1 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) Benjamin Raphael Dias Brandon. Emek Binyamin [responsa]. FIRST EDITION. ff. (2), 22. Ex-library, browned. Recent boards. 8vo. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 1682.] Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1753. $400 - $600 ❧ The earliest Rabbinic text relating to Jews in the Americas. Includes a Halachic inquiry concerning laws of inheritance from Aaron Ledesma, Rabbi of the Dutch colony of Surinam (f. 22v). See I & S. Emmanuel, History of the Jews of the Netherlands Antilles, Vol. I, p. 178 and M. Silber, America in Hebrew Literature (1928) pp. 41-2. 2 (AMERICAN-JUDAICA) Pinchas Elijah Horowitz. Sepher HaBrith. FIRST EDITION. Two parts in one. Censor’s authorization leaf prior to title. ff. (4),128, 66, (4). Ex-library, touch browned. Modern boards. 4to. [Vinograd, Brünn 63.] Brünn (Brno), J.K. Neimann, 1797. $1000 - $1500 ❧ A Hebrew encyclopedic work that presents the general sciences from the perspective of Jewish tradition. The author (1765-1821), a pupil of Elijah, Gaon of Vilna, devoted long sections here to the United States of America, as well as to Brazil. See M. Silber, America in Hebrew Literature (1928) pp. 49-50; and I. Zinberg, History of Jewish Literature, Vol. VI (1975) pp. 260-70. — Pr i n t e d Bo o k s —