Philadelphia: Adam Waldie, 1830. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. g+. Octavo. viii, 139pp. Rebound blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gray endpapers. Isaac Leeser's first printed work in America. Translated from the German of J. Johlson, teacher of an Israelitish School at Frankfurt on the Maine by Isaac Leeser. "The design of this work is the instruction of the younger part of Israelites, of both sexes, who have previously acquired some knowledge of the fundamental part, in the principal topics of their religion." (translator). Includes Appendix: a short account of the ceremonial laws and customs. Rosenbach 321, Singerman 489. Text in Hebrew and English. Binding lightly rubbed. Union college bookplate on inside cover. Perforated college stamp on title page. Brief pencil and ink notations on title page, dedication page and last page. Last two leaves browned. Foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition. Singerman #0489.
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