Cincinnati: Bloch & Co., Publishers and Printers, . 270 [i.e. 135] pp, each page an even number. This edition [Singerman 2338] issued without the parallel, odd-numbered pages with English translations. Original dark publisher's cloth [some wear], inner hinges cracked. Else minor occasional wear and Very Good.
Wise [1819-1900] was called, in his New York Times obituary, "the foremost rabbi in America." This edition, almost entirely in Hebrew except for the title page, reads "back to front" as do all Hebrew texts.
"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 2338. See, Singerman 2337 for the edition with the odd-numbered English translations. Item #37149