A Brief Guide to al-Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem.

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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A Brief Guide to al-Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem.

<<First edition.>> Photographic illustrations of the Temple Mount. Upper corner of rear cover with portions of Supreme Muslim Council stamp and here torn off, as all copies, (for purposes of the Council’s internal accounting). pp. (24). Two neat hole-punches. Original printed wrappers. Sm. 4to.


Est: $400 - $600
The Supreme Muslim Council (headed by Haj Amin al-Husseini) here officially denotes the historic Jewish connection to the Temple Mount. This guide to the structures that comprise the al-Haram al-Sharif is overwhelmingly written from a Moslem perspective, nonetheless, it declares (p.4): “The site is one of the oldest in the world. Its sanctity dates from the earliest times. Its identity with the site of Solomon’s Temple is beyond dispute.” See http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/apps/nlnet/content.aspx? c=lsKWLbPJLnF&b=8776547&ct=14926783.