Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 120

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Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(JUDAICA.) Ludwig Philippson. The Crucifixion and the Jews. iv, 41 pages. 8vo, publisher's printed wrappers, minor wear, early Cincinnati bookseller's tag on front wrapper; minimal foxing to contents. Philadelphia, 5626 [1866]

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An essay defending the Jews against the centuries-old charge that their ancestors were responsible for the death of Christ. Translated from the original German by Maurice Mayer of New York, it originally appeared in installments in Isaac Leeser's magazine The Occident. This is the first separate publication in English, in an edition of 500. It includes a new introductory essay by Leeser, who explains that "it is not the intention to make any one unfaithful to Christianity, but merely to let this tract serve as a fender against the assaults of prejudice. . . . Crucifixion was not a Jewish but a Roman punishment." Singerman 1969.