Duisburg: Privately bound, 1884. Manuscript. Hardcover. Octavo. 9 leaves. Original brown textured buckram with gilt lettering on cover. Decorative gilt floral endpapers. Sermon delivered on June 4, 1884, by the father of the groom M. Nachmann in Duisburg, Germany.
The sermon given by M. Nachmann begins with welcoming of relatives and friends, particularly the children and the bridal couple before the Chupah. He then proceeds and raises his hands towards God, addressing the bridal couple in the words of the Thora. Nachmann introduces the immortal friend as named in the first chapter of the fathers, common in liberal and orthodox congregations. He urges the couple to love honest work and useful activities, reminds both of them of the commandment to rest on the Sabbath and elaborates on Jewish traditions and writings before implementing the act of marriage, closing with blessing the couple. The typewritten German text contains, interspersed with title of the chapters, handwriting in Hebrew, nine one-sided leaves. Binding with light wear along edges, some light chipping at foredge corners and head and tail of spine. Good+ condition. Item #46049