6 9 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) The Synagogue and the Covenant: Two Sermons. The First Delivered at the Dedication of the New Synagogue, Shangarai Shamayim, of Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, Sevan I, 5618, A. M. (May 14, 1858). The Second, on the Sabbath Following. By James K. Gutheim, Minister of the Congregation Dispersed of Judah, of New Orleans, La. Printed errata-slip pasted to verso of upper cover. pp. (1), 20. Foxed in places, margins of title-page stained. Original printed wrapper (upper cover only). 8vo. [Singerman 1530 (unseen).] Mobile, Ala., B. Brown, 1858. $4000 - $6000 ❧ James K. Gutheim (1817-86) born in Westphalia, immigrated to the United States in 1843. Although he occupied pulpits in other American cities, Gutheim is most closely associated with New Orleans, the city where he eventually died, an avowed and unrepentant Confederate patriot. 10 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) (Newspaper). The New York Herald. Main headline: “In State. The Dead Body in the Capitol.” Amidst the six- column front-page of this newspaper, columns 5-6 are occupied with reports of SYNAGOGUES SERVICES MOURNING THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. pp. 8. Lg. folio. New York, 21st April, 1865. $700 - $900 ❧ Six days following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln New York Governor Reuben Fenton declared this day to be one devoted to “humiliation and prayer,” hence, as reported here by the New York Herald, appropriate services were conducted in New York’s various Houses of Worship. Columns 5-6 of the present front- page reports from New York’s synagogues, detailing the sermons and services that mourned the death of President Lincoln. Provides detailed accounts of affairs conducted at “B'nai Israel, Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha and Shaari Zedek” in which each synagogue was draped in black.