AUCTION 47 | Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 33


KADUSHIN, I[SAAC] L[EIB]. Brith Yitzchak [laws, sermons and services for life-cycle occasions]. In Hebrew and English. pp. (4), 80, 12. On title, bilingual stamp of "Avraham Mordechai Maks, Mesader Kiddushin / Rev. Abraham Marks, Marriage Legally Performed." p. 81 with marginalia in blue ink. * BOUND WITH: Tzion: Part II of Brith Yitzchak [prayers and speeches for holidays, Yishuv Eretz Israel and eulogy for Rabbi Samuel Mohilever]. FIRST EDITION. pp. (2), 3, (2), 4-39, (2), 40-42, 42-43, (6). Final leaf tape-repaired. Original cloth, chipped; spine starting. 8vo Singerman 5198 (unseen); Deinard, Koheleth America, 101 (with erroneous pagination) and 693; Goldman 579 and 946

New York: A. H. Rosenberg 1897-98

Est: $300 - $500
The author, one-time Dayan and Rosh Yeshiva in Minsk, was forced to find employment as a Mohel upon immigrating to the United States. His sermons are quaint and interesting. At a wedding ceremony he states, ”It is the duty of a woman to be her husband’s friend and adviser, his companion and co-sufferer in all that concerns both of them” (Part I, p. 69). The book contains testimonials to his skill as a Mohel from four prominent physicians on the Lower East Side, plus an interesting report of the circumcision of a 22-year old man “who rose at once and drank to the health of the Jewish nation” (Part 1, p. 10). Part Two (pp. between pp. 3-4) has a prayer for the welfare of the United States of America with special mention of the Spanish-American War then being waged in Cuba and Spain's traditional animosity toward the Jews