Pilgrimage to the Land of My Fathers (2 volumes) 1850 by MOSES MARGOLIOUTH ~ Jews in Europe, Levant, Holy Land

$500.00

Title: A Pilgrimage to the Land of My Fathers, in two volumes [Vol. I and II]

Author: The Rev. Moses Margoliouth

Description: Ex-library. Publisher's original binding in crimson cloth with gilt lettering on spine and blind stamped boards. Heads of spines are chipped. Library label and bookplate on front pastedown of Vol. I. Each volume has pinhole library stamps on their title page plus one additional leaf. No pockets. Four engraved plates with tissue guards (including the frontispieces). Fourteen in-text woodcut illustrations. Several examples of Jewish music. 8vo. pp. xv, [1], 438; xvi, [1],437. 8.75 x 5.3 inches. Placed in a removable, clear archival sleeve with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-matched paper to mask the call number.

From the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. The eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

A Pilgrimage to the Land of My Fathers is a record of travels and observations in a series of letters written between 1847 and 1849. Volume I covers London, France, Italy, Malta, Carthage, and Tunis. Volume II: North African ports, Constantinople, Rhodes, Lebanon, Syria, Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Margoliouth describes the character and relations of the Jewish communities in many of these places in Europe and the Levant, including the Karaite Jews and Jewish converts to Christianity, notes British and Christian missions, documents contemporary and historical events, meets with common and prominent individuals, provides many reports on the varied relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and discusses issues of Biblical, cultural, and historical relevance. A wealth of detail.

Moses Margoliouth (1820-1881) was a Polish-born British scholar, a Jewish convert to Christianity, and an Anglican minister. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at the Hebrew College, London. He was the author of The History of the Jews in Great Britain (1851).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Richard Bentley
Place: London
Year: 1850

Keywords: Judaica, travel, Holy Land, Mediterranean, Levant, Karaite,

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Legal imprint