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CATALOG 90:  AMERICAN JEWISH IMPRINTS OF THE 19TH & EARLY 20TH CENTURY
OVER 150 EXAMPLES   
 

 

       

1. • Fried, Joseph Elijah; Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. SEFER OHEL YOSEF. OHEL JOSEPH: SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT `AL SHULHAN `ARUKH ... 
New York: 1903. The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi. 

112. • Lewin, Raphael De Cordova. WHAT IS JUDAISM? OR A FEW WORDS TO THE JEWS. New York: 1870.

151. • Burstein, Abraham. THE PASSING OF "JEWEY": AN UNRECORDED INCIDENT OF THE CIVIL WAR. New York: 1914. 


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fd47810ae7a0de94ee3db110._AA240_.L.jpg (11101 bytes) A. • 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 (ID #16858) $450.00.


stern-amrn-8-13.jpg (1625181 bytes) B. • Stern, Malcolm H. FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH FAMILIES: 600 GENEALOGIES, 1654-1988. Baltimore, Md.: Ottenheimer Publishers, 1991. 3rd [and final] edition., updated and revised. Paperback, oblong folio, ix, 442 pages. 28 x 36 cm. Includes index. The American Sephardi Federation suggests that, “If you are studying Sephardic genealogy, the best place to start is with th[is] volume.” This work, as the title describes, features 600 massive fold-out family trees with approximately 50,000 names (!) It details families who first arrived in North America prior to 1840, and follows those families (Jewish and non-Jewish branches) down until 1988! When it first appeared in 1960, the book “marked a milestone in the study of American Jewish genealogy,” says the American Jewish Archives; it was also a major research source for Stephen Birmingham’s best-selling book The Grandees. An archivist at one of America's oldest Synagogues has declared, "We own the hardback edition that goes up to 1977 and we use it constantly. It consists entirely of family trees of every family of Jewish origin that came to America before 1840 (including Non-Jewish descendants). Every name is indexed in the back and there are cross-references when a name appears in more than one tree. Included with the names are places and dates of birth, marriage, death, and immigration." Stern, the compiler, was a rabbi, synagogue musician, historian and genealogist of early American Jewry. He was the grandnephew of Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. He served as a chaplain in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1950 he became the official genealogist for the American Jewish Archives (Korn, EJ) . The book is now, unfortunately, out of print, though demand for it continues to grow, mirroring the ever-increasing interest in Jewish Genealogy. ISBN: 0870684434 LCCN: 92-244221 SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States -- Genealogy. Geographic: United States -- Genealogy. New Condition.  (ID #20577) $150.00.



SOME SPECIAL ITEMS (OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE CATALOG)

1. • Fried, Joseph Elijah; Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. SEFER OHEL YOSEF. OHEL JOSEPH: SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT `AL SHULHAN `ARUKH ... New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 1903. Quarter cloth, 4to. 80 pages. In Hebrew. Friedberg, Aleph-770; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 590. The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi. Contains many contributions from R. Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno and the “Alter of Kelm, ” R. Simcha Zissel Ziv. The responsa depict the economic, social and religious conditions of the Jews of New York at the beginning of the 20th century. Addresses issues such as whether to allow Kohanim who were lax in their religious observance to recite the priestly blessings; the status of bread baked on the Sabbath in a bakery with Jewish employees; travel by ferry on the Sabbath; constructing a Sukah on a fire escape, etc. SUBJECT (S): Responsa – 1800-1900. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York Public Library, Stanford Univ, Univ of Texas-Austin) . Original binding, repaired, corners and some spots of edges of covers worn, good condition. (AMR-18-9) . Very important work. A damaged copy recently sold at auction for over $1500.00 (ID #18913) Our Price: $750.00.

2. • Rosenzweig, Gerson. TALMUD YANKAI: MEKHIL BE-KIRBO SHESH MASEKHTOT HALO HENAH: MASEKHET HEDYOTOT, MASEKHET HANUKAH, MASEKHET NEKHASIM, MASEKHET MASVEH, MASEKHET KEZAVIM, MASEKHET `AMERIKA ; VE-NILVAH BE-SOFO MIDRASH ESTER VE-HAGADAH LE-SOFRIM. New York: Sh. Drukerman, 1909. Cloth, 8vo. 76 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Parodies, Hebrew; Satire, Hebrew; Hebrew wit and humor; Talmud – parodies, imitations, etc. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide of this edition. Born in Lithuania, Rosenzweig (1861-1914) emigrated to the US in 1888. “Though he was a versifier rather than a poet, he had a genuine flair for satire and he was known to his contemporaries as the "sweet satirist of Israel" and as a parodist he earned an honorable place in Hebrew literature. His Talmud Yanka'i ("Yankee Talmud", 1907, 1909) poured a stream of ill-humored sarcasm on the peddler, the teacher, the rabbi. The pages of that collection of satires resembled the pages of the Talmud: the text in large letters, wreathed by commentary in Rashi script, is divided into six tractates instead of the talmudic six orders. Rosenzweig also denounced the vulgarisms of the country, the worship of money, the religion of success. ” (EJ, 2007) Fun read, interesting period piece of Jewish Americana. Very good condition. (SEF-12-17) (ID #20949) $200.00.

3. • Winer, Georg Benedikt; Horatio B Hackett. GRAMMAR OF THE CHALDEE LANGUAGE, AS CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE AND THE TARGUMS. New York: Van Nostrand and Terrett, 1851. Cloth. 8vo. 152 pages. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Gilt lettering on binding. Embossed design on covers and spine. Dampstains throughout. Table of contents detached but present. Parts of spine covering missing. Water damage to covers. Bumping to cover edges. Some pencil drawings on rear endpaper. Ex-library with usual markings. Tag of bookshop where book was originally bought inside front endpaper. Otherwise in Good condition. (AMRN-13-11) . (ID #17418) $200.00.

 

 


4. • Grodzinsky, Henry [Tzvi Hirsch Grodzinsky]. SEFER MIKVEH YISRAEL: HILKHOT MIKVAOT. Chicago?: Ginzburg?, 1898. Quarter cloth, 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) . Covers edgeworn, spine rebacked, and with a five inch long tear through the front cover, pages a little yellowed, good condition. (AMR-18-8) (ID #18914) $300.00.

5. • (Haggadah) Form of Service for the Two First Nights of the Feast of Passover. Haggadah Seder Shel Pesah. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co, [1908]. Octavo, original burgundy pictorial boards with mock-gilt and original cloth binding. 64 pages. "New illustrated edition," with 11 half-page wood engraved illustrations, and with New York State Bank illustrated advertisements on the front and rear pastedowns and text only ad on rear cover in English. Stamped "Open Evenings" Text in Hebrew with English translation; Yiddish page at rear ("Jewish-German Translation of [Adir Hu]"). Yudlov 2406. Some wear to boards, two pages repaired with old cellophane tape, occational stains, etc. as generally found. A Nice copy. (AMR-8-18) (ID #16856) $300.00.

6. • (Leeser) Dropsie, Moses Aaron. SYNOPSIS OF ARGUMENT BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OF PENNA BY MOSES A. DROPSIE ON BILLS RELATING TO ARRESTS BY PRIVATE PERSONS AND PAYMENT OF FINES AND PENALTIES TO PRIVATE CORPORATIONS. No Place (Philadelphia?), NO Publisher (the Author), Jackson Bros, Printers, 1869. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 23 cm. 8 pages. Within the text Dropsie also argues the case also for repealing part of the Act for Punishment Of Cruelty To Animals, as well. “Born in Philadelphia on March 9, 1821 to a Jewish father and a Christian mother, Dropsie converted to Judaism at the age of fourteen along with his sister and brother in a formal ceremony featuring a ritual immersion in the Delaware River. Dropsie worked as an apprentice to a watchmaker before pursuing a career in law at the age of twenty-eight. He made his fortune through his law practice and through investments in Philadelphia’s streetcars, becoming president of both the Lombard and South Street Railroads as well the Green and Coates Streets Railroad company. Upon his death in 1905, Dropsie, a life-long bachelor, bequeathed his entire estate to the establishment of a College “for the promotion of and instruction in the Hebrew and Cognate languages and their respective literatures. ” He further directed that “there shall be no discrimination on account of creed, color or sex, ” in the criteria of admission to the College. So was born [Dropsie College, ] this pioneering experiment in Jewish higher education planted in the soil of American democratic principles” (Arthur Kiron). Dropsie was a protege of Isaac Leeser and wrote "Panegyric on the Life of the Rev. Isaac Leeser." SUBJECT(S): Liberty. Civil rights. OCLC lists copies at two institutions worldwide (Balch & Penn) , none outside of Pennsylvania. Light age browning only. Tiniest chip on edge of back paper cover only. Excellent condition. An outstanding copy. (amr-0-4) (ID #18163) $250.00.

6A. • Leeser, Isaac. SIDUR SIFTE TSADIKIM [SIFTHEI TZADIKIM]. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS [Sephardic Siddur]. Vol 4 [IV] TABERNACLE SERVICE, ONLY. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, 1837. 1st edition. Full Leather, Tall 8vo, 176 pages. 23 cm. Hebrew text, parallel English translation. Singerman 0630 (1837-38) & 0939 (1846). 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. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and "brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838) , the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book (1848) [sic 1837-8, presented here], and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849) , the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites) , Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible,...published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917....Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardi community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism. " (Jack Reimer, EJ) Contents of complete set: v. 1. Daily prayers. --v. 2. New-year service. --v. 3. Day of atonement service . --v. 4. Tabernacle service. --v. 5. Passover and Pentecost service. --v. 6. Fast day service. 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 ownership signiture of "Alfred Tobias, March 29, 1847." Tobias was the treasurer of Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in North America. An extremely important and seldom seen title. Raised bands, gilt tooled spine and boards, all edges gilt, very attractive, with moderate wear, Very Good Condition overall. (k-AMR-1-1) (ID #17340) $1,000.00.



7. • MAHZOR LA-YOM KIPPUR. FORM OF PRAYERS FOR THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. New York: L. H. Frank, 1877. Leather, 8vo. 415, 18 pages. In Hebrew with English facing. SUBJECT (S): Atonement (Judaism) ; Yom Kippur. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (George Washington Univ) . Singerman Nr. 1884. Full red leather with gilt detail, all edges gilt. Leather missing from spine and worn around edges of covers, covers have been reattached, text clean, good condition. (MX-8-4) (ID #18927) $225.00.

 

 

 

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

9. • Szold, Benjamin. ISRAELITISCHES GEBETBUCH FÜR DIE HÄUSLICHE ANDACHT. Baltimore: Wm. Volmner, 1867. Cloth, 8vo. 264, 11 pages. In German and Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Calendar, Jewish. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Baltimore Hebrew Univ, Gratz College) . 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) "The authors of the American prayer-books were extremely radical in the abridgment of the Hebrew text and in eliminating all references to a personal Messiah, the restoration, and the resurrection of the dead, and in place of 'resurrection, ' 'immortality' was sometimes substituted. " (JE) This scarce early edition of the popular prayer book, written in German but published in the U. S, was presumably for use by recent immigrants. It is "for Household Devotion. " Singerman 2019; Deinard 247. Gilt edges. Ex library with bookplate and blind stamp, pages yellowed, some have water stains, good condition. (GER-21-2) (ID #18997) $750.00.

OTHER PRE-1920 AMERICAN JEWISH IMPRINTS


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



11. • Abrahams, Israel. CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATURE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication society of America, 1899. 12mo. 275 pages. Index and 5 pages of advertisements for other publications of the Society. Bibliography at end of each chapter. A study of Jewish works from the Rabbinic Age until the end of the 19th century. Covers the Talmud, Flavius Josephus, The Midrash, Letters of the Goanim, Karitic Literature, Saadiah of Fayum, Spanish-Jewish Poets, Rashi, Maimonides, Nachmanides, The Zohar, Italian Jewish Poets, Travelers Tales, Historians and Chroniclers, Isaac Abaranel, The Shulchan Aruch, Spinoza, Manasseh ben Israel, and Moses Mendelssohn. Singerman 5507. SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; pages warped. Lacks outer wrappers. Outer soil. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-17) (ID #16150) $20.00.

12. • Bien, H. M. 1831-1895. (Herman Milton). BEN-BEOR: A STORY OF THE ANTI-MESSIAH: IN TWO DIVISIONS: PART I: LUNAR INTAGLIOS: THE MAN IN THE MOON, A COUNTERPART OF WALLACE'S "BEN HUR" + PART II: HISTORICAL PHANTASMAGORIA: THE WANDERING GENTILE, A COMPANION ROMANCE TO SUE'S "WANDERING JEW". Baltimore: I. Friedenwald, 1891. 8vo, ix, 528 pages. 19 cm. Contents: Pt. 1. "Lunar intaglios: the man in the moon: a counterpart of Wallace's "Ben-Hur" [&] Pt. 2. "Historical phantasmagoria: the wandering gentile: a companion romance to Sue's 'Wandering Jew. '" Locke [A Spectrum of Fantasy, page 33]: "A novel in two parts. The first [pages 3-67] is called 'Lunar Intaglios', is described as a counterpoint of 'Ben Hur', and described the adventures of the prophet Elijah on a populated and civilised moon, reached by the 'fiery chariot', of course. The bulk of the book is taken up by 'The Wandering Gentile' and is a panoramic novel of historical events narrated by an immortal, described as a counter-part of Sue's 'Wandering Jew'". Bleiler [1978 Checklist, page 23]. Reginald 01251. SUBJECT (S): Antichrist -- Fiction. Lacks boards & backstrip. Library blindstamp on title page. Signitures of paper starting to separate, though paper itself is still fairly solid. (AMR-8-14) (ID #16868) $30.00.

13. • Darmesteter, Arsène. Henrietta Szold, translator. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth; 12mo. 97 pages. First American edition. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold. Special Series No. 4. Darmesteter was a French philologist who taught at the Sorbonne; his essay "Le Talmud" was written in 1866 and published in 1890 in Reliques Scientifiques. The translation was done at a time when Henrietta Szold, a Baltimore philanthropist and ardent Zionist, was working as secrtary at the JPS. She later became one of the founders of Hadassah and its first president, as well as an executive of the World Zionist Organization, and a director of Youth Aliyah, an organization which took Jewish adolescents out of Nazi Germany and trained them in Palestine. Singerman 5147. Damp stained; pages wrinkled and some bleeding near spine from red board. Front board and backstrip not present. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-16) (ID #16100) $20.00.

 



14. • 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. Cloth, 12mo. Vi, 241 pages. First thus. De Solla was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. Singerman 2905. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Jewish law. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide of this edition. "Rabbi Harry Nelson" stamped on flyleaf. Rabbi Nelson served Congregational Rodeph Sholom in Bridgeport, Connecticut for 30 years until his death in 1964. Backstrip not present; binding weak. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-13) (ID #16146) $95.00.

 

 



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



16. • Deutsch, Emanuel. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 12mo. 107 pages. "Special Series No. 3." Originally appeared in the Quarterly Review for October, 1867, v. Cxxiii, no. 246. Deutsch was a German orientalist. "His essay on the Talmud in the Quarterly Review (October 1867) was translated into several languages. The article implied that the key to the understanding of Jesus was to be found in the study of his Palestinian background; this led to a renewed interest in the Talmud among Christians in England. " (EJ) Singerman 4826. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. One copy has bookplate of Adath Jeshurun Library, Philadelphia. Ex-library with minimal markings; lacks outer boards. Some warping to pages; otherwise, good condition. (AMR-2-7B) (ID #16160) $20.00.

17. • Enelow, H. G. THE FAITH OF ISRAEL: A GUIDE FOR CONFIRMATION. Cincinnati, Ohio: The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1917. Cloth. 8vo. 94 pages. "A U. S. Reform rabbi, scholar, and writer, Enelow was born in Kovno, Lithuania and went to the U. S. As a youth, and was ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1898. Enelow served as rabbi of Temple Israel, Paducah, Kentucky (1898-1901) , Temple Adath Israel, Louisville, Kentucky (1901-12) , and Temple Emanuel, New York (1912-34) . During World War I, Enelow served in France with the Jewish Welfare Board. He was vice-president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1925-27) , its president (1927-29) , and a member of both the American Historical Society and the Jewish Historical Society of America. He was instrumental in having chairs for Jewish studies established at Harvard (with the aid of his friend Lucius Littauer) and Columbia (aided by Mrs. Nathan Miller) . Enelow's four-volume edition of Israel Al-Nakawa's Menorat ha-Ma'or (1929-32) was an important contribution to Jewish scholarship. His thesis that this work served as the model for Isaac Aboab's work of the same name was widely discussed though not universally accepted. Of equal importance is Enelow's edition of Mishnat Eliezer (or Midrash of 32 Hermeneutic Rules, with an English introduction and full apparatus, 1933) . A collection of manuscripts was presented in his memory to the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, by his friend Mrs. Nathan Miller. His private library of over 20, 000 volumes was also willed to the Seminary" (EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Judaism-Study and Teaching; Confirmation (Jewish Rite) -Instruction and Study. Gilt lettering on cover and binding. Personal copy of Rabbi S. T. Phillips. Name of previous owners inked inside front covers. Pencil drawings, some pen marks and pencil marginalia on a few pages and endpapers. Binding slightly shaken. Fraying to top and bottom of binding. Bumping to edges. Some scuffing to back cover. Otherwise in Good condition. (AMRN-13-2). (ID #17409) $20.00.

18. • Gesenius, Wilhelm; Rodiger, Emil; T. J. Conant; Benjamin Davies. GESENIUS'S HEBREW GRAMMAR...TO WHICH ARE ADDED A COURSE OF EXERCISES IN HEBREW GRAMMAR, AND A HEBREW CHRESTOMATHY... New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1852. 8vo. 320, 60, 25 pages. Includes notes, index, paradigm charts and “comparative table of ancient alphabets. ” Fourteenth edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language – grammar. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Gesenius (1786-1842) was a “German Orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. Born at Nordhausen, he taught in several German towns (Helmstedt, Goettingen, Heiligenstadt) , and was appointed professor of theology at the University of Halle in 1811. He wrote a number of studies on Semitic languages. Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. His most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar [include] Hebraeische Grammatik (Halle, 1813) , a Hebrew grammar which appeared in German in 29 editions and was also translated into English (Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar) . Gesenius was a close friend of W. De Wette, who greatly influenced his work on the authorship of biblical books and Israelite religion. His rationalism aroused the ire of orthodox supernaturalists. Some negative assessments of Judaism in his work were hardly unique to Gesenius' in his own time. ” (EJ, 2007) No covers, pages spotty, good condition. (AMR-32-2) (ID #20185) $30.00.

19. • Ginzberg, Louis. THE UNITED SYNAGOGUE OF AMERICA. New York: Clarence Nathan, Inc, 1918. Half Cloth. 8vo. 19 pages. "A scholar of Talmud, Midrash, and aggadah, whose comprehensive works in Jewish law and lore made him the doyen of Jewish scholars in the U. S, Ginzberg was born in Kovno, Lithuania, and studied at the yeshivot of Kovno and Telz. After leaving Lithuania he studied history, philosophy, and oriental languages at the universities of Berlin, Strasbourg, where his teacher was T. Noeldeke, and Heidelberg, completing his studies in 1898. In 1899 Ginzberg immigrated to the United States to accept a position at Hebrew Union College, but when he arrived the invitation was withdrawn. He joined the staff of the Jewish Encyclopedia as editor of the rabbinic department in 1900. In 1903 he resigned to accept a position teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he remained until his death. In teaching future rabbis and by his halakhic decisions and scholarly output, he became a principal architect of the Conservative movement. He was a founder (1919-20) and president for several years of the American Academy of Jewish Research. Ginzberg's work dealt mainly with the origins of aggadah, halakhah, and the literature of the geonim. While exploring the origins of aggadah, Ginzberg uncovered many lost legends of Jewish origins preserved only in early Christian texts. In his major work The Legends of the Jews (7 vols, 1909-38) he combined hundreds of legends, maxims, and parables from the entire midrashic literature into a continuous narrative taken from the lives of the fathers of the people of Israel, its heroes, and its prophets. He analyzed the evolution of the legend from rabbinical texts, the external books and Hellenist literature, the early Christian texts, translations, exegeses, and the Kabbalah, correlating the material with the legends of other cultures and attempting to differentiate popular from scholarly creations. One note which Ginzberg sounded in all his writings was that it was not possible to understand Jewish history and culture without a thorough knowledge of halakhah" (Hertzberg, EJ) . OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Marbled edges and boards. Binding badly shaken. Bumping and fading to covers. Chipping to some pages. Title page detached but present. Otherwise in Good condition. Quite scarce in any condition. (AMRN-13-22). (ID #17429) $125.00.

20. • Gottheil, Gustav. HYMNS AND ANTHEMS ADAPTED FOR JEWISH WORSHIP. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. Cloth, 16mo. Xi, 191 pages. First edition? SUBJECT (S): Judaism – liturgy – texts; Jewish hymns. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. “Gottheil [1827-1903] was born in Pinne, Posen. He was drawn to liberal Judaism at the University of Berlin, and studied with such scholars as Steinschneider and Zunz. During 1855–60 Gottheil was a teacher at the Reform Gemeinde in Berlin and preaching assistant to Samuel Holdheim, who impressed him greatly. In Manchester, England, where he served the progressive Congregation of British Jews from 1869 to 1873, Gottheil mastered English, then joined Temple Emanu-El of New York City in 1873 as co-rabbi to the aging Samuel Adler. Challenging the ethical culture theories of Felix Adler, son of Samuel Adler, Gottheil espoused a more traditional theistic Judaism, and was upheld by the congregation. He attempted to maintain a rabbinical school under Emanu-El's auspices during 1874–85, but it had very few students. Gottheil published a hymnal in 1886 and a devotional compilation Sun and Shield (1896) . He voluntarily abandoned issuing his own prayer book in favor of the Union Prayer Book, which included a number of his translations and renderings. The most important American rabbi publicly to support Zionism during the First Zionist Congress in 1897, Gottheil, his son Richard Gottheil, and Stephen S. Wise were among the founders of the Federation of American Zionists. Gottheil was a teacher and friend to such young rabbis as Stephen S. Wise, Leon Harrison, and Samuel Schulman. In a sense he was a bridge from the German beginnings of Reform to its Eastern – as distinct from Midwestern – American flowering. ” (EJ, 2007) Signed presentation copy. Gilt titles, red-colored edges. Ex library. Corners bumped, front hinge starting, good condition. (AMR-32-15) (ID #20198) $50.00.

21. • Greenstone, Julius H. THE RELIGION OF ISRAEL: A BOOK FOR USE IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS AND THE HOME. Philadelphia: The Hebrew Sunday School Society, 1905, copyright 1902. Cloth. 8vo. 89 pages. "A U. S. Educator and author, Greenstone was born in Mariampol, Lithuania, and emigrated to the United States in 1894. He studied at the City College of New York and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was ordained in 1900. In 1905 he joined the faculty of Gratz College, where he taught Jewish education and religion. He was principal of the college from 1933 to 1948. From 1902 on he maintained a modest Jewish bookshop in his home, toward which rabbis and everyone else interested in Jewish education gravitated to obtain books as well as advice and guidance. Greenstone was among the first American Jews to produce books of popular Jewish scholarship in English. His The Religion of Israel (1902) was later rewritten and expanded into The Jewish Religion (1920) . The Messiah Idea in Jewish History (1906) was the first work in English to examine historically the messianic idea in Jewish literature. His commentaries on the biblical books Numbers and Proverbs appeared in the series Holy Scriptures with Commentary, published by the Jewish Publication Society (1939) . He contributed articles to the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901) . For some twenty years he contributed a popular though scholarly column to the Philadelphia weekly Jewish Exponent. Some of these essays were collected and republished in Jewish Feasts and Fasts (1945) " (Catane, EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Virginia, Jewish National and University Library) . Not the more common 1918 edition. Tape mark on binding. Ex-library with usual markings. Bumping to edges. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (AMRN-13-14). (ID #17421) $80.00.

22. • Greenstone, Julius H. THE RELIGION OF ISRAEL: A BOOK FOR USE IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS AND THE HOME. Philadelphia: The Hebrew Sunday School Society, 1918, copyright 1902. Cloth. 8vo. 89 pages. "A U. S. Educator and author, Greenstone was born in Mariampol, Lithuania, and emigrated to the United States in 1894. He studied at the City College of New York and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, where he was ordained in 1900. In 1905 he joined the faculty of Gratz College, where he taught Jewish education and religion. He was principal of the college from 1933 to 1948. From 1902 on he maintained a modest Jewish bookshop in his home, toward which rabbis and everyone else interested in Jewish education gravitated to obtain books as well as advice and guidance. Greenstone was among the first American Jews to produce books of popular Jewish scholarship in English. His The Religion of Israel (1902) was later rewritten and expanded into The Jewish Religion (1920) . The Messiah Idea in Jewish History (1906) was the first work in English to examine historically the messianic idea in Jewish literature. His commentaries on the biblical books Numbers and Proverbs appeared in the series Holy Scriptures with Commentary, published by the Jewish Publication Society (1939) . He contributed articles to the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901) . For some twenty years he contributed a popular though scholarly column to the Philadelphia weekly Jewish Exponent. Some of these essays were collected and republished in Jewish Feasts and Fasts (1945) " (Catane, EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College) . Tape mark on binding. Bumping to edges. Small imperfections on covers. Name of previous owner inked inside front cover. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (AMRN-13-13). (ID #17420) $40.00.

23. • Hahn, Aaron. HISTORY OF THE ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1885. Cloth, 12mo. 205 pages. Gilt titles. Bibliographical annotations. Aaron Hahn was rabbi of Tifereth Israel Congregation in Cleveland from 1874 to 1892. He presents here 8 arguments: cosmological, teleological, ontological, moral, historical, Jewish Theosophy, Christian, and Mohammedan. Singerman 3336. SUBJECT (S): God -- Proof -- History of doctrines. Ex-library with minimal markings. Water stained; front board warped; back board and backstrip not present. Usual age staining; pages brittle. Fair condition. (AMR-2-12) (ID #16145) $50.00.

24. • 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) Ex library. Covers rubbed, last few pages lightly creased, good condition. (AMR-32-3) . Uncommon. (ID #20186) $150.00.

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



26. • Haupt, Paul. ÜBER DIE ANSIEDLUNG DER RUSSISCHEN JUDEN IN EUPHRAT-UND TIGRIS-GEBIETE, EIN VORSCHLAG. Baltimore: Friedenwald, 1892. Cloth, large 8vo. 21 pages. In German. First edition. With foldout map at end. Haupt was a U. S. Orientalist and Bible scholar. "He taught from 1880 at the University of Goettingen. In 1885 he was appointed to head the incipient Oriental Seminary in Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, U. S, but he continued to lecture at Goettingen each summer until the outbreak of World War I. His more than 500 publications in German and English (as well as one Hebrew article on the Pentateuchal sources, 1895) and his training of several generations of Semitic philologists significantly influenced American biblical and oriental studies. The scholarly writings of Haupt are governed by the empirical historical method with full employment of linguistic and philological data. " (Zev Garber, EJ) Singerman 4336. SUBJECT(S): Jews, Russian. Jews -- Iraq. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings; waterstained; cover and pages warped. No map. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-18B) (ID #16152) $65.00.

27. • Hecht, Sigmund. EPITOME OF POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY, FOR JEWISH-AMERICAN SABBATH-SCHOOLS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 128 pages. Adapted from the German of David Leimdoerfer and considerably enlarged. Chronological Table at end. Sigmund Hecht was minister of Kahl Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama. His purpose in writing the book, stated in the Preface, is to provide educators with a tool with which to teach young Jews that "the history of their people, after the close of the Biblical annals, is fraught with valuable information, with sublime lessons and with examples worthy of emulation...[to] fill them with pride for Judaism and make them its warm supporters and defenders. " Singerman 2992. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide of this edition. Harry Friedenwald's copy with his beautiful bookplate. Light wear to original boards, previous owner's lable on spine, library blindstamp on title page, otherwise Clean & Very Good Condition. (AMR-8-5) (ID #16847) $60.00.

28. • Hecht, Sigmund. EPITOME OF POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY, FOR JEWISH-AMERICAN SABBATH-SCHOOLS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 128 pages. Adapted from the German of David Leimdoerfer and considerably enlarged. Chronological Table at end. Sigmund Hecht was minister of Kahl Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama. His purpose in writing the book, stated in the Preface, is to provide educators with a tool with which to teach young Jews that "the history of their people, after the close of the Biblical annals, is fraught with valuable information, with sublime lessons and with examples worthy of emulation...[to] fill them with pride for Judaism and make them its warm supporters and defenders. " Singerman 2992. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings; rubbed and faded. Good condition. (AMR-1-25A) (ID #16112) $30.00.

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

30. • Heilprin, Michael. BIBELKRITISCHE NOTIZEN. EIN NACHGELASSENES MANUSKRIPT. Baltimore: Friedenwald, 1893. Cloth, 8vo. 185 pages. In Hebrew and German. Title page on verso. Foreward by Benjamin Szold. Heilprin was a Polish linguist, scholar, encyclopedist, and author. "He emigrated to the U. S. In 1856 and taught in Hebrew Education Society schools in Philadelphia until 1858, when he moved to Brooklyn to become an editor and contributor to Appleton's New American Cyclopaedia (1858-63) . He later worked as an associate editor on the revised work (1872-76) . He also wrote for the New York Tribune and contributed articles to E. L. Godkin's Nation from 1865 until his death, and was considered one of the foremost writers in the U. S. On European literature and politics. " (EJ) Singerman 4519; Deinard 76. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, LOC, Columbia) . Modern binding in excellent condition. Pages warped; usual age staining. Few light pencil marks in margin. Good condition. (AMR-2-19A) (ID #16153) $60.00.

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

32. • Israelson, Shalom.נוה שלום : חדושים וביאורים על הש״ס ועל הרמב״ם   NEVEH SHALOM: HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM `AL HA-SHAS VE-`AL HA-RAMBAM. Chicago: A. Mayotes, 1900. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. 116 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The dwelling of peace. Singerman 5769, Deinard 572, Mishkin 30. Goldman 586: “Israelson…immigrated to America in 5654 [1894] and served as one of the first Rabbis in Milwaukee. After leaving his congregation because of his opposition to modernization in the synagogue, one hundred and fifty supporters organized a new one for him. Israelson became a rabbi in Toronto ca. 1900 and he later served as a rabbi in Chicago and as the dean of the Hebrew Theological College…. This volume contains novellae on the Talmud, Mishneh Torah and Shulhan Arukh, and Talmudic hadranim…. He hoped that American Jews would read Sefer neveh Shalom so that there would be evidence of traditional learning in ‘the land of Columbus’…in 5686 [1926] he wrote, ‘of my first book, ‘Neveh Shalom’…I only sold a few copies for a low price, and more than half the printing was destroyed in a fire (I have only fifteen copies left) . ’” SUBJECT(S): Hadran; Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, water stain throughout, boards warped at bottom, good condition. (AMR-32-16) (ID #20199) $150.00.

33. • Kaplan, Mordekhai Aharon. translated by J[Udah] Koeningsberg.ספר רוח העת  SEFER RUAH HA-`ET. New York: Defus Sinai, 1919. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. 126 pages. In Hebrew. Deinard 751. Goldman 830: “Kaplan was born in Medvedichi, Byelorussia, in 1899 and he studied in the yeshivot of Minsk, Bobruysk, Slutsk and Mir…immigrating to America in 1909…. Kaplan was the founder of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America….Sefer Ruah Ha-‘Et contains twenty-seven sermons for the lections of Genesis and other occasions. Kaplan originally delivered them in Yiddish between 1907 and 15 Feb. 1920…. Some of the sermons deal with American themes (e. G. On kashruth…on immigration laws…on Henry Morgenthau…) . ” Also on “the conclusion of World War I…. ” No other volumes are recorded. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex library. Occasional marginalia, good condition. (AMR-32-22) (ID #20205) $150.00.

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

35. • Karpeles, Gustav. A SKETCH OF JEWISH HISTORY. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth, 12mo. 109 pages. First edition. "Special Series No. 5." 18 pages of advertisements at end for other works in the JPSA's catalog, containing interesting contemporary reviews. Lectures delivered during the winter of 1895-96 before the lodges of the Independent Order of B'ne B'rith at Berlin. The translation is done from stenographic notes printed as manuscript and not published. Cf. Prefatory note. Translated from the German. Karpeles was a German historian. "Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Singerman 5199. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Ex-library with minimal markings; corners chipped; otherwise very good condition. (AMR-2-9B) (ID #16141) $20.00.

36. • Karpeles, Gustav. A SKETCH OF JEWISH HISTORY. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth, 12mo. 109 pages. First edition. "Special Series No. 5." 18 pages of advertisements at end for other works in the JPSA's catalog, containing interesting contemporary reviews. Lectures delivered during the winter of 1895-96 before the lodges of the Independent Order of B'ne B'rith at Berlin. The translation is done from stenographic notes printed as manuscript and not published. Cf. Prefatory note. Translated from the German. Karpeles was a German historian. "Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Singerman 5199. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Ex-library; waterstained with some warping; corners and edges chipped; fair condition. (AMR-2-9C) (ID #16142) $20.00.

37. • Karpeles, Gustav. JEWISH LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 8vo. 404 pages. Gilt lettering and decorations. Karpeles was a German historian. "Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Singerman 4859. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Littérature juive. Ex-library. Dampstained. Front hinge starting, with tear extending onto inside front cover. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-11) (ID #16144) $20.00.

38. • Kohler, Kaufmann. GUIDE FOR INSTRUCTION IN JUDAISM: A MANUAL FOR SCHOOLS AND HOMES. New York: Philip Cohen, 1899. 12mo. Viii, 138 pages. Second 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. Inscribed “With compliments of the author. ” 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) Ex library. No covers, first three leaves detached but present, good condition. (AMR-32-13) (ID #20196) $50.00.

39. • 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) Solomon Schechter's copy with his bookplate. Ex library. Front hinge starting, good+ condition. (AMR-32-14) (ID #20197) $50.00.

40. • Leeser, Isaac. DISCOURSES ON THE JEWISH RELIGION. VOL 7 [ONLY, OF 10 VOLUMES]. Philadelphia. Printed for the author by Sherman, 1868. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, 396 pages. 19 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, American. "[R]ecognition of the sermon as an integral part of the synagogue service only came after Isaac Leeser obtained the right to preach regularly in 1843. Leeser published his sermons which were delivered in English to an Orthodox congregation, in Discourses-Argumentative and Devotional (2 vols. 1837) and Discourses on the Jewish Religion (10 vols. 1866-67) ...Leeser was the first to introduce a regular English sermon into the synagogue service. In 1843 he founded the monthly The Occident, the first successful Jewish newspaper. For 25 years, this was an important forum for articles on Jewish life and thought. Leeser was its editor, chief contributor, bookkeeper, and sometimes even typesetter. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838) , the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book (1848) , and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849) , the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites) , Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible, a work that took him 17 years to complete, and was published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917...Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardi community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism" (Alexander Carlebach; Jack Reimer; both in EJ) . OCLC lists 25 institutions worldwide with sets. Lacks boards. Bit of edgewear to margin of lower right corner (no text affected) . Library blindstamp on title page, otherwise clean. Good Condition thus(AMR-8-11) (ID #16866) $175.00.

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

41A. • 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.

42. • Munk, Salomon; Isidore Kalisch... PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHICAL AUTHORS OF THE JEWS: A HISTORICAL SKETCH WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1881. Cloth, 8vo. 60 pages. First English edition. Singerman 3007. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Jewish. Gilt title on front, embossed covers. Munk (1803-1867) , who moved to Paris from Germany in 1828, was a tutor for the Rothschild family, and a manuscript librarian at the French national library. He became blind by 1850, but continued his work for nearly two more decades. In the 1840s, hh, as Montefiore's secretary, traveled to Egypt, where he interacted with the locals Jews, and brought back to FranceKaraite manuscripts. A scholar of Semitic languages, Munk was a appointed professor at the College de France in 1864. His greatest work was a three-volume annotated edition of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Edgeworn, spine repaired, good condition. (AMR-32-23) (ID #20206) $30.00.

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

44. • 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) $1,000.00.

45. • Philipson, David. A HOLIDAY SHEAF: SERMONS FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY AND THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. Cincinnati: Bloch, no date (1899) . Cloth, 12mo. 59 pages. Contains six sermons: "Justice and Mercy, " "The Day of Memorial, " "The Call of Duty, " "Repentance, Charity, Prayer, " "The Triple Atonement, " and "Be Strong. " Philipson was an American rabbi and professor at Hebrew Union College. Singerman 5648. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons, Jewish. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. One copy has a few check marks in margin; front hinge starting. Bookplate and signature of Dr. A. M. Hershman; stamp of Morris Adler. Adler was a Conservative rabbi in Detroit, whose sermons and teachings are often quoted. Abraham Hershman was the translator of The code of Maimonides. Book fourteen, The Book of judges. Good-Very Good condition. (AMR-2-5) xx (ID #16135) $95.00.

46. • Philipson, David. A HOLIDAY SHEAF: SERMONS FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY AND THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. Cincinnati: Bloch, no date (1899) . Cloth, 12mo. 59 pages. Contains six sermons: "Justice and Mercy, " "The Day of Memorial, " "The Call of Duty, " "Repentance, Charity, Prayer, " "The Triple Atonement, " and "Be Strong. " Philipson was an American rabbi and professor at Hebrew Union College. Singerman 5648. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons, Jewish. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. One copy has a few check marks in margin; front hinge starting. Bookplate and signature of Dr. A. M. Hershman; stamp of Morris Adler. Adler was a Conservative rabbi in Detroit, whose sermons and teachings are often quoted. Abraham Hershman was the translator of The code of Maimonides. Book fourteen, The Book of judges. Ex-library with minimal markings; dampstained; cover warped and detached. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-5A) xx (ID #16136) $75.00.

47. • Sivitz, Moshe Shimon. SEFER HEKER DA`AT: DERUSHIM ... BE-KHOL PARASHAH U-FARASHAH. VOLUME 2, SEFER SHEMOT. (ONLY OF 2(. Jerusalem: Bi-Defus Ha-Ahim Solomon, 1902. Cloth, (FT) 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew – United States; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries; Hadran; Diskin, Moses Joshua Judah Loeb, 1817-1898 – eulogies. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Sivitz (1855-1936) was born and educated in Lithuania. Shortly after becoming a rabbi at the age of thirty, he emigrated to the United States, where he served as rabbi in Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Though he dwelt in the United States for most of his life, Sivitz found Americans to be materialistic and impious. An opponent of Reform Judaism who would not preach in English, he was also at odds with many Jewish leaders in the U. S. (EJ, 2007) Pages brown, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-17) (ID #20665) $100.00.

48. • 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. 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. Covers missing, title page detached, water stains throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-21) (ID #20131) $40.00.

49. • Szold, Benjamin. HIGAYON LEV. ISRAELITISCHES GEBETBUCH FÜR DIE HÄUSLICHE ANDACHT. Baltimore: William Volmner, 1867. Cloth, 12mo. 264, 11 pages. All edges gilt. First edition. In German and Hebrew. At head of title: Higayon lev (romanized) . Religiöse Lieder (without music): p. 255-264. Anhang: System der jüdischen Zeitrechnung. 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) "The authors of the American prayer-books were extremely radical in the abridgment of the Hebrew text and in eliminating all references to a personal Messiah, the restoration, and the resurrection of the dead, and in place of 'resurrection, ' 'immortality' was sometimes substituted. " (JE) This scarce early edition of the popular prayer book, written in German but published in the U. S, was presumably for use by recent immigrants. It is "for Household Devotion. " Singerman 2019; Deinard 247. SUBJECT(S): Calendar, Jewish. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide of this edition (Baltimore Hebrew University, Gratz College) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Some warping to pages. Rebound in modern cloth with some bowing. 2" tear at spine to flyleaf. Usual age staining. Good condition. (AMR-2-20) (ID #16155) $750.00.

50. • Szold, Benjamin.ספר איוב  SEFER IYOV, MEVUAR ME-HADASH... Baltimore: H. F. Siemers, 1886. Cloth, 8vo. Xxiv, 498 pages. In Hebrew. English title: 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) Ex library. Front hinge repaired, back hinge and joints starting, some pages loose, moisture stain in top margin, good condition. (AMR-32-9) (ID #20192) $100.00.

51. • Willowski, Jacob David Ben Zeev.נימוקי רידב״ז :‏ ‏פי׳ על התורה   NIMUKE RIDBAZ: PERUSH `AL HA-TORAH. Chicago: No Publisher, 1903. Cloth, (FT) 4to. 44, 30 leaves. 1st edition. In Hebrew. Deinard 579, Mishkin 39. Goldman 721: “Ridbaz (the acronym by wich Willowsky is popularly referred to) was born in Kobrin, Poland, in 1845 and was known as a child prodigy. Hebecame the rabbi of Izvolin in 1874. That same year he published his first work, Migadol Erez, which was widely lauded. He then served as a rabbi in Robruysk before becoming a dayyan in Vilna…. He became the rabbi of Slutsk in 1890 and was subsequently known as the Slutsker Rov. Shortly after settling in Slutsk he founded a yeshivah that emerged as one of the preeminent Lithuanian yeshivot. ” In 1900, when he traveled to America, he was considered “’the ranking European Torah personality to arrive in the United States since Rabbi Jacob Joseph’ (Rothkoff [1968] 559) . ” In 1903 he “agreed to accept the position of chief Rabbi of Chicago” though “he was at once enmeshed in controversy, as his attempts to regulate kashruth threatened the vested interests of R. Zevi Simeon Album. ” He settled in Safed in 1905, “was recognized as its chief Rabbi, and established a yeshivah… ‘During his lifetime he was priviledged to observe the universal acceptance which his commentaries on the Palestinian [Jeruslam] Talmud were accorded. Until this very day, all rabbinical scholars who consult the Jerusalem Talmud utilize the Radbaz’s explanation and annotations (Rothkoff) ’…. This commentary on Genesis and Exodus” includes “a critique of Sabbath observance, education, kashruth supervision, religious functionaries and the free press in America. ” His response and commentaries are known the world over. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis – commentaries; Bible. O. T. Exodus – commentaries. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Hinges starting, pages a little tanned, good condition. (AMR-32-24) . An important work. (ID #20207) $400.00.


52. • (Imber, Naphtali Herz) United States Bureau Of Education. CHAPTERS FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR 1894-95. Hardcover, 8vo, Washington, GPO, 1896. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, pages 1789-1833 (i.e. 44 pages)Contents include "Education and the Talmud," by Naphtali Herz Imber, as well as three other articles. Dampstains, wear, about good condition. (am-4-4) (ID #20108) $75.00.

53. • . LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, TRANSMITTING A REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF IMMIGRATION UPON THE CAUSES WHICHINCITE IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES. Vol. I. Hardcover, 8vo, Reports of the Commissioners. Washington, GPO, 1892. Cloth, 8vo. Harry Friedenwald's copy with his ownership signature, blindstamp, and bookplate, and with a tipped-in letter to him from Atty John. Findlay concerning an immigration related matter. Bound in at rear is a copy of "The Persecution of the Jews in Russia" (Philadelphia, JPS, 1897) . Library stamps on endpapers and blindstamp on title page. Heavy water damage throughout. (am-4-1) (ID #20105) $150.00.

54. • . THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE GREEK AND LATIN TONGUES BEING THE VERSION SET FORTH A. D. 1611 COMPARED WITH THE MOST ANCIENT AUTHORITIES AND REVISED A. D. 1894. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1895. 8vo. Ix, 176 pages. SUBJECT (S): Apocrypha. Bible. N. T. Apocrypha. Lacks covers. Some corners of outer pages dog-eared or a bit chipped; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-5-5) (ID #16256) $20.00.

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

56. • American Zion Commonwealth. DER ERFALG FUN TSIEN KOMONVELTH (AHUZAT TSIYON) . New York, The Commonwealth, No Date (1918? ) . Paper Wrappers, tall 12mo, 11 pages. Promotional pamphlet for this organization whose purpose is the "purchasing and developing of land in Palestine with a few of establishing colonies of Jews. " President was Bernard Rosenblatt. J Rubin notes in the Encyclopedia of Zionism & Israel (pp 36-37) that "in 1919 the Commonwealth entered into a contract of affiliatoin with the ZOA under with the ZOA became the agent for the sale of...Commonwe alth land certificates. Eventually, land bought by the Commonwealth totaled 36, 000 acres. " No mention of ZOA, so certainly predates the merger. Scarce. No Copies listed on OCLC. Very scarce. Unfortunately, Lacks most of last page and rear cover (perhaps a membership form tear-off? ) . Otherwise Good Condition. (P-2-51) (ID #13220) $35.00.

57. • Cahan, Abraham. THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY. No Place (new York), Grosset & Dunlap, 1917. Cloth, 8vo, 530 pages. A nice early reprint of Cahan's classic in the original English . The story of a young Lower East Side labor agitator Cahan was a revolutionary refugee from Czarist Russia who came to Philadelphia in 1882. He founded THE JEWISH DAILY FORWARD in 1897 and editied it until his death. (amr-20-61) Ex-library, otherwise Very Good Condition. . (ID #19083) $30.00.

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

59. • Central Conference Of American Rabbis. UNION HYMNAL FOR JEWISH WORSHIP. New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1914. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 59 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish Hymns. Cursive inked "ex-libris" and name of previous owner on top of cover. Damage to edges of cover and corners of pages. Corner of back cover cropped. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-5-18) . Xx (ID #17159) $25.00.
 


60. • Chandler, Walter M. THE JEW AS SOLDIER, CITIZEN, PATRIOT, ORATOR, AND STATESMAN: SPEECH OF HON. WALTER M. CHANDLER, DELIVERED AT THE TOWN AND COUNTRY CLUB IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C.: EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. JULIUS KAHN OF CALIFORNIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,. MAY 13, 1918. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 16 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews –United States – public opinion; Jewish soldiers; Jewish orators; Jewish statesmen. Chandler (1867-1935) , born in Mississippi, graduated from the University of Michigan, studied law in Germany, and was admitted to the bar in 1897. Three years later, he moved to New York. He was a member of Congress as part of the Progressive and Republican Parties from 1913 to 1919 and 1921 to 1923.(bioguide. Congress. Gov) Yellowed, creases, edges worn, good condition. (AMR-19-3) (ID #18917) $75.00.
 


61. • Davidson, David. SABBATH OR SUNDAY?. 1894. Chicago & Cincinnati, Bloch Publishing, 1889. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. Singerman Nr. 3776. OCLC lists 4 institutions worldwide with holdings (Boston Athenaeum, Penn, Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Milwaukee), none in New York or west of Wisconsin. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. Includes stamp on cover. Some wear to cover, Good Condition (P-2-32) (ID #16547) $100.00.

62. • Deinard, E(phraim). 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. , 1864. Karney NJ?: E. Deinard, 1896.8vo, 100 pages. 23 cm. "With compliments of the author" printed. slip tipped in. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew imprints -- Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. Named Person: Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843- -- Library -- Catalogs. Lacks boards, some faint margin stains. (heb-7-19) (we can have this bound for you) (ID #20100) $150.00.

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

64. • Deutsch, Gotthard. ISRAEL BRUNA; AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS. Boston: R. G. Badger, 1908. Quarter cloth, 12mo. 95 pages. First edition. Play based on the life of 15th Century Jew in Brunn (Brno), Czech Republic, Israel Brunn ben Hayyim. The book's provenance is a virtual who's who of the Reform movement in America: it is the copy of Kaufman Kohler, warmly inscribed and dated (Cincinnati, Sep. 1908) to him on the front endpaper by the author, Gotthard Deutsch. The same endpaper then bears the later ownership signature of a young "Solomon B. Freehof 1932." SUBJECT (S): Tragedies; American drama -- 20th century. Deutsch (1859-1921) was born in Moravia and studied at Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and Vienna University. In 1891 he left Europe for Hebrew Union College. In the United States, he became an advocate of Reform Judaism, but was a moderate and "was known for his sympathies toward Orthodoxy. "(EJ) 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). "Freehof, [1892-1990] born in London, was taken to the United States in 1903 by his parents, who settled in Baltimore... He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and a year later was ordained at Hebrew Union College, whose faculty he then joined. After serving as a chaplain with the American forces in Europe during World War I, Freehof became professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College. In 1924 he became rabbi of Congregation Kehillath Anshe Maarav in Chicago, and in 1934 he was appointed rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh. He remained at Rodef Shalom until his retirement in 1966. Freehof's scholarly endeavors were largely in two fields. The first was Jewish liturgy. In 1930 he was appointed chairman of the Reform Committee on Liturgy of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose work led to the publication of the two-volume Union Prayer Book and the Union Home Prayer Book, both of which stressed relevance to modern life and the inclusion of contemporary material in the service. He served as President of the CCAR from 1943 to 1945. His second main interest was the development of Jewish law as displayed in the literature of the responsa and its bearing on modern Jewish practice. He was appointed head of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1955." (EJ, 2007). Wear to boards, especially at corners and spine, but good, solid condition. (k-amr-1-1). (ID #20963) $125.00.
 


65. • Deutsch, Gotthard. ISRAEL BRUNA; AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS. Boston: R. G. Badger, 1908. Quarter cloth, 12mo. 95 pages. First edition. Play based on the life of 15th Century Jew in Brunn (Brno), Czech Republic, Israel Brunn ben Hayyim SUBJECT (S): Tragedies; American drama -- 20th century. Deutsch (1859-1921) was born in Moravia and studied at Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and Vienna University. In 1891 he left Europe for Hebrew Union College. In the United States, he became an advocate of Reform Judaism, but was a moderate and “was known for his sympathies toward Orthodoxy. ”(EJ) Bookplate inside front cover, ex library only marking is stamp on flyleaf, good condition. (AMR-15-18) (ID #18647) $20.00.
 


66. • Einhorn, David. `OLAT TAMID: GEBETBUCH FÜR ISRAELITISCHE REFORM-GEMEINDEN. New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1858. Leather, 12mo. Viii, 492 pages. Gilded, tooled boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. In German and Hebrew. This edition is a reissue of the Baltimore C. W. Schneidereith edition of 1858 [i. E. Earlier that year]. "Vorwort" signed "Dr. David Einhorn, Baltimore 25, Juni 1858." Einhorn is compiler and copywriter. "For sale at Thalmessinger & Cahn ... And at the Sexton's of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, at their Temple in 39th St, betw. 7th & 8th Aves, New York. " David Einhorn was a rabbi, preacher, and author; leader of the Reform Movement in the U. S. "Olat Tamid didn't just shorten the traditional service; it was a creative work expressing the Einhorn's Reform ideal of the universality of humanity with an anti-particularistic strain. In its modern approach to worship, it cut out Kol Nidrei; it utilized various Sephardic piyyutim (religious poems) ; it dropped the Musaf service entirely; it did not include blessings for the blowing of shofar or the lighting of Chanukah lights; it de-emphasized Israel as the Chosen People; and it removed all references to a personal Messiah, a return to Israel, or the resumption of the sacrificial cult. " (Jewish Virtual Library) Singerman 1534; Deinard 949. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy and ritual. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists 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. (AMR-5-10) (ID #16233) $350.00.

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


68. • Fine, Yisrael Ben Yehudah. NEGINOT BEN YEHUDAH ; KEVUTSAT SHIRIM U-MIKHTAMIM `AL `INYANIM SHONIM. Baltimore: NO Publisher, 1907. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 197 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry – American – Hebrew. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex library with usual markings, covers chipped, torn, and taped on, otherwise good condition. (AMR-15-38) (ID #18667) $75.00.
 

 

 


69. • (Finkelstein, Louis) Kohut, George Alexander, editor. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1897. Cloth, 12mo. 97 pages. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold, although her name does not appear. Louis Finkelstein's copy with his ownership signiture and "dec. 3, 1915" penned on the front endpaper. Preceeding his name he has written "21." Finkelstein (1895-1991) was awarded a doctorate from Columbia in 1918, became a rabbi in 1919, and, after many years as professor of theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary he was appointed Chancellor in 1951. He authored a number of books, including Tradition in the Making, Beliefs and Practices of Judaism, Pre-Maccabean Documents in the Passover Haggadah, Abot of Rabbi Nathan, (a three volume series on The Pharisees), and Akiba: Scholar, Saint and Martyr. He also edited a three volume series entitled The Jews: Their History (vol 1), Their Religion and Culture (vol 2), Their Role in Civilization (vol 3)." [Wikipedia, 2007] He was "the dominant leader of Conservative Judaism in the 20th century." Finkelstein would have been a 20-year-old student at the time of this inscription, possibly book nr 21 in his own private graduate student library. Darmesteter was a French philologist who taught at the Sorbonne; his essay "Le Talmud" was written in 1866 and published in 1890 in Reliques Scientifiques. The translation was done at a time when Henrietta Szold, a Baltimore philanthropist and ardent Zionist, was working as secrtary at the JPS. She later became one of the founders of Hadassah and its first president, as well as an executive of the World Zionist Organization, and a director of Youth Aliyah, an organization which took Jewish adolescents out of Nazi Germany and trained them in Palestine. Singerman 5147. Very good condition. Lacks half of backstrip (spine covering), otherwise Good Condition. (AMR-19-20 (ID #19107) $40.00.



71. • Friedenberg, Albert M. THE SUNDAY LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND LEADING JUDICIAL DECISIONS HAVING SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE JEWS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1908. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 42 pages. Not the more common reprint. "A U. S. Lawyer and historian, Friedenberg was born in New York City. At the age of 19 he joined the American Jewish Historical Society and became one of its leading members, and was largely responsible for the issuance of 17 volumes of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHSP, nos. 18-34) . Friedenberg wrote numerous papers and articles on the early history of Jews in America, immigration, historical aspects of Zionism, Jews in Masonry, and the Jewish periodical press, and also on local German Jewish history, literature, and biography. He acted as the New York correspondent of the Baltimore Jewish Comment (1902-10) and the Chicago Reform Advocate (1905-31) , and as contributing editor of the New York Hebrew Standard (1907-23) " (Meyer, EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Sunday Legislation-United States-Jews. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Cover partially detached but present. Spine chipped. Ex-library with usual markings. Corner of front cover chipped in two places. Rear cover chipped in two places. Light scuffing to covers. Otherwise in Good condition. (AMRN-14-7). (ID #17436) $75.00.

72. • Friedlaender, Israel) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. MEMORIAL MEETING, ISRAEL FRIEDLAENDER, BERNARD CANTOR, WHOSE LIVES WHO SACRIFICED JULY 5, 1920, IN THE CAUSE OF ISRAEL AND IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY. 1920. Cloth, New York: No Publisher, 8vo. 93 pages. SUBJECT (S): Friedlaender, Israel (1876-1920) ; Cantor, Bernard (1892-1920) . Tissued portraits of both men preceding information about each. Louis Finkelstein's copy with his ownership signiture on the front end paper. Finkelstein was a longtime leader of JTSA, beginning with his ordination there in 1919; "A year after his ordination he began teaching Talmud there, and in 1924 he began teaching theology; from 1931 he was professor of theology. He also assumed more and more administrative responsibility, as assistant to the president (1934), provost (1937), president (1940), and chancellor (from 1951–1972)." JTSA is listed as one of the organizations participating in the memorial (AMRN-9-19A). Very Good Condition (ID #17648) $50.00.

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

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

75. • Ginzberg, Louis. SERIDE HA-YERUSHALMI MIN HA-GENIZAH ASHER BE-MITSRAYIM. HELEK? 1': GUF HA-YERUSHALMI ASHER NIMTSA BE-HA-GENIZAH IM SHINUYE NUSHA'OT SHEL HA-HOTSA'AH HA-RISHONAH ...YERUSHALMI FRAGMENTS FROM THE GENIZAH. VOLUME I: TEXT WITH VARIOUS READINGS FROM THE EDITIO. PERCEPTS. [No More Issued]. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1909. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; ix, 372 pages; Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America #3. In Hebrew with English preface and title page. Solomon Grayzel's copy with his attractive bookplate. Grayzel was a Russian-born U. S. Historian and communal leader. He taught Jewish history at Gratz & Dropsie Colleges, and was editor-in-chief of the Jewish Publication Society of America. (Simcha Berkowitz, EJ)Very Good Condition. (AMR-19-18) (ID #19106) $75.00.
 


76. • Graetz, Heinrich. HISTORY OF THE JEWS. Philadelphia: Jewish Puplication Society OF America, 1898. Cloth, 8vo. Complete in six volumes. Fold out maps at the back of volume 6. Edited and translated, in part, by Bella Loewy. First Edition thus. Singerman 4200. 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) . SUBJECT(S): Jews – history. Ex library with usual markings, spines slightly faded, very good condition, much much better than usually seen. (AMR-20-10) (ID #19030) $200.00.
 


77. • Graetz, Heinrich. translated by James K. Gutheim. HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE DOWNFALL OF THE JEWISH STATE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE TALMUD. VOL IV ONLY. New York: American Jewish Publication Society, 1873. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 320 pages. Fourth volume, second revised edition. Gilt titles; embossed boards. Index; bibliographical annotations. "To posterity Graetz will be chiefly known as the Jewish historian, although he did considerable work in the field of exegesis also. His Geschichte der Juden has superseded all former works of its kind, notably that of Jost, in its day a very remarkable production; and it has been translated into English, Russian, and Hebrew, and partly into Yiddish and French. The fourth volume, beginning with the period following the destruction of Jerusalem, was published first. " (JE) Singerman 2392. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with a few internal markings only. Nice original publisher's cloth. Some dampstaining inside and out, hinges starting, but still Good Condition. (AMR-8-15) (ID #16853) $50.00.

78. • Graetz, Heinrich. translated by James K. Gutheim. HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE DOWNFALL OF THE JEWISH STATE TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE TALMUD. VOL IV ONLY. New York: American Jewish Publication Society, 1873. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 320 pages. Fourth volume, second revised edition. Gilt titles; embossed boards. Index; bibliographical annotations. "To posterity Graetz will be chiefly known as the Jewish historian, although he did considerable work in the field of exegesis also. His Geschichte der Juden has superseded all former works of its kind, notably that of Jost, in its day a very remarkable production; and it has been translated into English, Russian, and Hebrew, and partly into Yiddish and French. The fourth volume, beginning with the period following the destruction of Jerusalem, was published first. " (JE) Singerman 2392. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with a few internal markings only. Nice original publisher's cloth. Some dampstaining inside and out, hinges starting, but still Good Condition. (AMR-8-15) (ID #16852) $50.00.

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

 

80. • Harkavy, Alexander. HARKAVI'S AMERIKANISHER BRIEFEN-SHTELER UN SPELLER: ENGLISH UN YIDISH =   HARKAVY'S AMERICAN LETTER WRITER AND SPELLER: ENGLISH AND YIDDISH. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co, 1902. Cloth, 8vo. 315, 87 pages. First edition. In English and Yiddish. Not the later reprint. SUBJECT (S): Letter writing; English language – orthography and spelling – study and teaching (adult) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Harkavy (1863-1939) , an author and Yiddish lexicographer, was born in Belorussia. He had a traditional education, and, in his teens, also learned Hebrew, Russian, Syriac, German, and Yiddish. After the 1881 pogroms, he emigrated to the United States, where he also learned, and then taught, English. After wandering and taking odd jobs for about a decade, Harkavy returned to New York, and began to publish Yiddish-English dictionaries and English self-teaching books, such as Englishe Lerer, Englishe Brifnshtele, to lecture and teach, and to translate literary classics into Yiddish. (Schaechter, EJ) Covers discolored with a few holes in the cloth on the back, back hinge cracking, occasional moisture spots throughout, good condition. (AMR-20-11) (ID #19031) $30.00.
 
81. • Harris, Maurice H. PEOPLE OF THE BOOK. A BIBLE HISTORY FOR RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOLUME II [ONLY]. FROM THE CONQUEST TO THE DEATH OF SOLOMON. New York: Philip Cowen, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. 213 pages. Gilt titles; red edges; floral endpapers. Originally published 1890. Harris was a British-born American rabbi. In 1883 Harris was elected rabbi of Temple Israel of Harlem, New York, vice-president of the Society for the Aid of Jewish Prisoners, second vice-president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers, and a director of the Jewish Protectory. (JE) Singerman 4070. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. O. T. -- History of Biblical events. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Ex-library. Backstrip peeling. Title page detached but present. Good condition. (AMR-7-10) (ID #16368) $20.00.

82. • Harris, Maurice H. RECONSTRUCTION. New York: 1918. Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 15 pages. New Year's sermon delivered at Temple Israel in Harlem, September 7, 1918, 5679. SUBJECT (S): Sermons-American-Jewish Authors. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Some discoloration to binding, light chipping to edges. Otherwise in very good condition. (AMRN-6-1) . (ID #17162) $75.00.

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

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

85. • Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika. DI NAYE TSAYT. VOL I, NR. 4. (AUGUST 1898) . New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 48 pages. Monthly. Yiddish Socialist monthly which survived from May 1898 (Vol I, Nr. 1) - May 1899 (Vol II, Nr. 1) . 25 cm. From the English-language cover: "A Monthly Magazine devoted to Popular Science, Literature and Socialism, Die Neue Zeit (The New Time) . " Published by the Yiddish-Speaking Section of the Socialist Labor Party of North America. "The harsh and degrading working conditions among the immigrants in...the sweatshops of the needle trade in New York City" led many Jews "to join the radical left wing of the American socialist movement...When [Morris] Hillquit, [Meyer] London, and [Abraham] Cahan left the socialist labor party in 1898, and formed the more moderate socialist party, " others "remained loyal to the revolutionary socialist labor party [SLP].... In 1913, during the strike of New York City men's tailors, " many in the SLP "supported the tailors against their parent organization, the United Garment Workers of America (UGWA) , which opposed the strike. As a result of the conflict with the UGWA's national officials, the tailors formed their own local organization, the Brotherhood of Tailors, and elected [Joseph] Schlossberg secretary. In 1914 Schlossberg's supporters seceded from the UGWA convention and founded the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) . " (Melvyn Dubofsky in EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, LOC, NYPL, Brown) . Light wear to wrappers, Very Good Condition. (Y-10) (ID #16317) $35.00.

86. • Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika. DI NAYE TSAYT. VOL I, NR. 6. (JULY 1898) . New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 48 pages. Monthly. Yiddish Socialist monthly which survived from May 1898 (Vol I, Nr. 1) - May 1899 (Vol II, Nr. 1) . 25 cm. From the English-language cover: "A Monthly Magazine devoted to Popular Science, Literature and Socialism, Die Neue Zeit (The New Time) . " Published by the Yiddish-Speaking Section of the Socialist Labor Party of North America. "The harsh and degrading working conditions among the immigrants in...the sweatshops of the needle trade in New York City" led many Jews "to join the radical left wing of the American socialist movement...When [Morris] Hillquit, [Meyer] London, and [Abraham] Cahan left the socialist labor party in 1898, and formed the more moderate socialist party, " others "remained loyal to the revolutionary socialist labor party [SLP].... In 1913, during the strike of New York City men's tailors, " many in the SLP "supported the tailors against their parent organization, the United Garment Workers of America (UGWA) , which opposed the strike. As a result of the conflict with the UGWA's national officials, the tailors formed their own local organization, the Brotherhood of Tailors, and elected [Joseph] Schlossberg secretary. In 1914 Schlossberg's supporters seceded from the UGWA convention and founded the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) . " (Melvyn Dubofsky in EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, LOC, NYPL, Brown) . Edgewear to wrappers, Very Good Condition. (Y-13) (ID #16320) $35.00.

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

88. • Iliowizi, Henry. IN THE PALE: STORIES AND LEGENDS OF THE RUSSIAN JEWS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. 12mo. 367 pages. First edition. Contents: Ezra and Huldah. -The Baal-Shem and his golem. -Friends in life and death. -Czar Nicholas the First and Sir Moses Monteflore. -The Czar in Rothchild's castle. -The legend of the ten lost tribes. -The legend of the B'nai Mosheh. Iliowizi was a Russian-born rabbi and author who immigrated to the U. S. In 1880. He wrote stories, poems, plays, as well as many articles. (JE) Singerman 5185. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Russia -- Fiction. Legends, Jewish -- Russia. Tales -- Russia. Jewish fiction. Russia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. Lacks outer wrappers; binding loose. First few pages soiled; corners chipped or curled. Pages warped. Text in good condition. (ComHist-10-6) (ID #20009) $30.00.

89. • Iliowizi, Henry. JEWISH DREAMS AND REALITIES CONTRASTED WITH ISLAMITIC AND CHRISTIAN CLAIMS. Philadelphia, 1890. 8vo. 279 pages. First edition. Four pages of advertisements for other works by the author at end. Iliowizi was a Russian-born American rabbi and author, minister of a congregation at Harrisonburg, Virginia; from 1880 to 1888, rabbi of the Congregation Sha'aré Tob in Minneapolis; and from 1888 to 1900, of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia. (JE) This is an extremely readable, even-handed, comprehensive, and even dryly humorous treatment of the three great religions, covering Bible and Torah, the prophets, Jewish mysticism, Hillel, Philo, and Josephus, and many, many other great thinkers-Jewish and non-Jewish-compared and contrasted. Singerman 4074. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (UAlberta, LOC) . Lacks outer binding. Lacks covers. Corner of last page of ads chipped off at corner just into the text, Library stamps on edges & copyright page (none on text pages). Good Condition thus. (AMR-8-2) (ID #16844) $50.00.

90. • 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. Water damage throughout. Binding slightly shaken. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-3-6) . (ID #17116) $100.00.

91. • Jacobs, Ella. CHILDREN'S PRAYERS FOR USE IN SCHOOL AND HOME. 1894. Philadelphia, PA, 1893. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 7 pages. Only 1 copy listed on OCLC (Yale). Jews -- Liturgy and ritual. Slightly stained on boards. Good condition. (P-2) (ID #16548) $100.00.

92. • Jacobs, George. CATECHISM FOR ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION IN THE HEBREW FAITH. Cinncinnati, Bloch, 1893. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 50 pages. 15 cm. Singerman Nr. 4530. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Catechisms. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Univ of Denver, Yale, NYPL, Yeshiva, Wisconsin-Milwaukee) , none West or South of Colorado. Very Good Condition. (amr-20-45) (ID #19067) $75.00.

93. • Jacobs, George. CATECHISM FOR ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION IN THE HEBREW FAITH. Cinncinnati, Bloch, 1893. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 50 pages. 15 cm. Singerman Nr. 4530. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Catechisms. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Univ of Denver, Yale, NYPL, Yeshiva, Wisconsin-Milwaukee) , none West or South of Colorado. Chip to cover, Good Condition. (P-2-30) (ID #17494) $75.00.

94. • Jahn, Johann; Stowe, C. E. JAHN'S HISTORY OF THE HEBREW COMMONWEALTH. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Andover [Mass]: Printed BY Flagg And Gould For G. & C. Carvill, 1828. Leather, 8vo. Dvxiii, 692 pages. First English Language edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – to 70 A. D. Singerman Nr. 0459. Jahn (1750-1816) studied philosophy at Olmutz and theology at the convent in Bruck, and was ordained in 1775. He taught at Bruck, Olmutz, and Vienna, where he clashed with the church establishment of the possibility that Job, Jonah, Tobit, and Judith could be didactic poems and possessions described in the New Testament could be physiological diseases. (Encyclopædia Britannica) Covers missing, some leather on the spine is worn off, ex library with blind stamp on title page, good condition. (MX-8-1) (ID #18924) $125.00.

95. • Jenks, William, Ed. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY TO THE PRESENT TIME; COMPRISING THEIR CONQUESTS, DISPERSIONS, WANDERINGS, PERSECUTIONS, COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES, LITERATURE, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND FORMS OF WORSHIP, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF VARIOUS EFFORTS. MADE FOR THEIR CONVERSION, COMPILED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES. Boston: M. A. Berk, 1846. Cloth; small 8vo. 468 pages. Second American edition. Tissued frontispiece engraving of Jerusalem. Another engraving facing page 421. With an index and appendix. Jews -- History. Note (s): Pref. To the 1st ed signed [i. E. Printed]: W. C. Brownlee. / Chapters VI to XIX (in part rewritten) are from J. A. Hule's "History of the Jews from the taking of Jerusalem by Titus to the present time. " OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Edges worn; backstrip detaching. Interior brown and foxed. Previous owners' inscriptions on inside front cover and flyleaf. Fair condition. (AM-2) (ID #15795) $55.00.
 


96. • Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. STUDENTS' ANNUAL / JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 1914. New York: The Seminary, 1914. Cloth, 8vo. 324 pages. Photograph illustrations. First annual volume. SUBJECT (S): Jews – study and teaching – periodicals; Jewish Theological Seminary of America – periodicals. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. “The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. ”(jtsa.edu) Front hinge repaired, covers edgeworn, bumped corners, good condition. (AMR-19-7) xx (ID #18921) $50.00.



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

98. • 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.

99. • Karpeles, Gustav. A SKETCH OF JEWISH HISTORY. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth; 12mo. 109 pages. Bound in red boards. Translated from German. "Special Series No. 5." Lectures delivered during the winter of 1895-96 before the lodges of the Independent Order of B'ne B'rith at Berlin. The translation is done from stenographic notes printed as manuscript and not published. Cf. Prefatory note. Advertisements for other publications of the Society at end. Karpeles was a German literary historian who did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. Singerman 5199; Roth 51. SUBJECT: Jews -- History. Ex-library. Edgeworn. Hinges cracked. Very good condition. (AMR-1-3) (ID #16087) $20.00.

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

102. • Krauskopf, Joseph. SUNDAY DISCOURSES BEFORE THE REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL. SERIES XX 1906-1907. Philadelphia: Oscar Klonower, 1907. Cloth, 8vo. 186, 14 pages. Inscribed be author. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, George Washington Univ) . Krauskopf (1858-1923) was born in Prussia and moved to the United States in 1872. Part of the first class at Hebrew Union College, he was ordained in 1883, and began leading Congregation Keneseth Israel in 1887, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a strong proponent of radical Reform Judaism. (Temkin, EJ) Ex library with usual markings, bumped edges, ends of spine worn, very good condition. (AMR-15-27) (ID #18656) $50.00.
 


103. • Krauskopf, Joseph; Joseph Leonard Levy. SUNDAY DISCOURSES BEFORE THE REFORM CONREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL: PHILADELPHIA PA. SERIES XX, 1906-1907. Philadelphia: O. Klonower, 1907. Cloth. 8vo. Pages. Krauskopf was the rabbi of the Reform Congregation Kennesseth Israel, a position he assumed after leading a congregation in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a leader of radical reform, introducing Sunday services, and was a leading figure in the national organizations of Reform Judaism. In 1896 he founded the National Farm School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, "as one of the best means of securing safety and happiness to the sorely afflicted of our people" (Temkin, EJ) . (amrn-8?-7) (ID #17347) $75.00.

104. • Krauskopf, Rabbi Joseph. THE CHILDREN'S SERVICE FOR YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON. Philadelphia, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 1909. Original Cloth, 8vo, 20 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Krauskopf (1858-1923) , an American Reform rabbi, "was born in Ostrowo, Prussia. He settled in the U. S. In 1872 and enrolled in 1875 in the first class of Hebrew Union College, receiving his ordination in 1883. After serving a congregation in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1887 Krauskopf became rabbi of the Reform Congregation Kenesseth Israel, Philadelphia, which he served for the remainder of his life. Krauskopf became a leader of radical Reform, introducing Sunday services and compiling a Service Ritual (1888, 19024) . A leading figure in the national organizations of Reform Judaism, he served as a vice-president of the conference which adopted the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885, and president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1903-05) . A man of forceful energy, attention to the need for Jewish literature, and the outcome was the foundation in 1888 of the Jewish Publication Society of America, of which he was the first honorary secretary. Impressed during a visit to Russia in 1894 by the zeal with which Jews engaged in agriculture where the Russian government allowed, he established the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in 1896 'as one of the best means of securing safety and happiness to the sorely afflicted of our people. ' In 1917 he was appointed to direct food conservation among Jews for the U. S. Food Administration. At first an anti-Zionist, Krauskopf modified his attitude as a result of the labors of Jewish agriculturalists in Palestine" (Sefton D. Temkin in EJ) . OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (HUC) . Very Good condition, a beautiful copy. (P-2-22) (ID #17489) $50.00.

105. • Lazarus, Emma. SONGS OF A SEMITE: THE DANCE TO DEATH, AND OTHER POEMS. New York: Office of "The American Hebrew, " 1882. Cloth, 8vo. 80 pages. First edition. 2 pages of advertisements at end. Added title page: "The dance to death; a historical tragedy in five acts. " Contents: The dance to death: a tragedy in five acts -- Poems: The New Year. The crowing of the red cock. In Exile. In memoriam--Rev. J. J. Lyons. The valley of Baca. The banner of the Jew. Guardian of the red disk -- A translation of Heine and two imitations: Donna Clara. Don Pedrillo. Fra Pedro -- Translations from the Hebrew poets of mediaeval Spain: Solomon ben Judah Gabirol Night thoughts, Meditations, Hymn, To a detractor, A fragment, Stanzas, Wine and grief, Defiance, A degenerate age. Judah ben Ha-Levi Love song, Separation, Longing for Jerusalem, On the voyage to Jerusalem I, On the voyage to Jerusalem II, To the west wind II. Moses ben Esra Extracts from the Book of Tarshish or the Necklace of pearls, In the night, From the "Divan", Love song of Alcharisi. Emma Lazarus was a U. S. Poet, born into a New York Sepharic family. "Her essays in the Century Magazine (1882) in reply to anti-Semitic attacks praised her fellow Jews as pioneers of progress and expressed her joy in belonging to a people that was the victim of massacres rather than their perpetrator. Emma Lazarus' next important work, dedicated to the memory of George Eliot, was The Dance to Death, a verse tragedy about the burning of the Jews of Nordhausen in Thuringia during the Black Death. This appeared in Songs of a Semite (1882) , which also included other passionate Jewish poems such as "The New Ezekiel" and the Zionist "Banner of the Jew. " An Epistle to the Hebrews (1882-83) set forth her ideas and plans for the reinvigoration and deepening of Jewish life by a national and cultural revival in the twin centers of the United States and the Holy Land. The prose poems of By the Waters of Babylon (1887) were a further demonstration of her prophetic insight. Emma Lazarus, who corresponded with the eminent poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was the author of "The New Colossus, " a sonnet expressing her belief in the United States as the haven of Europe's "huddled masses yearning to breathe free. " Composed in 1883, this was engraved on a memorial plaque and affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903. After her death, her sister prohibited the inclusion of 'anything Jewish' in the collected edition of Emma Lazarus' works that appeared in 1889." (Sol Liptzin, EJ) . Probably the most important Jewish female poet of 19th Century America; here the first edition of her first published book. Singerman 3081. SUBJECT(S): Tragedies. Ex-library. Lacks front board and backstrip. Rear board and some pages loose. Some damp stains and warping. Bit of chipping to fore edge of first two pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-7) (ID #16229) $500.00.

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

107. • Leeser, Isaac. SIDUR SIFTE TSADIKIM [SIFTHEI TZADIKIM]. THE FORM OF PRAYERS ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS [SEPHARDIC SIDDUR]. LARGE SIZE, Vols 4, 5 & 6 only. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington and Haswell, 1837-1838, 1846. 1st edition [vol I is 2nd edition]. Tall 8vo. Hebrew text, parallel English translation. Vol VI includes 12 pages of errata for all 6 volumes of the first edition, as well as a subscribers list of over 150 names from 19 cities and towns across the Eastern US and Jamaica, and also Leeser's humble 2-page postscript: "When I first undertook the publication of the Prayer Books, I soon discovered that, although I had made the Hebrew almost my daily study for years, still much was unknown to me wich I ougth to have been familiar with, in order to furnish a correct and faultless edition..." Singerman 0630 (1837-38) & 0939 (1846) . Checklist of American Imprints, Nr. 45167. Sidur Sifte Tsadikim, Leeser's comprehensive Sephardic prayer book, here primarily in its first edition of 1837-38, was the first American prayerbook containing the liturgy for the entire year. It contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation. Following the 1st edition of 1837-38 and the 2nd revised edition of 1846, Leeser changed to a smaller, 12mo, "more portable form" (adv. In the Occident, Dec. 1851, cited in Goldman) . The set presented here is the original, large 8vo size. 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. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and "brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838) , the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book (1848) [sic 1837-8, presented here], and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849) , the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites) , Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible, ...published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917...Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardi community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism. " (Jack Reimer, EJ) Contents of complete set: v. 1. Daily prayers. --v. 2. New-year service. --v. 3. Day of atonement service [missing]. --v. 4. Tabernacle service. --v. 5. Passover and Pentecost service. --v. 6. Fast day service. 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 S82, 000.00.
108. 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. Various wear. Price per volume (amr-11-19) (ID #17333) $1,000.00.


HEB-2-13.jpg (1502668 bytes) 110. • Levin, Shmarya. BI-YEME HA-MA`AVAR: KOVETS MAAMARIM. New York: Asaf, 1919. Cloth, 8vo. Xxi, 280 pages. In Hebrew. Frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews; Zionism; Zionists – biography; Levin, Shmarya, 1867-1935. Slightly worn on corners and ends of spine, very good condition. (HEB-2-13) (ID #19130) $40.00.

111. • Levy, Rabbi Leonard J; Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. SUNDAY LECTURES BEFORE THE REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL, OCTOBER 18, 1896-APRIL 18, 1897, TENTH SERIES. Philadelphia: S. W. Goodman, 1896. Cloth. 12mo. Collection of lectures by Rabbis Levy and Krauskopf. Some lectures have title pages. Titles of lectures include: Some Questions of the Day (Levy) , The Guard Neither Dies or Surrenders (Krauskopf) , The Jewish Woman (Levy) , Syria and Palestine (Levy) , The Best Teacher-Time (Krauskopf) , The Best Friend-God (Krauskopf) . Includes advertisements, and announcements made by the congregation. Series of shorter lectures and letters at the back of the book by various religious leaders from Philadelphia. Embossed cover. Gilt lettering on binding. Made of pamphlets compiled into one volume; many pamphlets are lightly creased vertically. Beautiful marbled endpapers. Very Good Condition. (AMRN-2-5). (ID #17081) $200.00.

112. • Lewin, Raphael De Cordova. WHAT IS JUDAISM? OR A FEW WORDS TO THE JEWS. New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1870. Cloth, 12mo. 84 pages. Gilt titles. First edition thus. "Notes and references": pages 77-84. Published a year earlier as What is Judaism? A Lecture Before the Mickve Israel Congregation, Savannah, Ga, March 20th, 1869, Being the First of a Course of Two Lectures on the Subject. Lewin was born in the West Indies, studied in London, and then immigrated to the United States, where he had charge of Hebrew congregations in Shreveport, Louisiana, Savannah, Georgia, and Brooklyn, New York. He published a monthly, The New Era, a weekly, The Jewish Advocate, as well as "What is Judaism?" Singerman 2218. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Ex-library. Bit of marginalia in light pencil. Dampstained; cover warped and badly stained. Pages brittle, with some chipping and small tears. Some darkening, soiling, and staining to pages. Except as noted, text in good condition. (AMR-5-4A) (ID #16227) $100.00.

113. • Masliansky, Zvi Hirsch. DROSHES FIR SHABOSIM UM YONTEYVIM. VOLUME 1. New York: Zerubabel, 1908. Cloth, 12mo. 276 pages. In Yiddish. Volume 1 only. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons – Yiddish; Jewish sermons – American. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Masliansky was born in Russia in 1856, and received a rabbinical education. He taught and preached in Pinsk, Yekaterinoslaf and Odessa. In the early 1890s, he devoted himself to preaching a Zionist message in Russia, after meeting M. L. Lilienblum. In 1895 he moved to the United States, where he founded the newspaper Yiddishe Welt and continued to lecture. (JE) Top of spine torn, patterned end papers, very good condition. (AMR-17-32) (ID #18892) $35.00.

114. • Mielziner, Moses. INTRODUCTION TO THE TALMUD: HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTRODUCTION, LEGAL HERMENEUTICS OF THE TALMUD, TALMUDICAL TERMINOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY, OUTLINES OF TALMUDICAL ETHICS. APPENDIX: KEY TO THE ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TALMUD AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1903. Cloth, 8vo. 297 pages. Second revised edition. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- introductions. “Mielziner [1828-1903] 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. 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, and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law...but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since... 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. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers edgeworn, good condition. This edition seldom available. (RAB-22-26) (ID #20509) $60.00.

115. • Milman, Henry Hart. HISTORY OF THE JEWS: IN THREE VOLUMES. VOLUME I. New York: J. & J. Harper, 1831. Cloth, 12mo. 264 pages. Stereotype Edition. Harper's Family Library No. 1. Second edition; first published 1830. Illustrated with engravings. Foldout map of Jerusalem. Henry Hart Milman was a brilliant Oxford historian; his History of the Jews "brought down on him the censure of the Church. This history is aggressively rationalistic; it treats the Jews as an Oriental tribe, and all miracles are either eliminated or evaded. He was nevertheless presented with a piece of plate by some representative Jews in recognition of his sympathetic attitude. His history was republished in 1863 and 1867." (JE) Singerman 0493; Rosenbach 322. SUBJECT(S): Jews - History. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Bookplate of Martha H. Maltby on inside front cover. Backstrip gone; boards and signatures loose. Title page not present. Map has tear. Usual age staining. Text in good condition. (AMR-4-6) (ID #16216) $30.00.

116. • Milman, Henry Hart. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO MODERN TIMES. COMPLETE. New York: A. C. Armstrong and Son, 1886. Cloth; 12mo. Vii, 497, vii, 479 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles. Index. Bibliographical annotations. "Reprinted from the newly revised and corrected London edition. Three volumes in two. Vols. II, III. " First edition was 1830. Henry Hart Milman was a brilliant Oxford historian; his History of the Jews "brought down on him the censure of the Church. This history is aggressively rationalistic; it treats the Jews as an Oriental tribe, and all miracles are either eliminated or evaded. He was nevertheless presented with a piece of plate by some representative Jews in recognition of his sympathetic attitude. His history was republished in 1863 and 1867." (JE) Singerman 0493 (Earlier edition) . SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Edgeworn; backstrip peeling. Hinges cracked. Bit of soil to flyleaves. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (AMR-7-18) (ID #16375) $75.00.

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

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

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

120. • New York) Jewish Social Service Association, inc. EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED HEBREW CHARITIES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. New York: The Agency, 1892. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 80 pages. Includes long list (ca. 600 names) of cash donors with amounts given at end; ; long list (ca. 400 names) of donors of clothing, mostly women, with dates of donations; & 38 name list of donors of cash "in memorium," all in amounts between S20.00-S5000.00. Excellent geneaological & historical resource. Preceeded by: United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York. Board of Relief, "Annual report of the Board of Relief of the United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York." Succeeded by: United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York, "Annual report and proceedings of the ... annual meeting of the United Hebrew Charities of the City of New York" SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Charities -- Periodicals. OCLC lists only 2 holdings worldwide of volumes from this period (Columbia & NYSL); & only one addition (Harvard) that has any later 19th Century volumes. Quite scarce and extremely useful. lIbrary stamp on cover, lacks rear cover, last page torn loose through text (but present) otherwise Very Good Condition. (amr-8-3) (ID #16544) $200.00.

122. • Peixotto, Benjamin F. THE MENORAH: A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE B'NE B'RITH, JULY AND AUGUST 1896. New York: Menorah Pub Co, 1896. Monthly. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 132 pages. July and August 1896. A monthly magazine for the Jewish home. Ex-library with minimal markings. Title of periodical written on front cover in blue pencil, and previous call number is in same color on lower left. Chipping to cover, and upper right hand corner bent. Beautiful illustrations and portraits throughout. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-3-9) . (ID #17119) $30.00.

123. • Peixotto, Benjamin F. THE MENORAH: A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE B'NE B'RITH, VOL. II, COMPLETE. (FIRST HALF OF 1887) . New York: Monorah Pub Co, 1887. Half Leather. 8vo. 350 pages. January to June, 1887. Volume two of forty-two. A monthly magazine for the Jewish home. Black and white portrait of Nathan Bloom across from title page of February 1887 title page. Marbled covers. Gilt lettering on binding. Wear to leather on binding. Covers detached but present. Chipping to endpapers. Names of previous owners inscribed on front and rear endpapers. Ex-library with usual markings. Colored endpapers. Beautiful colors on cover. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-3-3) . (ID #17113) $60.00.

124. • Peixotto, Benjamin F. THE MENORAH: A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE B'NE B'RITH, VOL. XX, NUMBERS 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. 1896. New York: Monorah Pub Co, 1896. Monthly. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 337 pages. January, February, April, May and June 1896. A monthly magazine for the Jewish home. Includes Ex-library with minimal markings. Title of periodical written on front cover in blue pencil, and previous call number is in same color on lower left. Slight chipping to covers and stains on binding. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-3-12) . (ID #17122) $45.00.

125. • Peixotto, Benjamin F. THE MENORAH: A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE B'NE B'RITH, VOL. XXII. MAY AND JUNE 1897 ONLY. New York: Menorah Pub Co, 1897. Monthly. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 126 pages. May and June 1897. A monthly magazine for the Jewish home. Ex-library with minimal markings. Title of periodical written on front cover in blue pencil, and previous call number is in same color on lower left. Slight chipping to binding. (AMRN-3-10) . (ID #17120) $30.00.

126. • Peixotto, Benjamin F. THE MENORAH: A MONTHLY MAGAZINE, OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE B'NE B'RITH, VOL. XXVI, NO. 6; & VOL. XXVII, NO. 6. 1899. New York: Monorah Pub Co, 1899. Monthly. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 126 pages. June and December 1899. A monthly magazine for the Jewish home. Includes all title pages and approx. 10 pages of ads at the beginning and 10 pages of ads at end of each month. Ex-library with minimal markings. Title of periodical written on front cover in blue pencil, and previous call number is in same color on lower left. Slight chipping to covers. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-3-13) . (ID #17123) $30.00.

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

128. • 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.

129. • Pinski, David. DI IDISHE VOKHENSHRIFT. DIE YIDDISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT. JEWISH WEEKLY MAGAZINE. 1912. (COMPLETE THIS VOLUME) . New York: Wochenschrift Pub. Co, 1912. Half cloth, 8vo. 320 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews – periodicals. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Pinski (1872-1959) was a talented drama and fiction writer, as well as a newspaperman. He was born in Mogilev, studied in Vienna, and lived in, among others, Warsaw, Berlin, and Switzerland, before settling in Israel in 1949. He was a proponent of Yiddish literature, and founded a publishing house, Tsaytgayst, to this end. (Starkman, EJ) Spots on some pages, covers worn, floral end papers with owner's name stamp on them, good condition. (AMR-16-1) (ID #18849) $200.00.

130. • Providence) The Post-Confirmation Class Of Temple Beth El. THE TORCH. VOL. 1 NO. 1 (ONLY ISSUE? COMPLETE? ) . Providence, Ri: Temple Beth El, 1917. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 4 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Providence – Rhode Island. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Vertical crease down the middle, darkened area on the bottom of the covers, small tear at the bottom of the back cover, very good condition. (AMR-18-11) (ID #18901) $50.00.

131. • Raphael, R(aphael) B(er). SHE'ELATH HA'YEHUDIM - THE JEWISH QUESTION. NACHLATH AVOTH-SHAILOTH HA'YEHUDIM [on the return to Zion]. FIRST EDITION. Two parts in one volume. , 1864. No Place (Newark), Ephraim Deinard: 1893. (2), 224, viii. Pages. 8vo. Singerman 4578; Deinard, Koheleth America, 765; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 939. Includes dividisional title between the two parts. An interesting example of the Zionistic aspirations of American Jewry, proclaiming that only in the Land of Israel will the Jews be safe from anti-Semitism and thus further develop a deeper spiritual life. Discusses the various alternatives that lay before the Jewish people - Orthodoxy, Reform, Zionism - and the advantages and drawbacks of each. For an analysis of the work, see I.C. Selavan, A Pre-Herzlian Jewish State, in: AJHQ, March, 1977 pp. 432-5. The second part is an anti-Reform polemic. Appears to lack the fold-out Hebrew poem and illustration: "Tzion ve'America". Lacks boards, chipping to first and final leaves, margin stains throughout. (heb-7-18) (we can have this bound for you) (ID #20101) $175.00.

132. • Raphall, Morris J. POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS; FROM THE CLOSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, ABOUT THE YEAR 420 B.C.E, TILL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE IN THE YEAR 70 C.E. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. II. (ONLY) . Philadelphia: Moss & Brother, 1855. Cloth, 8vo. 486 pages. First edition. Raphall (1798-1868) was born in Stockholm and settled in England in 1825, quickly becoming prominent in British Jewry as one of its chief exponents to the Christian world and as a fighter for the political rights of Jews and against defamations of Judaism. He published the first Jewish periodical in England and co-produced the first translation of parts of the Mishna into English. In 1849 he moved to the US, and in 1860 delivered the first invocation by a rabbi before the US House of Representatives. Raphall is most known, however, for his delivery, less than a year later at the height of the secession crisis in Janualry of 1861, of what became "the most highly publicized rabbinical statement on the 'Bible and Slavery'" in which he placed "Judaism squarely in opposition to abolitionism, [and] denied that any statement in the Bible could be interpreted to prohibit slavery, and, insisted that, on the contrary, biblical law granted the right to own slaves. " (EJ) . This played well with Jewish Southerners. He eventually settled in New York, where he led the B'nai Jeshurun congregation. (JE) Singerman 1409. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Ex-library. Dampstained, with some warping and staining to pages. Front hinge gone. Boards very warped and discolored; backstrip peeling. Text in good condition. (AMR-5-25) (ID #16248) $200.00.

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

134. • Robinson, [Zvi] H.[irsch]. TSOHAR, OR LIGHT: BEING A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, COMMENTS, EXPOSITIONS OF THE BIBLE, AS APPLIED TO CONTEMPORARY TIMES. 1967. , Springfield, MA: Loring & Axteli, 1902. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm. 55, 58, [2] pages. Includes frontis portrait of author. In English and Hebrew. Goldman 1027: "Robinson worked as a merchant in Springfield, MA, and he contributed to Hebrew journals….There are many references to American themes, (e.g.: on America as the standard-bearer of progress…a eulogy for President William McKinley…on America's victory in the 1898 Spanish-American war)….Not all copies contain the portrait of the author." SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Miscellanea. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Yale, Newberry, Princeton, JTSA, YU) Light wear, Good Condition. (heb-6-51) (ID #19813) $125.00.

135. • Russia) Iliowizi, Henry. IN THE PALE: STORIES AND LEGENDS OF THE RUSSIAN JEWS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. 12mo. 367 pages. Contents: Ezra and Huldah. -The Baal-Shem and his golem. -Friends in life and death. -Czar Nicholas the First and Sir Moses Monteflore. -The Czar in Rothchild's castle. -The legend of the ten lost tribes. -The legend of the B'nai Mosheh. Iliowizi was a Russian-born rabbi and author who immigrated to the U. S. In 1880. He wrote stories, poems, plays, as well as many articles. (JE) Singerman 5185. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Russia -- Fiction. Legends, Jewish -- Russia. Tales -- Russia. Jewish fiction. Russia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. Very Good Condition (EE-1) (ID #16506) $30.00.

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

137. • Sekles, Simon. THE POETRY OF THE TALMUD. New York: S. Sekles, 1880. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 146 pages. In English, with an appendix giving the original Hebrew of some of the passages cited. Nicely bound in cordovan cloth with gilt letters on front cover. Annotated. Singerman 2950. Deinard 804. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature. Talmud -- Quotations. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; warped. Cover scuffed; 1" split between spine and top of front cover. Hinges starting. Some soiling to pages. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-4-3) (ID #16213) $95.00.

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

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

141. • Szold, Benjamin. SEFER IYOV, MEVU'AR ME-HADASH. THE BOOK OF JOB WITH A NEW COMMENTARY. Baltimore: H. P. Siemers, 1886. Cloth, large 8vo. Xxii, 498 pages. Embossed boards; gilt titles; decorative endpapers. First edition. In Hebrew. Title pages in English and Hebrew on facing pages. Szold was an American rabbi and scholar; a leader of the conservative wing of the Reform movement in America. As an exegete he developed a subtle and original system in which full account was taken of the work of the Masorites. His "Commentary on Job" (Baltimore, 1886) , written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship. (JE) Singerman 3405. Deinard 869. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Job -- Commentaries. Hinges gone; half of backstrip missing. Signatures separating. Some darkening to pages; otherwise, text in very good condition. (AMR-7-15) (ID #16373) $250.00.

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

143. • THE JEW, AT HOME AND ABROAD. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1845. Quarter Leather. 12mo. 188 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism-Social Life and Customs. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Beautiful marbled covers and edges. Spine very shaken. Front cover almost completely detached but intact. Great deal of chipping to binding. Some creasing to edges of pages but text completely intact. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-3-7) . (ID #17117) $35.00.

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



145. • Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS.VOLUME 8 (1911-1915) . Cincinnati: May & Kreidler, 1915. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 6765-7832 (i. E. 1067) pages. Frontispiece. Massive tome, detailing internal debates and struggles within American reform in the years preceeding WW I. Very Important. SUBJECT(S): Jews – United States – periodicals; Union of American Hebrew Congregations. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Now known as the Union for reform Judaism, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, which was founded in 1873, is an organization of Reform congregations in North America. (urj.org) Covers worn and spotted, back hinge repaired, good condition. (AMR-19-9) (ID #18923) $250.00.



146. • Wiernik, Peter. HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN AMERICA, FROM THE PERIOD OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE NEW WORLD TO THE PRESENT TIME. New York: Jewish History Press, 1912. Cloth, 8vo. Xxiv, 449 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews - United States, Jews - America; Jews - History. Wiernik was born in Russia, and emigrated to the United States in 1885. While living in Chicago and New York, he worked for several periodicals, including the Jewish Courier, Jüdisches Tageblatt, and Das Morgen Journal. (JE) Ex library, hinges cracked, good condition. (ComHist-7-1) (ID #19928) $30.00.

147. • Wilson, Colonel Charles, ed, assisted by the most eminent Palestine Explorers, etc. PICTURESQUE PALESTINE, SINAI AND EGYPT. Hardcover, 8vo, New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1880-1883 Original Paper Covers. 33 cm tall. Issued in 40 parts, totaling 972 pages. Parts 7-40 are present here. Many beautiful engravings on steel and wood from drawings by Harry Fenn and J. D. Woodward. Some wear to covers, with occasional missing portions of the covers, but internal contents of these parts are complete and in very good condition. (art-16) (ID #20879) $300.00.

148. • Wise, Isaac Mayer. JUDAISM: ITS DOCTRINES AND DUTIES. Cincinnati, Ohio: Office of the Israelite, 1872. 1st edition. Cloth. 12mo. 83 pages. "Wise was a U. S. Rabbi and pioneer of Reform Judaism. Wise was born in Steingrub, Bohemia and he lived in Prague and Vienna, and studied at various yeshivot. His later writings suggest that the ideas of the French Enlightenment must have influenced him in his younger days. In 1843 he became the rabbinical officiate (Religionsweiser) at Radnitz in Bohemia. The Hapsburg Empire offered bleak prospects for Wise personally and for the removal of disabilities suffered by Jews. He resolved to emigrate-whether with a view to pursuing the rabbinic calling is uncertain-and arrived in New York in 1846. The free atmosphere of America seemed to liberate in Wise capacities of which he had given no indication in Europe. He became rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Albany, N.Y, introducing reforms such as mixed pews, choral singing, and confirmation, designed to improve public worship. In 1854 Wise went to Cincinnati as rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, remaining there for the rest of his life. Within a few months of his arrival he began to publish a weekly, The Israelite, later known as The American Israelite, and a German supplement Die Deborah. By the end of the year he established the short-lived Zion College, combining Hebrew and secular studies. In 1856 he published Minhag America, a curtailment with modifications of the traditional Hebrew ritual. Despite repeated setbacks, Wise always returned to his advocacy of a union of congregations, a common prayer book, and a college to train American rabbis. His interest was focused on one particular aspect of the Union's tasks-the establishment of a rabbinical college. He was appointed president of Hebrew Union College, which opened in 1875. For the remainder of his life Wise labored in the interests of the college. He ordained more than 60 rabbis, and by the time of his death had become the "founding father" of the Reform movement in America" (Temkin, EJ). Not the more common 1888 edition. Gilt lettering on cover. Age spotting to covers. Damage to corners and spine. Name of previous author inside front endpaper. Otherwise in Good condition. (AMRN-12-4). (ID #17404) $100.00.
 
149. • Wise, Isaac Mayer. THE COSMIC GOD. A FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHY IN POPULAR LECTURES. Cincinnati: Office American Israelite and Deborah, 1876. 8vo. 181 pages. Wise was an American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; founder of Hebrew Union College. "During his lifetime Isaac M. Wise was regarded as the most prominent Jew of his time in the United States. His genius for organization was of a very high order; and he was masterful, rich in resources, and possessed of an inflexible will. More than of any of his contemporaries, it may be said of him that he left the impress of his personality upon the development of Judaism in the United States. " (JE) Singerman 2603. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy. God. Lacks outer boards, frontispiece, and title page. Binding loose. Edges darkened and chipped. Few margin marks in pencil. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-9) (ID #16193) $75.00.
 


150. • Wolf, Simon. THE PRESIDENTS I HAVE KNOWN FROM 1860 TO 1918. Washington, D. C.: Press OF B. S. Adams, 1918. Cloth, 8vo. 459 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Presidents – United States – biography; Jews – United States. Wolf (1936-1923) was born in Germany and emigrated to the United states in 1848, settling in Ohio. He was an alternate delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention, but shortly afterwards switched to the Republican party, to which he remained allied for the rest of his life. In 1862, he opened a law practice in Washington. After defending U. S. Grant against charges of anti-semitism, he held various government posts, including consul in Egypt, until 1882, when he resumed practicing law. Grant was not the only president that he knew, claiming acquaintance with every executive from Lincoln to Wilson. Wolf, a Reform Jew, worked for Jewish organizations in Washington as well, serving as B'nai B'rith's president in 1904, and held a permanent chairmanship of the Committee on Civil and Religious Rights of the Union of Hebrew Congregations. (Panitz, EJ) Ex library with usual markings, moisture marks on cover, very good condition. (AMR-20-18) (ID #19038) $130.00.


burstein3.JPG (1113072 bytes) 151. • Burstein, Abraham. THE PASSING OF "JEWEY": AN UNRECORDED INCIDENT OF THE CIVIL WAR. New York: JTSA, 1914. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 10 pages. Offprint from the Student's Annual of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Burstein held many important positions in New York's Jewish community, including the chaplain of the Jewish Theatrical Guild and the executive secretary of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he was the editor of Jewish outlook and also did much work as a leading book reviewer for the Anglo-Jewish press (Karp, EJ). Chipping to covers. Front cover detached but present. Ex-library with minimal markings. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-6-7--9). (ID #17168-70) $40.00.