New York: Steam Printing Office of the H.O.A. Industrial School, 1880, 1885. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-library. 2 volumes. 8vo. xii, 294 pp. xii, 376pp. 1st volume: original purple cloth with gold and black stamped decoration on cover and spine. Blind border stamp on rear cover. Gold lettering on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Colored endpapers. 2nd volume: gold-stamped brown cloth and spine. Gold lettering on cover and edge. All edges gilt. Blind border stamp on rear cover. Colored endpapers. Frontispiece drawing of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. Series of sermons on topics such as impertinence, bullying, being a model orphan, Jews and Christians, Israel's mission, reason and belief, prosperity and how there is no shame in poverty. Introduction by Julius Bien. B/w woodcut image at beginning and end of each chapter. First volume: corners bumped. Tail of spine bumped. Head of spine frayed. General age wear, sunning and scuffing to spine. Slight tear on pp. 59, but other interior leaves are in very good condition. 2nd Volume: Corners frayed. Tail of spine bumped. Head of spine slightly frayed. Library inventory number handwritten in white near tail of spine. Hinges starting. Typewritten sticker "Rabbi Maxwell H. Dubin Collection" and library pocket card on inside of front board. Check out slip of "Temple B'nai B'rith Library" on free front endpaper. Library stamp on title-page and on lower margin of a couple pages throughout. Binding in good, interior in overall very good condition. 1st volume in overall good condition. 2nd volume in overall very good condition. Fair. Item #8155
Herman Baar was a nineteenth century German-American Jewish educator. He served as the superintendent for the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York from 1876-99.
1st volume stamp: “Library Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion California School”
2nd volume stamp: "B'nai Brith Temple Library"