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Bidding Information
Lot #    21167
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 10:32:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Elementary Introduction to the Scriptures
Title (Hebrew)    for the Use of Hebrew Children. Paert II
Author    Simha C. Peixotto
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    T. K. Collins
Publication Date    1882
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   86-133 pp., 154:99 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original printed paper wrappers, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   During the nineteenth century, Simha C. Peixotto (1807-1892) helped establish the Hebrew Sunday School Society, wrote America's first textbook for Jewish children, managed the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society. She shared with prominent Jewish women like Rebecca Gratz, Ellen Phillips, and Mary M. Cohen, overlapping roles and responsibilities in the creation, and continued service on the boards, of a multitude of local and national Jewish institutions. Isaac Leeser, according to several accounts, had his romantic hope for Simha dashed by her father.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Children’s Literature:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica