Isaac Mayer Wise. The First of the Maccabees.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 18

Isaac Mayer Wise. The First of the Maccabees.

<<First edition. >> Opening blank and title-page signed by Abraham Ephraim Frankland. pp. 180. Foxed. Modern calf. 8vo. Singerman 1697.

Cincinnati: Bloch & Co., Office of The Israelite 1860

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
<<Rare edition>> that Singerman records in only one copy. A later undated edition with a subtitle “A Historical Novel” is more common. Abraham Ephraim Frankland (1831-95) was a prominent British-born merchant and civic-leader based in Memphis, Tennessee. A confederate sympathizer during the Civil War, he was appointed by Isaac M. Wise as director of the International Order of B’nai Brith for the Southern States.