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


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,

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