Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Vale of Cedars and Other Stories

Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1902. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. viii, 428pp. Original yellow illustrated cloth with green lettering. Top edge gilt. Decorative endpapers. Color frontispiece picture protected with a tissue-guard. Decorative title-page with printer's device. Fascinating work compiling stories of Jewish life, some relating to the religious persecution of the Jews in Spain during the Inquisition. Tales include: The Perez Family; Amete and Yafeh; The Fugitive; The Edict; The Escape; Helon; The Spirit's Entreaty; The Spirit of the Night; The Triumph of Love; and The Vale of Cedars, or The Martyr. This work is profusely illustrated with 11 b/w and 1 color full-page illustrations by T. H. Robinson. Walter Jerrold's provides biographical information about the author. Head and tail of spine frayed. Pages chipped and curled at the age due to aging, but still readable. Overall in fair condition. g. Item #29871

Grace Aguilar was an early 19th century English novelist descended from Portuguese conversos. She was an advocate of reform and a foe, despite her close association with Christians, of the conversionists. She died at age 31.

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