Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 181

Price Realized: $ 1,125
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Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(JUDAICA.) [Einhorn, David; compiler.] [Olath Tamid] Book of Prayers for Israelitish Congregations. vi, 394 pages. 12mo, modern cloth; title page detached and slightly chipped, browning, minimal archival repairs to two leaves; edges gilt. 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).