London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1882. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. VIII, 314, pp. Original cloth with gold stamped lettering on front cover and spine. Fascinating work written by the famous British pianist and composer, Charles Kensington Salaman, with the intention of dispelling common myths about Judaism. Some age wear on binding with corners bumped and rubbed, covers soiled and spine darkened. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Unnumbered pages have been numbered in ink by previous owner. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ condition. fair. Item #24916
About the author: Charles Kensington Salaman (March 3, 1814 - June 23, 1901) was a British pianist and composer. Salaman was born and died in London. His music teachers included Charles Neate and William Crotch, and he became a member of the Royal Academy of Music at the age of ten. He studied in Paris under Henri Herz, and returned to London in 1830. He later founded the Musical Society of London. Many of his compositions are musical settings of religious texts. He wrote "Jews as They Are" (1882), with the intention of dispelling common myths about Judaism.