Philadelphia: Printed By C. Sherman & Co. 5601, 1841. Item #39775
1st edition. Quarter leather, 8vo, 268 (Discourses) + 99 (Claims), . Singerman 0745. Rosenbach 476. Leeser’s first major work. “It’s difficult to overestimate the impact of Leeser’s work on American Jewish communal life, religious education, and culture…. Leeser’s first major work was a rebuttal to an attack on Jews which was published initially in the London Quarterly Review and then re-circulated in American newspapers. Leeser’s piece appeared in 1828 in the Richmond Whig, and was re-printed in 1841 as a book entitled The Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights. This writing earned Leeser an invitation to become Hazan of the Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia” (Penn Libraries, 2008) . Chips to foot and crown of spine, otherwise Very Good Condition in beautiful original full butter leather binding with tooled spine, a Very Nice copy. (AMR-39-4A).