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“THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE PENTATEUCH IN AMERICA”

(HEBREW BIBLE) LEESER, Isaac. The Law of God. Philadelphia, 1845. Five volumes.

First edition of the “first English translation of the Pentateuch in America,” the 1845 Hebrew-English Bible by one of the most prominent and influential figures in American Jewish history. Five handsomely bound volumes. $18,500.

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“THE FIRST JEWISH LEARNED ASSOCIATION IN THE NEW WORLD”

JUDAICA (LEESER, Isaac). Constitution and By-Laws… American Jewish Publication Society. Philadelphia, 5606 [1845].

First edition of the 1845 Constitution and By-Laws of Rabbi Isaac Leeser’s groundbreaking American Jewish Publication Society, foundational predecessor to the 1888 formation of the Jewish Publication Society, a pivotal document in American Jewish history, in original wrappers. $1200.

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