1 volume. First edition 1862.
Publishers blue buckram boards.
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
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