Nathan the Wise. A Dramatic Poem of Five Acts by Lessing. Translated into English Prose by Dr. <<Isidor Kalisch.>>

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Nathan the Wise. A Dramatic Poem of Five Acts by Lessing. Translated into English Prose by Dr. <<Isidor Kalisch.>>

Nathan the Wise. A Dramatic Poem of Five Acts by Lessing. Translated into English Prose by Dr. <<Isidor Kalisch.>>
Lot 21
(AMERICAN JUDAICA).

Nathan the Wise. A Dramatic Poem of Five Acts by Lessing. Translated into English Prose by Dr. <<Isidor Kalisch.>>

<<First American edition.>> pp. (1), ix, 212, (1). Gutter split, title-page loose, slightly chipped along outer margin. Contemporary boards. 12mo.

New York: Waldheimer & Zenn 1869

Est: $400 - $600
First American edition of this fervent plea for religious tolerance. Prussian-born Isidor Kalisch (1816-86) was a reform rabbi who came to America in 1849. In 1850, was called to the Tifereth Israel congregation of Cleveland, Ohio, where he labored in the interest of the radical-reform element of Judaism. In 1855, the first conference of Reform rabbis was held in Cleveland and a ritual and common prayer-Books “Minhag America” was agreed upon, which Kalisch edited together with Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise.