Publishers cloth. 12mo. X, 175, 175; 168, 168, ; 153, 153; 140, 140; 136, 147 pages. 19 cm. Hebrew text and English translation on opposite pages. Singerman 4474. Undated, but 1890’s printing of the Isaac Leeser Hebrew-English Pentateuch, published by Bloch in Chicago for the American Hebrew Publishing house in Cincinnati; Leeser’s Pentateuch and Haptorath (Haftoroh) was originally printed in 1845, and is known as the "First Jewish translation of the Pentateuch in English" (Goldman #7) , meaning the first publication by an American Jew of any portion of the Hebrew Bible. It was frequently reissued owing to the beauty of its layout and printing, and remained the standard English version of the five Books of Moses until the Jewish Publication Society edition of 1917. Bound in black cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Gift dedication to ‘Carrie Hammerschlag’ (a 1903 graduate of Gratz College) inscribed on endpage of all volumes, dated 1901. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. 1893. OCLC lists five copies of this edition. (Suny Buffalo, HUC, New Haven Pub Libr, Reconstructionist Rab Coll, Saint Gregory Sem) . Light wear and soiling to cloth, with lightly bumped edges. Overall, very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-49). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE PENTATEUCH AND THE HAPTORATH; CAREFULLY ...
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH: American Hebrew Pub. House
Publication Date: 1893
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