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Lot #    15260
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 12:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    From the Ends of the Earth
Title (Hebrew)    Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress
Author    [First Ed.] Abraham J. Karp
City    Washington, DC
Publisher    Library of Congress
Publication Date    1991
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. xxiv, 376 pp., 298:227 mm., clean unused copy.
          
Detailed
Description
   The Library of Congress has one of the world's great collections of Judaica, as this catalogue of a recent exhibition makes abundantly clear. Combining a highly readable text with wondrous illustrations, this revelatory volume offers glimpses of Jewish religious life in the Middle Ages, profiles medieval Jewish men of science, traces the massive migration of Jews from Russia beginning around 1870, and discusses such 19th-century Jewish-American woman poets as Emma Lazarus. Words and images delineate the rise of American Jewry as a visible factor in the nation's social, economic, cultural and political life. Reproduced are letters from presidents Washington, Madison, Jefferson and Lincoln to prominent Jewish leaders; music composed by Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins and Arnold Schoenberg; Hebrew literary and religious treasures; and such unique art forms as richly colored synagogue plaques and kabbalistic illustrations. Karp (1921-2003) was curator of the Library of Congress's Judaica collection.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica