewish almanacs. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Usual age staining. Has been rebound. Some pages stuck together. Otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-1-20) (ID #16104) $75.00.

73. • Rosenberg, D. , and Max Wolff. EXPLICATION OF AN ENGRAVING CALLED THE ORIGIN OF THE RITES AND WORSHIP OF THE HEBREWS: TOGETHER WITH REMARKS ON CREATION, AND A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF SOME OBSERVANCES AND THEIR SYMBOLICAL SIGNIFICATION. New York: Printed at the office of the "Jewish Messenger, " 1859. 12mo. 106 pages. Title page in Hebrew on facing page. "From the original French of D. Rosenberg, of Paris. With additional remarks and investigations, notes and diagrams, by Max Wolff. " Illustrated with diagrams. List of subscribers. Poem (in Hebrew) dedicated to the subscribers following the Preface. Table of contents at end. Rosenberg states in his preface, "Our research is directed toward that root of manifold religious systems, Judaism. This tree, so vast yet weak and treated with disdain, has seen boughs, spreading from its stem, transform themselves under various denominations, and, from having been Israelite, become Christian and Mahometan. It is the origin of this parent of religions that we deem it needful to investigate...By treating of the moving causes that led to the Law of Moses, and by means of an ENGRAVING, representing THE ORIGIN OF THE RITES AND WORSHIP OF THE HEBREWS, we trust to accomplish the work we have undertaken. " Wolff states in his editor's preface that, while he does not agree with every point the author makes, Rosenberg "unfolds to us a view of the connection between the laws of nature and the laws of Israel, which, hitherto, has been accessible only to the student of Kabbalah, " and which he finds useful of dissemination. Max Wolff was Minister of the Congregation Chabei Shalom in Boston, Massachusetts. Singerman 1599. Dienard 70. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide of this edition. Rare. Lacks outer binding. First signature loose. Some chipping to outer pages. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks fold-out engraving. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-7) (ID #16217) $100.00.

74. • Rothschild. Hester, translator and Adapter. Isaac Leeser, editor. IMRE LEV: MEDITATIONS AND PRAYERS FOR EVERY SITUATION AND OCCASION IN LIFE. New York: Bloch, 1918. Cloth, 12mo. Ix, 262 pages. All edges gilt; gilt titles; black endpapers. In English, with Mourner's Kaddish (pages 261-62) in Hebrew with English transliteration. Family data sheets at end, for recording births, deaths, and marriages Title of original work in French Prières d'un coeur. Title in Hebrew: Imre lev. Singerman 4062. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Sheet containing "Prayer Recited by Dr. H. Abramowitz At The V-E Day Services Held In Westmount Park May 8th, 1945" laid in. "Ray Jacobs" embossed in gold on cover. "Major Jacob Frank, Bethesda, Maryland" stamped on flyleaf. Covers badly worn; nearly detached from book. Non-archival repair to spine. Interior in very good condition. (AMR-2-23) (ID #16158) $40.00.

75. • Szold, Benjamin, compiler. Revised by Marcus Jastrow and H. Hochheimer. ISRAELITISCHES GEBETBUCH: FÜR DEN OEFFENTLICHEN GOTTESDIENST IM GANZEN JAHRE. [The Jastrow Prayerbook]. Baltimore: Deutsch und Golderman, 1871. Leather; small 8vo. vi, 590, 104 pages. Raised bands; gilt titles. Second edition. German and Hebrew. At head of title (in Hebrew): "Avodat Yisrael. " Title page on verso: "Gesänge und Gebete für den Offentlichen Gottesdienst der Israeliten. " Appendix page 579 ff. For more on this important American prayerbook, see: Eric L. Friedland, "Marcus Jastrow and Abodath Israel," pp. 186-200, in: Texts and responses: studies presented to Nahum N. Glatzer on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by his students / edited by Michael A. Fishbane and Paul R. Flohr. Leiden, 1975. See also, Eric L. Friedland, "The American Jewish Prayerbook in the 19th Century: Piety and Innovation," pp. 18-23, in: The American synagogue in the nineteenth century: from thecollection of William A. Rosenthall. Cincinnati, 1982. And see also: Abraham J. Karp, "America's Pioneer Prayerbooks," In Jewish Book Annual 34 (1976/1977) 15-25. Benjamin Szold was a Hungarian-born rabbi who became rabbi to Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore. "Oheb Shalom was then on the verge of becoming Reform, but Szold led it to a Judaism which allowed for innovations in ritual practice, but not in basic tenets. He recognized and employed the educational potential of the regular Sabbath sermon. He introduced his own prayer book, Avodat Yisrael (1867) , to replace the previously used Minhag Amerikah (1857) by I. M. Wise, and the traditional siddur. The Avodat Yisrael was widely adopted by congregations throughout the country. Under Szold's leadership Oheb Shalom became one of the foremost American congregations. " (Gladys Rosen, EJ) Marcus Jastrow was a Polish-born rabbi and author who emigrated to the United States and became rabbi to Rodeph Shalom, a congregation in Philadelphia largely composed of German immigrants. He introduced some reforms, such as the use of an organ and of this prayer book; however; he opposed radical reform and emerged as one of the leaders of the historical school, which developed into Conservative Judaism. (EJ) "The authors of the American prayer-books were extremely radical in the abridgment of the Hebrew text and in eliminating all references to a personal Messiah, the restoration, and the resurrection of the dead, and in place of 'resurrection, ' 'immortality' was sometimes substituted. " (JE) This scarce early edition of the popular prayer book, written in German but published in the U. S. , was presumably for use by recent immigrants. SUBJECT: Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. Singerman 2280; Deinard 945. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide, one in Israel and one in the US (George Washington U. , JNUL). Edgeworn; hinges cracked. Backstrip peeling. A couple of leaves detached but present. Ex-library with minimal markings. Fair condition. (AMR-1-7) (ID #16091) $1,000.00.

76. • Szold, Benjamin, compiler. translated by Marcus Jastrow. SONGS AND PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS FOR DIVINE SERVICES OF ISRAELITES. Philadelphia: M. Jastrow, 1873. Leather; small 8vo. Iv, 104, vi, 590 pages. Embossed boards; raised bands; gilt titles; burgundy endpapers. First thus. Title page on verso: "Abodath Yisrael (in Hebrew): Israelitish Prayer Book for all the Public Services of the Year. " English and Hebrew on facing pages. Appendix page 579 ff. Benjamin Szold was a Hungarian-born rabbi who became rabbi to Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore. "Oheb Shalom was then on the verge of becoming Reform, but Szold led it to a Judaism which allowed for innovations in ritual practice, but not in basic tenets. He recognized and employed the educational potential of the regular Sabbath sermon. He introduced his own prayer book, Avodat Yisrael (1867) , to replace the previously used Minhag Amerikah (1857) by I. M. Wise, and the traditional siddur. The Avodat Yisrael was widely adopted by congregations throughout the country. Under Szold's leadership Oheb Shalom became one of the foremost American congregations. " (Gladys Rosen, EJ) Marcus Jastrow was a Polish-born rabbi and author who emigrated to the United States and became rabbi to Rodeph Shalom, a congregation in Philadelphia largely composed of German immigrants. He introduced some reforms, such as the use of an organ and of this prayer book; however; he opposed radical reform and emerged as one of the leaders of the historical school, which developed into Conservative Judaism. (EJ) "The authors of the American prayer-books were extremely radical in the abridgment of the Hebrew text and in eliminating all references to a personal Messiah, the restoration, and the resurrection of the dead, and in place of "resurrection, " "immortality" was sometimes substituted. " (JE) Singerman 2399; Deinard 946. SUBJECT: Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (NY Public Library, Union Theological Seminary, JNUL). Edgeworn; front hinge cracked. Backstrip peeling. Ex-library with minimal markings. Good condition. (AMR-1-6) (ID #16090) $750.00.

YIDDISH SERIALS

77. • Kaspe, Avraham [Caspe, Abraham]. MEKHANIKE: DI HOYPT MEKHANISHE GEZETSE FUN SIR AYZAK NYUTON. DI IDISHE VISENSHAFTLIKHE BIBLIYOTHEK. VOL I, NR. 1 (ONLY) , JUNE 1899. Nyu York [New York]: Di Idishe visnshaftlikhe bibliotek, 1899. Paper Wrappers, 16mo, 60 pages. 18 cm. In Yiddish. Series: Di Idishe visnshaftlikhe bibliotek, Vol I, Nr 1 (June, 1899). Includes illustrations. Also includes rear cover in English. 18 cm. In Yiddish. Singerman 5530. SUBJECT(S): Science -- Popular works - Periodicals. OCLC lists only 5 holdings (complete?) worldwide (Florida Atlantic, LOC, Wisconsin, NYPL, Harvard) , none west of the Mississippi. Covers split & detached, taped at spine, Internal paper & binding remain very good. (AMR-8-6) (ID #16413) $100.00.

78. • Frankel, Aaron H. LO TIRTSAH: EYN OBHANDLUNG IBER VEGETARYANIZM. VOLS 1, 2, & 4 (OF 4). Nyu York [New York]: B. Rabinovits, 1899-1904? Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 54, 79, 94 pages. 20 cm. In Yiddish. Singerman 5557. Vol. 3, not present, was privately printed. Vol. 4 has imprint: Brooklyn: Hebrew Publishing Co. SUBJECT (S): Vegetarianism. OCLC locates 7 sets (complete? ) at 5 locations (Harvard, UCLA, LOC, Erie County Library, Penn). Edgewear to wrappers & paper, which is browning. Still solid. About good condition. (AMR-8-4 (ID #16411) $150.00.79. • Frankel, Aaron H. LO TIRTSAH: EYN OBHANDLUNG IBER VEGETARYANIZM. VOL 4 ONLY (OF 4). Brooklyn: Hebrew Publishing Co. , 1904? Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 94 pages. 20 cm. In Yiddish. Singerman 5557. SUBJECT (S): Vegetarianism. OCLC locates 7 sets (complete? ) at 5 locations (Harvard, UCLA, LOC, Erie County Library, Penn). Edgewear to wrappers & paper, which is browning. Still solid. About good condition. (AMR-8-4) (ID #16412) $40.00.

80. • Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika. DI NAYE TSAYT. די נאיע צײט VOL I, NRS. 1-12; & Vol II, Nr. 1. COMPLETE RUN NO MORE ISSUED. New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898-1899. Cloth, Large 8vo, aprox. 48 pages per issue. Monthly. Yiddish Socialist monthly which survived from May 1898 (Vol I, Nr. 1) - May 1899 (Vol II, Nr. 1). 25 cm. A Complete run. From the English-language cover: "A Monthly Magazine devoted to Popular Science, Literature and Socialism, Die Neue Zeit (The New Time). " Published by the Yiddish-Speaking Section of the Socialist Labor Party of North America. "The harsh and degrading working conditions among the immigrants in...the sweatshops of the needle trade in New York City" led many Jews "to join the radical left wing of the American socialist movement...When [Morris] Hillquit, [Meyer] London, and [Abraham] Cahan left the socialist labor party in 1898, and formed the more moderate socialist party, " others "remained loyal to the revolutionary socialist labor party [SLP].... In 1913, during the strike of New York City men's tailors, " many in the SLP "supported the tailors against their parent organization, the United Garment Workers of America (UGWA) , which opposed the strike. As a result of the conflict with the UGWA's national officials, the tailors formed their own local organization, the Brotherhood of Tailors, and elected [Joseph] Schlossberg secretary. In 1914 Schlossberg's supporters seceded from the UGWA convention and founded the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). " (Melvyn Dubofsky in EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, LOC, NYPL, Brown). Bound in period boards, which show wear. Paper and bound in covers are browning but are in Good Condition. An excellent complete run. (Y-8-A/Y-8) (ID # 16418) $575.00. 
81. • Another set, also complete. Bound in period boards, which show wear. Paper and bound in covers are browning but are in Good Condition. One issue present in facsimile only (not bound). An excellent complete run. (Y-8-A/Y-8) (ID #16315/16314) $500.00. 

82. • Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika. DI NAYE TSAYT. די נאיע צײט VOL I, NR. 4. (AUGUST 1898). New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 48 pages. Light wear to wrappers, Very Good Condition. (Y-10) (ID #16317) $35.00. 

83. • Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika. DI NAYE TSAYT. די נאיע צײט VOL I, NR. 6. (JULY 1898). New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 48 pages. Edgewear to wrappers, Very Good Condition. (Y-13) (ID #16320) $35.00. 

RABBINICS

84. • Barclay, Joseph. Trans by S Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Alice Lucas. HEBREW LITERATURE COMPRISING TALMUDIC TREAISES, HEBREW MELODIES AND THE KABBALAH UNVEILED. London & New York: Colonial Press, 1901. Cloth; 12mo. X, 400 pages. Introduction by Epiphanius Wilson. Revised edition. Contains translated sections of the Talmud, the Kabbalah and Hebrew poems from the medieval Spanish period. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature -- Translations into English. English literature -- Translations from Hebrew. Literatura inglesa -- Traducciones del hebreo. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers, colored frontispiece and plates. Pages somewhat wrinkled; some bent. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-24) (ID #16108) $20.00.

85. • Berkowitz, Henry. JUDAISM ON THE SOCIAL QUESTION. New York: John B. Alden, 1888. Cloth; 12mo. 130 pages. First edition. Gilt titles; decorated boards. A thoughtful, conservative Rabbi's interpretation of Judaism on the conditions of Labor, poverty, and Socialism. Berkowitz was an American rabbi and author, head of Rodeph Shalom congregation in Philadelphia. He was the founder and chancellor of the Jewish Chautauqua Society since 1893, one of the board of governors of the Hebrew Union College, and a member of the publication committee of the Jewish Publication Society. (JE) Singerman 3622. SUBJECT(S): Labor and laboring classes -- History. Labor and laboring classes -- United States. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. A bit edgeworn. Binding tight; interior very clean. Very good condition. (AMR-6-5) (ID #16343) $40.00.

86. • Darmesteter, Arsène. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, no date (reprint of 1897? ) Cloth; 12mo. 97 pages. Green/brown boards. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold, although her name does not appear. Translation, typesetting, and formatting identical to the 1897 JPS edition. Darmesteter was a French philologist who taught at the Sorbonne; his essay "Le Talmud" was written in 1866 and published in 1890 in Reliques Scientifiques. The translation was done at a time when Henrietta Szold, a Baltimore philanthropist and ardent Zionist, was working as secrtary at the JPS. She later became one of the founders of Hadassah and its first president, as well as an executive of the World Zionist Organization, and a director of Youth Aliyah, an organization which took Jewish adolescents out of Nazi Germany and trained them in Palestine. Singerman 5147. OCLC lists no copies of this undated edition. Very good condition. (AMR-1-17) (ID #16101) $30.00.

87. • Darmesteter, Arsène. Henrietta Szold, translator. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth; 12mo. 97 pages. First American edition. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold. Special Series No. 4. Singerman 5147. Damp stained; pages wrinkled and some bleeding near spine from red board. Front board and backstrip not present. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-16) (ID #16100) $20.00.

88. • Deutsch, Emanuel. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 12mo. 107 pages. "Special Series No. 3." Originally appeared in the Quarterly Review for October, 1867, v. Cxxiii, no. 246. Deutsch was a German orientalist. "His essay on the Talmud in the Quarterly Review (October 1867) was translated into several languages. The article implied that the key to the understanding of Jesus was to be found in the study of his Palestinian background; this led to a renewed interest in the Talmud among Christians in England. " (EJ) Singerman 4826. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Original red boards, worn, with chipping to corners. 2" by 1/2" water stain to outer edge of some pages; otherwise, interior of book in very good condition. (AMR-2-7A) (ID #16159) $20.00.

89. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings; lacks outer boards. Some warping to pages; otherwise, good condition. (AMR-2-7B) (ID #16160) $20.00.

90. • Fluegel, Maurice. GEDANKEN ÜBER RELIGIÖSE BRÄUCHE UND ANSCHAUUNGEN [ESPECIALLY THE CUSTOM OF COVERING THE HEAD DURING RELIGIOUS WORSHIP]. DER PARSISMUS UND DIE BIBLISCHEN RELIGIONEN. EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DES MORGEN- UND DES ABENDLANDES. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1888. Cloth; 16mo. 100 pages. First edition. Singerman 3643. Maurice Fluegel was Rabbi at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (1881-1884). SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Newer binding in excellent condition. Pages dark; edges chipped. Some marginalia. Indecipherable inscription in fountain pen on page following title page. Last page has archival repair to top edge; previous leaf is stuck to it at top, obscuring perhaps four lines of text in toto. Except as noted, good condition. (AMR-6-12) (ID #16350) $130.00.

91. • Grossmann, Louis. SOME CHAPTERS ON JUDAISM AND THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. Cloth, 12mo. Ix, 190 pages. First edition. Bibliographical annotations. Errata slip bound in. Index. Grossmann was an American rabbi, author, and professor at Hebrew Union College; successor to Isaac Wise at Congregation B'nai Yeshurun at Cincinnati. Singerman 3788. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Religion. Dampstained; boards warped, with some discoloration. Some warping and darkening to pages. Ex-library with minimal markings. Front hinge starting. Binding tight; text in very good condition except as noted. (AMR-5-2) (ID #16224) $50.00.

92. • Hahn, Aaron. HISTORY OF THE ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1885. Cloth, 12mo. 205 pages. Gilt titles. Bibliographical annotations. Aaron Hahn was rabbi of Tifereth Israel Congregation in Cleveland from 1874 to 1892. He presents here 8 arguments: cosmological, teleological, ontological, moral, historical, Jewish Theosophy, Christian, and Mohammedan. Singerman 3336. SUBJECT (S): God -- Proof -- History of doctrines. Ex-library with minimal markings. Water stained; front board warped; back board and backstrip not present. Usual age staining; pages brittle. Fair condition. (AMR-2-12) (ID #16145) $45.00.

93. • Hirsch, E. G. THE CRUCIFIXION. VIEWED FROM A JEWISH STANDPOINT. A LECTURE DELIVERED BY INVITATION BEFORE THE "CHICAGO INSTITUTE FOR MORALS, RELIGION AND LETTERS." Chicago: Bloch, 1892. Wrappers; 8vo. 49 pages. Dr. Hirsch was a rabbi and professor of rabbinic literature and philosophy at the University of Chicago, which he helped to found. Singerman 4345. SUBJECT (S): Jesus Christ -- Jewish interpretation. Jewish Christ -- Crucifixion. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Bound in marbleized boards. Tape holding boards together cracked and frayed. Dampstained. Text in very good condition. (AMR-2-2) (ID #16132) $100.00.

94. • Lazarus, Moritz. translated by Henrietta Szold. THE ETHICS OF JUDAISM. COMPLETE IN TWO PARTS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1900-01. Cloth; 12mo. 309, 299 pages. Gilt lettering and decorations. Appendix and advertisements for other publications of the Society at end of each volume. Four parts were projected, but only two published. The author died in 1903. Contents: Foundation of Jewish Ethics. Sanctification of Life the Aim of Morality. Lazarus was a brilliant German philosopher and psychologist, head of the Zunz Institute. Ethik des Judentums, of which we have here the translation, was his major work. "In Ethik des Judentums Lazarus presents Jewish ethics as an "objective-immanent" system. This system is based on an empirical, positivistic approach toward Jewish studies which holds that Jewish teachings on any subject must be derived from an analysis of Jewish sources. In selecting this approach, Lazarus departs from the "constructive-speculative" philosophies of his 19th-century predecessors Solomon Formstecher and Samuel Hirsch, who brought a philosophic formalism to the analysis of the Jewish sources. Thus, philosophy, according to Lazarus, does not provide a preexistent scheme for Wissenschaft des Judentums ("Science of Judaism") , but is a methodological aid for discovering the objective unity of the "ethical cosmos, " as it appears throughout the Jewish literary tradition. Lazarus distinguishes between the subjective-formal approach to Jewish ethics, in which a philosophic formalism provides the starting point of investigation, and the objective-content one, in which the investigation begins with the sources themselves. He takes the latter approach as his own. He does this because in biblical and rabbinic literature, will, intent, and the Jewish way of life, rather than reflection and speculation, are the primary principles. (Franz Rosenzweig later based his existential philosophy on the same idea.) Lazarus accepts this position for another reason: A Jewish ethical world view based on this conception possesses greater depth and clarity than one based on formal concepts and theoretical speculation. Lazarus emphasizes the religious character of obligation in Jewish ethics. God is the supreme, hidden principle on whom Judaism depends and who makes its whole legal structure necessary. Lazarus conceives of Jewish ethics in line with the autonomous ethics of Kant, holding that the absolute characteristic of Jewish ethics is expressed in immediate inner certainty, though he does not follow Kant completely. Such conceptualization was made possible by establishing an ethical norm as the highest source of the moral imperative, to which even God is subordinate. Lazarus was ambiguous with regard to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics, and this ambiguity was the basis of attack against his system, both by those who accused him of inconsistency and by those who held that he had not done justice to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics. In Lazarus' conception Jewish ethics is fundamentally social-universal. This position countered the particularist trends of Judaism and, in particular, of 19th-century Jewish theology. However, the fact of a universal aspect to Jewish ethics does not entail teaching and disseminating Jewish beliefs throughout the world. Rather, its existence reflects an attitude and a total way of life, based on the threefold conception God, the world, and mankind, that Jews should embrace. The central concept underlying this view of Jewish life is holiness. Holiness, according to Lazarus, is not numinous, nor transcendental, but a quality to be embodied in human life. It is defined as the "ultimate goal of morality." (Moshe Schwarcz, EJ) Singerman 5789. SUBJECT: Jewish ethics. Ethics. Ex-library. Lazard Kahn’s copy, with his signature on flyleaf of volume II. Kahn was a prominent Cincinnati businessman and a director of the Indian Refining Company (which became Texaco). Very good condition. (AMR-6-10) (ID #16348) $35.00.

95. • Another Copy. Bit of edgewear to spine. Very good condition. (AMR-1-2) (ID #16086) $35.00.

96. • (Morais, Sabato) Adler, Samuel. KOVEZ `AL YAD. SAMMLUNG EINIGER IN ZEITSCHRIFTEN ZERSTREUTER WISSENSCHAFTLICHER ARTIKEL. New York: Cherouny, 1886. Cloth; 8vo. 93 pages. Spattered edges. First edition. German and English. Reprinted from various periodicals. Contents: Pesach, eine bibelkritische untersuchung. --Der versöhnungstag in der Bibel, sein ursprung und seine bedeutung. --Der levitenzehnt (maaser) --Pharisäismus und sadducäismus und ihre differirende auslegung des Mimmaharath ha-Sabbath. --Interpolationen in älteren rabbinischen werken durch Karäer. --Talmud. --Tenets of faith and their authority in the Talmud. Adler was a German-born American rabbi; head of Congregation Emanu-El in New York City from 1857 to 1874. "Samuel Adler was not merely a thorough Talmudical scholar; he was also a master of the entire field of knowledge concerning the Jews. Whatever had any relation to his coreligionists-their history, religion, literature, etc. -interested him and was studied by him. He was not only a scholar, but also a man of vigorous action. During the twenty-one years of his career in Germany he took part energetically in the efforts at that time being made to remove the civil disabilities of the Jews, especially the oath more Judaico. He succeeded in obtaining the introduction of the teaching of the Jewish religion in the lower and higher schools of Worms on equal terms with Protestant and Catholic teaching. He labored earnestly to secure the recognition of the equality of the sexes in matters of religion. It was through his influence that the barrier was leveled which had separated the women's synagogue from that of the men in the ancient synagogue of Worms. He gave his special attention to the improvement of the religious instruction of the young, both in the city and in the rural schools of which he had the supervision. He made it his aim to enhance the order, the solemnity, and the dignity of the public worship. He was instrumental in founding a number of new charitable institutions. Above all, he labored with patient zeal to instruct the congregations under his charge in their ancestral religion, to liberate them from the deadening influence of literalism, and to quicken in them the spirit of Judaism. In this endeavor he frequently drew upon the storehouse of his great Talmudic learning for the arguments which he used in his struggle for progress, seeking always to rest the reformation of manners upon a basis of inward conviction, and favoring a gradual transformation rather than an abrupt transition from the old to the new. " (JE) Singerman 3397. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Pharisees. Sadducees. Talmud. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (Berkeley, Yeshiva, Upenn). Sabato Morais's copy, with his signature on inside front cover. Morais was an American rabbi, successor to Isaac Leeser at Mikve Israel Congregation in Philadelphia. He helped found the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was its first president. Ex-library. First signature loose. Missing 1 leaf in middle of text. Title page detached, but present; edges chipped, not affecting text. Flyleaves a bit soiled. Pages age-darkened. Text in very good condition. (AMR-6-4) (ID #16342) $50.00.

97. • Polano, Hymen, translator. THE TALMUD. SELECTIONS FROM THE CONTENTS OF THAT ANCIENT BOOK, ITS COMMENTARIES, TEACHINGS, POETRY, AND LEGENDS. ALSO, BRIEF SKETCHES OF THE MEN WHO MADE AND COMMENTED UPON IT. Philadelphia: Edwin S. Stuart, 1876. Cloth; 12mo. Xi, 359 pages. First thus. According to the preface, the first translation of the Talmud into English. Singerman 2597 (same year, different publisher & pagination). OCLC lists twenty copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Lacks backstrip. Bit of soil to flyleaves. Interior in very good condition. (AMR-7-17) (ID #16374) $100.00.

98. • Rodkinson, Michael L. HISTORY OF AMULETS, CHARMS, AND TALISMANS. A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THEIR NATURE AND ORIGIN. New York, 1893. Cloth, 12mo. 93 pages. First edition. Illustrated with diagrams. Rodkinson (birth name Frumkin) was a Russian-born writer, editor, and translator. His periodical Ha-Kol was banned in Russia. (EJ) This volume was published by subscription not long after he immigrated to the United States. It is cannily dedicated to several brilliant and reputable Jewish personages, among them Adolph Jellinek and Moritz Lazarus, and contains testimonials from several others. In the final chapter, he takes on, by means of reply to a correspondence, no less than the Rev. Dr. Alexander Kohut, the author of the Arukh ha-Shalem [8 vols. , 1878-92], a lexicon of talmudic terms which Solomon Schechter called "the greatest and finest specimen of Hebrew learning ever produced by a Jew on this continent. " Rodkinson accuses Kohut of imperfect understanding of Hebrew; an interesting discussion. Singerman 4584. SUBJECT(S): Amulets (Judaism) Charms (Judaism) Talismans. Jews -- Social life and customs. Embossed blue boards; hinges starting; sunned; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-3-12A) (ID #16205) $350.00.

99. • Another Copy. Lacks outer wrappers; last five pages of text present only in facsimile. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; pages slightly warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-12B) (ID #16206) $175.00.

100. • Sekles, Simon. THE POETRY OF THE TALMUD. New York: S. Sekles, 1880. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 146 pages. In English, with an appendix giving the original Hebrew of some of the passages cited. Nicely bound in cordovan cloth with gilt letters on front cover. Annotated. Singerman 2950. Deinard 804. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature. Talmud -- Quotations. Corners, top and bottom of spine chipped; bit of foxing, soil, and browning to inside covers and flyleaves. Good condition. (AM-3) (ID #15807) $100.00.

101. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; warped. Cover scuffed; 1" split between spine and top of front cover. Hinges starting. Some soiling to pages. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-4-3) (ID #16213) $95.00.

102. • Taubenhaus, Godfrey. ECHOES OF WISDOM, OR, TALMUDIC SAYINGS WITH CLASSIC, ESPECIALLY LATIN, PARALLELISMS, PART I. Brooklyn: Haedrich & Sons Print, 1900. 16mo. 106 pages. Taubenhaus, Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, also worked on the 1918 edition of the Babylonian Talmud put out by the Boston Talmud Society. Singerman 5868. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (New York Public Library). Solomon Schechter's copy, inscribed to him by the author, "To Prof. Dr. Schechter. " Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Flyleaf chipped; pages a little warped. Very good condition thus. (AMR-4-5) (ID #16215) $200.00.

JUVENILE AND FAMILY READERS

103. • Abarbanel, H. ENGLISH SCHOOL AND FAMILY READER, CONTAINING SELECTIONS IN PROSE AND VERSE, HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS, BIOGRAPHIES, NARRATIVES, NOTICES, AND CHARACTERISTICS ON JUDAISM, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1883. 8vo. Viii, 441 pages. Errata at end. The author states in his preface his intention of creating a non-sectarian reader suitable for Jewish youth, so that they may know their own history and spiritual accomplishments, and proclaims his book suitable as well for the non-Jewish student, as it is free from sectarianism. He includes many passages from the Talmud, as well as Jost, Zunz, Graetz, Philippson, Geiger, Franekel, Sachs, and others. Singerman 3113. This is not the more common Rogers & Sherwood edition. SUBJECT (S): Readers and speakers. Jews -- History. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Flyleaf loose; soil to outer pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-16) (ID #16149) $100.00.

104. • De Solla, J. Mendes. CONFIRMATION MANUAL DESIGNED FOR THE SERVICE IN JEWISH CONGREGATIONS: CONSISTING OF CATECHISMS ON THE TENETS OF THE JEWISH RELIGION, AND ON THE HISTORY OF THE HEBREW NATION.... New York: Bloch, 1890? Cloth, 12mo. 128, iii pages. Alphabetical contents at end. De Solla was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. Singerman 4062. SUBJECT (S): Confirmation (Jewish rite). OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Some cover soil. Very good condition. (AMR-2-7) (ID #16138) $100.00.

105. • De Solla, J. Mendes. THE JEWISH STUDENT'S COMPANION. FIRST PART: POST BIBLICAL HISTORY. SECOND PART: EXPLANATION OF MOSAIC COMMANDS. New York: Hebrew Book Union, 1880. 12mo. X, 241 pages. First edition. Embossed boards; gilt titles. Advertisements for other works by the author at end. De Solla was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. Singerman 2905. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Jewish law. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Backstrip not present; binding weak. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-13) (ID #16146) $95.00.

106. • De Solla, J. Mendes. THE JEWISH STUDENT'S COMPANION. FIRST PART: POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY. SECOND PART: EXPLANATION OF MOSAIC COMMANDS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1880. Cloth, 12mo. X, 241 pages. First thus. De Solla was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. Singerman 2905. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Jewish law. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer binding. Dampstained; pages warped. Reading copy. (AMR-2-14) (ID #16147) $65.00.

107. • Feilchenfeld, Gabriel Fabian. translated by Isidore Koplowitz. A MANUAL OF THE JEWISH RELIGION FOR SCHOOL AND HOME. Richmond, Virginia: Taylor & Taylor, 1894. Cloth, 8vo. 404 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. Printed on laid bond. First thus. Dr. Feilchenfeld was Chief Rabbi of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. Singerman 4664. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Author inscribed to Charles J. Carpenter. Ex-library. Age darkened; cover scuffed. Hinges very weak; front flyleaf detached, but present. Text in good condition. (AMR-6-20) (ID #16358) $100.00.

108. • Harris, Maurice H. PEOPLE OF THE BOOK. A BIBLE HISTORY FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOLUME II [ONLY]. FROM THE CONQUEST TO THE DEATH OF SOLOMON. New York: Philip Cowen, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. 213 pages. Gilt titles; red edges; floral endpapers. Originally published 1890. Harris was a British-born American rabbi. In 1883 Harris was elected rabbi of Temple Israel of Harlem, New York, vice-president of the Society for the Aid of Jewish Prisoners, second vice-president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers, and a director of the Jewish Protectory. (JE) Singerman 4070. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. O. T. -- History of Biblical events. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Ex-library. Backstrip peeling. Title page detached but present. Good condition. (AMR-7-10) (ID #16368) $20.00.

109. • Hecht, Sigmund. EPITOME OF POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY, FOR JEWISH-AMERICAN SABBATH-SCHOOLS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 128 pages. Adapted from the German of David Leimdoerfer and considerably enlarged. Chronological Table at end. Sigmund Hecht was minister of Kahl Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama. His purpose in writing the book, stated in the Preface, is to provide educators with a tool with which to teach young Jews that "the history of their people, after the close of the Biblical annals, is fraught with valuable information, with sublime lessons and with examples worthy of emulation...[to] fill them with pride for Judaism and make them its warm supporters and defenders. " Singerman 2992. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings; rubbed and faded. Good condition. (AMR-1-25A) (ID #16112) $30.00.110. • Hecht, Simon. ZEMIROT YISRAEL: JEWISH HYMNS: FOR SABBATH-SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES: ENGLISH AND GERMAN. Cincinnati: American Hebrew Pub. House/Bloch Printing Co. , 1896. 2nd edition. Cloth, 12mo, 55 pages of music. 19 cm. In English, with the last 10 pages comprising songs in German. Unaccompanied melodies for 1-4 voices. Includes some selections composed expressly for the collection, as well as patriotic songs like "My Country 'Tis of Thee, " etc. , showing the need to make sure Jewish children are 100% American as well. Singerman 2689. SUBJECT (S): Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. Hymns, German. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 2 copies of this edition worldwide (HUC, Gratz) , and only 7 copies of any edition worldwide. Hinges repaired, Good Condition. (AMR-8-5) (ID #16397) $100.00.

111. • (Hirsch, Samuel) Hecht, Sigmund. EPITOME OF POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY, FOR JEWISH-AMERICAN SABBATH-SCHOOLS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1882. Leather; 8vo. 128 pages. Leather with gilt titles, bands, and decorations, red edges and decorative endpapers. Adapted from the German of David Leimdoerfer and considerably enlarged. Chronological Table at end. Sigmund Hecht was minister of Kahl Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama. His purpose in writing the book, stated in the Preface, is to provide educators with a tool with which to teach young Jews that "the history of their people, after the close of the Biblical annals, is fraught with valuable information, with sublime lessons and with examples worthy of emulation...[to] fill them with pride for Judaism and make them its warm supporters and defenders. " Singerman 2992. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide of this edition. Edgeworn, has bookplate identifying it as a prize presented to Isaac Horn by the Religions-Schule der Reform Gem. Keneseth Israel of Philadelphia, dated 1886 and signed by superintendent Rabbi Hirsch. Samuel Hirsch was a scholar and a pioneer in Jewish social services. Good condition. (AMR-1-25) (ID #16109) $75.00.

112. • Hecht, Sigmund. POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY. A COMPENDIUM OF JEWISH HISTORY FROM THE CLOSE OF THE BIBLICAL RECORDS TO THE PRESENT DAY...FOR THE HOME AND SABBATH-SCHOOL. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1896. Cloth, 12mo. Viii, 280 pages. Chronological table and index. Singerman 4839. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Inside front cover inscribed "Charles B. Latz, Kansas City, Mo. June 1901." Corners and edges frayed. Few pencil check marks in margin. Good condition. (AMR-2-6) (ID #16137) $45.00.

113. • Margolis, Max L. AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF HEBREW ACCIDENCE ARRANGED IN TYPICAL EXAMPLES WITH CONCISE EXPLANATIONS REFERRING ESPECIALLY TO THE MODIFICATION OF SOUNDS. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. Xiv, 149 pages. Embossed boards; floral endpapers. First edition. Margolis was an American philologist; professor at Hebrew Union College. Singerman 4561. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Owner inscribed on flyleaves. Couple of small tears to leaves. Very good condition. (AMR-7-11) (ID #16369) $50.00.

114. • Mendes, H. Pereira. JEWISH HISTORY ETHICALLY PRESENTED FOR PRIVATE OR SUNDAY-SCHOOL USE. THE PENTATEUCH. New York: Philip Cowen, 1898. Cloth, 12mo. 211 pages. Second edition. Henry Pereira Mendes was a rabbi and professor of history at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Singerman 5045. SUBJECT (S): Jewish religious education -- Textbooks for children. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide of this edition (UCLA, Cenenary College of Louisiana, Morgan State U). Ex-library. Usual age staining; hinges starting. Dampstained. Pages a little warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-13) (ID #16207) $110.00.

115. • Moses, Adolph. , and Isaac S. Moses, compilers. THE HISTORICAL BOOKS OF THE BIBLE. (SCHOOL AND FAMILY EDITION.) Milwaukee: Adolph and Isaac S. Moses, 1884. Cloth; 12mo. 245 pages. Embossed boards; gilt titles; red edges. First edition. Illustrated with two maps in color at end. From the Preface: "The rapid progress of this publication is mainly due to the liberality of two congregations: of K. K. Adath Israel, Louisville, Ky. , and of congregation Emanu-El, Milwaukee, Wis. In editing this part of the Bible we have followed the same principles that guided us in the arrangement of the Pentateuch. We have eliminated from the text, 1, all matters sexual, 2, unnecessary genealogies and repetitions, and 3, the harsh features of primitive warfare. " Isaac and Adolph Moses were brothers; both rabbis. They collaborated on several books and in editing the journal Zeitgeist. Isaac also edited the Union Prayer Book, while Adolph became a medical doctor later in life. The congregations mentioned in their preface were the current posts of Adolph and Isaac, respectively. (JE) Singerman 3205. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. 1st prize certificate pasted on inside front cover; made out in German to Rena Strauss and signed by Superintendent Samuel Hirsch and members of the school committee. Inscribed in pencil on front and back flyleaves "Sinda Strauss. " Cover edgeworn; soil to flyleaves. Very good condition. (AMR-7-8) (ID #16366) $100.00.

116. • Moses, Isaac S.; and Adolph Moses, compilers. THE ETHICS OF THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES...ARRANGED FOR SABBATH-SCHOOLS AND HOMES. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1892. Cloth; 12mo. Iv, 273 pages. Embossed boards; red edges. First thus. From the Preface: "We are confident that the book in this form will not be merely a useful guide to instruction in the class-room, but will be a welcome aid at home in the hands of a good and devoted mother who is desirous of acquainting her children with the treasures of our rich ethical literature. And the wants of the thousands who are scattered throughout this land, isolated as Jews among communities where the cultivation of Jewish thought and association is absolutely impossible, may be, we hope, met to a certain extent by this collection. " Isaac and Adolph Moses were brothers; both rabbis. They collaborated on several books and in editing the journal Zeitgeist. Isaac also edited the Union Prayer Book, while Adolph became a medical doctor later in life. (JE) Singerman 4305. SUBJECT(S): Bible. N. T. -- Ethics. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Bookplate of Dr. Louis Grossmann Fund on inside front cover; signed "Stanley J. Glaser" on flyleaf. Dr, Grossmann was on the faculty of Hebrew Union College, teaching ethics and pedagogics. Cover scuffed and edgeworn; title page and page following loosening, but not detached. Binding otherwise tight and interior very clean. Very good condition. (AMR-7-7) (ID #16365) $75.00.

117. • Pyke. SCRIPTURE HISTORY. SIMPLY ARRANGED FOR THE USE OF JEWISH SCHOOLS. SECOND AMERICAN EDITION. New York: H. Sakolski's Hebrew Book Store, 1882. Cloth, 12mo. 84 pages. Embossed boards; gilt titles. First edition was in 1867. "Printed for the Sunday School of the congregation B'nai Jeshurun. " "Table of Kings" included. Singerman 3093. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Examinations, questions, etc. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Ex-library. Bookplate of Alice Davis Menken on inside front cover. Menken was a wealthy and privileged New York woman of Sephardic ancestry who devoted her adult life to social activism. She was particularly concerned with helping immigrant families of Sephardic origin, and in rescuing delinquent Jewish women. The Shearith Israel sisterhood she founded in 1896 operated Neighborhood House, a settlement house on the Lower East Side. She served as director of the Department of Court, Probation and Parole for the Jewish Board of Guardians women's division. In 1920, Governor Alfred E. Smith appointed Menken to the Board of Managers of the New York State Reformatory for Women, on which she served for more than a decade. Menken later served on the Bureau of Social Service of the New York State Board of Parole. Very good condition. (AMR-7-13) (ID #16371) $50.00.

118. • SELECTIONS FROM THE BIBLE, AND THE SAYINGS OF THE SAGES. (PIRKE ABOTH.) ALSO A TABULAR ARRANGEMENT OF THE HEBREW MONTHS, FEASTS AND HOLIDAYS. Cincinnati and Chicago: Bloch, 1892. Cloth; 16mo. 68 pages. Recommended by the publishers for young and old alike, but especially the young, and also for the speaker or writer needing a convenient and comprehensive hand-book of quotations. Singerman 4039 (1890 edition). OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ex-library. Cover scuffed; spine wrinkled. Interior very good condition. (AMR-7-23) (ID #16380) $75.00.

OTHER 19th CENTURY AMERICAN JEWISH IMPRINTS

119. • Abrahams, Israel. CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATURE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1899. Cloth; 12mo. 275 pages. First thus. Seal of JPSA on front board. Bibliography at end of each chapter; index. 5 pages of advertisements at end. 25 chapters on Jewish Literature, beginning with the fall of Jerusalem and ending with the death of Moses Mendelssohn. Abrahams was an English author and teacher, honorary secretary of the Jewish Historical Society of England, a member of the Committee for Training Jewish Teachers, and joint editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. (JE) Singerman 5507. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Ex-library. Binding tight; interior very clean. Boards soiled. Very good condition. (AMR-6-2) (ID #16340) $20.00.

120. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; pages warped. Lacks outer wrappers. Outer soil. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-17) (ID #16150) $20.00.

121. • Abrahams, Israel. JEWISH LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1896. Cloth; 12mo. Xxiv, 452 pages. First thus. Not the more common Macmillan Edition. Pictorial boards. Bibliographical annotations; two indices. 14 pages of advertisements at end. Abrahams was an English author and teacher, honorary secretary of the Jewish Historical Society of England, a member of the Committee for Training Jewish Teachers, and joint editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. (JE) Singerman 4946. SUBJECT(S): Jews. Jews -- Social life and customs. Ex-library. Binding tight; interior very clean. Bottom edge of title page torn, not affecting text; a bit edgeworn; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-6-1) (ID #16339) $20.00.

122. • Educational Alliance (New York, N. Y.); Hebrew Technical Institute, New York. SOUVENIR BOOK OF THE FAIR IN AID OF THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE AND HEBREW TECHNICAL INSTITUTE. New York: De Leeuw & Oppenheimer, 1895. Comb binder; 4to. 144 pages. Illustrated with photographs and facsimiles. Index. Every committee member and booth member listed. Many interesting period advertisements. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York. Note(s): Cover title: Official souvenir book of the fair...OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. Spine and lower edge of front cover chipping. Lower right-hand corner bumped. Some soiling and sunning to cover. Three-inch tear to front cover at lower left. Good condition. (AM-3) (ID #15803) $150.00.

123. • Gillet, Eliphalet. Rev. HISTORY OF THE BIBLE AND JEWS WITH REMARKS UPON THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF MAHOMETANISM AND POPERY, AND UPON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Hallowell, Maine: Ezekiel Goodale (printed by Benjamin Edes), 1807. Leather, 12mo, 340 pages plus 6 pages of ads (missing last leaf of ads). 2nd Edition, revised, corrected and Enlarged by Reverend E. Gillet, of Hallowell. (Maine) Adapted to the use of schools. Printed for Ezekiel Goodale, bookseller and stationer, Hallowell, Maine. For sale by him, at the Hallowell Bookstore, sign of the Bible, and for sale by Thomas&Whipple, Newburyport.Benjamin Edes, Printer, Augusta. 1807. This is an English rendition of Jan Philipsz Schabaelje's 1635 Lusthof des gemoets, a retelling of Old and New Testament history as a series of conversations between an inquisitive pilgrim and various Biblical figures, here edited and "accomodated to the use of schools in America" by the Rev. Gillet. Gillet, who also published a number of sermons and discourses, was a founding member of the First Congregational Church in Pittston, Maine, as well as a member of the Maine Missionary Society. Leather is worn but good and strong. Cover starting to detach from front and rear of pages, but still holds together nicely. Tears to first two leaves, wear & staining elsewhere, but no loss of text. Good condition thus. (amr-8-3) (ID #16384) $75.00.

124. • Gordon, Samuel. SONS OF THE COVENANT: A TALE OF LONDON JEWRY. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1900. Cloth; small 8vo. 500 pages. First edition. Gilt titles; embossed with JPS seal. Eight illustrations by Mark Zangwill, including frontispiece. A novel about two Jewish youths in London. Gordon was a German-born English novelist; he wrote several works dealing with Jewish life. Singerman 5745. Cocked; front hinge starting. One page loose. Ex-library. Text in good condition. (AMR-6-14) (ID #16352) $20.00.


125. • Gratz College. PUBLICATIONS OF THE GRATZ COLLEGE. I. Philadelphia: Gratz College, 1897. Half leather; 8vo. Ix, 204 pages. Gilt titles; raised bands; top edge gilt; decorative endpapers. Printed on cream laid bond. Gratz College is a Jewish institution of higher learning founded by Hyman Gratz in 1856. "In accordance with the terms of the deed requiring the establishment of a 'college for the education of Jews residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, ' it was decided that the college should be devoted to the dissemination of the knowledge of Jewish history, the Hebrew language, Jewish literature, and the Jewish religion, with the understanding that the curriculum should be especially designed for teachers, thus creating it a Jewish teachers' college. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Periodicals. Jews -- History -- Periodicals. Tipped-in insert identifies as "first publication of Gratz College. " Some pages uncut. First two leaves loose; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-6-16) (ID #16354) $65.00.

126. • Hosmer, James K. THE STORY OF THE JEWS: ANCIENT, MEDIAEVAL, AND MODERN. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1889. Cloth; 12mo. Xviii, 381 pages. Originally copyright 1885. Decorative boards in red, green, and black. Tissued frontispiece engraving. Illustrated with engravings (some portraits) and two fold-out maps. Series: The Story of the Nations. Preface and index. Intended primarily for older youth. The non-Jewish author states in his preface that he has endeavored to give prominence to "the more picturesque and dramatic features of the record. The profundities are only touched upon...At the same time, [providing] details of exterminating warfare, of sharpest torture, of bitterest cursing...the writer feels that Israel, among the nations, should be regarded with reverence, even with awe, in times modern as well as ancient. " Singerman 3438. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Damp stained. Spine sunned, with some edgewear. Binding broken, with front flyleaf and some interior leaves detached but present. Maps have small tears. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-18) (ID #16102) $20.00.

127. • Huebsch, Adolph, Julie Links Huebsch, and Isaac Mayer Wise. REV. DR. ADOLPH HUEBSCH, LATE RABBI OF THE AHAWATH CHESED CONGREGATION, NEW YORK. A MEMORIAL. New York: Printed by A. L. Goetzl, 1885. Cloth; 8vo. Xiii, 350 pages. Silver titles; moiré end papers. In German and English. Tissued frontispiece photograph of Dr. Huebsch. Contents: Adolf Huebsch. Biographie. Von dr. I. M. Wise. --Gedankenkreis des jüdischen Orents. Von dr. A. Huebsch. --Anmerkungen zu Gedankenkreis des jüdischen Orients. --Predigten und reden. Von dr. A. Huebsch. --Sermons. Delivered by Dr. A. Huebsch. --Obsequies und tributes to the memory. Introducution in German by Isaac Meyer Wise. Includes Huebsch's sermons and and two articles on Oriental Jewry. Final page reproduces the Hebrew text from his monument. Adolph Huebsch was an American Reform minister, rabbi of Congregation Ahawath Chesed from 1866..."under him it became one of the leading Jewish congregations of New York. He introduced a moderate Reform ritual, and the prayer-book which he compiled for his own congregation was adopted by many others. In connection with the synagogue he established a religious school, attended by more than 400 boys and girls, and a Young Men's Union for the study of Jewish literature. Hübsch was specially noted as a preacher. While at Prague he issued his chief work, Die Fünf Megilloth Nebst dem Syrischen Targum. In Hebräischer Quadratschrift, mit einem Kommentare zum Texte aus einem Handschriftlichen Pentateuch Codex der K. K. Universitäts Bibliothek zu Prag und einem Kommentare zum Thargum (Prague, 1866) , and contributed numerous philological and critical articles to Leopold Löw's "Ben Chananja" and to the "Monatsschrift. " (JE) Singerman 3346. SUBJECT(S): Huebsch, Adolph, 1830-1884. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Water stained; cover warped. Backstrip peeling; hinges broken. Ex-library. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-12) (ID #16096) $75.00.

128. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer covers. Dampstained; pages slightly warped. Some chipping to corners. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-16) (ID #16240) $50.00.

129. • Iliowizi, Henry. IN THE PALE: STORIES AND LEGENDS OF THE RUSSIAN JEWS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. 12mo. 367 pages. First edition. Contents: Ezra and Huldah. -The Baal-Shem and his golem. -Friends in life and death. -Czar Nicholas the First and Sir Moses Montefiore. -The Czar in Rothchild's castle. -The legend of the ten lost tribes. -The legend of the B'nai Mosheh. Iliowizi was a Russian-born rabbi and author who immigrated to the U. S. In 1880. He wrote stories, poems, plays, as well as many articles. (JE) Singerman 5185. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Russia -- Fiction. Legends, Jewish -- Russia. Tales -- Russia. Jewish fiction. Russia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. Lacks outer wrappers; binding loose. First few pages soiled; corners chipped or curled. Pages warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-21) (ID #16156) $20.00.

130. • Iliowizi, Henry. JEWISH DREAMS AND REALITIES CONTRASTED WITH ISLAMITIC AND CHRISTIAN CLAIMS. Philadelphia, 1890. 8vo. 279 pages. First edition. Four pages of advertisements for other works by the author at end. Iliowizi was a Russian-born American rabbi and author, minister of a congregation at Harrisonburg, Virginia; from 1880 to 1888, rabbi of the Congregation Sha'aré Tob in Minneapolis; and from 1888 to 1900, of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia. (JE) This is an extremely readable, even-handed, comprehensive, and even dryly humorous treatment of the three great religions, covering Bible and Torah, the prophets, Jewish mysticism, Hillel, Philo, and Josephus, and many, many other great thinkers-Jewish and non-Jewish-compared and contrasted. Singerman 4074. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (UAlberta, LOC). Lacks outer binding. Ex-library with minimal markings. Top corner of title page chipped off, not affecting text. Dampstained; some warping and staining to pages. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-5-27) (ID #16250) $50.00.131. • Jenks, William, Editor.THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY TO THE PRESENT TIME; COMPRISING THEIR CONQUESTS, DISPERSIONS, WANDERINGS, PERSECUTIONS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES, LITERATURE, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND FORMS OF WORSHIP, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF VARIOUS EFFORTS MADE FOR THEIR CONVERSION, COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES. Boston: M. A. Berk, 1846. Cloth; small 8vo. 468 pages. Second American edition. Tissued frontispiece engraving of Jerusalem. Another engraving facing page 421. With an index and appendix. Jews -- History. Note (s) : Pref. To the 1st ed signed [i.e. Printed]: W. C. Brownlee. / Chapters VI to XIX (in part rewritten) are from J. A. Hule's "History of the Jews from the taking of Jerusalem by Titus to the present time. " OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Edges worn; backstrip detaching. Interior brown and foxed. Previous owners' inscriptions on inside front cover and flyleaf. Fair condition. (AM-2) (ID #15795) $55.00

132. • Josephus, Flavius, William Whiston, and Samuel Burder. THE GENUINE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, THE JEWISH HISTORIAN: CONTAINING TWENTY BOOKS OF THE JEWISH ANTIQUITIES, SEVEN BOOKS OF THE JEWISH WAR, AND THE LIFE OF JOSEPHUS, IN FOUR VOLUMES. VOLUMES II & III [ONLY]. New York: William Borradaile, 1824. 8vo. 586, 526 pages. Illustated with engravings. Engraved frontispiece and title page. "Written by himself; translated from the original Greek according to Havercamp's accurate edition; together with explanatory notes and observations, parallel texts of Scripture, the true chronology of the several histories, an account of the Jewish coins, weights, and measures, and a complete index...by the late William Whiston. " Flavius Josephus was a Jewish first-century general and historian, a Pharisee who served as governor of Galilee. Whiston was a professor at Cambridge, a mathematician and scientist with a wide range of aptitudes and interests. His translation of Josephus, with notes, was very useful and often reprinted. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- To 70 A. D. Jews -- History -- Rebellion, 66-73. Jews -- Antiquities. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Volume II lacks binding; usual age staining; some warping to pages; some corners bent. Volume III in similar condition, but back board still present. (AMR-4-2) (ID #16212) $75.00.

133. • Karpeles, Gustav. A SKETCH OF JEWISH HISTORY. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth, 12mo. 109 pages. First edition. "Special Series No. 5." 18 pages of advertisements at end for other works in the JPSA's catalog, containing interesting contemporary reviews. Lectures delivered during the winter of 1895-96 before the lodges of the Independent Order of B'ne B'rith at Berlin. The translation is done from stenographic notes printed as manuscript and not published. Cf. Prefatory note. Translated from the German. Karpeles was a German historian. "Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Singerman 5199. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Signed "Max Perlman" on inside front cover; lower right corner of front cover bumped; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-2-9A) (ID #16140) $20.00.

134. • Another Copy. Ex-library. Edgeworn. Hinges cracked. Very good condition. (AMR-1-3) (ID #16087) $20.00.

135. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings; corners chipped; otherwise very good condition. (AMR-2-9B) (ID #16141) $20.00.

136. • Another Copy. Ex-library; waterstained with some warping; corners and edges chipped; fair condition. (AMR-2-9C) (ID #16142) $20.00.

137. • Karpeles, Gustav. JEWISH LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 8vo. 404 pages. Gilt lettering and decorations. 12 pages of advertisements at end. Bibliographical annotations and index. Karpeles was a German historian. "Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Singerman 4859. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Littérature juive. Ex-library. Bottom corners damp stained. Binding tight. Advertisement for The Talmud by Emanuel Deutsch laid in. Good condition. (AMR-6-19) (ID #16357) $20.00.

138. • Another Copy. Ex-library. Dampstained. Front hinge starting, with tear extending onto inside front cover. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-11) (ID #16144) $20.00.

139. • Kayserling, Meyer. translated and Revised by Charles Gross. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THE PARTICIPATION OF THE JEWS IN THE SPANISH AND PORTUGESE DISCOVERIES. New York: Longmans, Green, 1894. Cloth; 12mo. Xv, 189 pages. First thus. Gilt titles. Bibliographical annotations; appendix; index. One page of advertisements at end. Documents relating to the Santangels; "Indians and Israelites; The Jews and Columbus's second voyage; Queen Juana and the Marranos of Española": pages 135-171. Kayserling was a German-born rabbi and historian, and a prolific author. From 1870 he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. (JE) Singerman 4705. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Spain. Marranos. Inquisition. Columbus, Christopher -- Relations with Jews. Santangel family. America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish. America -- Discovery and exploration -- Portuguese. Ex-library. Binding tight; interior very clean. Age darkened; a bit edgeworn. Very good condition. (AMR-6-18) (ID #16356) $75.00.

140. • Krauskopf, Joseph. THE JEWS AND MOORS IN SPAIN. Kansas City: M. Berkowitz, 1887. Cloth, 12mo. Xxi, 246 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. First edition. Bibliographical annotations. Index. From the Preface: "This volume is a reprint of newspaper reports of a series of lectures delivered by the author from the pulpit of Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Kansas City, Mo. , during the Fall and Winter of 1885-1886." Krauskopf was a leader of Reform Judaism in the United States, and first honorary secretary of the Jewish Publication Society of America. After his short term as rabbi in Kansas City, he served as rabbi of the Reform Congregation Kenesseth Israel, Philadelphia, until his death in 1923. (EJ) Singerman 3564. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Spain. Moriscos. Ex-library. Some marginalia in pencil. Front hinge starting. Dampstained; pages warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-6) (ID #16200) $50.00.

141. • Another Copy. Ex-library. Cocked; boards scuffed. Age stained. Bit of marginalia in pencil. Good condition. (AMR-3-17) (ID #16355) $50.00.

142. • (London) Gordon, Samuel. SONS OF THE COVENANT: A TALE OF LONDON JEWRY. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1900. Cloth; small 8vo. 500 pages. First edition. Gilt titles; embossed with JPS seal. Eight illustrations by Mark Zangwill, including frontispiece. A novel about two Jewish youths in London. Gordon was a German-born English novelist; he wrote several works dealing with Jewish life. Singerman 5745. Water stained; cover warped. Cover detaching; signatures loose. Some pages loose or chipped. Ex-library. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-14) (ID #16098) $30.00.

143. • Markens, Isaac. THE HEBREWS IN AMERICA. A SERIES OF HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. New York: Isaac Markens, 1888. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 352 pages. Blindstamped with gilt titles. Index. Errata. Singerman 3706. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States. Ex-library. Edgeworn; damp stained. Backstrip peeling. Boards nearly detached; binding weak; flyleaf detached but present; some pages nearly detached. Bit of marginalia in pencil. David de Sola Pool's copy, with his bookplate. David de Sola Pool was an English-born rabbi, who was the spiritual leader of the Sephardic Congregation in New York City. Fair condition. (AMR-7-19) (ID #16376) $100.00.144. • Milman, Henry Hart. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO MODERN TIMES. COMPLETE. New York: A. C. Armstrong and Son, 1886. Cloth; 12mo. Vii, 497, vii, 479 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles. Index. Bibliographical annotations. "Reprinted from the newly revised and corrected London edition. Three volumes in two. Vols. II, III. " First edition was 1830. Henry Hart Milman was a brilliant Oxford historian; his History of the Jews "brought down on him the censure of the Church. This history is aggressively rationalistic; it treats the Jews as an Oriental tribe, and all miracles are either eliminated or evaded. He was nevertheless presented with a piece of plate by some representative Jews in recognition of his sympathetic attitude. His history was republished in 1863 and 1867." (JE) Singerman 0493 (Earlier edition). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Edgeworn; backstrip peeling. Hinges cracked. Bit of soil to flyleaves. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (AMR-7-18) (ID #16375) $75.00.


145. • Milman, Henry Hart. HISTORY OF THE JEWS: IN THREE VOLUMES. VOLUME I [only]. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1831. Cloth, 12mo. 264 pages. Stereotype Edition. Harper's Family Library No. 1. Second edition; first published 1830. Illustrated with engravings. Foldout map of Jerusalem. Henry Hart Milman was a brilliant Oxford historian; his History of the Jews "brought down on him the censure of the Church. This history is aggressively rationalistic; it treats the Jews as an Oriental tribe, and all miracles are either eliminated or evaded. He was nevertheless presented with a piece of plate by some representative Jews in recognition of his sympathetic attitude. His history was republished in 1863 and 1867." (JE) Singerman 0493; Rosenbach 322. SUBJECT(S): Jews - History. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Bookplate of Martha H. Maltby on inside front cover. Backstrip gone; boards and signatures loose. Title page not present. Map has tear. Usual age staining. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-6) (ID #16216) $20.00.

146. • (Montifiore, Moses, Sir) Shaffner, Abraham. A WISP OF MYRRH IN A BED OF SPICES. A NARRATIVE OF INTERESTING EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF ISRAEL'S BENEFACTOR, THE ILLUSTRIOUS PHILANTHROPIST, SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE. New York: "Jewish Daily News" Print, 1887. 12mo. 105, 96, 128 pages. In English, German, and Hebrew; each with own title page. Errata to the English section, slip inserted. German title page: Zeror ha-Mor ba-Arugath ba-Bosem = Myrthenstrauss und Gewürzbeet. Hebrew title page: Tseror ha-mor ba-`arugat ha-bosem. Sir Moses Montefiore was a 19th-century English philanthropist. Singerman 3593. Deinard 701. SUBJECT (S): Montefiore, Moses, Sir, 1784-1885. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks boards. Corners of some pages dog-eared. First signature loose; outer pages chipped. Some warping to pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-2/4-8) (ID #16218) $250.00.

147. • (Morais, Sabato) Graetz, Heinrich. Translated by James K. Gutheim. HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE DOWNFALL OF THE JEWISH STATE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE TALMUD. VOL IV ONLY. New York: American Jewish Publication Society, 1873. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 320 pages. Fourth volume, second revised edition. Gilt titles; embossed boards. Index; bibliographical annotations. "To posterity Graetz will be chiefly known as the Jewish historian, although he did considerable work in the field of exegesis also. His Geschichte der Juden has superseded all former works of its kind, notably that of Jost, in its day a very remarkable production; and it has been translated into English, Russian, and Hebrew, and partly into Yiddish and French. The fourth volume, beginning with the period following the destruction of Jerusalem, was published first. " (JE) Singerman 2392. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Sabato Morais' copy, with his signature on inside front cover. Morais was an American rabbi, successor to Isaac Leeser at Mickve Israel Congregation in Philadelphia. He helped found the Jewish Theological Seminary, and was its first president. Ex-library. Binding and first signature detached; pages chipped. Fair condition. (AMR-6-15) (ID #16353) $50.00.

148. • Moulton, Richard G. , Ed. THE BOOK OF JOB. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1896. Cloth; 16mo. Xlv, 182 pages. Gilt titles; top edge gilt. Printed on cream laid bond. The Modern Reader's Bible edition: A Series of Works from the Sacred Scriptures Presented in Modern Literary Form (Wisdom Series). Index and notes. Dr. Moulton was a professor of English literature at the University of Chicago. Very good condition. (AMR-5-11) (ID #16235) $20.00.


149. • Newman, Selig. THE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED; A DIALOGUE BETWEEN A JEW AND A CHRISTIAN: THE FORMER ANSWERING A CHALLENGE THROWN OUT BY THE LATTER, RESPECTING THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE PROPHECIES PREDICTIVE OF THE ADVENT OF JESUS. New York: Printed for the author, and sold by Isaacs & Solomons, 1850. 8vo. V, 87 pages. Errata page [1]. Selig Newman was a German Hebraist; he "was educated at Posen, but in 1814 went to England and was appointed minister to the Plymouth congregation, teaching Hebrew at the same time at the University of Oxford. His faith debarred him from a professorship, but among his pupils were numbered many distinguished Christian and Jewish scholars. While in London Newman took part in a spirited debate with some Christians on the Messianic prophecies. At an advanced age he sailed for America and settled in New York, gaining a livelihood as teacher and writer. In 1850 he published a work entitled 'The Challenge Accepted, ' consisting of a series of dialogues between a Jew and a Christian respecting the fulfillment of the prophecies on the advent of the Messiah. He published also: 'Emendations of the English Version of the Old Testament, ' 1839; a 'Hebrew and English Lexicon, ' 1841; and a Hebrew grammar, which was much used for elementary instruction among English Jews. " (JE) Singerman 1149. Rosenbach 675. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Christianity -- Controversial literature. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks wrappers. Outer pages soiled. First signature loose. Damp stained; some warping and soiling to pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-10) (ID #16220) $350.00.

150. • Another Copy. Ex-library with minimal markings. Boards warped and peeling. Underlining in faint pencil. Dampstained; some warping and soiling to pages. Binding tight. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-31) (ID #16254) $300.00.

151. • Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant W. MEMOIR OF THE LIFE OF LAURENCE OLIPHANT AND OF ALICE OLIPHANT, HIS WIFE. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. I. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 314 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Oliphant. Printed on heavy untrimmed paper; dark blue boards with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Laurence Oliphant was an "English traveler, author, and politician; born at Cape Town in 1829; died at Twickenham, England, Dec. 23, 1888. He traveled in nearly every country and engaged in many occupations, from filibustering with Walker in Nicaragua to filling the position of secretary of legation at the Japanese capital. In middle life he resigned his seat in Parliament (1867) to study occultism in a community at Salemon-Erie to which he bequeathed his fortune. In 1879 he conceived the idea of a Jewish settlement in Palestine, mainly as a commercial speculation. After some personal investigations he decided that the colony should be located in the land of Gilead to the east of the Jordan, at the upper end of the Dead Sea, where to tropical farming could be added the working of the mineral deposits. However, in spite of the semiofficial approval of the British government and the unanimous assent of the ministers of the Porte, he failed to secure the sultan's permission. In connection with this project he wrote his Land of Gilead (1880). " (JE) Not in Singerman. Ex-library. Dampstained, with some warping and staining to pages and boards. Binding tight. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-24) (ID #16247) $25.00.

152. • Philipson, David. OLD EUROPEAN JEWRIES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth; 12mo. 281 pages. Gilt lettering and decorations. Bibliographical notes, index, and advertisements for other publications of the Society at end. Contents: Early settlements of Jews in Europe -- The institution of the Ghetto -- The Ghetto in church legislation -- The Judengasse of Frankfort-on-the-Main -- The Judenstadt of Prague -- The Ghetto of Rome. -- The Russian Ghetto -- Effects and results -- The Ghetto in literature. Philipson was a U. S. Reform rabbi and author, whose most important work was The Reform Movement in Judaism. As part of his research for Old European Jewries, he personally visited many of the sites he writes about, and limits himself, he states in his preface, "to a study of the officially instituted Ghetto. " Singerman 4749; Roth 79. SUBJECT: Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Juifs -- Politique et gouvernement. Juifs -- Conditions sociales. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Edges worn; spine faded. Ex-library with all the usual markings. Very good condition. (AMR-1-1) (ID #16085) $25.00.

153. • Raphall, Morris J. POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS; FROM THE CLOSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, ABOUT THE YEAR 420 B.C.E., TILL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE IN THE YEAR 70 C.E. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II [ONLY]. Philadelphia: Moss & Brother, 1855. Cloth, 8vo. 486 pages. Embossed boards; gilt titles. First edition. Raphall (1798-1868) was born in Stockholm and settled in England in 1825, quickly becoming prominent in British Jewry as one of its chief exponents tothe Christian world and as a fighter for the political rights of Jews and against defamations of Judaism. He published the first Jewish periodical in England and co-produced the first translation of parts of the Mishna into English. In 1849 he moved to the US, and in 1860 delivered the first invocation by a rabbi before the US House of Representatives. Raphall is most known, however, for his delivery, less than a year later at the height of the secession crisis in January of 1861, of what became "the most highly publicized rabbinical statement on the 'Bible and Slavery'" in which he placed "Judaism squarely in opposition to abolitionism, [and] denied that any statement in the Bible could be interpreted to prohibit slavery, and, insisted that, on the contrary, biblical law granted the right to own slaves. " (EJ) This played well with Jewish Southerners. He eventually settled in New York, where he led the B'nai Jeshurun congregation. (JE) Singerman 1409. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Ex-library. Bit of foxing. Very good condition. A very nice copy. (AMR-7-12) (ID #16370) $275.00.

154. • Another Copy, also Vol. II only. Ex-library. Dampstained, with some warping and staining to pages. Front hinge gone. Boards very warped and discolored; backstrip peeling. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-25) (ID #16248) $200.00.

155. • Robertson, D. D. THE POETRY AND THE RELIGION OF THE PSALMS. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1895. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 360 pages. Series: The Croall lectures; 1893-94. Robertson was a Professor of Oriental Literature at the University of Glasgow, author of The Early Literature of Israel. "The aim of these pages is to vindicate for the Psalms an earlier date and a higher position than some critics assign to them. ". SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 21 copies of this edition worldwide. Lacks back board and about half of backstrip; remaining backstrip and front board detached. Interior in very good condition. (AMR-5-14) (ID #16238) $20.00.

155A. Scheible, Johann, editor. 1 section by Joseph Ennemoser. DAS SECHSTE UND SIEBENTE BUCH MOSIS: DAS IST MOSIS MAGISCHE GEISTERKUNST, DAS GEHEIMNISS ALLER GEHEIMNISSE, SAMMT DEN VERDEUTSCHTEN OFFENBARUNGEN UND VORSCHRIFTEN WUNDERBARSTER ART DER ALTEN WEISEN HEBRÄER, AUS DEN MOSAISCHEN BÜCHER, DER KABBALA UND DEN TALMUD ZUR LEIBLICHEN WOHL DER MENSCHEN. New York : In Commission bei W. Radde, 1875. 14te sehr vermehrte Auflage. Half Leather, 12mo, 408 pages. 16 cm. In German. Includes approximately 42 plates [2 folding], some rather elaborate diagrams. Text printed primarily in black ink, with pages 179-193 printed in red ink, with text and illustrations.. Variant (expanded?) edition of Singerman 1730, of which he locates one copy (AJHS): "A book of cabalistic magic." Series: "Bibliothek des Zauber-, Geheimniss- und Offenbarungs- Bücher und der Wunder-Hausschatz-Literatur aller Nationen, Abt. 6." Originally published in Stuttgart in 1849, as Abt. 6 in Bibliothek der Zauber-Geheimniss-und Offenbarungs-Bücher, edited by J. Scheible. "Die Magie bei den Israeliten" (pages [5]-71) is from J. Ennemoser's Geschichte der Magie. No copies of this edition on OCLC; OCLC lists a total of 17 copies of any edition worldwide (11 of them being American printings from before 1900).SUBJECT(S): Magic, Jewish. Incantations. Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric. Light wear to boards, 1 fold-out plate torn at fold with edgewear, otherwise Very Good Condition. $350.00

156. • Schindler, Solomon. DISSOLVING VIEWS IN THE HISTORY OF JUDAISM. Boston: Lee and Shepard and New York: Charles T. Dillingham, 1888. Cloth, 12mo. 340 pages. Embossed boards; gilt titles; decorative endpapers. Four pages of advertisements. Index. First edition. Lectures delivered 1887-88. Rabbi Solomon Schindler of Congregation Adath Israel in Boston was a leader in Reform Judaism. He instituted mixed seating of men and women, a choir and organ, and English language worship, even on Sundays. Singerman 3741. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Juifs -- Histoire. Ex-library; owner inscribed "Abe Zugsmith. " Edgeworn; hinges starting. Binding tight. Page following title page has large tear; interior otherwise very good condition. (AMR-7-14) (ID #16372) $30.00.

157. • (Spindler, Karl). THE JEW. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. Wrappers; 8vo. 173 pages. Fiction. A romantic novel set in the year 1441. From the editor's introduction: "'The situation of the German Jews, in the fifteenth century, was very peculiar. Hating and hated, they had yet risen into wealth and consequence, and even in some places, as at Franckfort, a show of freedom was accorded to them. In the interesting volumes of Spindler, their situation and manners at this period are very clearly portrayed; although, perhaps, the necessities of romance have had too great an effect throughout in softening the prejudices which existed both on their side, and on that of the Christians. '" Rosenbach 550, Singerman 0874. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Staining to pages where wraps have bled. 2" corner of title page detached but present. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-21) (ID #16105) $250.00.

158. • (Szold, Benjamin) Baar, Hermann. ADDRESSES ON HOMELY AND RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF THE HEBREW ORPHAN ASYLUM. SECOND VOLUME. New York: Industrial Printing Company, Stettiner, Lambert & Co. , 1885. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 376 pages. Ornate gilt titles and cover decoration; all edges gilt. Frontispiece engraving of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. First edition. Baar was a German-born American educator; "superintendent of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City-a position he filled with great success till his resignation in 1899." (JE) Singerman 2887. SUBJECT(S): Children's sermons, Jewish. Rabbi Benjamin Szold's copy, inscribed to "the Reverend Dr. Szold" by the author. Library bookplate labelled "Szold Collection" on inside front cover. Dampstained; some warping and staining to pages; cloth cover worn and faded. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-29) (ID #16252) $100.00.

159. • Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. JUDAISM AT THE WORLD'S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS. COMPRISING THE PAPERS ON JUDAISM READ AT THE PARLIAMENT, AT THE JEWISH DENOMINATIONAL CONGRESS, AND AT THE JEWISH PRESENTATION. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke, 1894. Cloth; 8vo. Xxii, 418 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. First thus. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations is an association of American Jewish congregations composed chiefly of the Reform element, and established largely through the persistent efforts, extending for a period of over twenty years, of Isaac M. Wise. (JE) The 1893 Parliament marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Today it is recognized as the occasion of the birth of formal interreligious dialog worldwide. Singerman 4794. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Bit of edgewear. Pages sunned. Flyleaf torn at spine about halfway; 1" tear at spine on title page. Binding tight; text very clean. Very good condition. (AMR-6-7) (ID #16345) $100.00.

160. • Wise, Isaac Mayer. HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITISH NATION. VOLUME I. COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME. Albany: J. Munsell, 1854. 8vo. xxiv, 560 pages. No other volumes published. Wise was an American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; founder of Hebrew Union College. "During his lifetime Isaac M. Wise was regarded as the most prominent Jew of his time in the United States. His genius for organization was of a very high order; and he was masterful, rich in resources, and possessed of an inflexible will. More than of any of his contemporaries, it may be said of him that he left the impress of his personality upon the development of Judaism in the United States. " (JE) Singerman 2603. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- To 586 B. C. Lacks outer boards and title page. Edges darkened and chipped. Outer pages soiled. Some warping to pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-10) (ID #16194) $75.00.

161. • Wolf, Simon. edited by Louis Edward Levy. THE AMERICAN JEW AS PATRIOT, SOLDIER AND CITIZEN. Philadelphia: The Levytype Company, 1895. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 576 pages. 10 pages of advertisements at end. Gilt embossed decoration on front cover; decorative endpapers. First edition. Frontispiece photograph; illustrated with one other photographic plate. Errata; index. Contains lists of Jewish soldiers in US wars to the end of the 19th Century, statistical data, official US documents relating to immigration of Russian Jews and many other early documents. Includes articles by several other writers. "Jewish soldiers in the civil war": pages 98-424. Simon Wolf was a U. S. Lawyer, communal leader, lobbyist, and author. He was a spokesman for Reform Judaism. Singerman 4942. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States. Geographic: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Jewish. Dampstained; cover worn and discolored; front board nearly detached. First few pages coming loose. Edges of pages show damp stain. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-6) (ID #16228) $75.00.

162. • Wolf, Simon. MORDECAI MANUEL NOAH: A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Philadelphia: The Levytype Company, 1897. 8vo. 49 pages. First edition. Printed on cream laid bond. Illustrated with an engraved portrait plate of Noah. Appendices. Simon Wolf was a U. S. Lawyer, communal leader, lobbyist, and author. He was a spokesman for Reform Judaism. Singerman 5298. SUBJECT (S): Noah, M. M. (Mordecai Manuel) , 1785-1851. Geographic: United States -- Foreign relations -- Africa, North. Africa, North -- Foreign relations -- United States. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Lacks boards. Ex-library. Pages very brittle and chipped; corners dog-eared; tears at spine. Bit of underlining in light pencil. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-11) (ID #16221) $100.00.

163. • Zangwill, I. DREAMERS OF THE GHETTO. New York: Bloch, 1898. Cloth, 8Vo. Iii, 536 pages. Gilt titles and decorations. Contents: Prelude: Moses and Jesus. --A child of the Ghetto. --Joseph, the dreamer. --Uriel Acosta. --The Turkish Messiah. --The maker of lenses. --The master of the name. --Maimon the fool and Nathan the wise. --From a mattress grave. --The people's saviour. --The primrose sphinx. --Dreamers in congress. --The Palestine pilgrim. --The conciliator of Christendom. --The joyous comrade. --Chad Gadya. --Epilogue: A modern scribe in Jerusalem. Appendix: To the American Jew at end. Zangwill was an English man of letters. The Jewish Publication Society of America "requested him to write a novel on modern Jewish life, which commission he executed in the well-known "Children of the Ghetto, Being Pictures of a Peculiar People" (Philadelphia and London, 1892) , a work that at once made him famous. The author's profound knowledge of the life and problems of the ghetto, his command alike of pathos and of humor (especially in the first part of the book) , his scintillating style, and the evidence of the application of a keenly logical intellect to the perplexities of modern Judaism place this book of Zangwill's at the head of artistic presentations of the ghetto. It attracted very general attention, and was translated into German, Russian, Hebrew (in part) , and Yiddish. This work was followed by "The King of Schnorrers" (London, 1894) , which also was translated into Yiddish, and by "The Dreamers of the Ghetto" (1898); the former work applying to the London ghetto life of the eighteenth century the bizarreries of the "new humor, " the latter work dealing with a series of historic scenes ranging from the times of Shabbethai Zebi and Spinoza to those of Lassalle and Disraeli. In "The Dreamers of the Ghetto" Zangwill is not altogether successful in reproducing the past, but he shows a keen insight into the characters of such men as Solomon Maimon, Heine, and Beaconsfield. " (JE) Singerman 5504. Dampstained. Red cover has bled onto edges of first few leaves. Backstrip frayed and peeling; spine cracked in half. Text, other than water stains, in good condition. (AMR-2-10) (ID #16143) $20.00.

164. • Zirndorf, Heinrich. ISAAK MARKUS JOST UND SEINE FREUNDE. EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DER GEGENWART. Cincinnati: Bloch; Leipzig, New York: B. Westermann & Co. , 1886. Cloth, 12mo. 241 pages. Decorative endpapers. In German. "Verzeichnisz der Jost'schen schriften, " p. [225]-228. Frontispiece engraving of Dr. Jost. Zirndorf was a German rabinnical scholar and poet, who eventually immigrated to the United States and became a professor at Hebrew Union College and a Cincinnati rabbi. While still in Germany he had made the personal acquaintance of Isaak Markus Jost. Jost was a German historian and prolific author with an abiding interest in pedagogy and the upbringing of orphans. (JE) Singerman 3510. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained. Boards warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-4) (ID #16134) $50.00.