First Edition of Isaac M. Wise's The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement; published by bloch in the rare original cloth
The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement.
Wise, Isaac M.$350.00
Item Number: 82401
Cincinatti: Block and Co., Publishers and Printers, 1866.
First edition of one of the earliest Jewish American devotionals, written by one of the most influential Reform rabbis in the history of the United States and published by the oldest Jewish printing house in the United States. With text in Hebrew, English and German. Small octavo, original publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. In good condition with some rubbing to the extremities.
Early American Reform rabbi, editor, and author Isaac Mayer Wise was the author of over 20 novels, religious, and philosophical texts. Wise moved to Cincinatti in 1854 where he met and married Therese Bloch, the sister of Edward H. Bloch, the founder of the earliest Jewish Printing house in America, Block Publishing. He is also credited with organizing the building of the Plum Street Temple which was later renamed the Isaac M. Wise Temple in his honor. During his lifetime, Wise was regarded as the most prominent and influential Reform Jew of his time in the United States.