New York: Rogers and Sherwood, 1883. First Edition. Item #19099
8vo. Viii, 441 pages. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and embossing. Singerman 3113. The first state of the first edition, with the errata page at the end and published in New York instead of Cincinatti. The author states in his preface his intention of creating a non-sectarian reader suitable for Jewish youth, so that they may know their own history and spiritual accomplishments, and proclaims his book suitable as well for the non-Jewish student, as it is free from sectarianism. He includes many passages from the Talmud, as well as Jost, Zunz, Graetz, Philippson, Geiger, Franekel, Sachs, and others. "Rev G. Hirsch 337 E. 52nd St" penned in 19th century hand on front end paper. SUBJECT (S) : Readers and speakers. Jews -- History. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Wear to backstrip, repairs to hinges, Good condtion. (AMR-19-13).