Don't Forget The Cousins
The Earliest Children's Book by an American Jew
SELECTIONS OF A FATHER FOR THE USE OF HIS CHILDREN. In prose and Verse. New York: Southwick and Pelsue, 1820. 408pp. Original calf, spine re-laid, hinges reinforced.
First Edition of the earliest children's book by an American Jew.
Isaac Gomez (1783- 1831) was prominent in Jewish communal affairs. This volume was intended to entertain and educate young children and contains selections on astronomy, geology, literature, zoology, anatomy, and moral guidance.
Gift of The Galberd Family