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Ethics of the Fathers with English Translation. London, 1772. First Edition of Ethics of the Fathers with English Translation

Ethics of the Fathers with English translation and commentary. London, 1772. Rare.

This was apparently the first edition of Pirkei Avot with English translation. One of the first books printed in London by Jews. Unusually long introduction.

Handwritten inscription on flyleaf.

108-73, 48, [2], XLII pages. 16.5 cm. Printed from left to right. Hebrew with English translation. Hebrew text is vowelized.

Fine condition. Aging stains. Used binding.