New York: J. D. Eisenstein, 1918. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. II, 398, pp. Original black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Decorative endpapers. Illustrated title page. First edition of this volume dedicated to Midrashic literature. Minor rubbing and soiling on binding. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Binding and interior in overall good to very good condition. g. Item #28705
Julius (Judah David) Eisenstein was a late 19th and early 20th century Polish-American Jewish scholar. He established America's first society for the Hebrew language, the Shocharei Sfat Ever (Merchants of the Hebrew Language) and was also the first to translate into Hebrew and Yiddish the Constitution of the United States. He is best known for his series of Ozar anthologies on various topics relating to the Bible, Talmud and Jewish history. In addition to this, he authored over 150 articles for the Jewish encyclopedia.