AUCTION 15 | Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

Back to Catalogue

Lot 19


LEESER, ISAAC. The Jews and the Mosaic Law. “Part the First Containing a Defence of the Revelation of the Pentateuch and of the Jews for their Adherence to the Same” and “Part the Second Containing Four Essays on the Relative Importance of Judaism and Christianity” pp. viii, 278,(2). Lightly browned, trace foxed on title and last few leaves. Recent cloth, rebacked. Lg. 8vo Singerman 578; Rosenbach 375

Philadelphia: A. Waldie 1833

Est: $800 - $1,000
Isaac Leeser’s second published book and his first original work, was an outgrowth of his defense of Judaism that appered in American periodicals in 1829. It was because of these arguments that Leeser was invited to occupy the pulpit of Philadelphia’s Mikveh Israel; the base from which he established himself as leader of traditional Judaism in America. The boldness of Christian missionaries in America was of frequent concern to Leeser, duly reflected by his writings