Cincinnati: Printed and Published by Bloch & Co., at the Office of The Israelite and Deborah, 1859. 151, [1 blank] pp. Each page printed in two columns. Later leaves toned, else Very Good in original publisher's cloth [expertly rebacked].
The book, on Jewish life in the age of Herod I, is one of several novels the prolific Wise [1819-1900] wrote before the age of forty. Some, evidently including this one, were originally published as serials in 'The Israelite.' His New York Times obituary called him "the foremost rabbi in America."
"Wise was in his day the foremost figure in Jewish religious life in the United States. His life work consisted in the welding of the spirit of Judaism with the free spirit of America, and he was one of the latter-day prophets of the universalistic interpretation of Judaism" [DAB].
Singerman 1607. II Wright 2777. Item #37147