History of the Jews, [James A. Huie], Boston 1844 (49841)

The Meyer Sulzberger copy with his inscription on fly.

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Lot Number: 49841
Title (English): History of the Jews
Note: The Meyer Sulzberger copy with his inscription on fly.
Author: [James A. Huie]
City: Boston
Publication Date: 1844
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

Frontispiece, 400 pp., [plate], ill. 180:110 mm., light age and damp staining, stamps. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.

The Meyer Sulzberger copy with his inscription on fly. American judge and Jewish communal leader, Sulzberger, throughout his career showed great interest in Jewish affairs. While studying for the bar he taught at the Hebrew Education Society's school. For a time he was interested in the affairs of Maimonides College and was secretary of its board. He was closely associated with Isaac Leeser, and assisted that scholar in editing "The Occident," contributing to it a partial translation of Maimonides' "Moreh Nebukim." After Leeser's death Sulzberger edited vol. xxvi. of "The Occident." He was one of the founders of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, which he served as president; and he has taken great interest in the Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia, of which he has been vice-president since 1880. He was from the beginning (in 1888) chairman of the publication committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America; was one of the original trustees of the Baron de Hirsch fund; and interested himself in the establishment of agricultural colonies at Woodbine, N. J., and in Connecticut.

Sulzberger had one of the best private libraries in America; it contained a very large number of Hebraica and Judaica, together with many other early Hebrew printed books (including no less than forty-five Incunabula), and many manuscripts, and these he presented to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1904, at whose reorganization he assisted and of which he was a life director. Sulzberger was a finished orator, and was chosen as the orator of the Jewish community upon several notable occasions. The honorary degree of doctor of laws was conferred upon him by the Jefferson Medical College, of which later became trustee.

 

Detailed Description   

Title: The history of the Jews ,from the taking of Jerusalem by Titus, to the preset time : comprising a narrative of their wanderings, persecutions, commercial enterprises, literature, manners, customs, and forms of worship ; with an account of the various efforts made for their conversion/ ; preface by William Jenks. 3d Amer. from the Edinburgh ed., greatly enl. by the publisher with much recent and valuable information.

William Bradford "Bill" Huie (November 13, 1910 – November 20, 1986) was one of the most successful American journalists and authors of the 20th century. Huie was a prolific writer, investigative reporter, editor, national lecturer, television host, and masterful storyteller. His credits include twenty-one books that sold over 30 million copies worldwide. In addition to writing 14 bestsellers, he wrote hundreds of articles that appeared in all of the major magazines and newspapers of the day.

Huie wrote several books about controversial topics related to World War II and the Civil Rights Movement. He was also known for the practice of checkbook journalism, paying subjects to gain interviews and articles about them. In January 1956 he published an interview in Look magazine in which the two white men who killed Emmett Till admitted their guilt and described their crime. They had been acquitted at trial several months previously by an all-white jury.

Six of Huie's books were adapted as feature films during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

 

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References

William B. Huie, "How To Keep Football Stars In College," Collier's Weekly, 1 January 1941