JEWISH CHRONICLE/WORKING MAN'S FRIEND, VOL I, NRS 1-28 (OCT 18, 1844-OCT 6, 1845) , COMPLETE.

London : Abraham Benisch, 1855-1856. Newspaper. Item #36465

1st edition. Later cloth, 4to. English with occasional Hebrew. The Jewish Chronicle, Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was initially under the editorship of D. Meldola and M. Angel. “On Oct 18, 1844, to the editorship of Joseph Mitchell, it took the title of "The Jewish Chronicle (New Series) and Working Man's Friend"; it appeared only fortnightly till July 9, 1847, when it became a weekly; from Aug. 18, 1854, it was edited by M. H. Bresslau, who changed the title to "The Jewish Chronicle and Hebrew Observer. " From Jan. 12, 1855, A. Benisch assumed the editorship, which he retained till April 2, 1869, when Michael Henry took charge of the paper until his death” (JE, 1905) . Includes numerous ads and announcements from the period, indicating deaths, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds. Anniversary dinners and events often list participants, which sometimes read like who’s who’s of Anglo-jewry of the period, and at other times mention names from the far reaches of the British Empire. Much on selection and early activity of Adler as new Chief Rabbi, controversy about the Burton Street Synagogue. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. Masthead is occasionally trimmed close, with parts of "Sefer Zikaron" clipped, 1 closed tear, otherwise in outstanding condition in modern library binding. (br-11-7).

Price: $1,500.00

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