New York: Hebrew Orphan Asylum Printing Establishment, 1871-1877. Item #42562
1st edition. Original or later half leather over marbled boards. 8vo, 578, , 552, 768, 768, 768, 768 pages. Illustrated. Monthly Jewish children's magazine edited by the Hebrew teacher of Emma Lazarus, which ran 8 volume of 12 monthly issues each, from 1871-1878. Singerman S398 (he notes that most holdings are incomplete) . Louis Schnabel (1829-1897) taught in the Talmud Torah of his native city, Prossnitz, Moravia, as well as "at Boskowitz and Vienna. In 1854 he went to Paris, where he remained until 1863, teaching in Derenbourg's school for boys and in Madame Cahn's school for girls. During this period he contributed extensively to the Jewish papers. Schnabel emigrated to America in 1869 and became superintendent of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York, establishing at the same time a magazine, 'Young Israel, ' which existed for eight years. In 1875 he became principal of the preparatory school for the Hebrew Union College; and in 1890 he took charge of the English classes for Russian immigrants established by the Baron de Hirsch Fund. He was the Hebrew instructor of Emma Lazarus" (Cyrus Adler in EJ, 1906) . From Oct. 1875-May 1878 issues includes a German supplement, "Libanon: Beiblatt zu Young Israel. " SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- United States -- Periodicals. Jewish youth -- Periodicals. OCLC: 39660549. OCLC lists 13 holdings, though many are incomplete. In particular, Vol 8 from 1878 seems particularly scarce--only half of the holidngs in Singerman include it. No copies have appeared at auction in the last 100 years. Vol I in period-style binding with first four leaves in archival facimile (entire remainder of all volumes are original); Vol II text block loose in original case with front hinge starting; remaining volumes all solid with good to very good original period bindings. Three volumes are attractive ex-library with usual marks. An outstanding nearly complete run. (AMR-67-51).