Alexander's Hebrew Ritual,
and Doctrinal Explanation of the whole Ceremonial Law, oral and traditional, of the Jewish Community in England and Foreign Parts; being a Necessary Companion to the holy Scriptures.
London, L. Alexander, 1819
Alexander Alexander (Alexander ben Judah Leib) was one of the pioneers of Hebrew printing in London, active in the 18th and 19th centuries. He had established his Hebrew press in London in 1770 and published the first bilingual Hebrew-English Common Prayer-book and Haggadah, and the first Hebrew Pentateuch with English translation by a Jew. Levy Alexander (1754-1853), his son and successor, published this Hebrew Ritual, with a personal dedication to His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.
With an engraved illustration plate depicting the Tefillin (Phylacteries) and a Mezuzah case.
First edition, 8vo (21.2 x 13.8 cm); contemporary red, blind-tooled morocco, edges and spine rubbed, top of spine chipped; marbled endpapers; slight browning to pages, engraved frontispiece, one engraved illustration plate in text. Signature of previous owner's to the dedication page. Text in English with some Hebrew. , vii, , 4-309,  pp.
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