Oakland: Published by the author, 1930-1938. Fifth & Eleventh edition. Hardcover. The Secret of the Jew
Eleventh edition. iv, 544pp. Original binding. Brown cloth with black print on cover, spine and back. Frontispiece portrait of author. Ex-libris stamp of Edward M. Tenenbaum on inside of front board. Foreword by Dr. C. E. Hillel Kauvar. Preface by Dr. Bernard Revel. Detailed discussion of Jewish laws as relating to “family purity,” women in a state of menstruation. Rules of the Mikveh (Jewish Ritual Bath) and plans for constructing one at home. Illustrated with b/w drawings of different Mikveh models. Text in English with Hebrew and Yiddish title page and introduction in rear. Spine head frayed. Some toning on the edges. Overall in good condition.
The Secret of Happiness
Fifth edition. 8vo. xviii, 510pp. (2). Hebrew and Yiddish title page in rear. Blue cloth with black print on cover and spine. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Ex-libris stamp of Edward M. Tenenbaum on inside of front board. Foreword by Rabbi Bernard Drachman. Discusses the role of religion, particularly the Jewish Sabbath in the promotion of human happiness. Text in English with Hebrew and Yiddish introduction in rear. Some wear to spine and corners. Overall in good condition. g. Item #8162
Printed on the cover and title page of both books: “This book is not for sale. It is loaned to whoever may be interested in its contents. Address Rabbi David Miller, 127 Sheridan Road Oakland, Calif. (U.S.A.)”
Rabbi David Miller was an early 20th century Lithuanian-American rabbi, trained at the Slabodka Yeshiva. He worked in real estate in Oakland CA and self-funded the publications of his books, which were meant to advocate for Orthodox Jewish beliefs.