105 153 HA-TALMUD PUBLICATION SOCIETY, NEW YORK. Group of manuscripts and correspondence. * Talmud Publication Fund. General Ledger. Two volumes. * “Journal.” Ha-Talmud Publication Society. * Business contract and associated legal documents between the publisher and printer relating to the publication of the 18-volume Montreal Shas. New York, 1918-19. $400 - $600 ❧ The business and legal papers relating to the publication of the first complete Talmud issued in North America. Founded with substantial seed-money through the good offices of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel, the Talmud was issued in 1919 by Hirsh Wolofsky’s Eagle Publishing Company of Montreal. 154 (AMERICAN JUDAICA). Group of c. 25 Hebrew Marriage (Kethubah) and Divorce (Get) Documents. Manuscripts, and printed with manuscript additions. All of American origin (although including one from Buenos Aires and one - on vellum - from London). ACCOMPANIED BY: Group of c. 15 Autograph Letters Signed, in Hebrew, written by various early 20th-century American Rabbis. v.p, v.d. $500 - $700 155 (AMERICAN JUDAICA). Box of manuscript and other archival materials from the Ahaveth Sholem Lodge No. 160, Independent Order of Bnai Brith, including hundreds of letters, envelopes and printed documents. Also: one Masonic apron. Most of the material is from, or addressed to: Jacob, Emily or Lawrence Berliner. Includes materials from the period the Berliner family were resident in Corry, Penn., as well as after they moved to New York. Sold not subject to return. v.p, v.d. $600 - $900 ❧ The Ahaveth Sholem Lodge of B’nai B’rith was based out of Corry, Penn, founded by Meyer Berliner and his son Jacob Berliner. In 1900, five years after the death of his father, Jacob Meyer and his two sons, Lawrence and Manfred, launched the Corry Hide and Fur Company with offices located on West Main Street in Corry. Following the death of Manfred in 1924, Lawrence moved with his mother, Emily, to New York City. In the 1930’s, Berliner returned to Corry before relocating to Florida in the 1940’s. (See The Berliner Family Papers: Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA). 156 (AMERICAN JUDAICA). Group of c. 50 American Jewish New Year cards, almost all with fitted mailing envelope. * With c. 20 American Jewish postcards; and other printed ephemera, including a dozen bookplates. $100 - $150 157 (AMERICAN JUDAICA). Collection of c. 50 legal briefs issued by the New York Supreme Court. All concerning Jewish personal or institutional affairs. Includes cases relating to the New York Yiddish theater. * Jacob P. Adler vs. Joseph Edelstein and Boris Thomashefsky. 1903. * Sarah Adler vs. The Grand Theater Company. 1904. * Samuel Ascher vs. The Morning Journal Association. 1900. * Minna Elkeles vs. Samuel Peyser, suit over breach of promise to marry. 1853. New York, v.d. $600 - $900 158 (AMERICAN JUDAICA) American Jewish Liturgies. Collection of c. 200 printed volumes. Including Hebrew prayer- books, devotionals, memorials, hymnals, scores, children’s prayers, etc. All published in America. Most volumes with Wachs number penciled. Variously worn and variously bound. v.s. Sold not subject to return. V.p, 1856-1927. $3000 - $5000 ❧ Liturgies mirror the philosophical, theological, sociological, and political realities of the communities that create them. As Jewish communities immigrated to the New World, they brought with them the language, structure, and content of their prayers. Early Sephardic immigrants created liturgy that reflected their traditions as well as their new colonial life. Later German immigrants of the mid-nineteenth century brought reforming trends from their native country. These different communities had different language needs, and prayerbooks began appearing with translations (English, German, Yiddish). The Hebrew text also varied. See Sharona Wachs, American Jewish Liturgies (1997).