Kassel: M.S. Messner, 1860. Item #41675
1st edition, original paper wrappers. 8vo, vii, 16 pages. In German. Volume 1 (of 2) only. Title translates to: Lectures on the Demands of Humanity. “In 1852 Adler became district rabbi of the province of Hesse-Kassel and retained this post until his retirement to Wiesbaden in 1883. Adler represented the more conservative branch of the Reform movement in Germany. While a consistent advocate of religious and educational progress, he opposed measures, such as the abolition of circumcision, which he felt would create an unbridgeable gulf between factions of the Jewish community. He was president of the Kassel rabbinical conference (1868) and an important participant in the German-Jewish synods of Leipzig (1869) and Augsburg (1871). From 1837 to 1839 Adler published Die Synagoge, a periodical containing sermons, popular historical studies, and essays dealing with contemporary Jewish issues.” (encyclopedia.com) OCLC: 35014204, OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Previous owner’s stamp on title page and front end page; ex library stamp on front end page; some edgewear. Good Condition Overall. (AMR-69-3).