Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 233

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(JUDAICA.) [David Einhorn; compiler.] [Olath Tamid] Book of Prayers for Israelitish Congregations. vi, 394 pages. 12mo, contemporary patterned calf, worn, rebacked with tape; front hinge split, free endpaper and final leaf detached, browning, occasional marks in red pencil; edges gilt; early owner's inscription on rear free endpaper. New York, [1872]

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First edition in English, with extensive text also in Hebrew. The 1858 first edition, Gebetbuch für Israelitische Reform-Gemeinden, was "the first prayer book in America published for general use that radically deviated from the traditional liturgy" (Goldman 45). Einhorn was the leader of American Reform Judaism in his day, and his Olath Tamid went through numerous editions in both English and German. Einhorn fled Baltimore in 1861 because of his antislavery views, and this edition was translated for his new Congregation Adath Jeshurun on 39th Street in New York. Goldman 91n; Singerman 2340 (records just two copies).