Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman, 1845.
The first edition of the first English translation of any part the Hebrew Bible in America. Also referred to as the Pentatuech, or the Five Books of Moses, presented here in five volumes, each containing one of the Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Text in English and Hebrew. Bound in a simple yet elegant mid-19th century pebbled maroon cloth ruled in blind with titles lettered in gilt on the spines. Near Fine, light rubbing to bindings, pages toned. Slight lean to binding of Volume III. An important milestone of Judaism in the America. Leeser's Pentateuch remained the standard English version for American Jews until 1917, when the Jewish Publication Society translation appeared. Item #140942075