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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: VeryGood. Hardcover, bound in black cloth, with ten commandments insignia embossed on cover. Hebrew Publishing Co., no date stated, contains 395 pages in Hebrew and 395 pages in English, back to back, plus endpapers, total of ~800 pages. Pages are clean and clear of any writing. Binding square and solid, one corner is rubbed away, otherwise book is overall in very good used condition, showing little to no signs of use. Ships fast secure, tracked, ENSURED and INSURED, expedited available!. Bookseller Inventory # 3UBC9S000BTY

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The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures: Leeser, Isaac
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Item Description: The Bloch Publishing and Printing Company for the Rev. Abraham DeSola, Cincinnati, 1880. Hardcover. Book Condition: g. Third edition. Small folio. VII, [1], 1011, [5]pp. Full dark brown-stamped morocco with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Dentelles. All edges gilt. Silk textured endpapers. Engraved half title. Frontispiece portrait of Moses protected with a tissue guard. This work marks a major milestone in scripture translation as it is the first complete translation of the Bible by a Jew. Indeed, in the early 19th century, most American Jews couldn't read the Bible because they were not literate in Hebrew and an adequate English translation didn't exist. Isaac Leeser's "The Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures," first published in 1854, attempted to fill this need. Soon after its publication, this work became the standard for American Jews not conversant in Hebrew as well as an important contribution to Jewish American culture. Leeser spent 17 years on this landmark translation, relying almost exclusively on Jewish scholarship. This rare third edition is a large-size illustrated version that was sold door-to-door. It contains 9 tissue-guarded steel engravings from celebrated paintings, including: Philippe de Champagne's "Moses Presenting the Tablets of the Law" (Frontispiece); J. Clark's "Hagar and Ishmael"; Dobson's "Happy Days of Job" and 13 photomechanical reproductions of illustrations by Gustave Doré. Includes four blank leaves for the recording the rite of holy matrimony, marriages, births, and deaths at rear. Some age wear on binding with edges rubbed and front cover stained. Front board starting. Back board darkened and slightly scratched. Offsetting along edges of endpapers. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34197

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