[Richmond, VA]: Central Conference of American Rabbis/ Old Dominion Press, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. 43pp. Rebound in 3/4 dark blue library buckram over marbled paper boards, with gilt lettering on the spine. Small gilt library stamp at the bottom of the front cover. Original dark blue wrappers, with gilt lettering on the front cover, are bound in. This publication was issued to commemorate 80th birthday of Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler (1843-1946), and prints the proceedings of the Pittsburgh Rabbinical Conference of 1885, which Kohler himself convened. This pivotal and historically important rabbinical conference, held between November 16-18th, 1885, at the Concordia Club, in Pittsburgh, established the so-called "Pittsburgh Platform", the foundational framework on which much of the ideology of American Reform Judaism rested. The conference was attended my many significant figures of the movement, including Rabbi Isaac Meyer Wise (1819-1900). An important peice of American-Jewish history.
Binding with light rubbing to extremities. Library bookplate pasted onto the interior front cover, library blind-stamp at the bottom of the title page, and ink stamp at the top of the third page. Small closed tear along the gutter at the title page. Binding in very good-, interior in very good condition overall. vg- to vg. Item #48477
Alternate: Proceedings of the Pittsburgh Rabbinical Conference.