Chicago : I. S. Moses, 1894. Hardback. Item #37375
1st edition. Original printed boards, 8vo. 194 pages ; 20 cm. 1st edition of what became a very popular and often reprinted Reform Sunday school hymnal. Singerman 4736. Isaac S. Moses was the rabbi at Ahawath Chesed-Shaar Hashomayim, what is now Central Synagogue in New York. He spent much of his earlier career in several congregations throughout the Midwest. Contents include: Songs of praise -- Morning and evening -- Festivals and seasons -- patriotic songs -- Songs of duty -- Songs for the primary classes -- Six services -- The flower service -- The harvest service -- The national service -- Hanukkah and Purim service -- Responsive readings -- Hebrew responses and hymns. OCLC: 40857468. OCLC lists only one holding of this rare first edition (Grad Theolog. Union); revised editions were later issued. Cover is worn but inside pages are overall in very good condition. A very attracive scarce copy of the first edition of this important Reform hymnal. (AMR-48-18).