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Lot #    7471
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 3:54:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    The Jews of the Nineteenth Century
Author    William Yerst
City    London
Publisher    The London Society's House
Publication Date    1847
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [7], viii [1], 2-431, [1] pp., 190:116 mm., engraved portrait frontispiece by J.W. Clark, full contemporary calf gild with the printed binders label of "The Operative Jewish Converts Institution, Palastine Place, Bethnal Green, London".
          
Detailed
Description
   Title: Collection of Essays, Reviews, and Historical Notices, originally published in the 'Jewish Intelligence' ... with a Portrait of the Late Bishop of Jerusalem.

Facinating reading! An important collection of essays and reviews by the Foreign Secretary of the London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst The Jews, with a valuable 'Historical Survey of the Foreign Missionary Stations' operated by the Society. The highly competent binding, of good 'West End' standard, was produced at the Operative Jewish Converts Institution in the East End. This Institution had been founded in 1831 for Jewish 'refugees' to Christianity who were given board and lodging and were taught the trades of Printing and Bookbinding. This is the only signed example of their work we have encountered and there is no reference to them in Packer's Bookbinders of Victorian London, (1991).

          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
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Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica