Rosa Emma Salaman. Poems by R.E.S.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 40

Rosa Emma Salaman. Poems by R.E.S.

<<First edition.>> pp. xii, 196. Foxed. Contemporary calf with gilt extra, rubbed. a.e.g. 8vo.

London: Edward Churton 1853

Est: $400 - $600
Rosa Emma Collins (née Salaman, 1815-98) was a poet and translator of Hebrew and German. “Poems by R.E.S” was reportedly the only book accepted by Queen Victoria in the year of mourning following the death of her husband, Prince Albert. In the United States, Salaman’s poetry appeared in Isaac Leeser`s Occident and American Jewish Advocate. A member of a literary family in London, her husband, Judah Julius Collins, was a warden of the Western Marble Arch Synagogue and purported to be a descendant of the Baal Shem of London. Her brother was the composer Charles Salaman, and her son was the Jewish educator, Edwin Collins.