Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1854. Hardcover. This work was part of the Collection of Dr. Henry Slonimsky (see below), as indicated by a note, with officeal stamp of Hebrew Union College, loosely laid in at free front endpaper.
8vo. vi. 204pp. Followed by fold-out table. 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Theory of induction, a work on mathematics. Printed on high quality paper. Spine missing, with age wear to boards, especially at edges. Binding still tight. Owner's signature to free front endpaper. Minor browning, sporadic foxing. Pencil marks at margins, not affecting text. In German. Binding in poor, book in overall good condition. fair. Item #19695
On Slonimsky (Source: American Jewish Archives)
Henry Slonimsky was born in Minsk on October 9, 1884. After coming to the United States in 1890, Slonimsky studied under Hermann Cohen and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Marburg in 1912. After teaching philosophy at various universities in the United States for a number of years, Slonimsky briefly joined the faculty of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati from 1922-1924. In 1924 he went on to the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City where he eventually became dean of the school. Slonimsky retired from this position in 1952. Slonimsky was a noted scholar. In his role as dean of the Jewish Institute of Religion he influenced dozens of American rabbis and contributed greatly to the discourses of philosophical thought and writings in this country and beyond. A collection of his writings was published as Essays in 1967. Henry Slonimsky died in New York City on November 12, 1970.