New York; Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1866. 1/4 Leather. Item #41976
1st English Language Edition. Original publisher's quarter leather. 12mo. VIII, II, 343 pages. 20 cm. Singerman 1942. Vol. 1, no more published. Judaism and its History, by Abraham Geiger; translated from the German by Maurice Mayer, closing with the destruction of the second temple, to which is added an appendix, "Renan and Strauss. " Translation of: Das Judenthum und seine Geschichte. Tan leather with gilt lettering and trim, brown cloth boards; marbled fore edges with matching end papers. Abraham Geiger “German rabbi and scholar; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main May 24, 1810; died at Berlin Oct. 23, 1874. … His lectures on Judaism and its history (‘Das Judenthum und Seine Geschichte, ’ 2d ed. Of vol. I. , 1864; 3d vol. , 1869-71) were in the nature of ‘university extension’ courses. Brilliantly presented, his views lost none of their scholarly thoroughness. His introductory lecture, giving his views on revelation, is especially worthy of note: ‘the genius of the people of Israel is the vehicle of revelation’—a view at once liberal and loyal, though hopelessly in opposition to the mechanical theory of revelation held to be orthodox. In these lectures, too, Geiger gave without reserve the results of his studies on the origin of Christianity, while in connection with the second series he prepared a biography of Ibn Gabirol” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism - History. Jews - History. Ex-synagogue library with early (19th Century?) synagogue library bookplate on front pastedown with card pocket as expetcted, no other markings, all text pages clean, paper and binding nice an bright and tight with original marbled endpapers. Light wear to spine and boards, but tooled leather spine & corners remain attractive. Very Good Condition thus (AMR-44-11A).