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

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Lot 24


Cresson, Warder. The Key of David. David the True Messiah, or The Anointed of the God of Jacob. The Two Women who came to King Solomon Were Designed, in the Greatest Depth of Wisdom, to Represent The True and False Churches, and the Living and Dead Child or Messiah. Also, Reasons for Becoming a Jew; With a Revision of the Late Lawsuit for Lunacy on That Account. Together with an Appendix pp. 344. Foxed in places. Original boards, gently rubbed at extremities. 8vo Singerman 1234

Philadelphia: 1852

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Born to an old Philadelphia Quaker family, Cresson left his family to reside in Jerusalem seeking to find spiritual truth in Judaism. Thereafter, his wife and son commenced insanity proceedings against him. Cresson published these collected writings following the final appeal of the Philadelphia Court’s decision, he was indeed found to be sane. Thereafter, Cresson returned to Eretz Israel from the United States and lived the rest of his life in Jerusalem following the lifestyle of a Sephardi Jew. See EJ, V col.1087-8