SOL: AN EPIC POEM
Minneapolis, Tribune print, 1882. cloth. Item #42226
1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, 222 pages. Author's first book. Includes printed dedication to Sir Moses Montefiore dated Sept. 1, 1883. Singerman 3154. Iliowizi was an "American rabbi and author; born in Choinick, in the government of Minsk, Russia, Jan. 2, 1850. His father was affiliated with the Hasidim. Iliowizi was educated at first in the local heder, afterward at the yeshibah of Vietka, where he studied under Rabbi Bear, and later at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Berlin, Breslau, London, and Paris. At the age of fourteen he was sent to Jassy, Rumania, to escape military conscription; he left Jassy for Frankfort-on-the-Main in 1865. Iliowizi became a teacher in the schools of the Anglo-Jewish Association and of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. From 1877 to 1880 he taught in the Alliance's school at Tetuan, Morocco. In July, 1880, he emigrated to New York. For a brief time he was minister of a congregation at Harrisonburg, Virginia; from 1880 to 1888, rabbi of the Congregation Sha'aré Tob in Minneapolis; and from 1888 to 1900, of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Philadelphia" (Cyrus Adler & A. M. Friedenberg in JE) . OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Original publisher's cloth. Waterdamage to boards & endpapers; margins of text pages also show dampstains. Library blind stamp on title page, which is coming loose, otherwise internal binding & paper are solid. (AMR-8-18).