JOSEPH EZEKIEL RAJPURKAR’S THE TRUE ASPECTS OF JUDAISM, 1879 FIRST EDITION, PRINTED IN BOMBAY
(INDIAN JUDAICA—BOMBAY IMPRINT) [RAJPURKAR], Joseph Ezekiel. Mar’eh Emunat Yisra’el. The True Aspects of Judaism; Being Discourses on the Thirteen Articles of the Jewish Faith, Delivered at the Old Synagogue, Bombay; with an Introductory Lecture on a General View of Judaism. Bombay: Education Society’s Press, Byculla, 1879. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers. Housed in custom leather folder. $650.
First edition of this Bombay-printed collection of discourses on Judaism, written in Marathi by Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurkar, one of the leading Jewish scholars of 19th-century Bombay.
Rajpurkar (18341905), scholar of the Bene Israel community in Bombay, was headmaster of the David Sassoon Benevolent Institution for 40 years. A master of Hebrew as well as of Marathi, the vernacular of Bombay, he translated over 20 works of the Hebrew liturgy and many English works of Jewish interest into Marathi. Without rear wrapper. Not in Yaari Bombay.
Front wrapper chipped along edges and with restoration along spine. Interior clean. A very good copy.