London: Printed by and for the author, 1819. vii, 309,  pp. Illus. with one engraved plate. 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards. First edition. Levy Alexander sought to replace David Levi's "A Succinct Account of the Duties, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Jews," the standard work in English on Jewish practice since 1782, with his Hebrew Ritual. Lacking the free endpapers, spine scuffed along front joint, worn at ends, boards rubbed, front hinge started, first three leaves closely reattached, includes the list of subscribers, overall still good or better. Jacobs/Wolf, Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica: 1538.
[New York]: American Jewish Historical Society, 1914. frontis, xxxviii, 286 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Contents include articles on: Judah Monis, First Instructor in Hebrew at Harvard University; David Nassy of Surinam and his "Lettre Politico-Theologico-Morale sur les Juifs"; The Chapters of Isaac the Scribe: a Bibliographical Rarity, New York, 1771; The Original of Scott's Rebecca; Some Phrases of the Condition of the Jews in Spain in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries; The Correspondence of Jews with President Martin Van Buren; America in Hebrew Literature; Life of Hon. Henry M. Phillips; Jews in the Legal and Medical Professions in America prior to 1800; more. Tissue guard on frontis. A very good ex-lib copy with three small library stamps and a withdrawn notice, boards spotted.
New York: American Jewish Tercentenary Committee, 1953-1955. Illus. with numerous b/w photos. 4to. First edition. A small archive of 32 items: The American Jewish Tercentenary initial brochure (10 pp.) including the list of all three hundred members of the committee, 4 further brochures, Everyman's Guide, Jewish Roots in America by Betram Korn, Publications News, letter on committee structures, two other letters, newspaper article, reading list, poster order forms, post card of programs, engraved invitation with envelope to the National Tercentenary Dinner, 1954, Hotel Astor, at which President Eisenhower was the guest of honor, issues 1-25 of "300: A monthly newsletter of the American Jewish Tercentenary Committee" from January 1953 to March 1955. The first five issues were mimeographed, thereafter printed, most 16 pages. A fairly complete record of activities from conception through completion. Most items very good to fine.
Prag: M. Schulz, 1922. 20 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. "Der erinnerung an sein verehrten, lieben bruder gewidmet von dem Israelitischen Humanitatsvereine "Bohemia" B'nai B'rith in Prag." Nice tipped-in photo of Pollak (1874-1922.) scholar and philosopher. Enclosed is an incomplete copy of "Entwicklung der Arabischen und der Judischen Philosophie im Mittelalter," by Pollak (Reprinted from Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie. Bd. 17). OCLC shows 4 copies of this memorial: Univ. Penn, Jewish Nat. Lib. (Israel), Nat. Lib Czech Rep., and Hebrew Union Col. Wrappers chipped at the corners else a very good copy.
Châtenay-Malabry, Éditions Lefort, (1960). Unpaged [29 pp]. + plates. Illus. with 62 tipped-in color plates. Folio. Loose folded sheets in stiff paper wrappers in clamshell. First edition. Jules Romains, preface. Signed by the artist on an original color drawing with dedication preceding the title. No. 568 of 1916 of the "édition de luxe, sur papier offset de sorel moussel" (out of a total limitation of 2,000). Bencjon Benn (1905-1989) was born in Bialystock (Russia/Poland) into a prominent family of Jewish scholars and professionals. In 1930 he was awarded a scholarship for three years to study art in Paris where he quickly established his reputation. World War II brought an end to that life, and he was forced into hiding by the Gestapo for over two years and eventually interred in the Beanne Le Rolande camp. During this time he found inspiration in the bible and that spiritual side exploded in this work, “62 Psalms of the Bible,” produced after the war when he had adopted the name Benn, and went on to write and and illustrate over 100 books on the Bible. Fine contents in a bright wrapper with two small tears at the rear hinge in soiled clamshell boxed, expertly reinforced at the edges.
London: Macmillan Company, 1956. Trade format. Green paper wrappers with paper label. (paperback). First edition. Early proof copy in wrappers. Good with tears and chips to spine, front wrapper partly detached, nick to label.
New York: Printed by the New York Cooperative Society, (1906). xiii, 262 pp. Engraved title page and frontis with tissue guard. 8vo. Paper covered boards with paper label. First edition. Published under direction of the Executive Committee of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States. Grover Cleveland was one of the many who spoke at the gatherings. A very good copy, owner's stamp on several leaves.
New York: Wolff & Co. 1881-1887. , , , 342 pp.; , , 12 pp. Folio. Contemporary pebbled brown cloth with morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First edition. Biblical criticism of the Pentateuch. Lithographed handwritten text primarily in German, with some Greek and numerous symbols. Extra manuscript title page. Originally issued separately in nine parts. Bound with the Open Letter to Bismarck, published by Braeunlich & Co., in 1879 with a vignette title page and twelve leaves printed rectos only in black and red. They are preceded by leaves identifying them as a Supplement. Louis Knoth was an Austrian immigrant educated at the University of Vienna where he received his medical degree in 1838. He practiced medicine in New York on Essex Street and was a member of the New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. OCLC locates only five copies of the main work: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Hebrew Union College, Harvard, Trinity College Dublin, and University Library of Erlangen-Nürnberg. There are also copies at Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek, Bavarian State Library, Staatsbibliothek Berlin, and Universitat Gottinger. Copies of the Bismarck piece are at Yale and University of Michigan. A very good copy, boards rubbed, spine ends renewed, manuscript title page soiled, a few edge tears and institutional library stamps.
Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Co. (1970). vi, 154 pp.; vi, 199 pp. Illus. with 124 b/w plates and reproductions. 4to. Cloth. Reprints. First editions thus. Combines two previous issued volumes: Miniatures of Early American Jews [and] Shades of My Forefathers. Important works. "Hannah London stands alone as a pioneer in the field of Jewish portraiture. She has written three outstanding books [including the two combined here]... These works have never been equaled as to documented, authoritative research and content," Boston Public Library. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in original cardboard slipcase. As new.
Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Co. (1969). 197 pp. Illus. with 59 b/w plates. 4to. Cloth. Reprint. First thus. A.S.W. Rosenbach, Lawrence Park, A reprint with some corrections of the first edition of 1927. An important work. "Hannah London stands alone as a pioneer in the field of Jewish portraiture. She has written three outstanding books [including Portraits of Jews]... These works have never been equaled as to documented, authoritative research and content," Boston Public Library. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in original cardboard slipcase. As new.
Brattleboro [Vt]: Printed by E.L. Hildreth, 1942. [89-138] pp. + plates. Illus. with 4 b/w plates and 4 in-text drawings. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. Offprint. Reprinted from Berytus (Archaeological Studies) Vol. VII, Fasc. II, December, 1942. OCLC shows only seven copies. Light sunning on wrappers else near fine.
New York / Chicago: Sheldon, Blakeman and Co./ S.C. Griggs and Co. 1857. xi, 389 pp. 12mo. Cloth. First edition. Richards' second book, her first being "Life in Judea" (1854), though actually a continuation of the story in this volume, which traces the Jewish people from the desert, through the leadership of Solomon, to the Babylonian captivity. Head band chipped, spine rubbed and a bit dull, light scattered foxing, otherwise very good. Wright II: 2029.
Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1781-1786. , 668, ; , 748,  pp., including half-titles and final errata leaf in Volume 2. Folio. 18th-century mottled sheep decorated in gilt with morocco lettering pieces, edges stained red. First edition. Tomo 1. La noticia de los escritores rabinos españoles desde la epoca conocida de su literatura hasta el presente; Tomo 2. La noticia de los escritores gentiles españoles, y la de los christianos hasta fines del siglo XIII de la iglesia. An important work by Rodriguez de Castro (1739-1799) which contains much material usually not found elsewhere. Volume 1 covers Iberian Rabbinic authors writing in Spanish, Hebrew, or any other language from the 11th to 17th centuries. Volume 2 covers Spanish writers, Christian and pagan, writing in Latin or in Spanish through the 13th century. "Aunque esta orb quedo sin terminar lo publicado es interesante por extractos de codicies y por las muestras ineditas de obras de Astronomos, Cabalistas, Comentadores y Expositores, Filosofos, Gramaticos, Historiadores, Juristas, Matematicos, Medicos, Poetas, predicadores, Retoricos, Talmudistas, Teologos y traductores de judios espanoles," (Palau, Manual del librero hispano-americano, XVII, p.256). Material for an extensive supplement was collected by the author but never published. ABPC shows only two copies at auction in the last 30 years. Sizes not uniform; some dampstaining, mainly to the edges of the first and last two dozen leaves in volume 1 and the top edge in volume 2, minor worming in blank margins, 19th-century institutional stamp on first text page in each volume; unidentified branded ownership mark on top edges, otherwise leaves quite bright. Palau 273764. Foulche Barrau 306. Ticknor p.306. Brunet I: pp.1637-38. Biblioteca de Salvá II: 2491. Heredia 8091. Kayserling: Biblioteca española-portugueza-judaica: Dictionnaire bibliographique (1890) p. 36. Cowley p. 135.