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Rev. Henry A. Stern

Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssinia; Together with a Description of the Country and its Various Inhabitants

Illustrated by a Map and Twenty Engravings of Scenes and Persons, Taken on the Spot

Published: Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, London, 1862

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1862.

Publishers blue buckram boards.

Blind-stamped borders.

Gilt title with vignettes to spine.

viii, 322 pages, large fold-out map 38 x 40 cm.

20 tinted and black & white engravings.

Gutters reinforced, repairs to map.

8 new acid free tissue-guards tipped-in.

In good overall condition. 

A look at Ethiopian Jews, one of the earliest obtainable works

in English on the Falashas. Henry Aaron Stern was born a Jew in Germany

in 1820. Upon converting to Christianity in 1840, Stern joined the Hebrew

College of the London Jews Society with the intention of becoming a missionary.

He traveled widely, working as a missionary to Jewish communities in Baghdad,

Jerusalem, and Constantinople, among other places. The London Jews Society

became particularly interested in the fate of Ethiopia's Jews, and requested that

Stern travel there. In 1863, he became a captive in Ethiopia, where he was

subjected to especially cruel tortures and indignities by the king.

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery. 

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 23 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
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