CATALOG 165:
JUDAICA AMERICANA FROM THE
NINETEENTH CENTURY

 

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Nr. 1. Leeser, Isaac. THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. Philadelphia, 5614 [1853–54]. 1st edition. 1st translation of the Bible into English by a Jew.

 

 

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ISAAC LEESER

    THE FIRST TWO TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE INTO ENGLISH BY A JEW

     

  1. Leeser, Isaac. THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: CAREFULLY TRANSLATED…AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES; AND SUPPLIED WITH SHORT EXPLANATORY NOTES BY ISAAC LEESER. Philadelphia, 5614 [1853–54]. 1st edition. 1011 pages. Beautiful period style binding with marbled endpapers, tooled leather and raised bands. The first edition of the first translation of the full Jewish bible into English. Deinard 847; Singerman 1271; Goldman #12. Very important work, Isaac Leeser’s magnum opus; the first complete translation of the Bible into English by a Jew. In Leeser’s preface he wrote of a life-long ambition “to do for his fellow Hebrews who use the English as their vernacular, what had been done for the Germans by some of the most eminent minds…” That is, to present an Old Testament Bible in the people’s tongue which is unprejudiced against Jews. “They will be able to study a version of the Bible which has not been made by the authority of churches in which they have no confidence.” This task took Reverend Leeser more than 15 years to complete and was published in stages beginning in 1845, with his translation of The Pentateuch, The Law of God. Isaac Leeser's literary magnum opus and most lasting contribution to Judaism in America was his English translation of the entire Hebrew Bible. Printed in 1854, complete with "short explanatory notes," Leeser's efforts at biblical translation had actually developed in stages, beginning almost two decades earlier. Leeser's first biblical translation was The Law of God, a Pentateuch in five volumes; although printed in 1845, Leeser actually began the work in 1838. According to Lance Sussman, three factors were involved in his decision to begin systematically working on a translation at this time. First, Leeser had recently completed his six-volume rendition of The Form of Prayers According to the Custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews (1838) and felt encouraged by his English version of the Psalms in the Sephardic Liturgy. Second, Rebecca Gratz's Sunday School met for the first time in March 1838, in Philadelphia, and was desperately in need of appropriate study material. Students were compelled to use the King James Bible for want of a Jewish alternative. Religiously objectionable passages in other texts provided by Protestant organizations were either pasted over or torn out by Gratz's staff. Leeser, who supported the Sunday School and was its chief academic resource person, felt compelled to find more suitable texts for the students. Finally, a popular German-Jewish translation of the Hebrew Bible by Leopold Zunz had just been published in 1837-38. Leeser used the translation in Zunz's liturgy as the prototype for his own work. Lesser first produced The Law of God included a vocalized Hebrew text of each of the Five Books of Moses together with an English translation and notes, as well as the haftarot (prophetic readings). He then published his Biblia Hebraica in 1848, the first vocalized Hebrew Bible printed in America. Finally, after more than fifteen years, Leeser realized the culmination of all his efforts, completing his magnum opus, (the present lot) Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures in 1853 and saw it to press in 1854. Leeser's Bible, as it has come to be known, quickly became the standard Bible for English-speaking Jews, especially in America. The impetus for Leeser throughout was always his desire to provide the Jews of America with an English text of the Bible that was produced by one of their own and was not tainted by conversionist motivations. In his preface to the present volume, Leeser characterizes this culmination of his long years of endeavor as having finally provided for his fellow Jews "a version of the Bible which has not been made by the authority of churches in which they have no confidence.” See also J. D. Sarna and N. M. Sarna, in: "Jewish Bible Scholarship and Translations in the United States" in The Bible and Bibles in America E. S. Freriches ed., 1998. Lance J. Sussman "Another Look at Isaac Leeser and the First Jewish Translation of the Bible in the United States" in Modern Judaism, Vol. 5, No. 2, (May, 1985), pp. 159-190. An ex-library copy with broken boards sold at auction in 2011 for over US 9800-00. New blank endpapers, margin repairs to approximately 15 leaves (no text affected). Very Good+ condition. A beautiful copy. Additional images here and here (amr-39-53) (ID #31566) $10,500.00.
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  3. Leeser, Isaac, translator. TORATH HA ELOHIM - THE LAW OF GOD. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES. Philadelphia, C. Sherman, 1845-6. 1st edition. Period-style uniform period-style black polished quarter-calf with gilt lettering and raised bands in later custom case. [Rosenbach 569; Singerman 884]. "Edited, and with Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised" by Isaac Leeser. Complete in five volumes (the five books of the Torah). Hebrew and English on facing pages. The First Translation into English of any part of the Bible by an American Jew. Specifically issued for the American-Jewish Community. This set of Chumashim was Isaac Lesser's crowning literary achievement and remained the standard Jewish translation well into the 20th-century. See B. J. Bamberger, American Jewish Translations of the Bible in: The Jewish Book Annual (1957) pp. 33-40. Leeser himself writes, "I doubt whether the precious word of God ever appeared among us in a more beautiful form than the volumes in which I am now engaged... I thought, in all due humility, that I might safely go to the task, confidently relying upon that Superior aid, which is never withheld from the inquirer after truth" (p. Vii). Leeser's beautifully worded introduction recounts his desire to prepare a translation specifically for an American Jewish readership. "My intention was to furnish a book for the service of the Synagogue, both German and Portuguese" (p. Viii). Leeser achieved this despite the inherent difficulties in undertaking such a monumental task due to the lack of Hebrew scholars resident in America sufficiently qualified to assist. Indeed, in describing the evolution of his translation and the reasons for attempting it, Leeser clearly enunciates his patriotism for America: "It has always appeared to me that such a labor ought to be accomplished in this very country" (p. V) "I have to state I have not looked at a single work issued by the English Jews, and that hence I have not borrowed a single idea or suggestion from any one of them, living or dead" (ibid. P. X). A set with boards detached and in need of rebinding sold at auction in Oct 2012 for US 7200-00. Another set sold at Sotheby’s for US 52000-00 in 2007. Fine condition with wide margins. Lightly browned (as usual) trace stained, otherwise a fine set. Very Attractive. (amr-39-54) (ID #31567) $6,000.00.
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  5. (First Bloch-Leeser Bible) Leeser, Isaac. THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES. TORAH, NEVI'IM VE-KHETUVIM. Cincinnati ; Chicago : From the American Hebrew Pub. House, the Bloch Pub. and Print. Co., 1853 [1870s?]. Original Full Leather, 16mo, [6], iii-xii, 1243 pages. 17 cm. Title in Hebrew at head of title. The scarce Chicago Bloch edition, retaining the copyright page date of 1853, but probably published in the 1870s given the inclusion of the “Advertisement to the London Edition" (which appeared in 1865, with 7 holdings in OCLC,) and its mid-19th Century calf binding. Bloch’s first office in Chicago dates to the 1870s, and Bloch did also publish an 1884 edition, but, unlike our copy, it lists the 1884 date and only Cincinnati (not Chicago, as this copy does) and contains 1236 pages (not 1243 as ours does). A Bloch publication of Leeser’s bible could almost certainly not have occurred before Leeser’s death in 1868, given the enmity between the Leader of American Orthodoxy and the Reform-oriented publishing house owned by Isaac M. Wise’ brother-in-law, Edward Bloch. Leeser, famously, had printed an “anonymous attack on Wise signed ‘Lawyers’ in the pages of his Occident shortly after the appearance of Minhag Amerika in 1857; this anti-Reform rejoinder singled out Bloch & Co. for allegedly keeping its store open on the Jewish Sabbath and closing it on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath” (Singerman). In our Bloch copy, the copyright is still held by Isaac Leeser; It was not until 1888 that “his [Bloch’s] firm obtained the copyright of this popular and frequently reprinted landmark text.” OCLC lists only 2 holdings of the Chicago Bloch [1853] edition (Andrews University in Michigan and the Community of Christ library in Missouri), both in the Midwest, perhaps reflecting Bloch’s still-Midwestern orientation at the time. Indeed, not many years later, Bloch left Chicago completely and moved its second headquarters to New York. This edition not listed in Singerman nor in Goldman. Edgewear to leather boards and many pages. Spine professionally rebacked. Good Condition thus. (AMR-38-23) (ID #30983) $1750.00.
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  7. Leeser, Isaac. THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES. TORAH, NEVI'IM VE-KHETUVIM. Cincinnati, Chicago; The Bloch Pub. and Print. Co, 1897. Original cloth. 16mo, [6], III-XII, 1243 pages. 17 cm. Title in Hebrew at head of title. Frequently reissued; later Bloch edition of the important Leeser Bible. Bound in original cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Bible. O. T. English. Leeser. 1897. Twenty four books of the Holy Scriptures. OCLC lists 4 copies of this edition. Light wear to cloth and front hinge, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-28) (ID #31574) $150.00.
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  9. Leeser, Isaac. THE PENTATEUCH AND THE HAPTORATH; CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES, AND SUPPLIED WITH SHORT EXPLANATORY NOTES [FIVE VOLUME SET]. Cincinnati, OH: American Hebrew Pub. House, 1893?. Publishers cloth. 12mo. X, 175, 175; 168, 168, [1]; 153, 153; 140, 140; 136, 147 pages. 19 cm. Hebrew text and English translation on opposite pages. Singerman 4474. Undated, but 1890’s printing of the Isaac Leeser Hebrew-English Pentateuch, published by Bloch in Chicago for the American Hebrew Publishing house in Cincinnati; Leeser’s Pentateuch and Haptorath (Haftoroh) was originally printed in 1845, and is known as the “First Jewish translation of the Pentateuch in English” (Goldman #7), meaning the first publication by an American Jew of any portion of the Hebrew Bible. It was frequently reissued owing to the beauty of its layout and printing, and remained the standard English version of the five Books of Moses until the Jewish Publication Society edition of 1917. Bound in black cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Gift dedication to ‘Carrie Hammerschlag’ (a 1903 graduate of Gratz College) inscribed on endpage of all volumes, dated 1901. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. 1893. OCLC lists five copies of this edition. (Suny Buffalo, HUC, New Haven Pub Libr, Reconstructionist Rab Coll, Saint Gregory Sem). Light wear and soiling to cloth, with lightly bumped edges. Overall, very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-49) (ID #31441) $200.00.
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  11. Jos Athias; Johannes Leusden; Johann Simonis; Everardus Van Der Hooght; Heinrich Opitz; Wolf Heidenheim; August Hahn; Isaac Leeser. TORAH, NEVI’IM U-KETUVIM. BIBLIA HEBRAICA. Philadelphiæ : J. W. Moore, Edition: Editio Stereotypa, 1856. Hardback, 8vo. 1416 pages. In Hebrew and Latin. With introduction, preface and notes in Latin. SUBJECT (S) : In good condition. (MX15-2). (ID #21373) $125.00.
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  13. Leeser, Isaac. THE CLAIMS OF THE JEWS TO AN EQUALITY OF RIGHTS: ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OF THE PHILADELPHIA GAZETTE. Philadelphia: Printed By C. Sherman & Co. 5601, 1841. 1st edition. Quarter leather, 8vo, 99 pages. Singerman 0745. Rosenbach 476. Leeser’s first major work. “It’s difficult to overestimate the impact of Leeser’s work on American Jewish communal life, religious education, and culture…. Leeser’s first major work was a rebuttal to an attack on Jews which was published initially in the London Quarterly Review and then re-circulated in American newspapers. Leeser’s piece appeared in 1828 in the Richmond Whig, and was re-printed in 1841 as a book entitled The Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights. This writing earned Leeser an invitation to become Hazan of the Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia” (Penn Libraries, 2008). Very Good+ Condition in beautiful period-style quarter leather binding with tooled spine, and outstanding copy. Very Good+ Condition. (AMR-39-4) (ID #31225) Sold.
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  15. Philippson, Ludwig; Maurice Mayer; Isaac Leeser. THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE JEWS. Philadelphia; Jones & Hamilton, Printers, 1866. [5626] Original paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 41 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Singerman 1969. By Dr. L. Philippson. Translated from the German, by Maurice Mayer. Preface by Isaac Leeser. Originally serialized in German in the ‘Allgemeine zeitung des judenthums’, simultaneously serialized in English translation in the ‘Occident’ (over the space of six months) ; printed in a “small edition of five hundred copies” (preface). First separate appearance of an English translation of a work by Ludwig Philippson to be printed in America. This text, still quoted as the foundational work of research in the ‘political reconstruction’ of the trial of Jesus (see Trial of Jesus: Study in the Gospels and Jewish Historiography by David R. Catchpole, Brill, 1971), lays out the following parameters, crucifixion was a Jewish form of execution, of the sources Tacitus is the best, the gospels being unreliable, Pilate sentenced Jesus as a political rebel, all messianic movements of the time were put down with uncompromising ferocity, the Jews neither persecuted nor tried Jesus, nor cried for his death. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. OCLC lists 14 copies. Wraps heavily soiled, final leaf in facsimile only, light foxing on a few pages, Otherwise Good condition. (AMR-44-13) (ID #31551) $1000.00.
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  17. Leeser, Isaac. “HISTORY OF THE JEWS AND THEIR RELIGION” In: Cyclopaedia of Religious Denominations. Containing Authentic Accounts of the Different Creeds and Systems Prevailing Throughout the World. Written by Members of the Respective Bodies. 1853. Glasgow, Bell and Bain: (1853). Leeser's contribution is 8 pages. In this overview of Judaism, the "Pastor of the Hebrew Portuguese Congregation, Philadelphia," Rev. Isaac Leeser, takes the reader back to the times of Abraham and Moses, presents Maimonides' Thirteen Articles of Faith, and quotes Mendelssohn's "Jerusalem" concerning the significance of the commandments and ceremonies. Very light stains, few stamps on title page. Original boards,spine repaired. Good+ Condition. (k-amr-2-1) (ID #21587) $500.00.

     

     

     

    INSCRIBED BY THE FIRST SHOCHET BORN IN AMERICA

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  19. Leeser, Isaac. SIDUR SIFTE TSADIKIM [SIFTHEI TZADIKIM]. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS [Sephardic Siddur]. Vol 2 [II] NEW YEARS SERVICE, ONLY (of 6). Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, 1837. 1st edition. Full Leather, Tall 8vo, 121 pages. 23 cm. Hebrew text, parallel English translation. Singerman 0630 (1837-38). Checklist of American Imprints, Nr. 45167. Sidur Sifte Tsadikim, Leeser's comprehensive Sephardic prayer book, was the first American prayerbook containing the liturgy for the entire year. It contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation. Leeser marketed his prayer book both to audiences in American and the British colonies in the Caribbean, and he thus included prayers on behalf of a Monarch and a Republican government. Reprinted a number of times throughout the 19th & 20th Centuries, it became the standard prayer book for Sephardic Jews in North America.

    SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy. Prayers. Texts. The 1st edition remains quite rare, with only 10 institutions listed in OCLC with sets. Goldman 36: "This Sephardic prayer book, containing the liturgy for the entire year, was the first comprehensive prayer book published in America....in the introduction, Leeser attempted to demonstrate why his text and translation were superior to the one published by his competitor, David Aaron de Sola, a London hazzan....Leeser ordered new Hebrew types from abroad for this work and had to teach Hebrew to the typesetters, Benjamin George Smith...and Jacob Washington Fletcher....Leeser announced in 1851 that the '500 copies...became gradually exhausted in 14 years...'" indicating a very limited run of the scarce large-size first 2 printings. A Complete LATER 1857 2nd-3rd edition (i. e. mixed) set with a set of Leeser's 5 volume 1845 bible recently sold at auction for over $82, 000.00. We located no other sets of any edition, let alone the scarcer large-size first two printings, having come up for auction in the last decade.

    This copy bears the name of its original owner, Ellen Etting, in gold on the cover, with an inscription inside: "Ellen Etting / from her affectionate father / Solomon Etting" (Image here)

    SOLOMON ETTING (1764–1847), was a "businessman, political figure, and Jewish civic rights leader...born in York, Pa., [who] became a shohet at the age of 18, the first American Jew to serve in this capacity. At first a hardware storekeeper, Solomon subsequently became a banker, a shipper, a founder of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and an important businessman. He was prominent in the Baltimore Republican Society, a Jeffersonian political club. He was a leader in the defense of Baltimore against the British in the War of 1812, during which his 18-year-old son Samuel was wounded in the battle at nearby Fort McHenry. Etting was a "manager" of the Maryland State Colonization Society, which sought to promote the resettlement of blacks in Africa. Etting was active in the Baltimore German Society and served as its vice president from 1820 to 1840...[and] he supported the synagogue of his youth, Mikveh Israel, in Philadelphia. In 1801 he purchased land for a Jewish cemetery in Baltimore. He also led in the struggle for Jewish civic rights, opposing the Maryland law requiring of officeholders a Christian oath. As early as 1797 he appealed to the State Legislature on behalf of a "sect of people called Jews, deprived of invaluable rights of citizenship and praying to be placed on the same footing as other good citizens." This petition initiated a three-decade struggle, which ended successfully in 1826. Soon thereafter, Etting served as a Baltimore councilman. Solomon Etting's second wife was the daughter of the prominent leader Barnard Gratz" (EJ, 2007) Original gilt-tooled leather boards, wear to corners, spine re-backed in leather, wear & stains to first and and final leaves, institutional blindstamps on title pages. Documentation on Etting’s signature available on request. Good condition, an attractive volume. (AMR-11-20) $1,500.00.
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    ISAAC MAYER WISE

    INSCRIBED BY WISE TO A VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE

     

     

  21. Wise, Isaac Mayer. HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITISH NATION: FROM ABRAHAM TO THE PRESENT TIME: DERIVED FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCES [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Albany; J. Munsell, 1854. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXIV, 560 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "Vol. 1"; no more published. Inscribed by wise to Vice Presidential Candidate General Samuel Fenton Cary. “The first volume of this work comprises the history of the Israelitish nation from the patriarch Abraham to the destruction of the temple of Solomon.” (pg. XII) Singerman 2603. “Presented to General Cary by Isaac M. Wise with his best compliments”; Gift to Samuel Fenton Cary, who held the title of lawyer, General, 1864 Republican national convention delegate, congressman, vice presidential candidate for the greenback party, among other things; he was a very influential lawyer and politician, he lived in Cincinnati most of his life. Isaac Mayer Wise was on the board of directors of University of Cincinnati, and the first president of Hebrew Union College. During “his lifetime Isaac M. Wise was regarded as the most prominent Jew of his time in the United States” (EJ 1906). Bound in original cloth with decorative inlay, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - History - To 586 B. C. Light soiling to cloth, edges lightly bumped, small tear to top of backstrip, light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-50) (ID #31442) SOLD
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  23. Wise, Isaac Mayer. GEBET-BUCH FUR DEN OEFFENTLICHEN GOTTESDIENST UND DIE PRIVAT-ANDACHT. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1864. Hardcover, 12mo, 144 leaves, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Early American Reform prayer book. SUBJECT(S) : Siddurim -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Other Titles: Tefilot Bene Yeshurun: Minhag Amerika. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, JTS, Western Rsv Hist Libr). Wear to cover and edges. Stained pages. Stained front and back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Spec-9-15) (ID #25498) $300.00.
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  25. (Wise, Isaac Mayer) McClure, J. B. MISTAKES OF INGERSOLL: AS SHOWN BY PROF. SWING, J. MONRO GIBSON, D.D., W.H. RYDER, D.D., RABBI WISE, BROOKE HERFORD, D.D., AND OTHERS. Chicago:rhodes & McClure., 1880. Cloth, 8vo. 118, 151 pages. Illustrated. Two volumes bound in one. Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll [1833-1899], a Civil War veteran, was a highly popular orator and political leader, though his agnosticism, his support for the Free Thought movement and his views on religion, slavery and women's rights precluded him from any high political office. This lecture points out absurdities in the Old Testament. The second volume bound in here includes Ingersoll's lecture on Skulls, with copious criticism's by his opponents, and also Ingersoll's Oration at his Brother's Grave, together with Henry Ward Beecher's comments! It is ironic that this volume's value is largely due to the comparatively small amount of actual material by Ingersoll, rather than by the whole disorderly squadron of his religionist opponents! It does help place the fury and outrage that Ingersoll's notorious speeches generated in their time. SUBJECT (S) : Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899 – views on religion; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – evidences, authorities, etc. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Yale, Ohio State Univ, American Philosophical Society, North Central College, Drew Univ). Ex library. Water stains to cover edges, pages a little tanned, hinges starting, good- condition. (AMR-34-26) (ID #31511) $40.00.
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    MORDECAI NOAH

     

     

  27. Mordecai Manuel Noah; Charlotte Elizabeth. GLEANINGS FROM A GATHERED HARVEST [BOUND WITH] JUDAH’S LION [FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ZIONIST NOVEL]. New York, M. W. Dodd; New York, H. Long & Bro., 1847; 1843. Later cloth. 16mo. 216; 406 pages. 17 cm. Gleanings From a Gathered Harvest, Singerman 0914, (1847) second edition. Judah’s Lion, Singerman 0832, First edition. Two volumes bound together; the Dodd engraved title page is absent from Judah’s Lion; contains the previous owner’s decorative stamp (Alfred L. Brown) on first page of first page of each work. Attractively bound in contemporary half leather and marbled boards with gilt title on spine. Contains the first English ‘Zionist’ novel by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, bound with ‘Gleaning from a Gather Harvest’ a collection of essays and editorials on contemporary morals, customs, and domestic economy in New York, with essays on Immigration and observance of the Sabbath, written by the famous American proto-Zionist Mordecai Manuel Noah, an “American politician, journalist, playwright, and philanthropist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 19, 1785; died in New York city March 22, 1851. […] Noah's place in Jewish history is due to his activity as a Jewish liberator and nationalist. His travels in Europe and his thorough acquaintance with Jewish affairs had opened his eyes to the unfortunate situation of the Jews—a homeless people lodged in the midst of other peoples with whom they could never amalgamate. Like the majority of Zionists, Noah advocated the restoration of the Jews to Palestine, their ancient heritage; and though he firmly believed in the coming of the Messiah, he nevertheless held to the view that the restoration of the Jews must come about through the Jews themselves.” (EJ 1906) Judah’s Lion is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years) ; the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English women factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels, essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). United States - Social life and customs - 1783-1865. OCLC lists 7 copies of this edition of Gleanings and 17 copies of Judah’s Lion. This edition (1847) of Gleanings sold at auction in 2011 for US 1080; The last copy of Lion offered at auction, over 20 years ago in 1987, sold for US 400. Light rubbing to edges of leather, very light foxing throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-33) (ID #31426) $1400.00.
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  29. Noah, Mordechai Manuel. NEW-YORK ENQUIRER, FOR THE COUNTRY [VOL.II, NOS. 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96]. New York; M.M. Noah, 1828. Original Wraps. Folio. 28 pages; 4 pages per issue. 61 cm. Semi-weekly periodical published by Mordecai Manuel Noah, seven loose issues dated May 13th, 1828 - June 6th, 1828. Published every Tuesday and Friday at No. 1 Williams St., New York, New York. Masthead of Noah’s (! ) Ark: “A Free Press The Ark of Public Safety.” With extensive coverage of world events, local New York politics, theatre, marine list, houses for let or sale and other ads; with detailed coverage of the presidential election of 1828 between Andrew Jackson and incumbent John Quincy Adams. Mordecai Noah (1785-1851) was the most important Jewish lay leader in New York in the pre-Civil War period, and the first Jew born in the United States to reach national prominence. In 1811, he was appointed by President James Madison as consul at Riga, then part of Imperial Russia, but declined, and, in 1813, was nominated Consul to the Kingdom of Tunis, where he rescued American citizens kept as slaves by Moroccan masters. In 1815, Noah received a stunning blow; In the words of US Secretary of State James Monroe, his religion was "an obstacle to the exercise of [his] Consular function.” The incident caused outrage among Jews and non-Jews alike. Noah sent many letters to the White House trying to get an answer as to why they felt his religion should be a justifiable reason for taking the office of consul away. He had done well as consul and had even been able to accommodate the United States request to secure the release of some hostages being held in Algiers. Noah never received a legitimate answer as to why they took the office of Consul away from him. This worried Noah since he was afraid that this would set a precedent for the United States. He worried that this would block future Jews from holding publicly elected or officially granted offices within the United States. Noah protested and gained letters from John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison supporting church-state separation and tolerance for Jews. Prominent Reform Judaism leader Isaac Harby was moved to write, in a letter to Monroe, "[Jews] are by no means to be considered as a religious sect, tolerated by the government. They constitute a portion of the People. They are, in every respect, woven in and compacted with the citizens of the Republic.” Noah moved to New York, where he founded and edited The National Advertiser, The New York Enquirer [this paper] (later merged into the New York Courier and Enquirer), The Evening Star, and The Sunday Times newspapers. In 1819, Noah's most successful play, ‘She Would Be a Soldier, ’ was produced. That play has since established Noah as America's first important Jewish American writer. ‘She Would Be a Soldier’ is now included in college level anthologies. In 1825, with virtually no support from anyone-not even his fellow Jews- in a precursor to modern Zionism, he tried to found a Jewish "refuge" at Grand Island in the Niagara River, to be called "Ararat,” after Mount Ararat, the Biblical resting place of Noah's Ark. He purchased land on Grand Island for $4.38 per acre to build a refuge for Jews of all nations. He had brought with him a cornerstone which read "Ararat, a City of Refuge for the Jews, founded by Mordecai M. Noah in the Month of Tishri, 5586 (September, 1825) and in the Fiftieth Year of American Independence.” …. However, afterwards and despite the failure of his project, he developed the idea of settling the Jews in Palestine and, as such, he can be considered as the very founder of modern Zionism. From 1827-1828, Noah led New York City's Tammany Hall political machine. In his writings he alternately abhorred and supported southern slavery. He worried that emancipation would irreparably divide the country. MacArthur Award-winning cartoonist Ben Katchor fictionalized Noah's scheme for Grand Island in his The Jew of New York. Noah is also a minor character in Gore Vidal's 1973 novel Burr” (Wikipedia, 2012). OCLC lists 10 holdings for this title, all in New York, and all of them incomplete. In fact, 5 of these listings are for holdings of 11 or fewer issues, and not a single institution appears to hold any issues prior to vol I, Nr 7. Subjects: New York (N. Y. ) - Newspapers. New York County (N. Y. ) - Newspapers. Very light foxing, very light edge wear, overall, fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-36-5). Price per issue (ID #31000) $125.00.
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  31. Wolf, Simon. MORDECAI MANUEL NOAH : A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Philadelphia; Levytype Co., 1897. Original Wraps. 8vo. 42 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Singerman #5298. Inscribed “Compliments of the Author” on front wrap. A biographical sketch outlining the life of Mordecai Manuel Noah, a prominent Jewish author and diplomat. Noah was stripped of his diplomatic position by an anti-Semitic state department in 1815. Later, he became known as an author, both for his literature and articles outlining early Zionist ideas. He is also well known for his participation in Tammany Hall. In the preface Simon Wolf explains that this biography was written to “emphasize the good work done by American citizens of Jewish faith” in response to the growing anti-Semitism presented by the American media and various public figures during the immigration of Eastern European Jews in the late 19th century. An activist, politician, lawyer and author; Wolf was the president of B’nai B’rith from 1903-1905. Subjects: Biography. Noah, M. M. (Mordecai Manuel), 1785-1851. United States -- Judaism OCLC lists 17. Some wear to wraps and spine. Lacks frontis portrait. Pencil marking on front wrap. Good condition. (AMR-43-11) (ID #31446) $125.00.
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  33. Noah, Mordecai. TRAVELS IN ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE BARBARY STATES IN THE YEARS 1813-14 AND 15. Kirk and Mercein; London: John Miller New York, 1819. First edition. 8vo, vi, [2], 431, [1], xlvii pages. Lacks engraved frontis portrait and 3 of 4 engraved plates. Bound in attractive modern cloth with spine label. Noah (1785-1851) was a lawyer, playwright, and journalist. He was born in Philadelphia of Portuguese-Jewish ancestry. "In 1813 [he] was appointed consul to Tunis, with a special mission to Algers. He was instructed to negotiate for the release of some Americans held as prisoners by the Algerine pirates. On May 23, 1813, he sailed from Charleston, but his vessel being captured by the British, he was taken to England and detained two months. In October he arrived in Cadiz, where he contracted with Richard R. Keene, an American who had become a Spanish subject, to effect the release of the twelve Americans … After being detained in France and Spain for more than a year, Noah finally arrived in Tunis. On July 30, 1815, he received a letter from James Monroe, secretary of state, revoking his commission and hinting at irregularities in his accounts. Monroe's treatment of Noah was never satisfactorily explained, though his association with Keene, who had been accused of treason, was doubtless detrimental … In January 1817, however, Noah received a letter from the Department of State which vindicated his conduct and returned several thousand dollars due him in the enterprise which resulted in the release of the American captives" (DAB). Rosenbach 205; American Travellers Abroad, N17. Faint institutional blind stamp to title page, which shows heavy wear. Remainder of book is good with usual foxing. Final 2 leaves of appendix in facsimile only. An affordable copy of this very important work at one-third the normal price. (spec-1-21) (ID #19875) $500.00.
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  35. Zirndorf, Heinrich. ISAAK MARKUS JOST UND SEINE FREUNDE. EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DER GEGENWART. 1886. 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 bookplate on inside front cover and stamps. Light wear to spine. Good + condition. (HEB-7-9) (ID #16134) $225.00.
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  37. Maimon, Salomon; John Clark Murray. SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Boston; Cupples & Hurd, 1888. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xv, 307 pages. 20 cm. First American edition. Singerman #3705. Publishers advertisement attached to front endpage. Translation from the German with additions and notes by J. Clark Murray, a professor of mental and moral philosophy at M’Gill College, Montreal. In the preface Murray describes this work as “one of the most extraordinary biographies in the history of literature”. Specifically mentioning the public impact of George Eliot’s 1876 novel “Daniel Deronda”, Murray explains the cultural need for the first English translation of this book to be published during a time of popular interest in Kabbalah and Judaism, early Zionist ideas and the philosophy of Spinoza. “Maimon's autobiography was published by K. Ph. Moritz (Berlin, 1793). In this work he gives a resume of his views on the Cabala, which he had expounded in a work written while he was still in Lithuania. According to him the Cabala is practically a modified Spinozism, in which not only is the world in general explained as having proceeded from the concentration of the divine essence, but every species of being is derived from a special divine attribute. God, being the ultimate substance and the ultimate cause, is called "En Sof,” because He cannot be predicated by Himself. However, in relation to the infinite beings, positive attributes were applied to Him, and these attributes were reduced by the cabalists to ten—the ten sefirot. The ten "circles" correspond to the ten Aristotelian categories, without which nothing can be conceived. In the same work Maimon expresses his views on Judaism. He divides Jewish history into five main periods: (1) the period of natural religion, extending from the Patriarchs to Moses; (2) that of revealed or positive religion, from Moses to the Great Sanhedrin; (3) the mishnaic period; (4) the Talmudic period; (5) the post-Talmudic period. Maimon censures the Rabbis for having burdened the people with minute prescriptions and ceremonies, but praises their high moral standard. Only those, he says, who have not penetrated into the real spirit of the Talmud and who are not familiar with the custom of the ancients, especially of Orientals, of veiling their theological, ethical, and philosophical teachings in fable and allegory, can find in the old rabbinical writings matter for derision.” (EJ 1906). Subjects: Biography - Maimon, Salomon, 1754-1800. Hinges starting, end pages repaired with tape, tape residue on spine, small tear in middle of cloth on spine. Text block clean and secure. Good condition. (AMR-43-15) (ID #31450) $50.00.
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  39. Marks, David; Marilla Marks. MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF DAVID MARKS, MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL. Dover, New Hampshire: Free-will Baptist Printing Establishment, 1846. Full leather. 8vo. 516 pages. Black and white portrait of the author facing title page. Rare variant of the 1831 edition. Includes excerpts from journal entries written after 1831. Book documents his work in the American Baptist Church and later at Westminster Abbey in England. Marks was a Jewish convert to Christianity and a critic of Joseph Smith and the Mormon movement. Wear to edges. Gilt lettering on spine. Age stained throughout, with no damage to text. Names of previous owners written in pencil on front endpapers. Gilt lettering on spine. Overall in good condition. (AMRN-2-32). (ID #17108) $350.00.
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  41. Deinard, E. (Ephraim). OR ME'IR: KOLEL RESHIMAT SIFRE YISRA'EL, KITVE YAD VE-NIDPASIM, HA-NIMTSA'IM BE-VET OTSAR HA-SEFARIM HA-GADOL SHEL HA-HAKKHAM VA-MEHALEL, HA-SHOFET, HA-R. ME'IR ZULTSBERGER BE-FILADELFYA. = OR MAYER: CATALOGUE OF THE OLD HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS OF THE LIBRARY OF HON. M. SULZBERGER OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. New York; J. Aronson, 1896. Original wraps. 8vo. 100 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Title in Hebrew and English, Hebrew text. “This bibliography [of Mayer Sulzberger’s library of 28 mss. And about 400 volumes of rare books] is the first in the Hebrew language to be printed in this land. ’ (p.6). Deinard compiled it in eight days (KA). Among the entries are thirty-three American imprints. Deinard bemoaned the fact that Jews cared little for their own literary heritage; rather than establish Jewish libraries, they sold all their books and manuscripts to gentile institutions. He felt that conditions in America were auspicious for the establishment of Jewish libraries, but with the exception of a handful of individuals, among them Sulzberger, wealthy Jews were not interested (pp. 5-6). Sulzberger lated donated his own private library, amassed by Deinard, to JTSA and it provided the foundation of what would become the most important Judaica library in the western hemisphere. It was ‘Deinard’s first major breakthrough in setting up a Hebrew Judaica collection’ (Wilk, 122).” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 255). Singerman 5095. Subjects: Hebrew imprints - Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Catalogs. Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843- - Library - Catalogs. Original wraps/boards absent. Title page light wear to margin, institutional stamp on verso, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-51) (ID #31443) $150.00.
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  43. Another Copy, in Later wraps, with the author's printed complimentary slip inserted. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-51A) (ID #31444) $150.00.
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  45. Adler, Cyrus and Casanowitz. I.M. BIBLICAL ANTIQUITIES: A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXHIBIT AT THE COTTON STATES INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION,ATLANTA, 1895. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1898. Singerman 5305. 4to, 46 black and white plates, several of Jewish ceremonial objects-and mostly from the collections of David Sulzberger (Cyrus Adler’s brother-in-law) and Mayer Sulzberger (Adler’s uncle). Includes 46 plates. Printed wrappers, chipped, rebacked. Good Condition. (Spec-12-8) (ID #25536) $100.00.
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  47. Morais, Henry Samuel. EMINENT ISRAELITES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: A SERIES OF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Cincinnati, Ohio; American Hebrew Publishing House. Bloch Publishing Co., 1879. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 371 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Singerman #2935. Decorated endpages. Errata slip tipped in. Not to be confused with the far more common later 1880 edition. A series of 100 biographical sketches of the most renown Jewish personalities of the 19th century. Among them: Isaac Adolphe Cremieux, Isaac D'Israeli, Achille Fould, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jacques Offenbach, Henry de Worms, etc. "Seventy [of these sketches] have appeared seriatim in The Jewish record.” (Preface) Henry Morais was an “American writer and minister; born May 13, 1860, at Philadelphia, Pa. educated at private and public schools of that city. He received his religious instruction from his father, Sabato Morais. For about twelve years he was a teacher in the schools of the Hebrew Education Society and in the Hebrew Sabbath-schools of Philadelphia. Morais was the principal founder and for the first two years managing editor of the "Jewish Exponent.” He edited also "The Musical and Dramatic Standard" (Philadelphia) and "The Hebrew Watchword and Instructor" (ib. ), and has been a frequent contributor to the Jewish and general press of the United States; he was on the reportorial and special staff of the "Philadelphia Public Ledger" almost four years.” Subjects: Jews- Biography. OCLC lists 5 (American Antiquarian Society, UW Milwaukee, Univ. Of Toronto, Bar Ilan Univ, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Gift inscription on front end page, hinges starting, spine chipped. Very good condition. (AMR-43-13) (ID #31448) $100.00.
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  49. Philipson, David. THE JEW IN ENGLISH FICTION. Cincinnati; R. Clarke, 1889. Original cloth. 8vo. 156 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Singerman 3845. The author’s first published work. Contains the following chapters: Marlowe's "Jew of Malta" - Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" - Cumberland's "The Jew" - Scott's "Ivanhoe" - Dickens's "Oliver Twist" and "Our mutual friend" - Disraeli's "Coningsby and Tancred" - George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda". The author, David Philipson (August 9, 1862 – June 29, 1949) was an American Reform rabbi, orator, and author. The son of German-Jewish immigrants, he was a member of the first graduating class of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. As an adult, he was one of the leaders of American Reform Judaism and a philanthropic leader in his adopted hometown of Cincinnati. Subjects: Jews in literature. English fiction - History and criticism. Judenbild. Literatur. Geschichte 1580-1880. Light rubbing to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-44-20) (ID #31558) $100.00.
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  51. Singerman, Robert. JUDAICA AMERICANA: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS TO 1900. New York; Greenwood Press, 1990. Publishers cloth. 4to. XXXIV 1335 pages. 25 cm. First edition. 2 Volumes. Robert Singerman, one of America's leading bibliographers of Jewish Studies, has produced a wholly new bibliography of American Judaica. This important new work brings under control a significant body of printed monographic and serial literature pertaining to Jews, Judaism, and Jewish culture published in the United States, in any language, through the year 1900. Subjects: Jews --United States -- Bibliography. Jews -- Bibliography. Jewish periodicals -- United States -- Bibliography. Early printed books -- United States -- Bibliography. Annotated bibliographies. United States -- Ethnic relations -- Bibliography. United States -- Imprints. Very light shelfwear. Near Fine, almost like new condition. (AMR-43-36) (ID #31471) $145.00.

     

     

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  53. Goldman, Yosef. HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA, 1735-1926: A HISTORY AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Brooklyn, NY, 2006. Cloth, Large 4to, 1188 pages in 2 vols. Extensively illustrated. Printed on high-quality glossy paper. Research and editing by Ari Kinsberg. Sure to become a standard reference work. The work includes an exhaustive bibliography of 1208 items, extensively annotated with bio-bibliographical information, historical context, scholarly references, approbations, and location of copies in libraries world-wide. The bibliography is chronologically arranged within broad subject or format (e.g., Bible, liturgy, Haggadah, reference works, education, periodicals, Rabbinica, etc.) with 13 indexes, including Hebrew and English titles and authors, imprint places and years, publishers, printers, approbations, subscribers, typesetters, music arrangers, and artists.Included are reproductions of most title pages and selected interior pages, as well as appendices containing reproductions of relevant manuscripts and portraits of early American rabbis. The work is also supplemented by extensive bibliography of pertinent scholarly books and periodical articles (p. 1135-1154). Very Heavy, so extra shipping charges apply. please email for information. New Condition. Now only $250.00 (was $450.00)
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  55. Deinard, Ephraim. KOHELETH AMERICA; CATALOGUE OF HEBREW BOOKS PRINTED IN AMERICA FROM 1735-1925. St. Louis, Mo; Moinester Printing Co., 1926. Publishers cloth. 4to. IV, 71; 151, [1] pages. 28 cm. First edition. Two volumes in one. In Hebrew. One of only three hundred copies. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Catalogue of Hebrew books in America, compiled by Ephraim Deinard (1846–1930) , “bibliographer and Hebrew author. Born in Sasmakken, Latvia, Deinard wandered in his youth, collecting ancient manuscripts and books in many countries, and then established a bookshop in Odessa. In 1897 he tried unsuccessfully to found an agricultural settlement in Nevada (U. S. ). An active Zionist, he settled in Palestine in 1913 where he investigated the possibilities of Jewish settlement. After being expelled by the Turks in 1916 he returned to the United States and continued his bibliographical work. His two most noteworthy bibliographical works are Or Mayer: Catalogue of the Old Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books of the Library of the Hon. Mayer Sulzberger of Philadelphia (1896) and Koheleth America (1926) , a listing of Hebrew books published in America from 1735 to 1926. The first part of the latter work contains essays on the state of Hebrew literature in America, which are written in his unadorned, but typically acerbic, style. He laid the foundations of the Hebrew book and manuscript collections of the Library of Congress with the financial aid of Jacob Schiff. A violent polemicist on many controversial subjects, he attacked Reform Judaism, ? Asidism, Christianity, and Karaism.” (EJ 2007) This volume served as the foundation for Yosef Goldman’s Bibliography, which was "Originally initiated as a revision of Koheleth America". Subjects: Hebrew literature - Bibliography - Catalogs. Jewish literature - United States - Bibliography. Hebrew imprints - United States - Bibliography. Printing, Hebrew - United States - Bibliography. OCLC lists 18 copies. Previous owners bookplate on endpage; light penciled writing on endpages, and some internal penciled underlining. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-39-12) (ID #31406) $400.00.
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  57. Eisenstadt, Benzion (1873-1951). ANSHE HA-SHEM BE-ARTSOT HA-BERIT : SEFER ZIKARON LE-RASHE ALFE YISRA'EL. ANSHEI HASHEIM B'ARZEIS HABRIS, ENCYCLOPEDIA CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ALL THE RABBIS, SCHOLARS, WRITERS, AUTHORS AND OTHER EMINENT FIGURES IN AMERICAN JEWRY. Complete. St. Louis : The Author, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 70 pages or columns [!], 8 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Most pages printed in double columns. Shunami Nr. 2174. Indexed in the reference work Latter-Day Leaders, Sages and Scholars, which in turn is a work referenced in Where Once We Walked with the code "LDL". Eisenstadt was an American Hebraist, rabbi, and scholar. Eisenstadt was born in Kletsk, Belorussia. In his youth he was attracted to modern Hebrew literature and while in his teens corresponded with Jewish scholars, such as Slonimski and Buber. While still in Russia he published Zioni (Warsaw, 1895; Parts 2-4, Vilna 1899-1902), a biographical dictionary of contemporary rabbis and scholars, and Rabbanei Minsk va-Hakhameha, on the rabbis and scholars of Minsk (Vilna, 1899), as well as Ve-Zot li-Yehudah (1901), annotations on Noda bi-Yehudah, the responsa of Ezekiel Landau. In 1903 he emigrated to the U.S. where, in addition to talmudic works, he continued to publish biographical works on well-known rabbis, scholars and communal leaders. They include Hakhmei Yisrael be-Amerikah (with photographs, 1903), Dorot ha-Aharonim (2 vols., 1913, 1917), Anshei ha-Shem Be-Arzot ha-Brit (1933) and, posthumously Benei Hiyyon (1952)" (EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (NYPL & OSU). Title-page chipped, other pages clean. Very Good Condition. (RAB-54-13) (ID #29955) $50.00.
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  59. Eisenstadt, Benzion. SEFER DOROT HA-AHARONIM: SEFER HADASH LE-TOLDOT GEDOLE ‘AMENU, GE’ONAV VE-RABANAV, ROSHE YESHIVAH, DARSHANIM, HAKHAMIM, SOFRIM, VE-MEHABRIM, NEDIVIM, VE-PARNASIM, ‘OSIM VE-MA’ASIM SHE-‘AMDU LANU BE-DOROT HA-AHARONIM [ALEF-VAV; VOL. 1 ONLY]. New York; Rozenberg, 1913. Later cloth. 8vo. [12], [66], [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume one only. With 66 pages of 132 columns (two columns per page). Doroth Ho’achronim; Containing Biographical sketches of well known Jewish Men with Historical Notes. Vol 1. “Following the popular reception of his earlier anthology of Jewish biographies, [Hakhme Yisrael ba-Amerika, 1903], Eisenstadt decided to publish a new series with five thousand entries. He planned to issue it in five separate volumes because of the high cost of printing (vol. 1 p. [11]). The final product was a scaled-down edition in three volumes. Among the entries are those for Zionists, Reform rabbis and other not associated with Orthodox life. Many of the subjects are American. […] Vol. 1 was published with the support of Isaac Joseph Kaufmann of Brooklyn and Hayyim Zanvil Shefer of East New York, Broooklyn.” (Goldman, #539). Subjects: Jews - Biography - Dictionaries. Rabbis - Biography - Dictionaries. Jews - Encyclopedias. Jews - Dictionaries. Rabbis - Dictionaries and encyclopedias. OCLC lists 17 copies. Later cloth lightly worn, with hinges starting, and loose free endpapers; internally very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-24/34-44) (ID #31418/31529) $125.00.
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  61. Funk & Wagnalls. A BROCHURE OF ILLUSTRIOUS JEWS AND JEWESSES. New York, Funk & Wagnalls, Undated, [1906-1920]. Paper Wrap. 8vo. 32 pages. Ill. 21 cm. A selected collection of famous Jews with portraits and biographical excerpts from the “Jewish Encyclopedia.” SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Biography -- Portraits. "The reproductions in this Brochure are taken from the Jewish Encyclopedia.” OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (British Library, Hebrew Union College). Light wear to cover with small tear at base of binding and small stain on back. Internal pages are slightly bent in corner, but very clean and text/portraits are clear. Internal binding in good condition. (HOLO 2-31-4). (ID #26208) $50.00.
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  63. Glanz, Rudolf. THE GERMAN JEW IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND ARTICLES OF SPECIAL INTEREST. Cincinatti, Hebrew Union College Press, 1969. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. xiv, 192 pages. 29 cm. Subjects: Jews, German--United States--Bibliography. Jews--United States--Bibliography. Series: Bibliographica Judaica, No. 1. Gilt lettering on cover and spine, Very good condition. (CH-11) (ID #10738) $50.00.
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  65. Kabakoff, Jacob. HALUTSE HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT BE-AMERIKAH : MEHKARIM U-TE`UDOT. Tel Aviv : Yavneh ; Klivland : Ha-Makhon Le-Limude Ha-Yahadut. , 1966. Cloth. , 8vo. 324 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Authors, Hebrew – United States; Sobel, Jacob Levi; Gersoni, Henry, 1844-1897; Schur, William, 1839-1910; Rosenzweig, Gershon, 1861-1914; Rabinowitz, Isaac, 1846-1900. Very good condition. (GER-17-3) (ID #20306) $30.00.
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  67. Karkhanis, Sharad. JEWISH HERITAGE IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York, Garland, 1988. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xx, 434 pages. 23 cm. Series: Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 467. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Bibliography. Judaism -- United States -- Bibliography. Juifs -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Judaïsme -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Geographic: United States -- Ethnic relations -- Bibliography. États-Unis -- Relations interethniques -- Bibliographie. Identifier: Jews; History; United States. Includes indexes. Foreword by Henry L. Feingold; preface by Leon M. Goldstein. Print on boards/spine is wearing. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SEF37-17) (ID #28476) $30.00.
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  69. Kinsberg, Ari G. M; Sharon Liberman Mintz. PEOPLE OF FAITH, LAND OF PROMISE: AN EXHIBITION IN CELEBRATION OF 350 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA: MAY 5-SEPTEMBER 7, 2004. New York City; Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary, 2004. Softbound. 4to. 120 pages. 27 cm. Only edition. This collection of printed ephemera and canonical texts depicts the development of Jewish cultural and religious life from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, from the first communities in the Caribbean to the mass immigration of the first quarter of the twentieth century. This catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition People of Faith - Land of Promise held at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary from May 5, 2004 to September 7, 2004. Catalog written by Ari G. M. Kinsberg, guest curator; exhibition coordinated by Sharon Liberman Mintz, curator of Jewish Art. Dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Abraham Karp. The publication details the sources of 103 color photographic reproductions of Jewish Americana manuscripts, printed books, periodicals, archival papers, photographs, lithographic prints, letters, and etchings that are to be found in the extensive library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. “This exhibition underscores the various ways in which uprooted communities and individuals reconstituted themselves in a new land. The challenges of maintaining and reshaping Jewish identity in the face of assimilation and unstable socioeconomic conditions spurred the creation of fraternal and charitable organizations alongside religious institutions. Jewish life flourished not only through the development of communal structures, but also through the efforts of individuals in business, literary arts and politics. Like its constituent Jewish communities, America was in the process of inventing and reinventing itself in response to new conditions. From the late-nineteenth-century era of mass immigration through the twentieth century, Jewish life metamorphosed with its environment. American culture was translated and disseminated to the Jews, for example, through the publication of a bilingual (Yiddish-English) Constitution and Declaration of Independence in 1891. This cultural diffusion flowed in both directions. Judaism was introduced to popular American culture through such literary ventures as Emma Lazarus's innovative Songs of a Semite.” Subjects: Jews - United States - History - Exhibitions. Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library - Exhibitions. United States - Ethnic relations - Exhibitions. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Fine condition. (JTS-2-1) (ID #28680) $30.00.
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  71. Nardi, Shulamith Schwartz. BAVUAT HA-HAYIM HA-YEHUDIYIM BE-KHITVEHEM SHEL SOFRIM KOTVE ANGLIT. Jerusalem: Ha-makhon Le-yahadut Zemanenu, Mador Shprintsak, Ha-universitah Ha-`ivrit. , 1967. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 31 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : American literature – Jewish authors – history and criticism; Jews – United States. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. SERIES: ha-Hug li-yedi`at `am Yisrael ba-tefutsot; kuntres 7; Variation: Mi-pirsume ha-Hug li-yedi`at `am Yisrael ba-tefutsot be-vet nesi ha-medinah; kuntres 7. Covers a little faded, very good condition. (HEB-3-24) (ID #19162) $30.00.
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  73. Pfeffer, Jacob; editor. DISTINGUISHED JEWS OF AMERICA: A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF JEWS WHO HAVE MADE THEIR MARK IN BUSINESS, THE PROFESSIONS, POLITICS, SCIENCE, ETC. VOL. 1. New York, Distinguished Jews Of America Publishing Co. , 1917. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 493, [4], pages. 28 cm. Volume One, almost 500 pages by itself, of a two volume set. A collection of brief biographies of first generation Jewish immigrants. With an introduction by Albert M. Friedenberg. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Biography. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Cover is lightly worn, especially at corners and along spine, but still nice. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Internal pages are slightly tanned but all text is clear. Nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC20-3). (ID #26846) $100.00.
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  75. Rosenthal, A. CATALOGUE 64 : ENGLISH & AMERICAN JUDAICA. Oxford : A. Rosenthal Ltd. , 1960s?. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 72 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Catalogs, booksellers' – England; Antiquarian booksellers – England; Rare books – catalogs, booksellers'; Catalogs, booksellers' – Great Britain. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Princeton, Univ of Texas-Austin, Central Conn. State Univ, New York Public Library, Univ van Amsterdam). Good condition. (BIB-3-6) (ID #19851) $40.00.
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  77. Rosenthal, A. CATALOGUE 76 : AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN ARFICA, AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA AND EUROPE IN MANY LANGUAGES. Oxford : A. Rosenthal Ltd. , 1960s?. Paper wrappers. , 8vo. 57 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – bibliography. SUBJECT(S) : Catalogs, booksellers' – England; Antiquarian booksellers – England; Rare books – catalogs, booksellers'; Catalogs, booksellers' – Great Britain. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Princeton, Univ of Texas-Austin, Central Conn. State Univ, New York Public Library, Univ van Amsterdam). Slight tanning at top edge, very good condition. (BIB-3-4) (ID #19849) $30.00.
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  79. Shapiro, Max Andrew. AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS TEXTBOOKS PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES, 1817-1903. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1960. Softcover, 257 pages, 8vo. SUBJECT (S): Textbooks. "Jewish religious school textbooks published in the United States, 1817-1903": leaves on pages 251-257. Includes bibliographical references, pages 240-250). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Ohio State, Bar Ilan). Light wear. Very good condition. (BIB-13-1) (ID #24115) $100.00.
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  81. WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN JEWRY: 1928. New York: Jewish Biographical Bureau. , 1928. Cloth. , Black cloth, 8vo. 781 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – United States – biography – periodicals; Jews – Canada – periodicals; Jews – biography – periodicals. Pages slightly sunned, previous owners name written in ink on flyleaf. Very good condition. (BIB-21-7) (ID #24452) $60.00.
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  83. Nemiroff, Suzanne. CATALOG OF WESTERN JEWISH PERIODICALS, 1849-1945, AT THE WESTERN JEWISH HISTORY CENTER AND GUIDE TO THE RESOURCES AT OTHER DEPOSITORIES. Berkeley; Western Jewish History Center At The Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, 1976. Original wraps. 4to. [2], 15 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Bibliography of western Jewish periodicals found in the archives at the Western Jewish History Center and other archives, compiled by Suzanne Nemiroff, assistant archivist at the Center. Subjects: Jewish periodicals - California - Bibliography - Catalogs. Jewish periodicals - West (U. S. ) - Bibliography - Catalogs. Western Jewish History Center -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-22) (ID #30015) $30.00.
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  85. Lifshits, Y. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN AND CANADIAN JEWISH MEMOIRS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES IN YIDDISH, HEBREW AND ENGLISH. BIBLIOGRAFYE FUN AMERIKANER UN KANADER YIDISHE ZIKHROYNES UN OYTOBIOGRAFYES OYF YIDISH, HEBREISH UN ENGLISH. New York; Yivo Institute For Jewish Research, 1970. Original stiff wraps. 4to. 75 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Bibliography of American and Canadian Jewish memoirs and autobiographies; compiled from memoirs published in book form, culled from periodicals, and unpublished manuscripts. Compiled by E. Lifschutz, and inscribed by him in ink on Yiddish title page. Subjects: Jews - Biography - Bibliography. Jews, American - Biography - Bibliography. Jews, Canadian - Biography - Bibliography. Joden. Amerikanen. Canadezen. Autobiografiee¨n. OCLC lists 67 copies. Wraps and outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-23) (ID #30016) $30.00.
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  87. Soltes, Mordecai. THE YIDDISH PRESS, AN AMERICANIZING AGENCY. New York City; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1925. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 242 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Originally written as the author’s dissertation at Colombia University, serialized in the American Jewish year book, volume 26, September 29, 1924, to September 18, 1925, pages165-372. “Moredecai Soltes (1893-1957) was a Jewish author and educator. He wrote the The Yiddish Press: An Americanizing Agency, and served as chairman of National Committee for the Jewish Book Week. Soltes was also on the executive staff of the National Jewish Welfare Board, and served as Director of Education from 1925-1944. He was the Executive Director and Professor of Community Service at Yeshiva University's School of Education and Community Administration from 1944-1957.”(Guide to the Mordecai Soltes Papers; Yeshiva University) Subjects: Yiddish newspapers. Americanization. Institutional stamps on cloth. Light wear to cloth and outer edges. Endpages lightly aged and chipped, internally fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-35) (ID #30029) $30.00.
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  89. Glassman, Leo M. BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN JEWS. New York; M. Jacobs & L. M. Glassman, 1935. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XV, 606 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Detailed encyclopedia with biographical descriptions for successful American Jews. Subjects: Jews - United States. Jews – Biography. Cloth rubbed, backstrip torn at edges. Light soiling to outer edges. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-42) (ID #30038) $30.00.
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  91. Jewish Publication Society of America. THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA, TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY, APRIL FIFTH AND SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN, PHILADELPHIA. 1913, Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 183 pages. Illus. Ports. 21 cm. Collection of addresses and prayers from the 25th anniversary celebration in Philadelphia. “The Jewish Publication Society is a nonprofit, non-denominational association established to disseminate works of Jewish content in English, founded on June 3, 1888, as a membership organization and publisher. (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S) : Jewish Publication Society of America. "Charter and by-laws": pages [174]-178. "List of publications, 1888-1913": pages [179]-183. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-2) (ID #30048) $45.00.
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  93. Gurock, Jeffrey S. AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE. New York, NY; Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith, 1983. Softbound. 12mo. XXI, 195 pages. 18 cm. First edition. With an introduction to the State of the Field (Introductory and Reference works) ; Colonial and early National Period; era of German migration; era of East European migration; the close of East European Immigration to the present; special topics (Zionism, Holocaust, Anti-semitism) and Future Directions for research. Subjects: Jews - United States - Bibliography. Juifs - États-Unis - Bibliographie. United States - Ethnic relations - Bibliography. États-Unis - Relations interethniques - Bibliographie. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-30-7) (ID #30135) $30.00.
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  95. Marcus, Jacob Rader. AN INDEX TO THE PICTURE COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN JEWISH ARCHIVES. Cincinnati; American Jewish Archives, 1977. Softbound. 8vo. VI, 90 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Publications of the American Jewish Archives; no. 9. Subjects: Jews - United States - Portraits - Catalogs. American Jewish Archives. United States - Biography – Portraits - Catalogs. OCLC lists 70 copies. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-30-9) (ID #30137) $40.00.
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  97. Marcus, Jacob Rader. A BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY. New York; Published Jointly By American Jewish Tercentenary Committee And Jewish Book Council Of America ; Sponsored By National Jewish Welfare Board, 1954. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 11 x 23 cm. Second edition. Originally appeared in the Jewish book annual, 1943-44. Index and brief bibliography for volumes published on American Jewish History before 1954. Subjects: Jews - United States - History - Bibliography. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-30-12) (ID #30140) $30.00.
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  99. (California) Stern, Norton B. CALIFORNIA JEWISH HISTORY; A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY: OVER FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY WORKS FOR THE PERIOD GOLD RUSH TO POST-WORLD WAR I. Glendale, Calif. , A. H. Clark Co. ,, 1967. Cloth, 8vo. 175 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- California -- Bibliography. In very good condition (AMR-41-34) (ID #31332) $30.00.
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  101. Karkhanis, Sharad. JEWISH HERITAGE IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York, Garland, 1988. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xx, 434 pages. 23 cm. Series: Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 467. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Bibliography. Judaism -- United States -- Bibliography. Juifs -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Judaïsme -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Geographic: United States -- Ethnic relations -- Bibliography. États-Unis -- Relations interethniques -- Bibliographie. Identifier: Jews; History; United States. Includes indexes. Foreword by Henry L. Feingold; preface by Leon M. Goldstein. Very good condition. (AMR-41-36) (ID #31333) $30.00.
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  103. Rosenbach, A. S. W. AN AMERICAN JEWISH BIBLIOGRAPHY: BEING A LIST OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS BY JEWS, OR RELATING TO THEM, PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRESS IN THE COLONIES UNTIL 1850. [Baltimore, Md. ]; American Jewish Historical Society, 1926. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XI, 486 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "A special edition of Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, number 30." Bibliography of America Judaica, containing 689 entries, and facsimile illustrations of over 100 title pages, written by Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952) a noted bibliophile and bookdealer. “He himself compiled a pioneer bibliographical study, An American Jewish Bibliography (1926) , as well as a historical sketch of Congregation Mikveh Israel (1909) , to which he and his parents belonged. For many years president of the American Jewish Historical Society, he was also a benefactor of Graetz College in Philadelphia and the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library, as well as a founder and first president of the American Friends of The Hebrew University. Among the several accounts he wrote of his adventures in the book trade were A Book Hunter's Holiday (1936) and Books and Bidders (1927). After his death, his private collection was installed in a library in Philadelphia under the auspices of the Rosenbach Foundation, which was established by his brother and junior partner Philip Rosenbach.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Jewish literature - United States - Bibliography. Jews - United States - Bibliography. Joden. Light rubbing to cloth, institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-11) (ID #31405) $40.00.
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  105. Wolf, Edwin; John F Fleming. ROSENBACH: A BIOGRAPHY. Cleveland; World, 1960. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 616, [3] pages. 25 cm. Second Printing. Biography of the renowned rare book seller, bibliographer, and scholar Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (1876-1952) , whom was essential in assembling the extensive collections of the Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia is owing to his legacy and collection at that residence. Subjects: Book collecting. Bibliofilie. Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf) , 1876-1952. Outer edges lightly bumped, cloth lightly soiled. Previous owner’s bookplate on endpage. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLIOG-29-41A) (ID #30037) $30.00.
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  107. Schoener, Allon. JEWISH LIFE IN AMERICA: FULFILLING THE AMERICAN DREAM: A DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION FROM COLONIAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT. New York, NY; Anti-Defamation League Of B'Nai B'Rith; Waltham, MA; American Jewish Historical Society, 1983. Original Wraps. 4to. 72 pages. 28cm. Ilustrated First edition. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of period portraits, photographs, and cultural advertisments. A historical timeline of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and the American Jewish Historical Society. "Sponsored on the occasion of the 70th anniversary (1913-1983) of the Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith in cooperation with and on the occasion of the 90th anniversary (1893-1983) of the American Jewish Historical Society.” (Title Page) Includes bibliographical references (p. 72). Subjects: Jews -- United States -- Exhibitions. United States -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. Shelfwear, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-43-14) (ID #31449) $30.00.
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  109. Jewish Historical Society Of Maryland; Jewish Heritage Center (Baltimore, Md). AND SO THEY CAME: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE OF SETTLEMENT IN MARYLAND, 1656-1929. Baltimore, MD; Jewish Historical Society Of Maryland Inc. , 1987. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 [1] pages. 23x31 cm. Illustrated. Only edition. Catalog of an exhibit held at the inauguration of the Jewish Heritage Center, Baltimore, Maryland, October 25, 1987-June 19, 1988. Profusely illustrated with period photographs as well as descriptive photographs of exhibition items. “And So They Came describes the history of one of Maryland’s immigrant groups in its effort to reconstruct a life left behind and at the same time build a community for the benefit of future generations. The exhibit’s artifacts, photographs, costumes, and artwork detail a process of settlement begun during Maryland’s colonial era.” (Introduction) “The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland was founded in 1960 to rescue what at that time was a forgotten old building, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845 as the first synagogue in the state. The danger to the synagogue was broadcast to a community which had moved far away, to the daylight homes and cropped lawns of the suburbs. Yet the appeal to save the building was a success. The Society drew strength and support from its community, and continued to grow. In 1981 it was able to take its place alongside the many agencies that today constitute the Associated Jewish Charities & Welfare Fund. Now, after eight years of planning, striving and building, Baltimore’s Jewish Heritage Center is a reality.” (Introduction) Subjects: Jews --Maryland -- Exhibitions. Maryland -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. OCLC list 18. Light shelfwear otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-43-16) (ID #31451) $30.00.
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  111. Gross, Theodore L. THE LITERATURE OF AMERICAN JEWS. New York: Free Press. , 1973. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 510 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : American literature – Jewish authors; Jews – United States – literary collections. ISBN: 0029131901. Has dust jacket. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (AMR-34-23) (ID #31508) $30.00.
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  113. Liptzin, Solomon. THE JEW IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. New York: Bloch. , 1966. Cloth, 8vo. 251 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : American literature – history and criticism; Jews in literature. CONTENTS: The colonial era; The young republic; The New England poets; The nineteenth century Jewish lyric; Legend and reality; Persistence and stereotypes; The new immigration; The promised land; Twentieth century Jewish poets; The Jew in non-Jewish fiction; Jewish affirmation; The uprooted and the estranged; Jewish acculturation; Impact of Israel. “Liptzin (1901–1995) [was a] literary scholar and educator. Leaving his native Satanov, Russia, as a boy, Liptzin was raised in the U. S. He taught at City College, New York, where he became professor of German in 1948 and served as chairman of the department of Germanic and Slavonic languages. Active in Jewish affairs, he was honorary president of the Jewish Book Council of America and editor of the Jewish Book Annual. Liptzin was a visiting professor at Yeshiva University and, after settling in Israel in 1962, at Tel Aviv University and the Haifa Technion. He was the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for German literature.” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (AMR-34-29) (ID #31514) $30.00.
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  115. Schneider, Rebecca. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JEWISH LIFE IN THE FICTION OF AMERICA AND ENGLAND. Albany; New York State Library School, 1916. Later Boards. 8vo. 41 pages. 25 cm. First Edition. A descriptive bibliography "submitted to the New York state library school as one of its graduation requirements, by a member of the class of 1914. As indicated by the title, it attempts to include all fiction, in book form, touching upon Jewish life, that has been written in English in England and America. It is not a selected list but contains all material of which the compiler was able to get any trace. With few exceptions it is arranged by the country in which the scene of the story is laid and it is followed by an author and title index.” Subjects: Jewish fiction - Bibliography. Jews - Social life and customs - Bibliography. American fiction - Bibliography. English fiction - Bibliography. Light wear to boards, soiling to upper edge, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-44-1) (ID #31538) $100.00.
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  117. Philipson, David. THE JEW IN ENGLISH FICTION. Cincinnati; R. Clarke, 1889. Original cloth. 8vo. 156 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Singerman 3845. The author’s first published work. Contains the following chapters: Marlowe's "Jew of Malta" - Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" - Cumberland's "The Jew" - Scott's "Ivanhoe" - Dickens's "Oliver Twist" and "Our mutual friend" - Disraeli's "Coningsby and Tancred" - George Eliot's "Daniel Deronda". The author, David Philipson (August 9, 1862 – June 29, 1949) was an American Reform rabbi, orator, and author. The son of German-Jewish immigrants, he was a member of the first graduating class of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. As an adult, he was one of the leaders of American Reform Judaism and a philanthropic leader in his adopted hometown of Cincinnati. Subjects: Jews in literature. English fiction - History and criticism. Judenbild. Literatur. Geschichte 1580-1880. Light rubbing to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-44-20) (ID #31558) $100.00.
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  119. Levinski, Jacob Levi. KITVE HA-KODESH LE-VATE VE-YALDE YISRA'EL ABRIDGED SCHOOL AND FAMILY BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. New York : L. H. Frank., 1869-1871. Half Leather & Cloth, In Hebrew and English. In three volumes. "elaborated by Jacob Levi Levinski with the cooperation of H. Vidaver and other Hebrew theologians.” vol I: Pentateuch; Vol II: Earlier Prophetsl & vol III: Selections from the Later Prophets, Hagiographa, and Apocrypha. In parallel English and Hebrew. Singerman 2115. Deinard 379. OCLC lists 23 holdings worldwide. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Hebrew. Mixed set, half leather & Cloth. Worn but solid set, 1 volume ex-library. Good Condition(AMR-15-33/34/GH-3-14) (ID #19649) $300.00.
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  121. Kautsch, E. John Taylor. AN OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT : WITH CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES FOR THE HISTORY OF THE ISRAELITES AND OTHER AIDS TO THE EXPLANATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons., 1899. Cloth., 8vo. Xii, 251 pages. Illustrated with tables. Singerman 5600. SUBJECT (S) : Bible – history. Corners bumped, moisture stain on front cover, bookplate, hinges starting, good condition. (AMR-32-4) (ID #20187) $30.00.
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  123. Szold, Benjamin. SEFER IYOV, MEVUAR ME-HADASH (DAS BUCH HIOB). Baltimore : H. F. Siemers., 1886. Cloth., 8vo. Xxiv, 498 pages. In Hebrew. With additional title page in German. The book of Job, with a new commentary. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Job – commentaries. 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) Wear to spine and endpapers. Good condition. (SPEC-19-1/amr-32-9) (ID #26710) $100.00.
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  125. (Mielziner, Moses, Rabbi) Köster, Friedrich. DAS BUCH HIOB UND DER PREDIGER SALOMO'S NACH IHRER STROPHISCHEN ANORDNUNG ÜBERSETZT. Schleswig, 1831. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 142 pages. In German (Black letter script). Copy signed by former owner Dr. Moses Mielziner, the Rabbi and Professor of Talmud at HUC in Cincinnati and charter member of the CCAR. Title in English: “The Book of Job and the Preacher's Solomon.” Covers fragile and chipped, some pages creased at corners. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) Good condition. (RAB-39-12) (ID #24640) $200.00.
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  127. Heilprin, Michael. THE HISTORICAL POETRY OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. VOLUME 1. New York : D. Appleton And Company., 1879. Cloth., 8vo. 243 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew poetry, Biblical – history and criticism. Ex library with usual markings, bumped corners, spine faded and worn at the ends, good condition. (AMR-15-29) (ID #18658) $30.00.
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  129. Deutsch, Solomon. BIBLICAL HISTORY IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGE WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM THE PROPHETICAL AND POETICAL BOOKS, EXPLANATORY NOTES, ONE THOUSAND EXAMINATION QUESTIONS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. A BOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. Hartford, CT; Case, Lockwood, And Brainard Co., 1878. Publishers boards. 8vo. 371 pages. Illustrated. 20cm. Singerman # 2502. Fold out frontispiece map titled “A Map of Canaan: With the Supposed Portions of the Tribes.” Historical descriptions for younger readers from Genesis to the Book of Job. Illustrated throughout with line drawings depicting various ancient tools and weapons with full page drawings of biblical and historical scenes. Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- history of Biblical events; Bible. O. T. -- study; Bible. O. T. -- textbooks; Bible. O. T. -- examinations, questions, etc. Rubbing and wear to boards. Pencil markings and previous owner’s inscription on endpages. Pasted in giftplate from Bloch Publishing. Front and rear hinge starting. Small tear to fold-out map. Text block is fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-43-32) (ID #31467) $50.00.
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  131. Deutsch, Solomon. A KEY TO THE PENTATEUCH - PART 1, GENESIS - EXPLANATORY OF THE TEXT AND THE GRAMMATICAL FORMS. New York, By The Author, 1890. Cloth, 8vo, 75 pages, plus paradigms. Singerman 2266. Binding repaired with cloth tape, corners bumped, other repairs, Good- Condition. (SPEC-27-15) (ID #27072) $30.00.
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  133. Kohut, Alexander. NOTES ON A HITHERTO UNKNOWN EXEGETICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL COMMENTARY TO THE PENTATEUCH. New York, A. Ginsberg, Printer, 1892. Softcover, 8vo, 56, xxxviii pages, diagr. 22 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Abu Mansur al-Dhamari. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. “Appendix the first. Hebrew selections from Aboo Manzur al Dhamari’s Hebrew-Arabic commentary...” on pages i-xxi. Appendix the second. Arabic selections from the Sirag al-akul... Of Aboo Manzur al-Dhamari” on pages xxiii-xxxviii. Bound in period paper wrappers. Light wear throughout pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-6) (ID #25489) $65.00.
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  135. Maurice Fluegel. SPIRIT OF THE BIBLICAL LEGISLATION IN PARALLEL WITH TALMUD, MORALISTS, CASUISTS, NEW TESTAMENT, ANCIENT AND MODERN LAW; ESPECIALLY THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. Baltimore: Press Of The Sun Book And Job Printing Office, 1893. Cloth, 8vo., VI, 248 pages. Singerman 4501. First edition. R. Dr. Maurice Fluegel (1832-1911) was a rabbi, author, and historian. He began to write at 20 years of age and published his works successfully at Leipzig and Paris where he had studied at the Sorbonne. He immigrated to America in 1864 and occupied his time with promoting education so as to prevent his pupils from living on handouts and charity. Pages lightly tanned, Very good condition. (SPEC-13-1) (ID #26473) $45.00.
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  137. Moses, Adolph Eliezer Asher. Moses, Isaac S. THE HISTORICAL BOOKS OF THE BIBLE; SCHOOL AND FAMILY EDITION. Milwaukee, A & I. S. Moses, 1884. Cloth, 4to. 245 pages. In English. Singerman 3205. Early Midwestern Jewish imprint. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Ex library in very good condition (AMR 34-19) (ID #31505) $125.00.
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  139. Moses, Adolph. THE RELIGION OF MOSES. Louisville, Kentucky: Flexner Brothers, 1894. Cloth; 12mo. Xiii, 138 pages. Gilt titles; laid bond. First edition. Privately printed. Adolph Moses was a rabbi; author, and editor of the journal Zeitgeist. He became a medical doctor later in life. He was head of Congregation K. K. Adath Israel, Louisville, Kentucky. Presumably here he is writing about the religion of the Biblical Moses and not simply his own (i. e. Adolph Moses') religion. (JE) Singerman 4734. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Reform movements. Moses (Biblical leader). Light soiling to cloth. Very good condition. (AMR-7-9) (ID #16367) $40.00.
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  141. Moses, Isaac S., and Adolph Moses, compilers. [Signed by Adolph Moses). THE ETHICS OF THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES...ARRANGED FOR SABBATH-SCHOOLS AND HOMES. 1889. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1889. Cloth; 12mo. Iv, 273 pages. Embossed boards; red edges. First edition thus. Singerman 4305.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) 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; binding tight and interior very clean. Very good condition. (AMR-7-7) (ID #21435) $100.00.
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  143. Lewin, Raphael Da Costa. THE AMERICAN-JEWISH RITUAL: AS INSTITUTED IN TEMPLE ISRAEL, BROOKLYN. New York; L. H. Frank & Co., 1870. Full leather. 12mo. XVII, 273 pages. 20 cm. First Edition. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 2215. Not in Goldman. “The voice of reason is the voice of god” (title page). Bound in full leather, gold tooled boards, all outer edges gilt. Order of prayers for the year round; instituted for the reform Temple Israel of Brooklyn (established 1869; merged with K. K. Beth Elohim to form Union Temple in 1921), compiled by rabbi Raphael Da Costa Lewin (1844-1886), born in Jamaica, held a position at a synagogue in Savannah Georgia before settling permanently in Brooklyn, editor of the Jewish Advocate. Subjects: Jews. Liturgy and ritual. Reformed. Judaism - United States. OCLC lists 5 copies (HUC, NYPL, Yale, Penn, Lincoln Univ). Backstrip previously repaired with tape, light rubbing to boards, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. Scarce. (AMR-39-48) (ID #31440) $900.00.
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  145. Einhorn, David. `OLAT TAMID: GEBETBUCH FÜR ISRAELITISCHE REFORM-GEMEINDEN. New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1858. Modern Cloth, 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 4 copies worldwide of this edition (Denver, Yale, Cornell, UPenn). Edgewear to a few pages. Paper browning but solid. Attractively bound in modern black cloth with paper spine label. (SPEC-7-23) (ID #16233) $350.00.
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  147. FORM OF PRAYERS FOR THE FEAST OF PASSOVER. New York: Rosenbaum & Werbelowsky, 1890. Hardcover, 8vo., Revised edition. Gilt embossed covers, gilt edges, decorated endpapers. 12, 300, 18, [2] pages. Hebrew liturgies for the Passover Holiday with English translation on facing page following the rites and customs of Poland. Very good condition. (SPEC-13-8) (ID #26480) $175.00.
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  149. FORM OF PRAYERS FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST [WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION]. New York: L. H. Frank & Co., 1866. Hardcover, 8vo. 12, 216, 18, [2] pp., 188. Hebrew liturgies for the Pentecost Holiday with English translation on facing page following the rites and customs of Poland. 3 copies on OCLC (Stanford, NYPL, and Gratz). Leaf 7/8 bound in before (instead of following) leaf 5/6. Very light foxing. Very good condition, much nicer than usually found. (SPEC-13-5) (ID #26477) $135.00.
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  151. TEFILAT YISRAEL = PRAYERS OF ISRAEL: WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION. New York: H. Sakolski, 1884. Full leather. 16mo. 240, 229 pages. 15 cm. In English and Hebrew. Bound in full leather with gilt edges, gold-tooled boards, brass bookclasp with gilt inlay. Copyright L. H. Frank 1864 on verso of title page. “This traditional prayer book with an English translation was originally published in 1849 by Henry Frank. It was reissued many times. The fifth edition (1860) was the first published under the imprint of L. H. Frank. He reprinted it himself at least twelve more times by 1878, and it continued to be issued at least fifteen more times by other publishers as late as 1906.” (Goldman) The first Sakolski printing was done in 1880, it was marked as the Seventeenth Stereotype edition as well; at least until 1886, all editions Sakolski printed contained the same edition number (Singerman). This edition (year) of the Sakolski printing is not listed in Singerman. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Siddurim - Texts. OCLC lists 3 copies (Colombia, Harvard, Charleston). Small tear along the front hinge, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-46) (ID #31438) $125.00.
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  153. 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, Hasbruck and Co, 1861. Original Cloth. 12mo. 112 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. Lacks illustration of the engraving, otherwise complete. Some chipping to outer pages. Ex-library with minimal markings. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-7) (ID #16217) $50.00.
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  155. Calisch, Edward N. (Edward Nathaniel). TEFILAT BET AHAVAH : A BOOK OF PRAYER FOR JEWISH WORSHIP. Richmond, Va. : Ezekiel & Bass, 1893. Cloth, 8vo., 108, 95 pages. SUBJECT(S) : Siddurim -- Texts. Reform Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy – Texts. Wear to boards, spine rebound in black cloth tape. Pages lightly tanned. OCLC lists only 5 copies worldwide S, HUC, NYPL, Univ. Virginia, Point Loma Nazarene University). Pages 33-34, 57-60 missing. Good condition. (DREYFUS-4-1) (ID #28577) $75.00.
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  157. Berkowitz, Henry. KIDDUSH; OR, SABBATH SENTIMENT IN THE HOME. Philadelphia, 1898. Hardcover, 12mo, 70 pages, illustrations, 17 cm. Singerman title. Contents: Sabbath legends -- Sabbath lore -- The ethics of the Sabbath -- Sabbath songs – Glossary. SUBJECT (S) : Sabbath. “Sabbath songs"” (without the music) : p. 59-67. Berkowitz (1857–1924), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Berkowitz was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a member of the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College in 1883. Berkowitz established in Philadelphia the Jewish Chautauqua Society in 1893, an educational and interfaith organization modeled after Methodist teacher training and adult education programs, and was its chancellor until his death. After 1910 its focus was changed to educating non-Jewish college students about Judaism. He took an active part in the establishment of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in Philadelphia in 1901 and the Philadelphia Rabbinical Association in the same year. He was a member of the Mayor's Vice Commission in order to deal with the rise in prostitution among East European immigrant girls. He helped develop playgrounds throughout the city. During World War I, he toured army bases and was chaplain to soldiers. His efforts led to the development of a heart condition and forced retirement. He was the first secretary of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Among his publications are Kiddush or Sabbath Sentiments in the Home (1898) and Intimate Glimpses of a Rabbi's Career (1921)” (Temkin in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped cover corners. Light staining to cover. Wear to binding. Otherwise excellent condition. (Heb-14-5) (ID #25813) $100.00.
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  159. Jews. New-Year Prayers. Liturgy and Ritual. FORM OF PRAYERS FOR THE NEW YEAR, WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION. New York; J. Rosenbaum, 1889. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 246, 113, 20 pages. 20 cm. Revised edition. Hebrew text and English translations on opposite pages. Mahzor for Rosh ha-Shanah, a revised edition of the 1865 Form of Prayers printed by L. H. Frank (see Goldman 50) ; printed by ”J. Rosenbaum, successors to H. Sakolski.” Bound in original brown cloth, with gilt inlay on front board, gilt title on spine, all outer edges gilt, decorative endpages. Singerman 3803. Subjects: Form of prayers; Mahzor; Rosh ha-Shanah; English & Hebrew; 1889; New York. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Mahzorim - Texts. Fast and feasts - Judaism - Texts. OCLC lists 5 copies (McGill, North Park, HUC, Lutheran Theol Sem, Natl Libr Israel). Light rubbing to outer edges, gilt faded, edges soiled, front hinge loose, outer edges bumped. Otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-45) (ID #31437) $125.00.
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  161. R. Henry S. Jacobs. THE SYNAGOGUE SERVICE VOLUME IV SABBATH SERVICE. New York: (Isaac Friedenwald, Baltimore), 1889. Half leather, small 8vo., First edition. The Synagogue Service. Arranged for the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun of New York, by Henry S. Jacobs, Minister of the Congregation. 5 copies on OCLC (Brandeis, HUC, Yeshiva, GWU, Hebrew College) Missing ¾ of backstrip. Decorated endpapers. Binding solid, text in very good condition. (SPEC-13-4) (ID #26476) $40.00.
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  163. Schwab, Isaac. THE SABBATH IN HISTORY, BY DR. ISAAC SCHWAB. COMPLETE IN 2 PARTS. St. Joseph (Mo. ) : St. Joseph Steam Printing Co., 1888-1889. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes in one book, 320 pages. Singerman 3742. The second part is under the title: “The Sabbath in primitive christianity: with Jesus and the apostles.” OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bibliotheque Nationale de France). St. Joseph, Missouri was the base of the pony express. Nice 19th Century Western Americana Jewish imprint. Bound in period wrappers Lightwear to edges. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. Scarce. (Spec-9-7) (ID #25490) $135.00.
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  165. Szold, Benjamin; Marcus Jastrow; H Hochheimer. AVODAT YISRA’EL = ISRAELITISH PRAYER BOOK FOR ALL THE PUBLIC SERVICES OF THE YEAR [VOL II ONLY]. Philadelphia; Pub. By The Editor, 1885. Full leather. 16mo. [4], 127-526 pages. 19 cm. Second edition. Volume II only, contains Second (Prayers for the New Year) and Third Part (Prayers for the Day of Atonement) ; each part contains separate title page and table of contents. Bound in full leather with gilt edges, gold-tooled boards, ‘Abodath Yisrael Vol. II’ in gilt on spine. Title page: ‘Israelitish Prayer Book, For all the Public Services of the Year. Originally arranged by Rev. Dr. Benjamin Szold, of Baltimore. Second Edition (Hebrew and German) revised by Rev. Drs. M. Jastrow, of Philadelphia, and H. Hochheimer, of Baltimore. Hebrew and English Edition, in Text and Typographical Arrangement Fully Corresponding with the Revised Hebrew-German Edition, by M. Jastrow, Rabbi of the Congregation Rodef-Shalom. ’ First English edition published 1873, “a moderately reform prayer book … for general circulation” (Goldman). Singerman 2399. Subjects: Judaism - Prayer-books and devotions. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. OCLC lists 21 copies. First leaves loose, hinges shaken, light tear to top of backstrip, light edge wear, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-47) (ID #31439) $75.00.
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  167. Vidaver, H[enry]. SEFER HA-HAYIM. THE BOOK OF LIFE: A COMPLETE FORMULA OF THE SERVICE AND CEREMONIES OBSERVED AT THE DEATH-BED... New York, J. Rosenbaum, 1889. Cloth., 8vo. 194 pages. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 4542. Goldman 87. "Lewis Abraham, Rutland VT" pencilled on rear endpaper in 19th century hand. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism – liturgy – texts; Jewish mourning customs. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Covers rubbed, binding shaken, pages tanned, overall good condition. (AMR-41-30) (ID #31238) $100.00.
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  169. Kaletzky, Julius. SEFER SHE'ERIT YEHUDAH: KOROT `AM YISRA'EL MIN SHENAT 4856 `AD SHENAT 5656. New York: No Publisher, 1899. Cloth, 8vo, 146 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Crusades. Jews -- Persecutions. OCLC lists only two institutions worldwide with copies (Harvard, Penn). Singerman Nr. 5395. Goldman Nr. 511: "This narrative of the persecution of the Jews during the Crusades (11th-14th c.) was originally serialized in Yiddish in [Yidishe Gazemen] 21.41 (Oct. 1895) to 22.19 (8 May 1896) and then published in a Hebrew book form edition as [Sefer She'erit Yehudah]. The book [i.e. this] form contains additional material." Drachman Nr. 83: "It is written in a popular style and with the vividness of a romance, but it, nevertheless, quite thorough, and gives and excellent idea of the period it covers." See American Jewish Year Book vol 18 (1916-17, p. 108). Library blindstamp on title page. Some pencil underlining & old stains, otherwise Very Good Condition. (AMR-20-62) (ID #16867) $375.00.
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  171. Kalisch, Isidor. SEPHER YEZIRAH. A BOOK ON CREATION; OR THE JEWISH METAPHYSICS OF REMOTE ANTIQUITY. New York: L. H. Frank., 1877. Cloth., 8vo. 57 pages. First edition. In Hebrew with English facing. SUBJECT (S) : Cabala. Singerman Nr. 2635. All edges gilt. Dent on fore edge, spine label, good condition. (MX-8-5) (ID #18928) $300.00.
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  173. Grossmann, Louis. MAIMONIDES. New York And London: Putnam, 1890. Bound in modern paper wrappers, 16mo., 38 pages. First Edition. SUBJECT (S) : Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. On cover: “a paper read before the Philosophical society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., January 19, 1890” Very good condition. (RAB-52-4) (ID #24826) $100.00.
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  175. Hirsch, Samson Raphael; Bernard Drachman. THE NINETEEN LETTERS OF BEN UZIEL : BEING A SPIRITUAL PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF JUDAISM. New York : Funk & Wagnalls., 1899. Cloth., 12mo. Xxvii, 222 pages. Illustrated. CONTENTS: Samson Raphael Hirsch-a biographical sketch; First letter: complaint; Second letter: standpoint, method; Third letter: God, the world; Fourth letter: man; Fifth letter: education; Sixth letter: history; Seventh letter: The consecrated people; Eighth letter: the patriarchs, Egypt, the wilderness, the land; Ninth letter: Israel in exile; Tenth letter: division of the commandments; Eleventh letter: laws, judgments, statutes; Twelfth letter: commandments; Thirteenth letter: word and deed symbols; Fourteenth letter: the service of God; Fifteenth letter: answer; Sixteenth letter: emancipation; Seventeenth letter: reform; Eighteenth letter: reform, continued; Nineteenth letter: Outlines of purpose (essays). Born in Hamburg, Hirsch (1808-1888) was a “rabbi and writer [and] leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century.” Despite his Orthodaxy, Hirsch felt that a well-educated Jew would also be familiar with secular subjects, such as math, modern languages, and physical sciences, and would his Jewish ethics to guide his involvement in the secular world. Unlike the German Liberal Jewish movement at the time, he believed that a synthesis of traditional Jewish and modern secular learning was possible. (EJ, 2007) Singerman 5587. Pictorial cover. Ex library. Covers a little worn, good- condition. Nice 19th Century US edition. (RAB-29-7) (ID #20709) $50.00.
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  177. Kohut, Alexander; Nathanel Ibn Yeshaya. NÜR AL-ZALAM WA-MISBAH AL-.B\HIKAM = LIGHT OF SHADE AND LAMP OF WISDOM: BEING HEBREW-ARABIC HOMILIES COMPOSED BY NATHANEL IBN YESHÄYA, 1327. New York; A. Ginsberg, 1894. Original Wraps. 8vo. 136pages. Illustrated. 23cm. First edition. Singerman #S211. Hebrew text with English translation. Annotations and criticism in English. Alexander Kohut’s monograph examining the homiletic teachings of 14th century Rabbi Nathanel Ibn Yeshaya. “Nathanel's introduction shows that his object was to comment on the obscure passages so as to make sure that their meanings should not escape the student.” (EJ 1906) Within the book are diagrams, poems and examples of mnemonics used by Nathanel in his instruction. Kohut, a Rabbi widely liked by Conservative American Jews, was well known for his work “Aruch Completum” a dictionary of the Talmud published in multiple volumes and multiple countries over the course of 14 years. "Appendix containing selections from the Nür al-zalam of R. Nathanel ben Yeshäya": p. 129-136. Subjects: Nathanel Ibn Yeshaya. Nethaneel ben Isaiah, 14th cent. Nur al-zulm. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 18. Delicate piece, some edgeewear to wraps and spine. Very Good condition. (AMR-43-10) (ID #31445) $100.00.
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  179. Myers, Isidore. GEMS FROM THE TALMUD : TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSE. New York: Putnam/’s Sons. London : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Limited, 1894. Original publisher’s cloth. 1st edition. – Singerman 4783. Viii, 173 pages; 19 cm. Includes index. Subject: Theology - Judaism. Talmud --Selections. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-14) (ID #27071) $30.00.
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  181. Sekles, S. THE POETRY OF THE TALMUD. New York; Published By The Author., 1880. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Ix 146 pages. 24cm. First edition. Singerman #2950. "In the present volume, the author introduces the reader to fragments of Oriental poetry, scattered through the pages of Talmudical literature. He has collected some of the proverbs, hymns, songs, and parables. In its preparation the author’s greatest difficulty has been the abundance of material, but he has sought to cull the best selections, and trusts that he has been successful.” (Preface) In English, with an appendix giving the original Hebrew of some of the passages cited. Subjects: Rabbinical literature. Talmud -- Quotations. Some rubbing and shelfwear to covers. Backstrip has small chip at top edge. Text clean and fresh. Very Good condition. (AMR-43-43) (ID #31479) $70.00.

     

     

     

     

    THE FIRST JEWISH BOOK PUBLISHED IN ARKANSAS
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  183. Weiss, Louis. TALMUDIC AND OTHER LEGENDS: FACTS AND FICTIONS FROM OLDEN TIMES. Helena, Ark. Golden Epoch Book Print, 1884. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 191, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. First Jewish book printed in Arkansas. Singerman 3310. Selections, with commentary, from the Talmud; translated and compiled by Louis Weiss, rabbi for the congregation in Helena, Arkansas from 1882-1884 (EJ 1906). “Louis Weiss, rabbi and scholar, was born on February 17, 1848, in Kotay, Hungary. He received his rabbinical diploma from a school in Grosswardein, Hungary. Weiss immigrated to the United States and, in Chicago in 1876, he became a naturalized U. S. Citizen. He served as rabbi for several congregations in the South and in Columbus, Ohio (1894) ; Hamilton, Ontario; Palestine, Texas (1903-1905) and Braddock, Pennsylvania (1905-1909). Louis Weiss died July 30, 1909.” (Louis Weiss Papers, American Jewish Archives). Bound in black cloth, with gilt title. Subjects: Jewish legends. Talmud – Legends. Arkansas. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light wear to cloth, edges worn, hinges lightly shaken, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-34) (ID #31427) $350.00.
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  185. Weiss, Louis. TALMUDIC AND OTHER LEGENDS: FACTS AND FICTIONS FROM OLDEN TIMES. New York; Press Of Stettiner, Lambert, 1888. Publishers cloth. 12mo. X, 194 pages. 19 cm. Revised and enlarged edition. Singerman 3753. Selections, with commentary, from the Talmud; translated and compiled by Louis Weiss, rabbi for the congregation in Helena, Arkansas from 1882-1884 (EJ 1906). “Louis Weiss, rabbi and scholar, was born on February 17, 1848, in Kotay, Hungary. He received his rabbinical diploma from a school in Grosswardein, Hungary. Weiss immigrated to the United States and, in Chicago in 1876, he became a naturalized U. S. Citizen. He served as rabbi for several congregations in the South and in Columbus, Ohio (1894) ; Hamilton, Ontario; Palestine, Texas (1903-1905) and Braddock, Pennsylvania (1905-1909). Louis Weiss died July 30, 1909.” (Louis Weiss Papers, American Jewish Archives). Bound in black cloth, with gilt title. Subjects: Jewish legends. Talmud – Legends. Arkansas. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light soiling to cloth, first endpage absent, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-39-35) (ID #31428) $100.00.
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  187. Finkelstein, Simon Isaac. BIKURE `ANAVIM : BEURIM `AL MAAMAR RABAH BAR BAR HANA, VIKUHE SAVE DE-VE ATUNA `IM RAIBAH.MAAMARIM BE-SHEM PIRKE HA-GAFEN. Chicago; Eliezer Meites, 1899. Original cloth. 8vo. [3], IV, [2], 59 pages. 25 cm. First Edition. Two columns per page. In Hebrew. “Finkelstein delivered these sermons, based on the teachings of the tannaim Rabbah bar Hanah and Joshua b. Hananiah, during his years as a pulpit rabbi. … In this volume he ‘presents the early impressions which were made upon him by the American Jewish scene’. … The preliminary pages are mispaginated.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry # 705). “The Talmud relates a legendary disputation of the ‘wise men of Athens’ and the Jewish sage Joshua b. Hananiah. One of various works which attempt to explicate the riddles contained in the talmudic account, the book by Rev. Finkelstein was among the first rabbinic works published in America. The approbation of the Lithuanian rabbinic authority, Isaac Elhanan Spektor, prefaces the book.” (Library and Archives Canada; Jewish Philosophy). Shimon Finkelstein (1861–1947) was born in Slobodka and educated in the yeshivot of Kovno. He arrived in America in 1887 and served as pulpit rabbi in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Syracuse, and finally Brooklyn's Brownsville section for four decades. He was active in many rabbinical organizations and wrote several scholarly works. Subjects: Aggada. OCLC lists 7 copies (NYPL, Spertus, Brandeis, Harvard, Duquesne, Gratz), none West of Chicago. Cloth shaken, endpages loose, pages aged and lightly brittle, otherwise fresh and clean. Good +condition. (AMR-39-37) (ID #31430) $375.00.
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  189. Baar, Hermann. ADDRESSES ON HOMELY AND RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE CHILDREN OF THE HEBREW ORPHAN ASYLUM. VOLS I & II, COMPLETE. New York, Bloch, 1880-1885. 8vo. xii, 294, vii, 376 pages. Complete set in two volumes. Ornate gilt titles and cover decoration; edges of all pages 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. Light wear to covers with edgewear and sunning to spines. Internal pages are slightly tanned at edges, but all text is clean and clear. Very good condition. (AMR-37-3). (ID #19456) $175.00.
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  191. Eisenstadt, Benzion (1873-1951). BI-LESHONI MILAH :...NE'UMIM. BILSHONI MILAH, TWENTY FOUR SERMONS. St. Louis : Moineshter Press, 1934. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 39 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew with English Cover/Title Page. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American. Eisenstadt was an American Hebraist, rabbi, and scholar. Eisenstadt was born in Kletsk, Belorussia. In his youth he was attracted to modern Hebrew literature and while in his teens corresponded with Jewish scholars, such as Slonimski and Buber. While still in Russia he published Zioni (Warsaw, 1895; Parts 2-4, Vilna 1899-1902), a biographical dictionary of contemporary rabbis and scholars, and Rabbanei Minsk va-Hakhameha, on the rabbis and scholars of Minsk (Vilna, 1899), as well as Ve-Zot li-Yehudah (1901), annotations on Noda bi-Yehudah, the responsa of Ezekiel Landau. In 1903 he emigrated to the U.S. where, in addition to talmudic works, he continued to publish biographical works on well-known rabbis, scholars and communal leaders. They include Hakhmei Yisrael be-Amerikah (with photographs, 1903), Dorot ha-Aharonim (2 vols., 1913, 1917), Anshei ha-Shem Be-Arzot ha-Brit (1933) and, posthumously Benei Hiyyon (1952)" (EJ). OCLC lists 4 institutions with copies (Harvard, LOC, NYPL, Penn). Light wear to covers, internally Very Good+ Condition. Nice Copy. (SPEC-32-16) (ID #16860) $50.00.
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  193. 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. OCLC lists nine copies worldw ide. Cover sunned; some editing marks, mostly in pencil. Bloch & CO. Bookp late affixed to inside front cover. Very good condition. (P-2-61) (ID #15421) $50.00.
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  195. Rabinovits, Natan Yehudah Leyb. SEFER YAD YEHUDAH: KOLEL DERUSHIM AL SEDER HA-PARASHIYOT VE-GAM PERUSH AL HA TORAH. Nuyork: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1897. Rebound, 8vo, xi, 156 pages, 25 cm. Hebrew. Be-reshit to Haye Sarah. Goldman 702. Singmerman 5245. E. Deinard 341. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, Hebrew -- United States. Jewish sermons, American. Bible. Other Title Genesis -- Sermons. “Helek rishon.” No more published. “Rabinovitz, a preacher in Slobodka, became the rabbi of Providence, RI, ca. 1887. He died in 1898 at the age of fifty-two. Sefer Yehudah contains homilies on the first five lections of the Pentateuch. Rabinovitz hoped to publish his manuscript on the rest of the Pentateuch and the Talmud, to which he would append additional approbations. Such a volume never appeared” (Goldman). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Rebound. Bumped corners and edges with wear to binding. Brittle pages. Goldman 702. Singmerman 5245. E. Deinard 341. (Heb-43-1) (ID #28026) $50.00.
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  197. 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. (MX-33-29) (ID #16343) $40.00.
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  199. DI IDISHE VISENSHAFTLIKHE BIBLIYOTHEK, VOL 1 NO 1. New York : International Publishing Co., June 1899. Quarter cloth., 16mo. 60 pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S) : Science – popular works – periodicals. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Library of Congress, Florida Atlantic Univ, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison). Ex library, only markings are stamps inside covers, sticker on spine, good condition. (AMR-15-19) (ID #18648) $100.00.
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  201. Kaspe, Avraham. ASTRONOMY = ASTRONOMYE: DI GRESTE ENTDEKUNG FUN SIR AYZAK NYUTON. Nyu York: Aroysgegeben Fun A. M. Yevalenko, 1900. Original Wraps. 12mo. 67 pages. 19 cm. Singerman 5529. In Yiddish, with secondary English title: “Astronomy, by Dr. Ab. Caspe”. A popular introduction to Astronomy and the work of Isaac Newton by Dr. Abraham Caspe, a socialist, and one of the first science editors for the Forverts. In the series ‘Die Internatsionale bibliothek’, published by A. M Yevalenko, president of the International Library Publishing Company, a Yiddish publisher of radical and scientific literature; Yevalenko was a friend of Chaim Zhitlovsky and much of the emigre Russian radicals in America; he was unmasked by the Socialist-Revolutionary Burtsev in 1910 as an Okhrana agent, at the trial held to prove or refute the charges in New York, Abraham Caspe (as well as Chaim Zhitlovsky) was part of the committee which ultimately held the charges to be true (see NY Times, April 26, 1910). Subjects: Astronomy. Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Yiddish – Popular Science. OCLC lists 7 copies (Harvard, UT Austin, Penn, NYPL, UNC Chapel Hill, Yale, Yiddish Bookcenter). Lightly bumped edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very Good+ Condition. (YID-19-15) (ID #31060) $100.00.
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  203. Krantz, Ph. (Philip). DI KULTURGESHIKHTE: DER MENSH UN ZAYN ARBAYT: ZAYT ER HOT ZIKH BEVIZEN OYF DER ERD BIZ UNZER TSAYT [VOLS 1 & 2]. Nyu York; Di Internatsyonale Bibliothek Ferlag Ko., 1900. Original Cloth. 8vo. 303, [5]; 323, [5] pages. 20 cm. First edition. Volumes 1 and 2 only, of three total. Singerman 5784. Cultural-History: of Man and His Works. A historical materialist tome on human culture and society, written by the Yiddish socialist journalist Philip Krantz (J. Rombro). Later editions were bound as three volumes in one. Singerman 5784. Subjects: Civilization - History. Yiddish – Science. OCLC lists 7 copies. Cloth of second volume repaired, light soiling to cloth and endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-53) (ID #31097) $100.00.
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    REFORM

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  205. Schreiber, Emanuel. REFORMED JUDAISM AND ITS PIONEERS. Spokane, WA, Spokane Printing Company, 1892. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. xv, 400 pages. Inscribed by the author on title page. Original Cloth. Singerman 4431. The first Jewish book published in Washington state. Lengthy biographies of the founders of Reform Judaism: David Friedlaender, Israel Jacobsohn, Aron Chorin, Abraham Geiger et al. Outer margin of title frayed, gutter split. Contemporary boards. Also inscribed by previous owner on front end page (dated 1943) and margin of title page. Good condition. (Spec-12-7) (ID #25535) $125.00.
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  207. Stern, Myer. THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF REFORM JUDAISM : EMBRACING A HISTORY MADE FROM THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF TEMPLE EMANU-EL OF NEW YORK, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF SALEM FIELD CEMETERY, ITS CITY OF THE DEAD, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF ITS VAULTS. MONUMENTS, AND LANDSCAPE EFFECTS. New York : Myer Stern., 1895. Cloth., 8vo. Vii, 205 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Reform Judaism - history; Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY) ; Salem Field Cemetery (Brooklyn, New York, NY). CONTENTS: Rise and Progress of Reform Judaism; Temple Emanu-EL; Proceedings of the Fiftieth Anniverasy; First Day; Second Day; Third Day; Echoes of the Jubilee; Salem Field Cemetery; The Seligman Mausoleum; Description of Salem Field. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Gilt design on cover, all edges gilt. Ex library. Spine repaired. Wear to corners, otherwise Good + Condition. (MX-35-11/21-25 ) (ID #31339/23904) $200.00.
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  209. Davidson, David, 1848-1933. DOES JUDAISM STILL EXIST?. Cincinnati, Oh., 1880-1889?. Original Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 15 pages. Scarce. Singerman 2843, listing 3 copies. No copies on OCLC. Davidson (1848–1933), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and educator…. He served as rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Des Moines, Iowa, and Shearith Israel Congregation in Cincinnati, where he was invited by Isaac Mayer Wise in 1885 to join the faculty of the recently established Union College (later renamed Hebrew Union College ). Davidson taught Talmud and exegesis at the Reform seminary from 1885 to 1892, when he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by HUC and appointed rabbi of the Kahl-Montgomery Congregation in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1895, he was called to the prestigious Congregation Ahavath Chesed (later, Central Synagogue) in New York City, where he subsequently became the rabbi of Congregation Agudath Jeshurun. Although recognized as a pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, Davidson also contributed significantly to the Conservative movement. In the early 1900s, he served as professor of rabbinics at the fledgling Jewish Theological Seminary, without drawing a salary. There he befriended a number of students who were to make their own marks on American Jewish history, including Mordecai M. Kaplan and Bernard C. Ehrenreich as well as Stephen S. Wise” (EJ, 2007). Institutional blind stamp, professional repair to corner on rear cover, unobtrusive stamp on margin, residue of later outside binding on edge of front cover, attractive, Good+ Condition. (spec-13-5). (ID #27058) $225.00.
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  211. Elzas, Barnett A. A TRIUMPH OF TOLERANCE: THE NOTABLE CONTEST OVER THE ORGAN IN THE SYNAGOGUE. No Place (Charleston?) No Publisher (The Author?). Ca 1903? Original Wrappers. 8vo. [4] pages. 24 cm. Subtitle: “Judge Butler’s Opinion in the Case of the State Against Ancker, ‘One of the Landmarks in the History of Reform Judaism in America’ – The Courts Cannot be Called Upon to Establish ‘a Judicial Standard for Theological Orthodoxy.” SUBJECT (S) : Reform Judaism -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Tri-fold creasing; otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-26) (ID #28429) $135.00.
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  213. Schreiber, Emanuel. HISTORIANS OF JUDAISM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: READ BEFORE THE JEWISH DENOMINATIONAL CONGRESS AT CHICAGO, AUGUST 30, 1893. Chicago; Occident Pub. Co., 1894. Original Wraps. 8vo. 28 pages. 23cm. First edition. Singerman #4766. “We have no work like it in the English language. It is a valuable contribution to the literature of the Reform Movement. Dr. Schreiber has acquitted himself remarkably well in performing the difficult task of portraying in biographies the origin and growth of reform in Judaism. The book should be read by every Israelite be he conservative or radical. – Jewish Spectator, Memphis” (Back wrap. ) Subjects: Jews -- Historiography. Jewish historians. OCLC lists 9. SA, YU, UCLA, Yale, University of Michigan, HUC, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, UPenn, Bar Ilan Univ. ) Crease down center of pamphlet, light shelf-wear or rubbing. “history” written in ink on top right corner. Fresh and clean, very good condition. (AMR-43-30) (ID #31465) $125.00.
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  215. Hyneman, Rebekah Gumpert. THE LEPER, AND OTHER POEMS. Philadelphia, A. Hart, 1853. 1st edition. Original Cloth, 8vo, 216 pages. 20 cm. Author’s most famous work. Singerman 1280. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Poetry. Rebekah Gumpert Hyneman (1812 – 1875) “was best known to mid-nineteenth-century American Jews as the author of The Leper and Other Poems (1853). However, she also published stories, poems, and essays in the Occident and American Jewish Advocate, the Masonic Keystone and Mirror, and other periodicals.” Her son, Elias,” was a Union cavalry soldier who died in 1865 in Georgia’s Andersonville Prison.” Her brother-in-law, “Leon Hyneman was an active Mason who founded the Masonic Keystone and Mirror in 1852. Hyneman’s devotion to Judaism is evident in much of her writing. ‘The Chosen, ’ for example, published in Leper, articulates concern for Jews who forsake Judaism because of ‘temptations’ and an ‘oppressor’s hand. ’ ‘The Lost Diamond, ’ a story published in Occident in 1862, makes those temptations concrete, in the form of material well-being. The characters resist: They are unwilling to pay the price, conversion to Christianity. Ultimately, these faithful Jews are rewarded with wealth and love. In a significant number of her works, Hyneman promoted ideals of Jewish women’s behavior. ‘Female Scriptural Characters, ’ a series of poems that appeared in Occident between 1846 and 1850 (subsequently included in Leper), pays homage to fourteen women including Sarah, Rebekah, Ruth, Esther, Deborah, and Judith. Repeatedly, Hyneman emphasized the womanliness of these faithful Jews, particularly by noting their piety and valor as well as their adherence to white middle-class American codes of female behavior. Hyneman …. Was one of a small number of American Jewish women of the time who published their work. She took that bold step into the public arena in order to share with other American Jews her belief in the significance of Judaism, as well as to educate uninformed, and even antisemitic, non-Jews” (Lichtenstein, Jewish Women’s Archive, 2009). The publisher, Abraham Hart, (1810–1885), was the “first important U. S. Jewish publishing executive and [a] leading Philadelphia Jew of his generation….In 1829 he and Edward L. Carey established…E. L. Carey & A. Hart, which was soon in the first rank of American publishers. Among the authors they published were Macaulay, Thackeray, Longfellow, and James Fenimore Cooper.” In 1850, “his publications began to appear under the imprint A. Hart which he used until he retired in 1854.…He served as president of Mikveh Israel Congregation of Philadelphia for more than 30 years (1841–64 and 1867–76). Hart presided at the 1845 meeting that inaugurated the Jewish Publication Society and was its president until…1851…. He was active in the agitation for a presidential pronouncement on the Mortara Case in 1858. For three years beginning in 1866 he was president of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites. Hart was treasurer of the Hebrew Education Society in the years 1848–75 and was the first president of Maimonides College. During his time no Jewish development of note in Philadelphia, and virtually none nationally, took place without his support” (EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide, none outside the Northeastern US. 19th Century Library marks. Original binding worn but solid. Lacks blank rear end paper, some staining to pages. Good Condition. Scarce and important. (AMR-39-1) (ID #31222) $1700.00.
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  217. Grodzinsky, Henry [Tzvi Hirsch Grodzinsky]. SEFER MIKVEH YISRAEL: HILKHOT MIKVAOT. Chicago: Ginzburg, 1898. Paper wrappers, 4to. 110 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. Early work of Halacha, dealing with the laws of Mikveh and feminine purity, published in the United States. The author, who was Rabbi of Omaha, Nebraska for almost sixty years (1892 to 1949), was a cousin of R. Chaim Ozer Grodzenski of Vilna. SUBJECT(S) : Mikveh. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). Bound in modern paper cover. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-19-20) (ID #26760) $300.00.
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  219. Aguilar, Grace. THE WOMEN OF ISRAEL. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York, D. Appleton & Co, 1851. 1st US Edition. With frontispiece portrait of author. Period Binding, 8vo, 336 pages. [Singerman 1171]. The First Comprehensive Study of Jewish Women by a Jew. This work, by Grace Aguilar (1816-47), published this for her own co-religionists and lamented in the preface that the authors of previous works on the subject “are Christians themselves, and write for the Christian world… the characters of the Old Testament are so briefly and imperfectly sketched, compared to those of the New.” Aguilar’s secondary motive in publishing this work was to counter the charge “that the law of Moses sank the Hebrew female to the lowest state of degradation, placed her on a level with slaves or heathens, and denied her all mental and spiritual enjoyment. The word of God at once proves its falsity.” Aguilar believed that the spiritual state of a Jewish community was dependent on the nation in which it existed, and in her survey of the contemporary period she distinguished between the communities of southern and eastern Europe from those in the Protestant north. Only in the latter were the Jews free of persecution and able to reach spiritual heights. The freest community, she observed, was the one in America-”The Hebrew advantages in that land, more numerous even than in England, consist in perfect freedom”-and American Jews had the greatest opportunities to cultivate the Jewish spirit. Aguilar was a prolific nineteenth-century novelist and Jewish historian of Sephardic descent, was known for her works of fiction, but in this 1845 publication she addresses Jewish history from a female perspective. These two volumes consist of a series of biographical essays on Old Testament, Talmudic and modern Jewish women. Aguilar identifies a need for more female biography of scripture, postulating a continuity between the biblical matriarchs and the Jewish women of her generation. Addressing a female readership, Aguilar writes in a didactic and highly evangelical tone characteristic of the period, using her discussion to argue for the emancipation of Jews, particularly Jewish women, who should also have access to all Jewish religious texts Some wear, bit of foxing, Good Condition. (AMR-39-52) (ID #31565) $225.00.
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  221. Lazarus, Emma; Josephine Lazarus. THE POEMS OF EMMA LAZARUS [TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Boston And New York; Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1889. Original cloth. 12mo. V, 342; 257 pages. 18cm. First edition. Singerman 3700. With frontispiece portrait of Emma Lazarus. With biographical sketch by her sister, Josephine Lazarus, originally published in Century magazine, Oct., 1888. Part of the poems are reprinted from the Century, Lippincott's magazine, the Critic, and the American Hebrew. Contents, volume I. Narrative, lyric, and dramatic. - volume II. Jewish poems: translations. Collected poems of Emma Lazarus, the famous American-Jewish woman poet and early Zionist. “After her death appeared ‘The Poems of Emma Lazarus’ (2 vols., Boston and New York, 1889), which comprise such of her poetic work in previous collections, in periodical publications, and from among her literary remains as her executors deemed proper to preserve in permanent form.” (1906 JE) According to the 2007 Encyclopedia Judaica: “Lazarus, who never married, died of cancer at the age of 38. After her death, her sister, Josephine Lazarus, prohibited the inclusion of ‘anything Jewish’ in the collected edition of her works that appeared in 1889.” Top outer edge gilt. Subjects: Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887.; Poems of Emma Lazarus. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1889. Light rubbing to cloth edges; institutional marks on endpages and backstrip, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (AMR-44-30) (ID #31576) $200.00.
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  223. Lazarus, Josephine. THE SPIRIT OF JUDAISM. New York; Dodd, Mead And Co., 1895. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 202 pages. 18 cm. First edition. Singerman #4867. “Lazarus’s life and work provide important insights into a pattern of Jewish identification and assimilation in late nineteenth-century America. She wanted to identify with Judaism and Jews, but, like her sister and many contemporaries, had little in common with the Eastern European immigrants flooding America’s shores. While she decried Jews’ ignorance of the rich spiritual heritage of Judaism, she herself was unable to draw upon classical texts or traditional sources for her own spiritual nourishment. She mistakenly understood rabbinic Judaism, which she rejected, to be the only source of spiritual sustenance for Jews, while claiming that contemporary Reform Judaism was spiritually bankrupt. While she was not a systematic thinker, her work reflects her deep sense of obligation to respond to the pressing issues of the day. Josephine Lazarus’s legacy is of a woman yearning for a Judaism that satisfies both the intellect and the spirit, a Judaism that can connect the past with the present and the future.” (Jewish Women’s Archive) Subjects: Judaism. Ex-Library with usual markings. Rough cut pages, tear on pages 135 and 136. Good condition. (AMR-43-28) (ID #31463) $75.00.
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  225. Mielziner, M. THE JEWISH LAW OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE IN ANCIENT AND MODERN TIMES: AND ITS RELATION TO THE LAW OF THE STATE. Cincinnati; Bloch Pub. And Print. Co., 1884. Later boards. 8vo. 149 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Singerman #3273 Based on lectures by Mielziner, this text discusses the legal, religious and historical aspects of marriage using a framework that compares and contrasts “ethical doctorine” and “law”. “In 1857 [Mielziner] was called as principal of the religious school to Copenhagen, where he remained until 1865, when he was called to the rabbinate of the Congregation Anshe Chesed in New York ("New Yorker Staats-Zeitung,” 1865, No. 215). When this congregation was absorbed by the Beth-El congregation, he opened a private school, which he conducted until 1879, when he received a call as professor of Talmud and rabbinical literature from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Upon the death of Isaac M. Wise March 26, 1900, he became president of this institution, and held this position until his death.” (EJ 1906) Subjects: Marriage law. Divorce. Marriage (Jewish law). Divorce (Jewish law). Ex-Library with usual markings. Rebound in blue cloth. Text bright and clean. Very Good + condition. (AMR-43-42) (ID #31477) $125.00.
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  227. 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. Very good condition. A beautiful copy. (SPEC-27-29) (ID #16382) $100.00.
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  229. Levy, Amy. A MINOR POET AND OTHER VERSE. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1891. Publishers decorated cloth. 12mo. 91, [1] pages. 19 cm. Second edition, first edition thus. The Cameo series. “This volume is a reprint of that issued in 1884, with the addition of a sonnet and a translation, from a volume published in Cambridge in 1881, and now out of print.” Attractively bound, with decorative illustrated boards, gilt upper outer edge, and frontispiece portrait of the author. Amy Levy was born 1861 in London, to an Anglo-Jewish family; she attended Brighton High School for Girls, a school founded by women’s rights advocates. “While at Brighton, Levy wrote ‘Xantippe, ’ a dramatic monologue in which Socrates’ maligned wife gives her point of view on their marriage. In 1879 Levy became the second Jewish woman to attend Cambridge and the first at Newnham College, which she left in 1881 when her first volume, Xantippe and Other Verse, was published. Two unpublished stories written at Cambridge are revealing: ‘Leopold Leuniger: a Study’ suggests that she encountered antisemitic attitudes there, and ‘Lallie: a Cambridge Sketch’ expresses the strain of being a pioneering woman at the university. A more mature (and published) story, ‘Between Two Stools’ (1883), takes up this theme in a more comic vein. After leaving Cambridge Levy traveled in Germany and Switzerland, going back and forth between Europe and London until the end of 1884. While in London, Levy resided in her parents’ home, but lived an independent life. With friends who were writers and social activists, she frequented the British Museum’s Reading Room, a meeting-place for women leading innovative lives. Throughout her twenties Levy, despite battling with episodes of clinical depression, published poems, essays, and stories in London magazines. ‘Sokratics in the Strand’ (1884), a powerful short story, shows her willingness to write about despondency and suicidal impulses. So does A Minor Poet and Other Verse, which also appeared in 1884. Nearly all these poems are sad, and many are about death; the book’s mood reflects Levy’s own temperament, but she was also influenced by the melancholy poetry written by Victorian women and by German Pessimists, especially Heine. Levy’s lyrics and dramatic monologues stand out from the work of most other women poets of her time in that they raise philosophical questions about whether there is any order or meaning that can justify the anguish of her speakers. […] When Levy committed suicide on September 10, 1889, Oscar Wilde, among others, praised her work: ‘To write thus at six-and-twenty is given to very few...The world must forgo the full fruition of her power. ’ And yet Levy was neglected after the 1890s.” (Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia) Subjects: Poetry – Britain – Amy Levy. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to boards, light stain to upper portion of frontispiece and protective tissue guard; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MX-36-19) (ID #31183) $275.00.
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  231. (Lyons, Jacques, Rabbi) Tendlau, Abraham Moses. SHA’ARE SHAMAYIM. PFORTEN DES HIMMELS: EIN BUCH ZUR HAUSLICHEN ANDACHT FUR ISRAELITEN, BESONDERS DEN FRAUEN IN ISRAEL GEMIDMET. Frankfurt Am Main: Selbstverlage Des Verfassers, 1834. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 304 pages, 19 cm. In German. Rabbi Jacques J. Lyons’ copy, with his ownership stamp on title page. Lyons was a “hazan, rabbi, and community leader….born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). ….Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalome for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas’ successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842….In 1854, Jacques and Rabbi Abraham de Sola of Montreal collaborated in writing A Jewish Calendar for Fifty Years, a book that contained a comprehensive Jewish calendar, an essay on the Jewish calendar system, as well as historical information concerning Jewish communities in the United States, Canada, and the West Indies….His niece through marriage [was] Emma Lazarus….”(AJHS).SUBJECT(S) : Jewish women -- Religious life -- Germany -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide S). Light yellowing of pages. Lightly bumped cover corners. Very good condition. (Spec-8-1) (ID #25466) $145.00.
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    LITERATURE

    FIRST WORK OF JEWISH FICTION PUBLISHED IN THE MIDWEST

     

     

  233. Baldwin, Eugene F. and Maurice Eisenberg. DOCTOR CAVALLO. Peoria, IL: Privately Printed, 1895. First Edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth, 8vo, 317, [3] pages. First Jewish fiction published in the Midwest (Harap, 1974, pp. 476-478). Inscribed by the author. Singerman 4801. WRIGHT III: 253. The hero, a Jewish doctor, confronts anti-Semitism and political corruption in the city of 'P-----" (clearly Peoria). “The oldest Jewish community [in Illinois] outside of Chicago is Peoria, where the first Jews arrived in 1847. A benevolent society was organized in 1852 and the first congregation, Anshai Emeth, was formed in 1859” (EJ, 2007). As an interesting aside, Betty Friedan, the “mother” of the second wave Feminism of the 60s, cites the Antisemitism she experienced growing up in Peoria in the 1920s and 30s as a factor in her Feminist consciousness (Jewish Women’s Archive, SUBJECT(S) : Physicians -- Fiction. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (AMR-39-2) (ID #31223) $300.00.
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  235. Schnabel, Louis. VOEGELE’S MARRIAGE AND OTHER TALES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1892. Modern Paper Wrappers. 12mo, 83 pages, 19 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Short stories, Jewish. American fiction -- Jewish authors. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Lightly bumped corners. Lightly yellowed pages. Very good condition. (Spec-10-6) (ID #25506) $100.00.
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  237. Selikovitsch, George. DER BEROYBTER KEYVER: OFER IKH VEYS NIT OYB IKH BIN IKH... FUN LITVISHEN FILOZOF. Nyu York: Ferlag Fun Katsenelenbogn, 1900. Paper cover, 8vo, 96 pages, 20 cm. In Yiddish. Singerman 5852. SUBJECT(S) : Author’s, Jewish -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc. Jews -- United States -- New York -- Fiction. Genre/Form: Short stories, Yiddish. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, JTS, Brandeis, Hebrew Union College, Yale). Tear to cover edges. Tears to page corners. Repair to spine. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-3) (ID #27627) $125.00.
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  239. Franzos, Karl Emil. THE JEWS OF BARNOW: STORIES. New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1883. Original Publisher's Cloth. 12mo. xxii, 334 pages. 22 cm. In English with Hebrew title on cover. CONTENTS: The Shylock of Barnow. --Chane. --Two saviours of the people. --The child of atonement. --Esterka Regina. --Baron Schmule. --The picture of Christ. --Nameless graves. Reprint of the 1883 edition published by D. Appleton, New York. Uniform Title: [Juden von Barnow. English]. Subjects: Jews--Fiction. Genre/Form: Jewish fiction. Series: The Modern Jewish experience. Translated by M.W. MacDowall. Backstrip torn, repaired. Front hinge starting. Endpages and half-title page detached but present. Internal pages are browned, but not fragile. Good condition. (SPEC23-37) (ID #27449) $35.00.
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  241. Harte, Bret. THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP; AND OTHER SKETCHES. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co. Cambridge : Riverside Press, 1871. Hardcover, 12mo, iv, 256 pages, 18 cm. Contents: Sketches. Luck of Roaring Camp ; Outcasts of Poker Flat ; Miggles -- Tennessee's partner ; Idyl of Red Gulch ; Brown of Calaveras ; High-water mark ; Lonely ride ; Man of no account -- Stories. Mliss ; Right eye of the commander ; Notes by flood and field -- Bohemian papers. Mission Dolores ; John Chinaman ; From a back window ; Boonder. The author was the grandson of Bernard Hart (1763-1855), an American merchant and was also the nephew of Congressman Emanuel B. Hart. “By the time of Bernard Hart's [Bret’s grandfather’s] second marriage, in 1806, to Rebecca Seixas, niece of hazzan Gershom Mendes Seixas, [Bernard] Hart had become parnas of Shearith Israel Congregation in New York, a post which he held for three years. He was active in the affairs of the congregation for many years, especially in its burial society. Hart is reported to have served as a quartermaster in the New York State Militia in 1787, and as a major during the War of 1812. He was a member of the committees which established the first New York Exchange office in 1792, and the New York Stock and Exchange Board in 1817, serving as secretary of the latter 1831-53" (Bertram Wallace Korn in EJ). SUBJECT(S) : Western stories. Short stories, American. Wear to cover binding. Wear and light chipping to corners of cover and binding. Good condition. (Sef-13-10) (ID #24966) $30.00.
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    JUVENILE LITERATURE AND TEXTBOOKS

     

    THE FIRST TALMUD TEXTBOOK FOR JEWISH CHILDREN IN AMERICA

  243. Ehrlich, Arnold B. RASHE PERAKIM:... LIKUTE AGADAH... HALAKHAH. New York; John Wiley’s Sons, 1883. Publishers cloth. O. [4], 67, [1], 115 pages. 20 cm. First Edition. Singerman 3136. In Hebrew. ‘First Talmud Textbook for Jewish Children in America. ’ (Goldman) Added title page: ‘Rahshe´ Perahkim: being selections from the Talmud and the Midrashim: Part I., Agada. Part II., Halaka. Arranged for the use of students. ’ “Rashe Perakim contains vocalized selections from the Talmud and Midrash. It represents the first attempt to incorporate Talmud into elementary Jewish education in America. ‘My heart originally desired to add a translation and commentary in the language of this land, in order to benefit our youngsters; however, the heart is dependent on the pocket… therefore my work leaves the print-shop without the addition of a translation’ (p. 4)” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #288). Arnold Bogumil David Ehrlich was a “Bible critic; born in Volodovka, near Brest-Litovsk, Russia, Jan. 15, 1848. Educated at the universities of Leipsic and Berlin, he later became assistant librarian of Oriental books in the Royal Library in Berlin. In 1878 he emigrated to the United States, settling in New York city, where he still (1903) resides. Since 1898 Ehrlich has devoted practically his entire time to his commentary on the Hebrew Bible, entitled ‘Mi? Ra ki-Peshu? O.” (EJ 1906). Subjects: Midrash - Study and teaching. Talmud - Study and teaching. OCLC lists 8 copies. Cloth edges worn, backstrip contains some tears across, page edges lightly bumped, slight soiling in margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-36) (ID #31429) $1100.00.
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  245. 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 7" - 7½" tall, x, 241 pages. 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. Lacks outer binding. Dampstains to few pages, but all text is clear. Good condition. (AMR-37-8). (ID #26897) $65.00.
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  247. Moses, Adolph; & Moses, Isaac S. THE PROVERBS. SCHOOL EDITION. Cincinatti, Bloch, 1886. Hardcover, 12mo, 36 pages. "Publication of the Hebrew Sabbath-School Union of America.” Singerman # 3407. Jewish institutional stamps, otherwise Very Good condition. (amr-20-43) (ID #19065) $75.00.
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  249. 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. New York, Rogers and Sherwood, 1883. 1st Edition. 8vo. Viii, 441 pages. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and embossing. Singerman 3113. The first state of the first edition, with the errata page at the end and published in New York instead of Cincinatti. 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. "Rev G. Hirsch 337 E. 52nd St" penned in 19th century hand on front end paper. SUBJECT (S) : Readers and speakers. Jews -- History. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Wear to backstrip, repairs to hinges, Good condtion. (AMR-19-13) (ID #19099) $100.00.
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  251. Hecht, Sigmund. POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY: A COMPENDIUM OF JEWISH HISTORY FROM THE CLOSE OF THE BIBLICAL RECORDS TO THE PRESENT DAY: FOR HOME AND SABBATH SCHOOL, PART 1. Cincinnati; Bloch Print. Co., American Hebrew Publishing House, 1896. Publishers Boards. 8vo. VII 78 pages. 19cm. New and Revised edition. (1896 edition not in Singerman. 1895 edition listed Singerman #4839.) Part one of a three volume text book adapted for younger readers from Hecht’s comprehensive “Epitome of Post-Biblical History”. This volume outlines early Jewish history in antiquity. “Hecht was rabbi at Montgomery, Alabama from 1876-1888 and at Temple Emanu-El (Milwaukee, Wis. ) from 1888-1899. Hecht then moved west where he became rabbi at Congregation B'nai B'rith (Los Angeles, Calif. ), the forerunner of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.” (American Jewish Archives) Subjects: Jews – History. OCLC lists 26. Rubbing on paper boards. Previous owner’s inscription in pencil on front end pages. Front hinge starting. Text clean and fresh. Very Good condition. (AMR-43-31) (ID #31466) $40.00.
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  253. Hecht, Sigmund. EPITOME OF POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY FOR JEWISH-AMERICAN SABBATH-SCHOOLS. Cincinnati : Bloch., 1882. Cloth., 8vo. 128 pages. First English edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Gilt tile on front. Hinge repaired, spine faded, covers edgeworn, good condition. (AMR-32-7) (ID #20190) $30.00.
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  255. Loeb, Henri; Moses Nathan Nathan. DEREKH HA-EMUNAH = THE ROAD TO FAITH: FOR THE USE OF JEWISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. Cincinnati; Bloch Pub. Co., [1880’s]. Original printed boards. 16mo. 66 pages. 14 cm. Translation of [Derekh ha-emuna]: Der Weg des Glaubens. First published in 1835 in French and German, under the title: Le chemin de la foi. Translated from the German of Dr. Henri Loe¨b, chief rabbi of Belgium, by Moses N. Nathan, minister of the synagogue, Nefutzote Yehudah, New Orleans. This Jewish school catechism was extremely popular (first published in English in Kingston, Jamaica in 1840, and oft reprinted for the Hebrew Sunday School in Philadelphia in the 1860-70’s). This edition is remarkably scarce; not listed in Singerman or Goldman. A primer containing questions and answers to help understand the tenets of various rituals; with Hebrew words only for the name of holidays. Henri Loeb (1805-1890) was a distinguished theologian and writer, and once Chief Rabbi of Belgium. His brother Moritz Loeb was an important Jewish-American journalist and man of affairs in Philadelphia. The translator, Moses Nathan Nathan (1807-1883) served as Rabbi in several new world congregations, including: St. Thomas, West Indies [Virgin Islands]; Newport; and New Orleans. Subjects: Jewish religious education - Textbooks for children. Judaism - Study and teaching. OCLC lists one copy of this edition (Natl Libr Israel). Binding shaken, light wear to boards, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-44-6) (ID #31544) $100.00.
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  257. Kohler, Kaufmann. GUIDE FOR INSTRUCTION IN JUDAISM : A MANUAL FOR SCHOOLS AND HOMES. New York : Philip Cohen., 1900. Cloth., 12mo. Viii, 138 pages. Third edition. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism – study and teaching. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, Jewish National & Univ Library). CONTENTS: Introductory; System of doctrines; System of duties; Religious observance; Appendix A; Appendix B. Kohler (1843-1926) was born in Bavaria and received his doctorate in 1867. "His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs, took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him.” In 1869, at the suggestion of Abraham Geiger, Kohler moved to the United States, leading congregations first in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An anti-Zionist, active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and president of Hebrew Union College, he was a Reform leader. "[In 1885, ] replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885). The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburg Conference of Reform rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus.” (Temkin, EJ) Corners bumped, pages clean. Good+ condition. (AMR-41-40) (ID #31340) $50.00.
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  259. Harris, Maurice H. CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM OF EDUCATION. DEPARTMENT OF JEWISH STUDIES. COURSE BOOK, PT. 4. JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE : A COURSE OF LESSONS FROM THE RISE OF THE KABBALA TO THE EXPULSION OF THE JEWS BY SPAIN. THIS VOL ONLY (OF 4. STANDS ON ITS OWN). Philadelphia : Jewish Chautauqua Society., 1899. Cloth., 16mo. 55 pages. Singerman 4673. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history; Hebrew literature – outlines, syllabi, etc. SERIES: Chautauqua system of education. Department of Jewish studies. Course book, pt. 4. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. “Born in London, [Harris (1859-1939) ] came to the United States at 10 and entered the business world. He studied at Columbia University earning his B. A. (1887), M. A. (1888), and Ph. D. (1889). He was ordained at Temple Emanu-El Theological Seminary, a short-lived affiliate of the famed New York Congregation (1884) and became the rabbi of Temple Israel in Harlem. His most important work was with the immigrant population. He was a founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime and a founder and president of the Federation Settlement and the Jewish Projectory, an organization designed to facilitate the successful absorption of the immigrants who flooded New York beginning in 1881.” (EJ, 2007) Covers rubbed, overall very good condition. (AMR-41-39/32-3). Uncommon. (ID #31338/26712) $150.00.
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  261. Hebrew Sabbath School Union Of America. GUIDE FOR JEWISH SABBATH-SCHOOL TEACHERS. Cincinnati, Bloch. No Date (1890s). Later Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 102 pages. 23 cm. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish religious education -- Teaching methods. Singerman 3914. Contents include: “Introduction to Biblical History” (K. Kohler) ; “Religio-Moral Instruction in the Sabbath-School” (D. Philipson) ; “On Instruction in the Post-Biblical History” (B. Felsenthal) ; “How to Teach Biblical History in the Primary Grades” (by E. N. Calisch) ; & “How to Organize a Sabbath School” (H. Berkowitz). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Yale, Illinois, Towson, HUC, London Library). Probably lacks original wrappers. Otherwise Very Good Condition.(AMR-38-24) (ID #30984) $125.00.
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    JUBILEE AND SOUVENIR BOOKS

     

     

  263. Hebrew Free School Association (New York, N. Y. ). SOUVENIR OF CONFIRMATION, HEBREW FREE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, [NEW YORK, N.Y.], MAY 31ST 1891, AT TEMPLE SHAARAY TEPHILLA. New York : De Leeuw & Oppenheimer, 1891. Original cloth, Oblong 4to, 10 leaves. Uriah Hermann’s copy, who is listed as Vice-President of the Association, with his bookplate (Hermann was a leading German-Jewish philanthropist in New York at the time). Singerman 4250. A lavishly printed souvenir book on typical 19th century 1/16” thick stiff cardboard boards for leaves. All Edges Gilt. On the Programme page, the Opening Prayer is given by Rachel Sinaberg, the Dddress by Rev. R. Benjamin, the Examination by Rev. I. C. Noot, The Act of Confirmation & Address by Rev Dr. F. De Sola Mendes, the Song by Miss Carrie Strauss, and the Closing Prayer by Israel Goldwasser. All members of the Confirmation Class of 1891 (38 girls and 6 boys) are listed, as are the officers and directors (names include M. S. Isaacs, U. Hermann, N. Cowan, Henry Budge, A. Friedlander, F. Forsch, Dr. H. Gomez, Joseph Lilianthal, Jesse Lilianthal, Albert Loeb, I. Meinhard, A. F. Hochstadter, David Kohn, Jacob Korn, L. Levy, J. E. Newberger, M. Warley Platzek, Miss Julia Richman, I. Steinhart, Lipman Stern, & S. Stiefel). A composit photo of portraits of the board of directors is also present, as is a history of the Association and an illustration of its future home in the Educational Alliance building. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Education -- New York (State) -- New York. The Hebrew Free School Association was a “19th-century organization that countered efforts of Christian missionaries by founding a group of free schools for New York City’s Jewish immigrant children. In 1864, Christian missionaries had opened a school on the Lower East Side that offered to teach Hebrew to Jewish children, but the offer proved only a lure to convert Jewish children to Christianity. Outraged, a dozen Reform and Orthodox congregations opened a Hebrew free school nearby, with a complete Hebrew studies program that supplemented the standard curriculum of secular public schools. The school was so successful that the organizers formed a Free Hebrew School Association that opened branches in other Jewish neighborhoods. Aside from turning back the threat posed by Christian missionaries, the association, which was made up of successful, Americanized Jews of German origin, became a major instrument for helping newly arrived Jews—mostly from impoverished shtetls and ghettoes of eastern Europe—to adapt to their new country. In addition to traditional secular education and studies in the Hebrew language and Jewish religion and history, the schools taught the new arrivals hygiene and other American ways unknown in their homelands. The schools began closing in the 1870s, as the New York public school system expanded and as those Jews who had learned their lessons well emerged from the slums and moved elsewhere to assimilate with other Americans” (Encyclopedia of American Education, 2011). OCLC lists 2 copies (HUC & Harvard), but the HUC copy listing indicates only 8 leaves and so may be defective. Very light wear to cloth, old spine label and institutional number on title page, faint damp stain along extreme bottom edge of last few leaves, otherwise very clean. (AMR-39-5) (ID #31226) $950.00.
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  265. Hebrew Education Society; [Sulzberger, David], Comp. FIFTY YEARS' WORK OF THE HEBREW EDUCATION SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1848-1898. [Philadelphia, Pa. ] : The [Hebrew Education] Society, 1899. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 194 pages. 25cm. Illustrated. First edition. Singerman #5675. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographic or portrait reproductions of important members on nearly every page. Previous owner, Mrs. Jos. Loucheim, listed in appendix as a supporting member. “Organized July 16, 1848, largely through the efforts of Isaac Leeser; one of the oldest societies of its kind in the United States. The charter granted by the Pennsylvania legislature April 7, 1849, authorized the establishment of schools for general education, combined with instruction in the Hebrew language and literature; the charter also authorized the establishment of a ‘superior seminary of learning, ’ with power to grant the usual degrees given by other colleges. A supplementary act, passed May 13, 1866, allowed the admission of its pupils to the Boys' and Girls' High School, Philadelphia. The first school of the society was opened on the upper floors of the Phœnix Hose House on Zane (now Filbert) street. The first session was held on Monday, April 7, 1851. Early in 1854 the society received a legacy of $20, 000 from the estate of Judah Touro; in May following, the purchase of a church building on Seventh street, between Wood and Callowhill streets, was authorized; the school removed into this building in October of the same year. In January, 1889, this building was sold, and the school, now known as Hebrew School No. 1, removed to Keystone Hall, 1204 Germantown avenue. Maimonides College was opened Oct. 28, 1867, and remained in existence until December, 1873. Hebrew School No. 2 was opened March 3, 1878, in the synagogue building of the Holland Schule, Fifth and Catherine streets; it subsequently removed to Wheatley Hall, then to 322 Bainbridge street, and finally to the society's building, Touro Hall, at the southwest corner of Tenth and Carpenter streets. Hebrew School No. 3 was opened October, 1879, at Marshall street and Girard avenue, and in December following Hebrew School No. 4 was opened at 624 Wayne (now William) street, in the district of Richmond. Hebrew School No. 3 removed to the corner of Fourth and Poplar streets, thence to Seventh street, and in October, 1881, was merged with Hebrew School No. 1 in its new building at 317 North Seventh street, Hebrew School No. 4 becoming known as No. 3. In 1883, houses on Lark (now Weikel) street were purchased, and school No. 3 removed thither from 624 Wayne street. For some time trade-schools were in operation there, but they have been discontinued. The principal work of the society is now centered in Touro Hall, where a night-school is kept open the entire year. There are now classes in English, type-writing and stenography, men's and women's garment-cutting, millinery, dressmaking, and cigar-making, a free synagogue for the most sacred holy days, free baths, a reading-room, and a circulating library. The Hebrew Sunday-School Society, the Baron de Hirsch Committee, and the B'nai B'rith Manual Training-School have the free use of the Hebrew Education Society's buildings for their meetings and classes. The permanent fund of the society amounts to $35, 000. The annual expense is about $9, 500. Bibliography: Fifty Years of the Hebrew Education Society, Philadelphia, 1898.” (EJ 1906) Subjects: Hebrew Education Society (Philadelphia, Pa. ) -- History -- 19th century. OCLC lists 29. Ex-library with usual markings. Front and rear endpages and frontispiece reinforced with tape. Bookplate stamped No. 147 of 1000 copies with previous owner’s inscription. Very good condition. (AMR-43-27) (ID #31462) $175.00.
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  267. 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. 1895. 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. Stains and spots on covers, inner pages clean. Very good condition (AMR-41-33) (ID #31241) $150.00.
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  269. Voorsanger, Jacob. THE CHRONICLES OF EMANU-EL: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE CONGREGATION EMANU-EL, WHICH WAS FOUNDED IN JULY, 1850, AND WILL CELEBRATE ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY DECEMBER 23, 1900. San Francisco [Press Of G. Spaulding & Co. ], 1900. Leather Binding. 4to. 169, [1], xxi pages. 26cm. First edition. Singerman #5875. Gilt edges. Gilt stamp of Synagogue on front Cover. Frontispiece black and white drawing of the Sutter Street Synagogue. Profusely Illustrated with black and white plates showing photographs of the synagogue, its presidents, Rabbi's, etc. Celebrating the first 50 years of San Francisco’s Emanu-El congregation, this book commemorates the original Gold Rush era founders, and contains photographs of the original Temple Emanu-El that was later destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Subjects: Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco, Calif. ). Corners on front and rear covers are heavily worn. Back strip is missing and covers are attached with tape. End pages worn. Text block is intact and clean. Externally fair condition, internally good condition. (AMR-43-26) (ID #31461) $75.00.
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  271. Cohen, Henry. THE JEWS IN TEXAS. American Jewish Historical Society, 1895. Original Wraps. 8vo. 11 pages. 24cm. First separate edition. Singerman #S012. "From the publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, no. 4, 1895." Continuation of Cohen's article "Settlement of the Jews in Texas" printed in Publication of American Jewish Historical Society No 2. Cohen was concerned with many issues of Eastern European Jewish immigration, and actively campaigned for the settlement of Jews in Texas to avoid poor conditions in crowded cities on the East Coast. Henry Cohen was Rabbi of the Congregation B’nai Israel in Galveston, Texas. Subjects: Jews – Texas. History. Galveston. OCLC lists 8. (Huntington Lib., Yale, HUC, UPenn, Houston Public Lib., San Jacinto College, Sothern Methodist Uni., UT San Antonio. ) Wraps are fragile and have are missing bottom corners in front and rear. Internally very fragile, with brittle pages. Text clean, but pages starting to yellow. Tear to bottom right corner. Fair condition. (AMR-43-29) (ID #31464) $35.00.
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    GRAMMAR AND LANGUAGE

     

     

  273. Nordheimer, Isaac. A CRITICAL GRAMMAR OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE. New York, Wiley And Putnam; Philadelphia, H. Perkins, 1838-1841. Later Cloth. 8vo. XXIV, 288; XIX, 360 pages. 24cm. Second edition. Two volumes bound together. Singerman 0656. With large fold out ‘Table of the Inflections of Verbs’. “The Critical Grammar of the Hebrew Language, published in two volumes at New York in 1838 and 1841 by Isaac Nordheimer, is considered by William Chomsky to be ‘the most thorough and most scientific Hebrew grammar published in America’ during the nineteenth century. Indeed, in comparison with other grammars of the period with respect both to form and to content, Nordheimer's work is certainly superior. … Isaac Nordheimer was born in 1809 at Memelsdorf, Bavaria. Receiving a traditional Hebraic education in his youth, he subsequently studied at the Rabbinical school in Pressburg, Hungary, then under the direction of the noted rabbi and talmudist Moses Sofer. Besides his extensive Jewish education, Nordheimer also received a good secular education, studying in the gymnasium and then in the University of Wurzburg and finally completing his studies at the University of Munich, where in 1834 he received his Ph. D. In Oriental Languages. Due especially to the political turmoil engulfing Europe at the time, Nordheimer immigrated to America, arriving in New York in 1835, where he was almost immediately offered a teaching post as professor of Arabic, Syriac and other Oriental Languages and acting professor of Hebrew at the University of the City of New York. He began teaching there in1836 and soon after also became attached to the Union Theological Seminary of New York, where he continued his teaching and publishing until his untimely death at the age of thirty-three in1842. … Nordheimer's grammar, then, is not of really significant value as a critical, scientific, original piece of work. Nor is it of great value as a pedagogical work. Its significance lies in the fact that it transferred to American soil and in English garb the first-and in some ways the finest-fruits of the rising European Hebraic tradition.” (American Jewish Archives Journal, 1980; Jack Fellman). Attractively bound in cloth with gilt title. Subjects: Hebrew language - Grammar. Original endpages and first title page worn at edges, light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-44-31) (ID #31577) $120.00.
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  275. Mannheimer, Sigmund. MEFALES NATIV : HEBREW READER AND GRAMMAR WITH EXERCISES FOR TRANSLATION. PART I. Cincinnati : Bloch., 1895. Hardcover., 8vo. V, 26 pages. Goldman 298. Singerman 4877. Deinard 525. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language – grammar. Moisture stain on front cover, hinges starting, good condition. (AMR-32-1) (ID #20184) $100.00.
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  277. Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842. Gibbs, Josiah W. 1790-1861. (Josiah Willard). A HEBREW AND ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT :. Andover, Mass : Flagg And Gould, 1824. Hardcover, 8vo., 715 pages. Malachi [1955] # 343; Marcus [1954] # 70. Not listed in Goldman, though he does reference it. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language -- Dictionaries - English. English language - Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hinge repaired. Ex-library with book pocket. Soil and damp stain to pages. Covers worn, binding repaired. Good condition overall. (BIB-12-13) (ID #24265) $150.00.
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  279. Levias, Caspar. A GRAMMAR OF ARAMAIC IDIOM CONTAINED IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD: WITH CONSTANT REFERENCE TO GAONIC LITERATURE [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Cincinnati; The Bloch Pub. And Printing Co., 1896. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 58 pages. 25 cm. First seperate edition. Reprinted from the American journal of Semitic languages and literatures, vol. XIII, No. 1, Chicago, Ill. “Part 1” (as noted on cover). A larger work, with identical title, of the Grammar of Aramaic Idiom appeared in 1900 (Singerman 5791). This edition not in Singerman. Our copy signed on wrap, gift inscription to “Rev. Dr. Louis Grossmann, With the compliments of the author”. Caspar Levias was an “American Orientalist; born in Szagarren Feb. 13, 1860; received his elementary education in Russia and his collegiate training at Columbia College, New York (A. M. ), and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; he was fellow in Oriental languages at the former (1893-94) and fellow in Semitic languages at the latter university (1894-95). Since 1895 Levias has been instructor at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio. His published works are as follows: ‘A Grammar of the Aramaic Idiom Contained in the Babylonian Talmud, ’ Cincinnati, 1900; ‘The Justification of Zionism, ’ 1899. Besides these, Levias has published a large number of essays, chiefly on philological subjects, in ‘The American Journal of Semitic Languages’ (in which his Talmudic grammar first appeared) and in the ‘Hebrew Union College Journal. ’ (EJ 1906) Subjects: Aramaic language - Grammar. Talmud. Aramaic - Grammar. OCLC lists 6 copies. Front wrap loose, with brittle and slightly torn edges, back wrap contains torn bottom corner, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-39-39) (ID #31432) $250.00.
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  281. Levias, Caspar. A GRAMMAR OF THE ARAMAIC IDIOM CONTAINED IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD WITH CONSTANT REFERENCE TO GAONIC LITERATURE. 1900. 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. Original covers missing, later paper wrappers, inner pages clean. Very good condition. (AMR-41-31) (ID #31239) $125.00.
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  283. Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898. THE NEW EXODUS : A STUDY OF ISRAEL IN RUSSIA. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons ; London : W. Heinemann, 1892. Hardcover, 8vo., 300 pages. Gilt title on cover and spine. Includes frontispiece portrait of Alexander III and 8 illustrated plates. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Soviet Union. Jewish question. Juifs -- Russie. Juifs. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (SPEC-13-9) (ID #26481) $40.00.
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  285. Weber, J. -B.; Walter Kempster. LA SITUATION DES JUIFS EN RUSSIE. No Publisher, 1893? Softcover, 8vo, 24cm., 146 pages. In French. Translation in part of: “Report of the commissioners of immigration upon the causes which incite immigration to the United States, 1892.” Members of the Immigration Commission: J. B. Weber, chairman, J. N. Cross, Walter Kempster, Joseph Powderly, and H. J. Schulteis. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Damp stains on cover, bumping to edges and corners, natural yellowing of pages. Cover partially detached from block, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-7) (ID #30647) $50.00.
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  287. Pennell, Joseph. THE JEW AT HOME: IMPRESSIONS OF A SUMMER AND AUTUMN SPENT WITH HIM. New York, D. Appleton, 1892. Cloth, 8vo. (6) 105 pages. Illus., plates. In English. Contents: In Austria and Hungary. --In Austrian Poland. --In Russia. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Austria. Jews -- Soviet Union. In good condition. (AMR31-1) (ID #23790) $70.00.
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  289. 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 Isaac & Solomons, 1850. Period Boards. 8vo. V, 87 pages. 24 cm. Singerman 1149; Rosenbach 675. A collection of hypothetical dialogues between Christians and Jews on various issues, including: “Have the Jews corrupted their Scripture?” – “Dissimilarity between the Christian Messiah and the one foretold by the Prophets,” – “Jesus a Prophet,” – “Reason of the continued exile of the Jews,” – “Comparison between the Law of Moses and that of Jesus; an abrogation of the former, and practicability of the latter,” – “Reasons of the Jews being so determinedly opposed to Christianity,” – “The general expectation of the Messiah and consequent appearance of so many pretenders about the time when Jesus appeared.” Selig Newman was a German Hebraist; he "was educated at Posen, but in 1814 went to England and was appointed minister to the Plymouth [Jewish] 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 fulfilment 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. SUBJECT (S) : Messiah -- Prophecies. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (American Antiquarian Society, National Library of Israel). Very good condition in very basic period binding. (AMR-38-2) (ID #30977) $2000.00.
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  291. Moos H M. MORTARA: OR THE POPE AND HIS INQUISITORS. Bloch Israelite Office, Cincinnati, 1860. 1st Edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth, 12mo, 171 pages. (Singerman 1675) H M Moos was the literary editor of The Israelite, published novels in the magazine and then published them in books form. One of the first American publications on the notorious Mortara case: “On 23 June 1858, in Bologna, in the Papal States, police arrived at the home of a Jewish couple, Salomone (‘Momolo’) and Marianna Padovani Mortara, to take one of their eight children, six-year-old Edgardo, and transport him to Rome to be raised as a ward of the state. The police had orders from Holy Office, authorized by Pope Pius IX. This was done because Edgardo had been secretly baptised Catholic as an infant. Under Catholic doctrine, ‘emergency’ baptism may be administered to a person in danger of imminent death by anyone, man or woman, even a non-Christian, and is considered a valid baptism, as long as it is done in the manner in which the Catholic Church baptizes…. The incident soon received extensive publicity both in Italy and internationally. In the Kingdom of Sardinia, the largest independent state in Italy and the centre of the liberal nationalist movement for Italian unification, both the government and the press used the case to reinforce their claims that the Papal States were ruled by medieval obscurantists and should be liberated from Papal rule. Protests were lodged by both Jewish organizations and prominent political and intellectual figures in Britain, the United States, Germany, Austria, and France. Soon the governments of these countries added to calls for Edgardo to be returned to his parents. The French Emperor Napoleon III, whose troops garrisoned Rome to protect the Pope against the Italian anti-clerical unificationists, also protested…. The Mortara Incident may have helped persuade opinion that the Papal States should be conquered. When the French garrison was withdrawn in 1870, and the Italian army assaulted the city, Rome too was annexed by the newly unified, liberal Kingdom of Italy. The Mortara affair resulted in the origin of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in 1860. Adolphe Cremieux and other French-Jewish leaders formed the Alliance to advocate for all Jews who faced such circumstances” (Wikipedia, 2013). Wear to boards, lacks endpapers, Old child scribbles on pastedowns and title page, includes old signiture “Estelle, Lena Meyer, Montgomery Ala.” (AMR-39-3) (ID #31224) $425.00.
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  293. 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, 1896. Cloth, 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. Cloth lightly stained. Institutional stamps on endpages. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-1-19) (ID #16103) $40.00.
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  295. Peters, Madison P. JUSTICE TO THE JEW. THE STORY OF WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THE WORLD. New York And London, F. Tennyson Neely, 1889. 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. Ex-library, repaired internally, Good Condition. (AMR-20-58) (ID #19078) $30.00.
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  297. Elizabeth, Charlotte. JUDAH’S LION [THE FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ZIONIST NOVEL]. New York; M. W. Dodd, 1843. Publishers cloth. 16mo. 406 pages. 16 cm. First edition. Added title page, engraved. Singerman 0832 (1st edition variant with Dodd as publisher). This novel is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years) ; the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels and her Orange-Protestant essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore, owing to her fundraising on behalf of the Jews of Mogador in 1844 (she raised the most money of anyone for the Jewish community in the besieged Moroccan coastal city), her public protest against the policies of Tsar Nicholas I towards Jews, and her 1844 letter to the Bishop of Jerusalem, entitled ‘Israel’s Ordinances. ’ “As Tonna’s health deteriorated rapidly, the Montefiores became devoted friends. When she set out on her final journey to Ramsgate from London, it was Montefiore who bade her farewell at the train station and handed her a basket of grapes.” (Pg. 215; ‘Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero’; by Abigail Green). Her work, "Days of Old, ’ by Charlotte Elizabeth (Mrs. Tonner)” was part of the sixth volume published by the American Jewish Publication Society in 1847 (Jewish Miscellany no. VI; which also includes two works by Isaac Leeser, “Rachel Levi, A Tale” and “The Jews and Their Religion”), two years after the society was founded by Isaac Leeser (EJ 1906; American Jewish Publication Society). Bound in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). OCLC lists 20 copies. The last copy offered at auction, over 25 years ago in 1987, sold for US 400. Previous owners inscription on first two endpages, edge wear and light soiling to cloth, very light foxing throughout; overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-31) (ID #31425) $1100.00.
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  299. Charlotte Elizabeth. JUDAH’s LION. New York; John S. Taylor, 1843. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 358 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Singerman 0833. (1st edition variant with Taylor as publisher). OCLC lists 17 copies. Light tear to cloth at top, lightly foxed endpages, previous owners dedication on endpage, light foxing throughout, overall, clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-32) (ID #31537) $1100.00.
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  301. Raphael, Ralph B. (Ralph Baer). SHE’ELAT HA-YEHUDIM = THE JEWISH QUESTION. Newark; Bi-Defus Efrayim Deynard, 1893. Later cloth. 8vo. [1], 224, VIII pages. 23 cm. First Edition. One fold-out illustration. “This ‘early Zionist tract, part polemic and part vision’ posits that only in a reconstituted autonomous homeland in the Land of Israel could the Jews be safe from anti-Semitism and be free to develop their spiritual life. In his scheme, American Jews would purchase land for settlers (Karp). There are references to American conditions. E. G. On social-exclusionary anti-Semitism and hotels, see p.15; on Reform, see p.19. The second part contains an anti-Reform polemic (KA). The folded in frontispiece contains an indictment of American Jewry for forsaking Zion. In a poem in the frontispiece, Raphael asked, incorporating a quotation from the Yom Kippur Ne'ilah liturgy, why ‘is every city built on its hilltop while the City of God [Jerusalem] is degraded to the nethermost depth’? He furthermore complained that ‘Israel loves his land [only] for the purpose of digging graves. ’ In the accompanying illustration the traditional immigrant (carrying a Torah scroll) is depicted as en route to America (the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side tenements await him) and having turned his back on Zion. The artist was ‘Schwartz 14 Ann St. N. Y. ’ The addenda/ errata were set in a different type than the main text and are dated later than the imprint date. The imprint place is recorded based on KA. Raphael's manuscript at the Library of Congress.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #939) “Raphael was born in Kalvarija, Lithuania, in 1856 and he studied in a Lithuanian yeshiva. He immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1871 and practiced the craft of producing fine jewelry from hair. He did not continue his formal studies in America, though, as an autodidact, he studied English, astronomy, the violin and musical composition. Raphael was an active member of Hovevei Zion and it was in his home that Pittsburgh's chapter was reactivated in 1893. The Daughters of Zion was also formed in his house by his daughter Rose and her friends. A supporter of agricultural labor, in 1894 Raphael purchased a farm in Baden (twenty-one miles outside of Pittsburgh). The foreclosure of his mortgage two year later (and ill-health? ) forced him to return to Pittsburgh, where he opened a men's clothing store. Raphael contributed to the American Hebrew press and wrote on contemporary issues pertinent to the immigrant community. He attended the 1902 convention of the Federation of American Zionists and convinced the delegates to choose Pittsburgh as the site for the 1903 convention. Raphael died one month before it was convened.” (Goldman #939). Singerman 4578. Subjects: Jewish question; Nahalat avot. Jews - History. Judaism. Zionism. OCLC lists 22 copies. Later cloth worn at edges, rebacked with tape; upper left portion of title page torn, light chipping to edges of last few leaves, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-43) (ID #31436) $150.00.
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  303. Another Copy. Appears to lack the fold-out Hebrew poem and illustration: "Tzion ve'America". Later wrappers, wear to first and final leaves, margin stains throughout (heb-7-18) (ID #20101) $150.00.
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  305. Simon, Barbara Allan. THE TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL HISTORICALLY IDENTIFIED WITH THE ABORIGINES OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. London; R. B. Seeley And W. Burnside, 1836. Later marbled boards. 8vo. Xl. 370 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Beautifully marbled blue and maroon boards and endpages. Large fold-out frontispiece map labeled “Copied from the Antiquities of Mexico in the British Museum, 1835”. Section titled “Preliminary Observations” rebound incorrectly, pages xxv-xl before [ix]. An adapted and expanded version of Simon’s early work titled “Hope of Israel: Presumptive Evidence That the Aborigines of the Western Hemisphere Are Descended from the Ten Missing Tribes of Israel.” Though this piece had an important impact in certain circles, including early Mormon theologians, a review of Simon’s early piece suggests that her theories may not have been widely accepted. “Mrs. Barbara Anne Simon's ‘Hope of Israel, or Presumptive Evidence that the Aborigines of the Western Hemisphere are descended from the ten missing tribes of Israel, most respectably attest her ingenuity and research; but it is improbable to suppose that America (the Atlanteide of Plato) was not peopled long before the presumed migration, and the proofs of Mrs. Simon's hypothesis are not of sufficient exclusive relation to the subject.” (Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle, 1829) Subjects: Indians – Origin. Lost tribes of Israel. Boards previously reattached with tape, loose. Tape on front end page. Map with small tear, previously repaired with tape. Text clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-43-40) (ID #31475) $375.00.
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  307. Boudinot, Elias. A STAR IN THE WEST; OR, A HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER THE LONG LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL, PREPARATORY TO THEIR RETURN TO THEIR BELOVED CITY, JERUSALEM. Trenton, N. J., D. Fenton, S. Hutchinson And J. Dunham, 1816. Hardcover, 8vo, iv, xxi, 312 pages, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Indians -- Origin. Lost tribes of Israel. “Mr. Nathan Whetten’s copy, Harvard Univ, Cambridge 1930” as written inside cover. Hinge repair. Stained and browning of some pages. Wear and chipping to cover and cover edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-18) (ID #26037) $175.00.
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  309. Hine, Edward. FORTY-SEVEN IDENTIFICATIONS OF THE ANGLO-SAXONS WITH THE LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL, FOUNDED UPON FIVE HUNDRED SCRIPTURE PROOFS. New York; James Huggins, Printer And Publisher, 1878. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 269 pages. 22 cm. Second revised edition. This text, by an amateur theologian drew attention for its claims that Anglo-Saxons are descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. Hine’s theories are mired in nationalism and anti-Semitism despite attempts at finding biblical support for his claims. Containing four books: Part 1, Fourty-Seven Identifications of the Anglo-Saxons with the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel Founded Upon Five Hundred Scripture Proofs. Part 2, Flashes of Light. Part 3, Oxford Wrong In Objecting to the Anglo Saxons being Identical with Israel with Edward Hine’s Reply to Canon Rawlinson showing that the Anglo Saxons Entirely Agree with the Bible Accounts of Lost Israel in Language, Physical Type, Religious Opinions, Manners and Customs, &c. Part 4, England’s Coming Glories and the Glory of the Great Pyramid. “British Israelites, advocates of the Anglo-Israeli theory, which maintains that the English and their ethnic kinfolk throughout the world are descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The theory is based on bizarre theological and linguistic assumptions. Christianity's claim to be the "New Israel" is reinforced by the legend that Joseph of Arimathea established an English church predating that of Rome; the belief that British monarchs, seated at their coronation on the Stone of Scone, are thus in fact consecrated by the patriarch Jacob's stone of Bethel; and the old Puritan idea that the English have refought Israel's battles against God's enemies. By a selective and – according to currently accepted criteria – utterly unscientific interpretation of the Scriptures, British Israelites are able to "prove" that the Japhetic Cymri or Cimmerians are the ancient Britons (Berit-Ish, or "Men of the Covenant") and the Saxons, "Isaac's Sons,” while the wanderings of the "lost" tribe of Dan are traced from the Dnieper to Denmark and those of the Gadites, from Gotland to Cambria. Anglo-Israelism's first manifesto was issued by the Puritan Member of Parliament John Sadler, author of Rights of the Kingdom (1649), but the movement began to gather force only at the end of the 18th century, when Richard Brothers, a messianic prophet and self-styled "Nephew of the Almighty,” began publishing a series of pamphlets. A later writer, Edward Hine, published the bestselling Forty-seven Identifications of the British Nation with the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel (1871), by which time Anglo-Israelism had crystallized into an organized movement. The British Israel World Federation, with headquarters in London, claims hundreds of thousands of supporters in English-speaking countries; but a kindred organization in the U. S., the Anglo-Saxon Federation of America, exploited antisemitism in order to further its claims. Anglo-Israelism has become part of the doctrine of various Christian sects, for example, the Mormon church. In recent years the long-established British Israelite movement has unquestionably dwindled in size, consistent with a loss of certainty about Britain's special status and the decline of unscientific ethnic theories.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: British Israelism. Lost tribes of Israel. Anglo-Israelism. OCLC lists 11. Title page and leaf with pages 5 and 6 loose. Backstrip chipped at top and bottom, some rubbing and shelfwear. Front and read hinges loose. Previous owners inscription dated 1881 on front end page. Text block clean with only slight toning considering age. Good + condition. (AMR-43-39) (ID #31474) $250.00.
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  311. Rabbinical Literary Association Of America. THE HEBREW REVIEW [VOLUME II, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1, 1883; LAST ISSUE]. Cincinnati, O. Published By The Rabbinical Literary Association Of America [By] Bloch & Co., 1883. Original Wraps. 8vo. [183-271] pages. 24 cm. Quarterly periodical. Last issue. Contains an index for volume II, the essays “On Transmission and Imputation of Guilt to Posterity” (by Isaac Schwab), “Life and Writings of Saadia Gaon” (by Abraham DeSola), “Original Sin” (Isaac Schwab), and “An Explanation to the Reader”, which declares this issue, nine months late, to be the closing number, as the editor, Max Lilienthal, passed away, which caused the demise of this issue; the explanation also serves to lament the late loss of Abraham DeSola and Henry Vidaver. “The Hebrew Review: Literary magazine; published at Cincinnati, Ohio, during the years 1881 and 1892 (2 vols. ) by the Rabbinical Literary Association of America. The president of the association, Dr. Max Lilienthal, and after his decease the vice-president, Dr. K. Kohler, edited the magazine.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Singerman # S129. Subjects: Jews - Periodicals. Jews - United States - Periodicals. OCLC lists 17 copies. Wraps soiled, with light foxing on back; internally fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-29) (ID #31423) $100.00.
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  313. Leontieff, M. , editor. דיא פרייע געזעלשאפט : א מאנאטליכער זשורנאל פיר דיא פארטגעשריטענסטע אידעען. DI FRAYE GEZELSHAFT. [THE FREE SOCIETY]. VOLUME I & II, BOUND & COMPLETE. (OCT. 1895-JUNE 1897). 1895-1897 Nyu York, Fraye Gezelshaft Publ. Co. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Large 8vo; 384, 226 pages; "The Free SocietyImportant early Yiddish Anarchist monthly. Paper in Issue #1 is fragile. Spine rebacked, binding repaired, Good Condition thus. (YID-11-13) (ID# 4489) $150.00
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  315. (Judah, Maunel) United States. Congress. House. Committee On Ways and Means. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS ON THE PETITION OF CHARLES H. SAUNDERS AND MANUEL JUDAH. Washington; S. N., 1817. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages. 21 cm. “January 2, 1817, read, and ordered to lie upon the table.” “Petition of Judah and Charles H. Saunders to have a refund of duties paid to the U. S. Government for liquor which was subsequently destroyed by fire.” The response to the petition is found in: “Report of Committee of Ways and Means, July 2, 1817 Report of Committee of Ways and Means, refusing petition to remit duties on distilled spirits destroyed by fire and not sold.” (American Jewish Archives) Manuel Judah was a Richmond Distiller and “one of the charter members of Congregation Beth Shalome, Richmond, in 1791; born July 15, 1769; died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 8, 1834” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia; Judah or Juda, American Family). Subjects: Taxation of articles of consumption - United States. Saunders, Charles H. - Claims vs. United States. Judah, Manuel - Claims vs. United States. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Penn, American Antiquarian Society, Yale, Univ Virgina, Office of Commonwealth Libr Bur of State Pennsylvania), none outside the East Coast. Very light foxing in edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-44-14) (ID #31552) $275.00.
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  317. Benjamin, I. J. (Israel Joseph). DREI JAHRE IN AMERIKA: 1859-1862 [THREE VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Hannover; Selbstverlag Des Verfassers, 1862. Contemporary quarter leather. 8vo. XVI, 384; VI, 168; VIII, 69, 132 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait, separate title-pages for each volume: 1. Die östlichen Staaten der Union und San Francisco - 2. Reise im Innern von Californien - 3. Reise in den Nordwestgegenden Nord-Amerika's. [Three years in America, 1859 - 1862. Travel in the Eastern States of the Union and San Francisco. Travel inside of California. Travel in the Northwest Territories of North America. ] A good part of Benjamin's three years was spent in the eastern United States, investigating the history and condition of Jews in North America. He came to the San Francisco area via Panama and then to the Pacific Northwest. He returned overland in 1861 by way of Salt Lake. Benjamin's fascination with the Mormons is reflected in Part II of Volume III. The author, Joseph Israel Benjamin II was a “Rumanian traveler; born at Folticheni, Moldavia, in 1818; died at London May 3, 1864. Married young, he engaged in the lumber business, but losing his modest fortune, he gave up commerce. Being of an adventurous disposition, he adopted the name of Benjamin of Tudela, the famous Jewish traveler of the twelfth century, and toward the end of 1844 set out to search for the Lost Ten Tribes. He first went to Vienna, and in January, 1845, started for Constantinople, visiting several cities on the Mediterranean. He landed at Alexandria June, 1847, and proceeded via Cairo to Palestine. He then traveled through Syria, Babylonia, Kurdistan, Persia, the Indies, Kabul, and Afghanistan, returning June, 1851, to Constantinople, and thence to Vienna. After a short stay in the last-named city, he went to Italy, embarking there for Algeria and Morocco. On arriving in France, after having traveled for eight years, he prepared in Hebrew his impressions of travel, and had the book translated into French. … In 1859 Benjamin undertook another journey, this time to America, where he stayed three years. The result of his observations there he published on his return, under the title ‘Drei Jahre in Amerika’ (Hanover, 1863). The kings of Sweden and of Hanover now conferred distinctions upon him. Encouraged by the sympathy of several scientists, who drew up a plan and a series of suggestions for his guidance, he determined to go again to Asia and Africa, and went to London in order to raise funds for this journey—a journey which was not to be undertaken. Worn out by fatigues and privations, which had caused him to grow old before his time and gave him the appearance of age, he died poor in London; and his friends and admirers had to arrange a public subscription in order to save his wife and daughter from misery.” (EJ 1906) Self-styled “Benjamin of Tudela II,” this irrepressible traveler here documents a wealth of information concerning the Jewish presence in California and the Northwest. He describes various congregations, Jewish fraternal societies, charitable organizations and their respective office-holders. Also contains information concerning the history of the Jews in India and China (see pp. 21-32). Subjects: West (U. S. ) - Description and travel. California - Description and travel. Light edge wear to corners, light soiling to outer edges and cloth, endpages lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-44-5) (ID #31543) $950.00.
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  319. Marsh, John. AN EPITOME OF GENERAL ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME. WITH AN APPENDIX, GIVING A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM TO THE PRESENT DAY. ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS. New York; Printed By Vanderpool & Cole, 1828. Contemporary Calf. 12mo. [13]-449, [1] pages. 19 cm. Singerman 0449. Added engraved title page. Includes map and table engraved by Eleazar Huntington, and woodcuts by John Warner Barber; with six engraved plates at front, fold out historical and ecclesiastical chart, and one (damaged) fold out map of Palestine. Written by Reverend John Marsh (1788-1868), who served as the minister of Haddam's First Congregational Church in the 1820s; this history, first printed in 1827, went through at least eight printings before 1870; the Epitome condenses a narrative overview of biblical history, history of the second temple period, early Christian doctrines and tendencies, martyrs, Anabaptist, Unitarian, and other early protestant tendencies, and contemporary protestant denominations and missionary activities; appendices details Jewish history since the exile. Subjects: Church history. Jews - History. OCLC lists 24 copies of this edition. Rubbing to calf, especially along edges, outer edges worn, map defective; very light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-44-3) (ID #31540) $145.00.
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  321. Friedenwald, Herbert. JEWS MENTIONED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Cincinnati: AJHS, 1893. Cincinnati, AJHS, 1893. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, pp 66-89 (24 pages total). Offprint from the Publications of the AJHS, Vol I. Initialed "H.S." in author's hand on front cover. Library blindstamp on cover (no other markings) Paper dampstained, binding repaired, lacks rear cover(?). bound with: Friedenwald, Herbert. THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 1895. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 60 pages. Inscribed on cover, "With the Author's Compliments/of/Herbert Friedenwald." Edgewear to a few pages. Paper dampstained, binding repaired, lacks rear cover(?). (AMR-43-5) (ID #27874) $75.00.
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  323. 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.” Light edgewear to first few leaves. Otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-19-9) (ID #16354) $65.00.
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  325. Iliowizi, Henry. JEWISH DREAMS AND REALITIES CONTRASTED WITH ISLAMITIC AND CHRISTIAN CLAIMS. Philadelphia; Iliowizi, 1890. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 279 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Singerman #4047. Four pages of advertisements for other works by the author at end. As an author, Henry Iliowizi explored similar themes through both religious and literary texts. Describing this book, Ilowizi writes, "A plain statement of ‘Jewish Dreams and Realities contrasted with Islamitic and Christian Claims, ’ while it is likely to strike here and there a discordant note in the heart of intolerant zealotism, may at the same time contribute to strengthen that growing cordiality which of late brightens the intercourse between progressive Judaism and enlightened Christianity.” (Preface) Later, explaining his other writings he wrote, “The purpose of my writing ‘In the Pale’ was to familiarize the English-speaking public with the legendary, romantic and spiritual aspects of life in Russian Jewry; also to convey an idea of the folklore current among the oppressed millions of Jews in the Czar’s domains. Another work in preparation is intended to complete the picture of reality and dream-life in those regions of semi-barbarism and intolerance.” (“Book News” Philadelphia 1879) “American rabbi and author; born in Choinick, in the government of Minsk, Russia, Jan. 2, 1850. His father was affiliated with the ? Asidim. Iliowizi was educated at first in the local ? Eder, afterward at the yeshibah of Vietka, where he studied under Rabbi Bear, and later at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Berlin, Breslau, London, and Paris. At the age of fourteen he was sent to Jassy, Rumania, to escape military conscription; he left Jassy for Frankfort-on-the-Main in 1865.”(EJ 1906) Subjects: Judaism. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Judaism -- Relations -- Islam. Ex-Library with usual markings and Withdrawn stamps on endpages. Front hinge and title page loose, but repaired. Binding rubbed with some shelfwear. Internally the text block is clean with slight yellowing to pages. Good + condition. (AMR-43-37) (ID #31472) $50.00.
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  327. Isaacs, Isaac S. FRIDAY NIGHT: A SELECTION OF TALES ILLUSTRATING HEBREW LIFE. New York: Office of the Jewish Messenger, 1870. Cloth. 12mo. 162 pages. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Hinges previously repaired with non-archival tape. Very good condition. (SPEC-27-19). (ID #27079) $150.00.
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  329. Graetz, Heinrich; James K Gutheim. HISTORY OF THE JEWS : VOLUME IV, FROM THE DOWNFALL OF THE JEWISH STATE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE TALMUD. New York : American Jewish Publication Society., 1873. Cloth., 8vo. Xvi, 320 pages. Second revised edition. Volume four (of six) only. SUBJECT(S) : Jews – history – 70 C. E-. Graetz (1817-1891) was born in Poznan, and studied rabbinics in Wolsztyn, where he also taught himself French and Latin. After, he studied with S. R. Hirsch, and then at Breslau University; due to anti-semitic rules, however, he presented his Ph. D. Thesis at Jena. The History of the Jews, originally written in German, “was the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view,” and Graetz's life work. (Ettinger, EJ) Ex library. Title page detached, backstrip missing, some signatures beginning to detach, water stains in margins, good- condition. (AMR-32-12) (ID #20195) $30.00.
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  331. Llorente, Juan Antonio. THE HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN, FROM THE TIME OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT TO THE REIGN OF FERDINAND VII., COMPOSED FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS OF THE ARCHIVES OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL AND FROM THOSE OF SUBORDINATE TRIBUNALS OF THE HOLY OFFICE. Philadelphia, James M. Campbell & Co., 1843. Hardcover, 8vo, 208 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Inquisition -- Spain Torn cover edges. Bumped corners. Light staining to pages. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-15) (ID #25523) $250.00.
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  333. Mielziner, M. DIE VERHÄLTNISSE DER SKLAVEN BEI DER ALTEN HEBRÄERN, NACH BIBLISCHEN UND TALMUDISCHEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Kopenhagen, Kopenhagen: P. G. Philipsen 1859, 1859. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo., 68 pages. First edition (? ). In German. On cover: "Ein Beitrag zur hebräisch-jüdischen Alterthumskunde". Title translates as "The Conditions of Slaves as Represented in Ancient Hebrew, Biblical and Talmudic Sources." Given the appearance of this work on the eve of the Civil War in the US, and Mielziner's orientation toward America (to which he would soon emigrate) this work must be seen as a clear reference to the ongoing Slavery debates in the US raging at the time. A Rabbi and Professor, Mielziner "was born and educated in Germany, where he began his rabbinic career. He headed a Jewish school in Copenhagen, Denmark, while earning his Ph. D. From the University of Giessen (1859). Immigrating to the United States, Mielziner served as a congregational rabbi and educator in New York City until 1879, when Isaac Mayer Wise appointed him professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Upon Wise's death, Mielziner was chosen interim president of the seminary, a position he held for three years, from 1900 until his death. Mielziner was a charter member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law - including a volume on halakhah and divorce and marriage, as well as an overview of rabbinic civil and criminal law - but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since; the most recent edition, which appeared in 1968, contains an updated bibliography compiled by Alexander Guttmann. Mielziner's exposition of talmudic methodology - featuring a skillful dissection of the Talmud's distinctive system of technical terms and phrases adapted to its unique methods of investigation and demonstration - has been an indispensable handbook for the serious student of the Talmud for more than a century.” (Gordon, EJ, 2007) Missing original covers. Small tear to title page. Small chips to corners of a few pages. Pages brown, but in good condition and mid 19th century paper remains good. Good + condition. (RAB-45-13) (ID #24701) $200.00.
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  335. Schechter, Solomon. STUDIES IN JUDAISM. THIRD SERIES. Philadelphia : the Jewish Publication Socie, 1896. Cloth, Small 8vo. 25 + 366 pages. First edition. Contents include: Nachman Krochmal and the "Perplexities of the Time"; The Doctrine of Divine Retribution in Rabbinical Litterature; The Law and Recent Criticism; The Hebrew Collection of the British Museum; The Child in Jewish Literature; Woman in Temple and Synagogue; The Earliest Jewish Community in Europe [Rome]; etc. Ex library, edgewear at ends of spine, Very Good condition with beautiful gilt lettering & insignia. (RAB-16-12) (ID #20544) $30.00.
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  337. Geiger, Abraham; Maurice Mayer. JUDAISM AND ITS HISTORY … CLOSING WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE. New York; Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1866. Original quarter leather. 12mo. VIII, II, 343 pages. 20 cm. Singerman 1942. Vol. 1, no more published. Judaism and its History, by Abraham Geiger; translated from the German by Maurice Mayer, closing with the destruction of the second temple, to which is added an appendix, "Renan and Strauss.” Translation of: Das Judenthum und seine Geschichte. Tan leather with gilt lettering and trim, brown cloth boards; marbled fore edges with matching end papers. Abraham Geiger “German rabbi and scholar; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main May 24, 1810; died at Berlin Oct. 23, 1874. … His lectures on Judaism and its history (‘Das Judenthum und Seine Geschichte, ’ 2d ed. Of vol. I., 1864; 3d vol., 1869-71) were in the nature of ‘university extension’ courses. Brilliantly presented, his views lost none of their scholarly thoroughness. His introductory lecture, giving his views on revelation, is especially worthy of note: ‘the genius of the people of Israel is the vehicle of revelation’—a view at once liberal and loyal, though hopelessly in opposition to the mechanical theory of revelation held to be orthodox. In these lectures, too, Geiger gave without reserve the results of his studies on the origin of Christianity, while in connection with the second series he prepared a biography of Ibn Gabirol” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism - History. Jews - History. OCLC lists 23 copies of this edition. Rear hinge repaired, portion of backstrip torn off, otherwise, internally fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-44-11) (ID #31549) $100.00.
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  339. 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; tape residue on spine; hinges starting; sunned; otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-27-22) (ID #16205) $350.00.
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  341. Smith, George. THE HEBREW PEOPLE : OR, THE HISTORY AND RELIGION OF THE ISRAELITES, FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE NATION TO THE TIME OF CHRIST: DEDUCED FROM THE WRITINGS OF MOSES AND OTHER INSPIRED AUTHORS; AND ILLUSTRATED BY COPIOUS REFERENCES TO THE ANCIENT RECORDS, TRADITIONS, AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE HEATHEN WORLD. New York : Carlton & Phillips., 1856. 8vo. 614 pages. Singerman 1096. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism; Jews -- history. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. SERIES: His Sacred annals ; ; v.2; Variation: Smith, George, ; 1800-1868.; Sacred annals ; ; v.2. Later Wrappers, dampstains throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-21) (ID #20131) $40.00.
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  343. Delitzsch, Franz. JEWISH ARTISAN LIFE IN THE TIME OF JESUS, ACCORDING TO THE OLDEST SOURCES. New York; Funk & Wagnalls, 1883. Original Wraps. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First American edition. A short historical treatise on Jewish artisans during the second temple period. Translated from the German third revised edition by Bernhard Pick; written by Franz Delitzsch, a “Christian Hebraist; born at Leipsic Feb. 23, 1813; died there March 4, 1890. He was not of Jewish descent; although, owing to his rabbinical learning and his sympathy with the Jewish people, and from a misunderstanding of his relation to his Hebrew godfather (whom he called ‘uncle’), a Jewish ancestry was often attributed to him. He devoted himself early to Semitic studies, was made assistant professor at Leipsic in 1844, and was called as professor to Rostock in 1846, to Erlangen in 1850, and in 1867 to Leipsic, where he spent the remainder of his life. His services to Hebrew philology and literary history and to Biblical exegesis were great.” (1906 EJ) Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs. Working class - Jews. Outer edges of first and last pages fragile, institutional stamps on title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-39-8) (ID #31401) $30.00.
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  345. Adolph Moses; Henry Gersoni. THE RELIGION OF MOSES [BOUND WITH] SKETCHES OF JEWISH LIFE AND HISTORY. New York; Louisville, 1873; 1894. Later cloth. 16mo. XIII, 138; V, (3) 9-224 pages.16 cm. Singerman 4734 (Moses) & Singerman 2391 (Gersoni) The Religion of Moses, printed in Louisville, Kentucky by Flexner Brothers, 1894, first edition; by Adolph Moses, a rabbi, author, and editor of the journal Zeitgeist. He became a medical doctor later in life. He was head of Congregation K. K. Adath Israel, Louisville, Kentucky. ‘Sketches of Jewish Life and History’, by Henry Gersoni, printed in New York by Hebrew Orphan Asylum Printing Establishment, 1873, first edition; contains seven illustrations; stories of Jewish Lithuania, written by Henry Gersoni, an American rabbi and journalist; born in Wilna, Russia, 1844; died in New York June 17, 1897. “Sketches of Jewish Life and History’ (New York), of which the first, ‘The Singer's Revenge, ’ is an adaptation from the Hebrew of M. A. Ginzburg's ‘Tikkun Laban ha-Arami, ’ and the second, ‘The Metamorphosis of a Lithuanian Boy, is to some extent autobiographical.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Both volumes bound in later cloth, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Judaism - Reform movements. Moses (Biblical leader). Fiction (American). OCLC lists 8 copies of Sketches, 28 copies of Religion of Moses. Light soiling to title page of Sketches, otherwise both volumes fresh and clean. Great condition (AMR-44-10) (ID #31548) $150.00.
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  347. Deutsch, Gotthard. PHILOSOPHY OF JEWISH HISTORY. Cincinnati; Bloch Pub. Co., [1897]. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, 102 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Singerman 5150. A lengthy essay on Jewish historiography, through the Bible, middle ages, and the rise of the modern study of the field in the 19th century under Zachariah Frankel and S. D. Luzatto. Gotthard Deutsch (1859-1921) rabbi and professor of Jewish history and philosophy of religion in the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati. “Deutsch was well-known as a writer. He succeeded Isaac Mayer Wise as editor of the German language publication, Die Deborah in 1901. He was a contributor to the American Israelite, the American Hebrew, the Jewish Chronicle of London. He was an original member of the board of editors for the Jewish Encyclopedia, responsible for the articles dealing with modern Jewish history. His major publications were Scrolls and History of the Jews (1904). At the time of his death, there was general regret he had been unable to publish a major book on modern Jewish history.” (A Finding Aid to the Gotthard Deutsch Papers, Manuscript Collection No. 123; American Jewish Archives). Subjects: Jews - Historiography. History - Philosophy. Jüdische Philosophie. OCLC lists 11 copies. Front wrap loose; light soiling to wraps, with previous owners signature in corner; internally very fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-41) (ID #31434) $65.00.
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  349. Dropsie, Moses Aaron. THE LIFE OF JESUS: FROM AND INCLUDING THE ACCUSATION UNTIL THE ALLEGED RESURRECTION, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE CROSS, CROWN OF THORNS, ETC. Philadelphia: Printed By Billstein & Son, 1890. Plain paper wrappers, 8vo, 28 pages, 28 cm. Singerman 4065. SUBJECT (S) : Named Person: Jesus Christ -- Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ -- Crucifixion. Dropsie (1821–1905) was a “U. S. Attorney, businessman, philanthropist, and patron of Jewish learning. Dropsie was born in Philadelphia to a Dutch-Jewish immigrant father and a Christian mother. He embraced Judaism at the age of 14, and ultimately became a vigorous proponent of traditional Judaism in America. Dropsie made his livelihood in the jewelry business until he was 28, when he began the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851. Although his practice was largely in business law, Dropsie became a scholar in legal history and published a number of works on Roman law, including one on the trial of Jesus. He became leader and officer of many Jewish communal activities, and was an admirer and disciple of Isaac Leeser. Their sense of mutual understanding was disturbed only by their divergent sympathies in the early days of the Civil War. Dropsie was an active supporter of Leeser's shortlived Maimonides College from its inception in 1867, the first Jewish theological seminary in America. Dropsie believed that one of the major reasons for its failure was the refusal of New York Jewish leaders to give it their full support; when the Jewish Theological Seminary was organized in 1886 in New York City, he refused to lend a hand. This resentment was one of the factors which motivated his establishing a bequest for a totally new institution for higher Jewish learning. Another factor was his anger, which he also expressed in a number of pamphlets, against what he considered to be the extremism of Reform Judaism” (Korn in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Repair to spine, right edge of title page mis-cut by publisher with some loss text (see image). Otherwise good condition. (Spec-8-15) (ID #25480) $135.00.
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  351. Jacobs, Joseph. JEWISH IDEALS, AND OTHER ESSAYS. New York; MacMillian, 1896. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xviii, 242 pages [1] folded leaf map. 23 cm. First edition. Fold out map "The following essays have appeared in various periodicals during the past eighteen years.” (Preface) This text explores the events and questions of modern Judaism through historical and philosophical examinations written by the author in the late 19th century. Contents: Jewish ideals, The God of Israel: a history, Mordecai, a protest against the critics, Browning's theology, The true, the only, and the complete solution of the Jewish question, Jehuda Halévi, poet and pilgrim, Jewish diffusion of folk-tales, The London Jewry, 1290, Little St. Hugh of Lincoln, "Aaron, son of the devil", Jewish history : its aims and methods. Joseph Jacobs was a “…Jewish historian, folklorist, and scholar. […] He founded and edited (1896–99) the Jewish Year Book. His writings on medieval Anglo-Jewish history, culminating in his Jews of Angevin England (1893), set the study of that subject on a new basis. In 1888 he went to Spain to inquire into the Jewish historical material there, the result being his An Enquiry into the Sources of the History of the Jews in Spain (1894). In 1900, he was called to the U. S. As one of the editors of the Jewish Encyclopaedia. He not only edited, and largely wrote, the articles in the departments of anthropology and Anglo-Jewish history, but also gave direction to the whole work and wrote many articles on diverse subjects (e. G., bibliography) in emergency. At the same time, he lectured at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, edited the American Jewish Year Book and the American Hebrew, etc. A work on Jewish Contributions to Civilisation was issued posthumously. He wrote a novel on the life of Jesus, As Others Saw Him (1895). His output was vast and generally well written, and on a very high level. It is sometimes, however, marred by carelessness and haste – a result of economic conditions – and (especially in his early work) by the inadequacy of his Hebrew knowledge. ”(EJ 2007) Subjects: Jews. Judaism. Jewish question. Hinges starting, some shelfwear. Very good condition. (AMR-43-41) (ID #31476) $50.00.
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  353. Khvol’son, [Chwolson] D. A. [Daniil Abraamovich]. THE SEMITIC NATIONS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1874. Softcover, 8vo, 55 pages, 22 cm. Singerman 2453. SUBJECT (S) : Semites. Civilization, Semitic. Jews. Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892. Histoire generale et systeme compare des langues semitiques. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Bound in period blank wrappers. Wear to spine. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Spec-9-10) (ID #25493) $90.00.
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  355. Myers, Emanuel Moses. THE CENTURIAL A JEWISH CALENDAR FOR ONE HUNDRED YEARS. New York, Stettiner, Lambert & Co., Printers; Cincinnati [Etc. ] Block Print. And Pub. Co., 1891. Cloth, 4to. 4 pages. L., 200, [5] pages. Illus. In English. Singerman 4113. Scores of pages are full page advertisements for everything from corsets to banking to Hebrew books. Great advertisements, many illustrated, including the pastedowns of the boards and the free endpapers. With blank Birth/Death/Marriage pages front. This Jewish almanac and calendar provides the dates of holy days etc for 100 years starting 1891. SUBJECT (S) : Calendar, Jewish. Jews -- History. (AMR-34-16) (ID #31502) $100.00.
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  357. (Philadelphia) Brewster, F. Carroll. BACA: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE YOUNG MEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 5TH, 1894. Philadelphia: Allen Lane & Scott's Printing House., 1894. 8vo. 32 pages. Singerman 4639. SUBJECT (S) : Speeches, addressed, etc; Jews -- civilization. OCLC lists holdings in 1 institution (Penn). Original cover is creased, taped, faded and has previous owner's name on it, text is intact but heavily spotted, ex library with usual marking, fair condition. (AMR-19-6). Scarce, especially in the original wrappers. (ID #18920) $300.00.
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  359. Rabinowitz, Isaac. AL NEHAR KEVAR: SHIR SHEL PEGAIM: LE-HAG YOVLI LE-YOM MELOT LI-HAMISHIM SHANAH [“ON THE RIVER OF KBAR.”]. New York: Bi-Defus Ha-Ahim Grover, 1897. Cloth, 8vo. 1 p. Leaf, 56 pages. In Hebrew. Singerman 5246. Goldman 417. Cover title: “On the river of Kbar.” In good condition (SPEC5-12) (ID #21012) $125.00.
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  361. Schindler, Solomon. MESSIANIC EXPECTATIONS AND MODERN JUDAISM. Boston, S. E. Cassino And Co., 1886. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 p. L., vii-xi, 290 pages, 19 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S) : Messiah. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Schindler (1842–1915), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and social worker. Schindler, born in Neisser, Silesia, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was sent to Breslau when he was 13 to train for the rabbinate. After two years he gave up his rabbinical studies, graduating from the gymnasium and eventually qualifying as a teacher. In 1868 he led a small congregation in Westphalia, but his views proved too liberal. Influenced by Darwinism and Bible criticism, he adopted a radical and even assimilationist standpoint and was closely associated with Boston’s advanced thinkers, particularly Minot J. Savage, a rebel against Christian Orthodoxy who eventually led the New York Community Church. Schindler's theological and political radicalism, and apparently his German background, proved unpalatable to his congregation, and he retired from the rabbinate in 1894, becoming superintendent first of the Federation of Jewish Charities and then of the Leopold Morse Home. Among Schindler’s publications were Messianic Expectations and Modern Judaism, and Dissolving Views in the History of Judaism” (Temkin in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-15-7) (ID #25826) $50.00.
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  363. 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 & Co., 1894. 1st Edition. Cloth, Cloth. 8vo. xxii, 418 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. 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 at corners and on spine. Pages tanned but all text is clear. Two unobtrustive stamps from "Taft Home Library in margin of first page, but otherwise a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC-18-8). (ID #26654) $65.00.
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  365. 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. Cincinatti, Robert Clarke & Co., 1894. 1st Edition. Cloth, Cloth. 8vo. xxii, 418 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. 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. Binding shaken, spine is missing pieces. Colorful front page loose, pages tanned, all text is clear. Overall good ++ condition (SPEC-33-6) (ID #31149) $65.00.
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  367. Weill, Alexandre (1811-1899). CRIS D'ALARME; ÉPÎTRES AUX JUIFS DE FRANCE, D'ANGLETERRE, D'ALLEMAGNE ET D'AMÉRIQUE. Paris, Chez E. Dentu Et Chez L'Auteur, 1889. Paper Wraps. 8vo. 92 Pages. 19 Cm. In French. Title Translates To English As: “Cries of Alarm: Epistles to the Jews of France, England, Germany and America.” Weill trained for the rabbinate in Frankfurt, where he also studied languages and literature. Abandoning rabbinics in 1836, he went to Paris where he gained admittance to literary salons. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Apologetic works. OCLC lists 7 copies. Lacks back cover and backstrip. Front cover stained and brittle with some ripping. Internal binding and pages are in good condition with all text clear. (HOLO2-33-15) (ID #26185) $80.00.
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  369. Zunz, Leopold and Perets Ben Barukh Asher Perles. HEBREW CHARACTERISTICS: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS FROM THE GERMAN. New York, American Jewish Publication Society, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo, 96 pages, 21 cm. 1st English language edition. Singerman title. Contents: Extracts from Jewish moralists (from the eleventh to the fifteenth century) From Dr. L. Zunz’s “Zur geschichte und literature”. --Jewish marriage in post-biblical times. --A study in archaeology by Dr. J. Perles. --On interment of the dead in post in post-biblical Judaism. A study in archaeology by Dr. J. Perles. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Civilization. Jewish ethics. Zunz (1794–1886), was a “philologist, among the founders of the “Science of Judaism” (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born in Detmold, Germany, the child of talmud scholar Immanuel Menachem Zunz and Hendel Behrens, daughter of Dov Beer. Zunz devoted his life to the outline and development of the Wissenschaft des Judentums. According to the modern historical-philological school of F. A. Wolf and A. Boeckh, he intended an exploration of all post-biblical rabbinical or, as he called it, Jewish literature. But instead of modern classical studies (Wissenschaft des Altertums), which treated ancient cultures as completely past, he pursued a substantial interest in the nature of Judaism. In addition to parallels to the modern classics, Zunz participated in the contemporary philosophical discourse about the progress of world history and mankind – most influentially expressed by Johann Gottfried Herder and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. For him, the historical, cultural and religious achievements of the “Hebrew/Jewish nation” in the Diaspora was revealed in all its written sources. In so doing, Zunz denied several basic values of traditional Judaism, but in their place offered the modern Jew an interest in history” (Glatzer and Pelger in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners and edges. Light yellowing of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-14-8) (ID #25816) $150.00.