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HENRY, Rev. H. A.
A Synopsis of Jewish History from the Return of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity, to the days of Herod the Great; giving an account of the different sects of those days, the introduction and use of synagogues and schools, the origin and introduction of prayer among the Jews, the ureem and thumeen, the Mishna or oral law, the Gemara-completion, usually styled the Talmud
Towne & Bacon, San Francisco, 1859. First edition. 12mo. 187pp. Blue cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Corners bumped, a few signatures a little sprung, a pleasing very good or better copy. Several early owner's names, mostly in pencil, and mostly from the Levy family, the most numerous being Hattie (Harriet?) Levy. Henry was the "Rabbi Preacher of Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco; Author of Class Book of Discourses on the principles of the belief of Israel, &c., &c." Scarce. Congregation Sherith Israel was the first Jewish Congregation in San Francisco, and the author, Henry A. Henry was Congregation Sherith Israel's first rabbi. Most copies located by *OCLC* are in California. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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