Albany: J. Munsell, 1854. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xxiv, 560pp. Original black cloth with decorative blind stamp and gold lettering on spine. Brown cloth. Biblical history from Abraham to destruction of the First Temple in 586 B.C.E. Signs of aging. Wear to corners and head and tail of spine. Some foxing to endpapers, none in text. Pencil annotations in margins. Edge toning. Pages in good condition. Overall in fair to good condition. g. Item #8167
Rabbi Isaac M. Wise was a leader of the Reform movement in nineteenth century America. Founded Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati.
The preface is a good example of nineteenth century American Reform ideology, a period in which Reform Jews, mostly German immigrants, attempted to integrate into American society.