London: F. Haes, 1888. Limited First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (11 x 7 1/2"). xxvi, 214pp. Later 3/4 red morocco over burgundy cloth, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. All paper edges gilt. Frontispiece.
Deluxe edition of this catalogue of an Exhibition illustrating Anglo-Jewish History and Jewish Ecclesiastical Arts at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, with the following aims:
1. To promote a knowledge of Anglo-Jewish History; to create a deeper interest in its records and relics, and to aid in their preservation.
2. To determine the extent of the materials which exist for the compilation of a History of the Jews in England. (From the Preface).
Includes two plans of the Exhibition, and 27 collotypes depicting some of the Jewish artifacts exposed, such as: a ewer; a shophar; a Charter under the seal of Edward I, 1291, granting to Christ Church, the houses of the Jews lately banished; arks, curtains and valance for ark; various Scrolls of the Law; shopharoth; Jewish betrothals; Hagadahs; coins of Asmonaean and Idumaean princes of the Roman Procurators, and leaders of the First and Second Revolts, etc..
The first photo illustrated catalog of Jewish ritual and sacred objects.
Copy No. 25 of 250.
Minor shelf wear to binding. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #46681
Gross: Catalog of catalogs Nr. 7.