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Lot #    7534
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 11:10:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore
Author    Dr. L. Loewe
City    London
Publisher    Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh
Publication Date    1890
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   2 volumes. Frontpiece, xii, 389, [9 plates]; frontpiece, x, 363, [5 plates] pp., 215:137 mm., light age and damp staining. A very good set bound in matching modern half leather and cloth boards, corners tipped in.
          
Detailed
Description
   The diaries with related historical account by Dr. Loewe. The final paragraph sums up the importance and achievments of this historical Jewish couple's efforts for their brethen over the span of the 19th century:

"The impartial reader of these Memoirs, in closing the book, and recalling to his mind the varied scenes portraying the life and work of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, and the moral to be derived therefrom, will acknowledge that the practice of justice, truth, and virtue towards his fellow-beings, and staunch loyalty to the Sovereign, will ensure an ample reward. At the same time, he cannot fail to contemplate with intense admiration the life's work of the hero of a hundred years, who fought so sturdily in youth the battle of life, and who afterwards devoted himself with such unwearying ardour to the task of combating hatred, persecution, and fanaticism, of severing the bonds of physical and moral slavery, and of aiding in the establishment of religious toleration all over the world. His unparalleled devotion to the sacred cause of humanity in general, and the unclouded halo of a spotless integrity which encircles his name, will ever afford a splendid example for emulation no less than the dauntless courage with which he set to work for the rescue of the suffering and the oppressed, whilst the bright guiding stars which lighted all his actions were the fear of G-d on high and deeds of charity and loving kindness on earth."

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