[GODARD, Jacques]. PETITION DES JUIFS ETABLIS EN FRANCE, adressée à l’Assemblée Nationale, le 28 janvier 1790, sur l’ajournement du 24 décembre 1789.

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Exceptional set of brochures regarding the Jewish question in Alsace at the beginning of the French Revolution.

First edition of this important text regarding one of the major acts of the Jewish fight for the obtaining of French citizenship.

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[Revolution]. Exceptional set of 2 brochures regarding the Jewish question in Alsace at the beginning of the French revolution.

[Godard, Jacques]. Pétition des Juifs établis en France, adressée à l’Assemblée Nationale, le 28 janvier 1790, sur l’ajournement du 24 décembre 1789.

Paris, Prault, Imprimeur du Roi, 1790.

Brochure 8vo [220 x 149 mm] of (1) title, iv pp., 108 pp. numbered from 3 to 107. Stitched, original wrappers, untrimmed. Spine missing.

[With:] Adresse des Juifs Alsaciens au Peuple d’Alsace. N.p.n.d.

Brochure 8vo of 6 pp., (1) bl. p. Untrimmed and uncut.

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I/ First edition of this important text regarding one of the major acts of the Jewish fight for the obtaining of French citizenship.

Szajkowski (Emancipation, 52) attributes this text to Jacques Godard.

Jacques Godard (1762-1791), author of the present report, was a French lawyer and a member of the Legislative Assembly. He was one of the main activists for the obtaining of the French citizenship by the Jews of the East.

The present petition comes from Jews of Alsace and Lorraine, under the (printed) signature of Cerf-Berr, formerly ‘Syndic Général” of the Jews, Mayer-Max, Ber-Isaac-Berr, David Sintzheim (future Chief Rabbi, also son-in-law of Cerf Berr), Théodore-Cerf-Berr, Lazare-Jacob and Trenelle father.

It is prefaced with a letter to the president of the Assembly, signed by Mayer-Marx, Ber-Isaac-Berr, etc., deputies, Cerf-Berr, formerly ‘Syndic-général” of the Jews.

“This petition, written with philosophy, eloquence and sensibility, was written by Mr. Godard, and is worthy in every aspect of the talent he has given proofs in any circumstance in which he dedicated his words to the interests of humanity.” (Reimpression of Ancien Moniteur, III, 1860, pp. 368-369).

II/ “Jews from Alsace publish an ‘Address’ to the people of Alsace in which they fraternally hold out their hand to the Alsatians. In the interest of both sides, they hope their call will get a brotherly welcome.”

Szajkowski, Emancipation, 120.

An exceptional set of brochures about the Jewish question in Alsace at the beginning of the French revolution.

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[GODARD, Jacques].