New York: The Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. XCIII, , 614pp (English and German), 148pp (Hebrew). Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece portrait of George A. Kohut with his signature in facsimile. Printer's device on title page. A commemorative volume of scholarly essays. Includes Bibliography of G. A. Kohut. Text in English, German and Hebrew. Ex-library copy with library stamp on page edges. Library pocket on fly leaf. Blind stamp on title page. Spine of binding slightly sunned. Minor rubbing along edges. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g. Item #28669
Salo W. Baron was a pioneering figure in 20th century Jewish studies. When he took a position teaching Jewish history at Columbia University it was only the second such professorship in the United States. He is best known for his 18 volume work, A Social and Religious History of the Jews.
Alexander Marx taught Jewish history and served as a librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary for some 50 years. He was one of the main people responsible for building up the Seminary library into one of the largest collections of Judaica books in the world.