Item 7956. TWO ENVELOPES ADDRESSED TO ISAAC LEESER IN PHILADELPHIA

TWO ENVELOPES ADDRESSED TO ISAAC LEESER IN PHILADELPHIA

1851? Item #33803

1 envelope mostly complete; acid in ink has burned through a couple letters, addressed to "Rev. Isaack Leeser Philadelphia" Cancellation reads "New York/Sep 1/5 Cts". 2nd envelope lacks the rear (may have been a letter folded into an envelope) , so front panel only, with nice 1851 US postage stamp. Addressed to "Revd Isaac Leesser/Editor of the Ocident/Philadelphia. " Cancellation not legible. Isaac Leeser was an "American rabbi, author, translator, editor, and publisher; pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, and founder of the Jewish press of America...Leeser participated in all Jewish movements. He was the earnest promoter of all the national enterprises-the first congregational union, the first Hebrew day-schools, the first Hebrew college, the first Jewish publication society-and of numberless local undertakings. The Occident acquired a national and even an international reputation; the Maimonides' College, of which he was president, paved the way for future Jewish colleges in the United States; and his translation of the Bible became an authorized version for the Jews of America. In the religious controversies of his time Leeser took an active part on the Conservative side, and lived and died in the unshakable belief that the existence of opposing parties was but transient and short-lived. " (JE) . Price is for both envelopes. (amr-45-28).

Price: $250.00

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