Item 54467. A SYNOPSIS OF JEWISH HISTORY FROM THE RETURN OF THE JEWS FROM THE BABYLONISH CAPTIVITY, TO THE DAYS OF HEROD THE GREAT; GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DIFFERENT SECTS OF THOSE DAYS, THE INTRODUCTION AND USE OF SYNAGOGUES AND SCHOOLS, THE ORIGIN AND INTRODUCTION OF PRAYER AMONG THE JEWS, THE UREEM AND THUMEEN, THE MISHNA OR ORAL LAW, THE GEMARA-COMPLETION, USUALLY STYLED THE TALMUD

A SYNOPSIS OF JEWISH HISTORY FROM THE RETURN OF THE JEWS FROM THE BABYLONISH CAPTIVITY, TO THE DAYS OF HEROD THE GREAT; GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE DIFFERENT SECTS OF THOSE DAYS, THE INTRODUCTION AND USE OF SYNAGOGUES AND SCHOOLS, THE ORIGIN AND INTRODUCTION OF PRAYER AMONG THE JEWS, THE UREEM AND THUMEEN, THE MISHNA OR ORAL LAW, THE GEMARA-COMPLETION, USUALLY STYLED THE TALMUD

San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1859. Item #40801

1st edition. Original gilt-stamped publisher’s cloth, 12mo, 187 pages. Rare early San Francisco imprint for use in Synagogues and Jewish schools, appearing just following the California Gold Rush. The author was the "Rabbi Preacher of Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco; Author of Class Book of Discourses on the principles of the belief of Israel, &c. , &c. " Scarce. Congregation Sherith Israel was the first Jewish Congregation in San Francisco, and the author, Henry A. Henry was Congregation Sherith Israel's first rabbi. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide, about half of those located in California, probably indicating early local distribution and use in California Jewish institutions. Wear to base of spine, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-9-7).

Price: $1,200.00

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