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Sale 2505 Lot 108
(JUDAICA.) Speeches on the Jew Bill. iv, 236 pages plus two blank leaves at end. 8vo, modern 1/2 morocco in period style; moderate foxing; uncut; later owner's signature on front flyleaf. Philadelphia, 1829
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000
For fifty years after independence, the state of Maryland prohibited Jews from holding public office. This law was repeatedly challenged by members of the state's small Jewish community and its more reasonable legislators until the 1826 passage of "An act to extend to the sect of people professing the Jewish religion the same rights and privileges that are enjoyed by Christians"--better known at the time as "the Jew Bill." This volume collects speeches in support of the Jew Bill by H.M. Brackenridge, W.G.D. Worthington, and John S. Tyson, as well as several unrelated speeches and essays by Brackenridge--one of them a eulogy for the late presidents Adams and Jefferson. Rosenbach 312; Sabin 7183.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $13,750