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Lot 10

Shema Yisrael, The Spirit of Judaism, by Grace Aguilar. Philadelphia, 1864

The first book written by a Jewish woman in America. 

Specifications: 263, [1] pages. 11x18 cm. Third edition.

Unique Features: The book is divided into two sections. The first one contains articles about Judaism, and the second thirty two piyutim, beginning from page 201. The index at the end of the book is only for the second section. 

Condition: Very fine. Aging stains. Original and scuffed semi-leather binding.